Ready Player One (2018)
Ready Player One is a sci-fi adventure movie produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on 2011 novel of the same name by Ernest Cline.
Ready Player One is set in the year 2045 where the humanity to escape the loneliness of the real world, use the virtual reality software OASIS to engage in work and play. Wade Watts (Sheridan) based out of Columbus,Ohio discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS and half a trillion dollar. And he joins some people (allies) and try to complete the game before hired players working for a large company, run by Nolan Sorrento (Mendelsohn), can do so.
Spielberg returns to the sci-fi genre where he made his name, the last one being War of the Worlds which dates way back to 2005 with Tom Cruise.
The movie stars Tye Sheridan who played Cyclops/Scott Summers in X-Men Apocalypse. He is joined by Olivia Cooke who starred as Emma Decody in the drama thriller series Bates Motel. The music is by Alan Silvestri a famed composer in Hollywood with a frequent collaboration with Robert Zemeckis. He has composed for major hit movies like Back to the Future Trilogy, Forrest Gump, The avenger. Janusz Kaminski returns as cinematographer who as established a partnership with Steven Spielberg with Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and many more.
The movie has several references and characters used from major iconic movies before which will make you nostalgic:
- Lara Croft from Tomb Raider
- Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on the Elm Street
- Chucky from Child’s Play
- Back to the Future
- The Iron Giant
- Jurassic Park
- King Kong
- Chun-Li from Street Fighter
Ready Player One is getting released on 29th March 2018/today in select screens in India.
Enjoy the trailer: