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Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” In Theaters March 29th

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From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.  Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline.

Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke (Courtesy Warner Bros)
Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke
(Courtesy Warner Bros)

I am not a fan of video games and didn’t know any of the games that are referenced in this movie and it didn’t matter. Steven Spielberg delivers a fun, witty and enjoyable movie with “Ready Player One”. With a great ensemble cast and a focused story which will have you rooting for the underdog has all it needs for a good night out at the movies.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Tye Sheridan does a good a job playing the reluctant hero as he finds out what he is capable of in spite of himself when he meets a group of avatars also playing to win the fortune. They ultimately band together to bring down the evil corporate giant.

But the movie also delivered a warning and a reminder that if we continue to live outside ourselves we will lose the one thing that makes us “Human.” Now if you are asking yourself what that is, then get to the theater on March 29th and enjoy “Ready Player One.”

Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline.

 

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