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Ready Player One - Written Movie Review

Today I'm reviewing the 2018 sci-fi/fantasy film, Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name, directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Olivia Cook, Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, TJ Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance. Set in 2045, the world is on the brink of chaos and collapse, but civilization finds salvation in the OASIS, a virtual reality universe created by the brilliant mind of James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who 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 world. When an unlikely hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a reality-bending hunt through a fantastical universe filled with mystery, discovery, and danger. What can I say? This film was fantastic! This is one of Spielberg's best films in awhile. Never before have I seen a film that nearly took every game, film score, iconic character and place it into one film. That's something we all have dreamed about but really couldn't picture how it could have been done. This film screams nostalgia for both gamers and movie fans, done to perfection at that. All that you could hear me saying was, "I want to see more!". Keep an eye out because it's a film that moves extremely fast and you might miss some of your favorite iconic characters like Freddy Krueger, RoboCop, Xenomorph, Chucky, Jason, and much much more. I loved all of the performances by everyone in this film. Mark Rylance really brings an emotional performance as the creator of the OASIS. I'm not going to mention what because this is a non spoiler review, but you kind of feel sorry for him. This film was stunningly beautiful with the cinematography, but I'm not surprised since it's a Steven Spielberg film for crying out loud! Everything he does visually is awesome. I really enjoyed the story and score. I couldn't get enough of it and wanted to see more. Heads up again though, pay attention to all of the lines. They either say lines from classic movies, games or they use scores from classic films that we all enjoyed (hint: Back To The Future theme). I really got into this virtual world they created. It's pretty damn neat. The balance of both reality and virtual reality in this film blended well. Ben Mendelsohn and TJ Miller were pretty cool villains. I don't want to go any more details but I highly recommend everyone to give a watch. For those of you who have seen it, what were your thoughts? Leave me a comment below and I'll see you on my next review.

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