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  • Especially in the last five years, the same time that Halliday has been dead, and the same time since the Steve Jobs of his generation left all his fortune to the skilled player who can find the last easter egg
  • The problem is that, so far, nobody has managed to find the first of the three keys that lead to the grand prize
  • However, despite this entire visual and auditory feast, we never lose the focus of the story in a kind of controlled chaos
  • Although the little 90's girl inside of me was jumping with emotion for most of the movie, the adult me forces me to wish we had seen much more of Halliday, undoubtedly the most interesting character in the story
  • Ready Player One is far from being a flawless film, but in its execution it transcends the typical and irritable product placement and becomes a celebration of popular culture, not to mention brands or franchises with which the viewer, regardless of age, has believed in and can identify


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    Based on the beloved book by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One presents the story of Wade Watts (played by Tye Sheridan), best known as Parzival in the game, a teenager living with his aunt in a poor area known as “stacks”, a low-income district, where houses consist of mobile homes stacked on top of each other. The adventure, action and science fiction film takes place in a dystopian future in 2045, in which the greatest source of entertainment, distraction and economy is a virtual reality game called OASIS, where the majority of the population prefers to live.
  • Ready Player One (2018 science fiction adventure film)
  • The film, whose plot revolves around the game, becomes exactly that, is a game in which the audience is the main player and the main objective is to identify each reference or “easter egg” hidden in plain side inside the story. Created by James Halliday (played by Mark Rylance), the game has become the priority of humanity. Especially in the last five years, the same time that Halliday has been dead, and the same time since the Steve Jobs of his generation left all his fortune to the skilled player who can find the last “easter egg”. The problem is that, so far, nobody has managed to find the first of the three keys that lead to the grand prize. This is where Wade Watts comes into play. Five years after the start of the tournament, Parzival finds the first key.

  • Ready Player One (2018 science fiction adventure film)
  • Everything that happens next can be described as every geek or amateur of pop culture’s dream; a game of identification and reaction to each reference, visual or auditory of the most popular movies, series, music and videogames of the past decades. As expected, some arrive organically and naturally, it’s this huge symphony of characters, vehicles, and locations where Street Fighters fight with Harley Quinn, Freddy Krueger, and many more. However, despite this entire visual and auditory feast, we never lose the focus of the story in a kind of “controlled chaos”. The addition of King Kong as the final obstacle in an impossible car race is the final touch to one of the film’s most exciting action sequences. Full of references, from the DeLorean that Parzival handles to the famous motorcycle of the 88′ film, Akira, the race finally works because each of the mentions are only secondary to the story and the characters are developed in it. The movie works best when you are aware of it and prioritize the story and the development of your character. The empty references and out of context, however, do not take long to arrive.

    Apart from his friends and thousands of other seekers, Perzival’s main competition is IoI, a rival company of Halliday, directed by Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn), with the main intention of erasing the anti-advertising rules of Halliday to extract the greatest possible economic benefit from the Oasis. They are joined by Art3mis (Olivia Cooke), another egg seeker with her own agenda for the Oasis.

  • Ready Player One (2018 science fiction adventure film)
  • Although the little 90’s girl inside of me was jumping with emotion for most of the movie, the adult me forces me to wish we had seen much more of Halliday, undoubtedly the most interesting character in the story. Parzival gives him a devotion similar to what certain geeks today give Jobs, or Musk, mostly focused on their achievements or inventions, while ignoring their weaknesses of the character. But Mark Rylance gives Halliday that humanity that he knows how to express in his works. Behind the facade of a great innovator is a shy person creating an alternate universe looking to escape from the real world where his introverted personality prevents him from achieving that human connection that he longs for; one of the subtopics of the story about technology as an escape tool of becoming the owner of our lives.

  • Ready Player One (2018 science fiction adventure film)
  • Likewise Parzival, an orphan without friends, who covers the gap in his life with constant references to the popular culture of the eighties. When the competition for the keys intensifies, it also overflows to the real world where he will have to seek the help of his partners to survive the cruel attack of IoI, and that’s where Ready Player One becomes serious and dark. After all, this is the same Spielberg who for several minutes made us believe that E.T. was dead and that two children would be devoured by Velociraptors. The sub topic of the film is something we encountered in our present lives, where big corporations and technology own us, without any ounce of ethics.

  • Ready Player One (2018 science fiction adventure film)
  • Ready Player One is a really strange movie that has something for everyone, visually impressive and incapable of disappointing even those who don’t follow the world of entertainment, at least something you’re going to get from this film. At times, its greatest attraction may be recorded as a trick or gimmick, but under the Spielberg captainship, responsible for the first part of this pop universe that we can now reference with movies like Jurassic Park, E.T. and Jaws, many of these inclusions feel more like a celebration of these things from our history.

    No one would have imagined that the acclaimed director of such classics would surprise, at this point in his career, with a film impossible to displease an audience. Spielberg’s intention is to remind us how much we can enjoy going to the cinema, taking us to a world of pure imagination with exciting races, chases, and virtual battles between monsters, robots, and gods, in an adventure full of nostalgia that will wrapped around your heart. Ready Player One is far from being a flawless film, but in its execution it transcends the typical and irritable product placement and becomes a celebration of popular culture, not to mention brands or franchises with which the viewer, regardless of age, has believed in and can identify.



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