Spielberg’s heady thrill ride explodes with eye-candy

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a science fiction adventure film filled with heady eye candy which makes the viewer forget if it’s a movie or an interactive video game. It’s 2045, the real world is desolate so the majority of humanity used a virtual reality software called OASIS to escape. The story revolves around an orphaned teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) a master gamer who discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, and joins several allies to try to complete the game before a large company run by businessman Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) can do so. Along the way he hooks up with fellow gamer Art3mis / Samantha Cook (Olivia Cooke) who has a hidden reason for wanting to bring down the bad guys (in this case indentured servants called "Sixers") and their evil leader Sorrento. Steven Spielberg, the producer, worked with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to oversee the film's visual effects.He has stated that "[t]his is the most difficult movie I've done since Saving Private Ryan.” Ready Player One, made lots of money, there’s a book for a sequel but Spielberg hasn’t said he’s onboard.

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