Saturday, April 28

Movie Review: Ready Player One (2018)

Film Title: Ready Player One
Length: 2h and 20 min 
Released: 2018
Genre:  Action/Adventure & Sci Fi
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: Theaters


When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.


I've been curious about this movie since I first watched the trailer. I figured I would watch this on Netflix or Amazon, but a group of us wanted to see it so I tagged along. 

I was pleasantly surprised. 

I figured the scenes and the effects would be great. There are so MANY nerdy references and it was fun looking and pointing out cool things. I especially loved his belt. There was a little Thunder Cats logo on it. I was the only one in my group to notice it. Lots of little and big things. 

What surprised me was the storyline and plot. There was more meat to it than I expected. I also didn't expect such depth to our hero and his friends. Kuddos there. 

My only issue was the fact that this virtual world. It seemed like it took over the world and that was a little unrealistic to me. Sure, FB has taken the world by storm so I guess that this is the same concept in a way. There are lots of people addicted to games currently, but EVERYONE seemed addicted. How do people work in this world? The all seem to be just playing this game every single day. It bugged me. 

Another thing that bugged me was the company that is focused on getting the keys and only playing the game. Sure ADs make money, but are they such a big company? Confused me. Also...where are the cops in this world!!!!!!????? They showed up last minute after half of the city was destroyed. Maybe too focused playing this game? *shakes head*

The ending was good. I really liked what Wade did. Kuddos to him realizing the issue and taking care of it.

The acting was good. I was surprised at how well everyone did. Not one weak link in this cast which is surprising since the majority of the cast are teens or kids. 

In the end, this was a good watch. I enjoyed the story (even with a couple of flaws) and the effects were great. If you are a nerd or even appreciate the 80's then this is a film you'll want to check out. I'll stamp this with a 4. 


Blodeuedd said...

Lol, you thought a lot about things ;)
But yes people must work! They must eat so they can play their game

Melliane said...

I heard great things about it. I should try

Carole Rae said...

B, lol I did!! And yessss makes no sense.

Melliane, yess worth a watch.

Anachronist said...

Maybe - I like sci-fi and games but this one sounds as a half-baked idea to me...

Carole Rae said...

I thought so too, but it actually had some meat. Some plot-holes that are prolly explained in the book.