10May/18

Review: READY PLAYER ONE

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. 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.

During the race sequence the marquee of a theater can be seen. It reads "Jack Slater III". This is a nod to Arnold Schwarzenegger's film LAST ACTION HERO, written by READY PLAYER ONE scribe Zak Penn. According to Penn the nod was unintentional and was included by ILM staff as suggestion by co-writer Ernest Cline. Penn himself didn't know about it before the release of the first trailer. (IMDB)

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