Ready Player One

When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Wade Watts / Parzival: Tye Sheridan
  • Samantha Cook / Artemis: Olivia Cooke
  • Nolan Sorrento: Ben Mendelsohn
  • Helen Harris / Aech: Lena Waithe
  • i-R0k (voice): T. J. Miller
  • Ogden Morrow: Simon Pegg
  • James Halliday / Anorak: Mark Rylance
  • Zhou / Sho: Philip Zhao
  • Toshiro / Daito: Win Morisaki
  • F’Nale Zandor: Hannah John-Kamen
  • Rick: Ralph Ineson
  • Alice: Susan Lynch
  • Mrs. Gilmore: Clare Higgins
  • Kira: Perdita Weeks
  • Rebel: Letitia Wright
  • Elementary Kid: Mckenna Grace
  • Elementary Kid: Lulu Wilson
  • Leslee: Cara Pifko
  • Goro: Vic Chao
  • Tracer: Cara Theobold
  • Young Halliday: Isaac Andrews
  • Sixer #6655: Joel MacCormack
  • Reb Kid: Kit Connor
  • Reb Kid: Leo Heller
  • Reb Kid: Antonio Mattera
  • Pole Dancer: Lynne Wilmot
  • Reb (Safe House): Kae Alexander
  • Sixer Drill Instructor: Michael Wildman
  • Elementary Kid: Adolfo Álvarez
  • Elementary Kid: Alonso Alvarez
  • Elementary Kid: Jadah Marie
  • High School Kid: Arianna Jaffier
  • High School Kid: Armani Jackson
  • High School Kid: Britain Dalton
  • High School Kid: Jacob Bertrand
  • Chubby Guy: Gareth Mason
  • Sorrento’s Assistant: Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo
  • High School Kid: Daniel Zolghadri
  • Ten-Year Old Kid: William Gross
  • Lame Tattoo Guy (Reb): Laurence Spellman
  • Corporate Businessman (uncredited): Daniel Eghan
  • JN / Commuter (uncredited): Julia Nickson
  • IOI Staff (uncredited): Kiera Bell
  • Player (uncredited): Samantha Russell
  • Oology Expert: James Dryden
  • Shopping Cart Kid (uncredited): Violet McGraw
  • Boy Playing Tennis: Jayden Fowora-Knight
  • Chief Oology Expert: Turlough Convery
  • Oology Expert: Rona Morison
  • …: Elliot Barnes-Worrell
  • …: Asan N’Jie
  • Shop Staff: Amy Clare Beales
  • Beautiful Woman (uncredited): Racheal Ofori
  • Old Boxing Woman: Sandra Dickinson
  • Old Zombie Woman: Mark Stanley
  • Twin: Emily Beacock
  • Twin: Rosanna Beacock
  • Pretty Naked Girl Body Double: Gemma Refoufi
  • Queen of Cats / Bathroom Zombie / Mocap Core Cast: Jane Leaney
  • Andrew (Sorrento’s Head of Security): Robert Gilbert
  • Police Officer: Stephen Mitchell
  • Mocap Core Cast / Sixer Instructor: Joshua Archer
  • Mocap Core Cast / Female Sixer #2: Avye Leventis
  • Mocap Core Cast: Dean Street
  • Oology Expert: Joe Hurst
  • Oology Expert: Eric Sigmundsson
  • Oology Expert: Danielle Phillips
  • Oology Expert: Khalil Madovi
  • IOI Board Member: Bruce Lester-Johnson
  • IOI Board Member: Tom Turner
  • Sorrento’s Man: Paul Barnhill
  • Female Sixer #1: Maeve Bluebell Wells
  • Snacks (Bootsuit Commercial): Neet Mohan
  • Kid (Bootsuit Commercial): Georgie Farmer
  • Female Gamer (Bootsuit Commercial): Kathryn Wilder
  • Regular Guy (Bootsuit Commercial): Sid Sagar
  • Hong Kong Businessman: David Forman
  • Police Officer (Stacks Explosion): Ian Davies
  • Elementary Kid: Dallas Dupree Young
  • Girl in Bedroom at House: Sydney Brower
  • Soccer Player (uncredited): Jaeden Bettencourt
  • Shift Manager / Mocap Core Cast: Gavin Marshall

Film Crew:

  • Music: Alan Silvestri
  • Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • Producer: Steven Spielberg
  • Director of Photography: Janusz Kamiński
  • Editor: Michael Kahn
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gary Rydstrom
  • Executive Producer: Daniel Lupi
  • Sound Designer: Kyrsten Mate
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Neil Corbould
  • Supervising Art Director: Mark Scruton
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Richard Hymns
  • Sound Effects Editor: E.J. Holowicki
  • ADR Mixer: Doc Kane
  • Foley Artist: Dennie Thorpe
  • Foley Artist: Jana Vance
  • Foley Editor: Dee Selby
  • Concept Artist: Dermot Power
  • Assistant Set Decoration: Fergus Clegg
  • Screenplay: Zak Penn
  • Hair Supervisor: Nikita Rae
  • Art Direction: Stuart Rose
  • Makeup Artist: Niamh O’Loan
  • ADR Mixer: David Betancourt
  • ADR Mixer: Peter Gleaves
  • Producer: Donald De Line
  • Concept Artist: Barry E. Jackson
  • Novel: Ernest Cline
  • ADR Recordist: Jeanette Browning
  • CG Supervisor: Michael Bauer
  • ADR Voice Casting: Barbara Harris
  • Stunts: Nellie Burroughes
  • Compositor: Silvio Alberti
  • Key Makeup Artist: Kenny Myers
  • Assistant Set Decoration: Sophie Newman
  • Producer: Dan Farah
  • Production Design: Adam Stockhausen
  • Costume Design: Kasia Walicka-Maimone
  • Executive Producer: Adam Somner
  • Producer: Kristie Macosko
  • Assistant Set Decoration: David Morison
  • Makeup Designer: Lois Burwell
  • Art Direction: Gavin Fitch
  • Costume Assistant: Heidi McQueen-Prentice
  • Boom Operator: Tom Caton
  • Costume Supervisor: Robert Q. Mathews
  • Costume Supervisor: Dan Grace
  • Costumer: Anthony Almaraz
  • Editor: Sarah Broshar
  • Conceptual Illustrator: Emmanuel Shiu
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Andy Nelson
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Roger Guyett
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Richard Sale
  • Sound Effects Editor: Addison Teague
  • Concept Artist: Eduardo Pena
  • Construction Coordinator: Pollyanna Seath
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Matthew E. Butler
  • Visual Effects Editor: Sam Willing
  • Visual Effects Producer: Daniel Brimer
  • Set Dresser: Richard Touch
  • Set Dresser: Stuart Chambers
  • Art Department Coordinator: Jodie Jackman
  • Construction Coordinator: Amanda Pettett
  • Gaffer: Perry Evans
  • Still Photographer: Jaap Buitendijk
  • Art Direction: Guy Bradley
  • Camera Operator: Mitch Dubin
  • Studio Teacher: Laura Gary
  • Property Master: David Balfour
  • Aerial Director of Photography: Jeremy Braben
  • Visual Effects Art Director: Alex Jaeger
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Grady Cofer
  • Camera Operator: Vince McGahon
  • Publicist: Stacy Mann
  • ADR Editor: Lisa J. Levine
  • Hairstylist: Barbara Cantu
  • Foley Supervisor: Luke Dunn Gielmuda
  • Visual Effects Producer: Ann Podlozny
  • Visual Effects Art Director: Christian Alzmann
  • Visual Effects Producer: Ben Lock
  • CG Supervisor: Laurent Hugueniot
  • Hair Designer: Zoe Tahir
  • Stunts: Helen Steinway Bailey
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Everette Webber
  • Graphic Designer: Alexandra Miklos
  • Script Supervisor: Zoe Morgan
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Alan Stewart
  • ADR Engineer: Derek Casari
  • Construction Manager: Paul J. Hayes
  • Makeup Supervisor: Catherine Heys
  • Assistant Editor: James Durante
  • ADR Mixer: Howard London
  • Lighting Artist: Pierrick Barbin
  • Lighting Supervisor: Edmund Kolloen
  • Digital Intermediate Producer: Bob Peishel
  • Makeup Artist: Audrey Doyle
  • ADR Mixer: Mark Appleby
  • Animation Supervisor: David Shirk
  • Storyboard Artist: Collin Grant
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Joel Cheyne
  • Compositing Supervisor: Ryan B. Clarke
  • Compositor: Scott Mitchell
  • Modelling Supervisor: Jubinville Steve
  • Generalist: Noor Valibhoy
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Brendon O’Dell
  • Art Direction: Remo Tozzi
  • Assistant Editor: Chris Patterson
  • Assistant Art Director: Claire Fleming
  • Assistant Art Director: Shira Hockman
  • Script Supervisor: Kris Smith
  • Casting Associate: Emily Brockmann
  • Armorer: Charles Bodycomb
  • Camera Trainee: Sam Taylor
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Eric Stewart
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Sze Jia Eng
  • Grip: Andrey Prikazchikov
  • Hair Department Head: Karen Asano-Myers
  • Hairstylist: Kathryn Fa
  • Senior Animator: Amaury Coljon
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Patricia Martinez Arastey
  • Foley Mixer: Blake Collins
  • Gaffer: Brian Bartolini
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Charlotte Law
  • ADR Supervisor: Steve Slanec
  • Visual Effects Producer: Edward Randolph
  • Dialogue Editor: Brian Chumney
  • Casting Associate: Kate Sprance
  • Key Grip: Jim Kwiatkowski
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Clayton Shank
  • Video Assist Operator: Bob Bridges
  • Gaffer: Jamie Mills
  • Visual Effects Producer: Jennifer Meislohn
  • Props: Mark McIntyre
  • Armory Coordinator: Ben Rothwell
  • Assistant Editor: Simon Davis
  • Makeup Artist: Leslie Devlin
  • Senior Animator: Wong Joe
  • Concept Artist: Court Chu
  • Best Boy Electric: Jarek Gorczycki
  • Armorer: Liam McCartney
  • Concept Artist: Jared Krichevsky
  • Concept Artist: Joshua Min
  • Key Grip: Alex Klabukov
  • Animation Supervisor: Kim Ooi
  • Storyboard Artist: Nick Pelham
  • Set Costumer: Terry Archer
  • Digital Effects Supervisor: Joel Behrens
  • Visual Effects Art Director: Stephen Tappin
  • Animation Supervisor: Shahar Levavi
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Lindsay Elgin
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Naline Amaral
  • Electrician: Paul Kelly
  • Costume Assistant: Steve O’Sullivan
  • Storyboard Artist: Mark Moretti
  • Key Grip: Kevin Fraser
  • Concept Artist: Thomas Wingrove
  • Russian Arm Operator: Toby Plaskitt
  • Costume Coordinator: Kate Chadderton
  • Assistant Art Director: Jake Hall
  • Concept Artist: Steve HyunSuk Suh
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Milan Janicin
  • Set Dresser: Matthew Wood
  • Armorer: Sam Dormer
  • Set Production Assistant: Dominic Pacitti
  • Concept Artist: Hugh Sicotte
  • Sound Mixer: Paul Munro
  • Drone Pilot: Peter Ayriss
  • Draughtsman: Kevin Timon Hill
  • Sound Assistant: Thomas Kennedy
  • Stunt Double: Lauren Okadigbo
  • 3D Artist: Aaron Colman-Hayes
  • Stunt Double: Mallory Thompson
  • Special Effects Technician: Charlie Pedersen
  • Boom Operator: Lisa Fredriksen
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Andrea Kistler
  • Visual Effects Producer: Alex Reinach
  • Makeup Artist: Sharon Nicholas
  • Set Costumer: Caroline Bradley
  • Supervising Carpenter: Mark Seath
  • Russian Arm Operator: Jonathan Dennis
  • Creature Technical Director: Sam Gutentag
  • Lighting Technician: Billy Dunn
  • Key Grip: Frank R. Sims
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Lucas John Ng
  • Assistant Property Master: Dana McCall
  • CG Supervisor: Victor Schutz
  • Dressing Prop: Christopher Pigott
  • Stunts: Claire Lawrence
  • Creature Technical Director: Nora Wixom
  • Senior Animator: Jason Walmsley
  • Pre-Visualization Supervisor: Scott Meadows
  • Character Modelling Supervisor: Geoff Campbell
  • Carpenter: James Cullane
  • Pre-Visualization Supervisor: J. Todd Constantine
  • Foley Artist: Geoff Vaughan
  • Visual Effects Producer: Georgie Uppington
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Alex Bender
  • Lighting Supervisor: Yann Dupont
  • Sound Recordist: Jesse Johnstone
  • Lighting Technician: Lee Perkins
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Daniel Tan
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Chan Phui Yung
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Kelsey Davidson
  • Concept Artist: Jama Jurabaev
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Josh Sykes
  • Creature Technical Director: Gem Ronn Cadiz
  • Senior Animator: David Apgar
  • Senior Generalist: Petter Steen
  • Costumer: Sarah Anderson
  • Set Costumer: Marilu De La Torre
  • Assistant Editor: Kevin Birou
  • Assistant Editor: Andrey Ragozin
  • ADR Mixer: Bobby Johanson
  • Visual Effects Producer: Andrew Eick
  • Compositor: Harrison Rutherford
  • ADR Recordist: Michael Rivera
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Wajid Raza
  • Compositing Supervisor: Brad Floyd
  • Storyboard Artist: Brian Murray
  • Set Medic: Alex Antov
  • Senior Animator: Erik Morgansen
  • CG Supervisor: Daisuke Nagae
  • Compositing Supervisor: Marian Mavrovic
  • Concept Artist: Ben Grangereau
  • Concept Artist: Stephen Zavala
  • Visual Effects Producer: Genevieve McMahon
  • Hairstylist: John Fallows
  • Hairstylist: Tracey Smith
  • Best Boy Grip: Anthony Benjamin
  • Special Effects Assistant: Gergely Glovotz
  • Art Department Assistant: Emily Cannon
  • Art Department Assistant: Oliver Herrick
  • Art Department Assistant: Michael Searle
  • Art Department Assistant: Andy Young
  • Assistant Property Master: John Wells
  • Carpenter: James Blishen
  • Carpenter: Tom Dark
  • Carpenter: Craig Elderfield
  • Carpenter: Graham Jones
  • Concept Artist: Sam Rowan
  • Concept Artist: Dominic Lavery
  • Concept Artist: Lee Oliver
  • Concept Artist: Steffen Reichstadt
  • Concept Artist: Aaron Sims
  • Concept Artist: Paul Threadgold
  • Concept Artist: Eve Ventrue
  • Concept Artist: Ulrich Zeidler
  • Concept Artist: Eddie Del Rio
  • Dressing Prop: Alexandra Kemp
  • Dressing Prop: Dean Marsh
  • Dressing Prop: Louis Ralph
  • Dressing Prop: Ryan Saward
  • Dressing Prop: Barney Ward
  • Graphic Designer: Jason Perrine
  • Props: Joe Bovington
  • Props: Jack Cave
  • Props: Stephen Doyle
  • Props: Emily England
  • Props: Jamie Knight
  • Props: Philip O’Connell
  • Props: Scott A. Riley
  • Props: Charlotte Runagall
  • Props: Hannah Treharne
  • Scenic Artist: Jack Candy-Kemp
  • Sculptor: David Hodges
  • Set Dresser: James Darnbrough
  • Set Dresser: Wyn Jenkins
  • Set Dresser: Joe Reel
  • Set Dresser: Randy Severino
  • Standby Art Director: Jim McCallum
  • Standby Carpenter: Ryan Sinnott
  • Best Boy Grip: Adam Neas
  • Camera Trainee: Alexandra Médeville
  • Camera Trainee: Clare Seymour
  • Camera Trainee: Angus J. Mitchell
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Joe Steel
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Peter Marsden
  • Electrician: Travis Panozzo
  • First Assistant Camera: Tim Morris
  • Focus Puller: Nathan Mann
  • Video Assist Operator: Alexander Bridges
  • Video Assist Operator: Stuart Bridges
  • Lighting Technician: Eddie A. Reid IV
  • Techno Crane Operator: Chris Mahugh
  • Ager/Dyer: Robert Stannage
  • Costume Assistant: Raquel Gremler
  • Costume Coordinator: Randi Featherstone
  • Costumer: Nicole Pitchers
  • Set Costumer: Justine Warhurst
  • Wardrobe Assistant: Rosalinda Galdamez
  • Casting: Kei Kawamura
  • Extras Casting: Rosie Carter
  • Choreographer: Adam Murray
  • Dialect Coach: Thom Jones
  • Studio Teacher: Thomas O’Flaherty
  • Production Secretary: Joanne Fox
  • Production Secretary: Stephanie Hamilton-Jordan
  • Production Secretary: Russell Blanchard
  • Production Coordinator: Sally Potters
  • Production Coordinator: Chang Tseng
  • 3D Artist: Derek Cheyne
  • Animation Coordinator: Marta Baidek
  • Animation Supervisor: Mathieu Vig
  • CG Supervisor: Jo Plaete
  • CG Supervisor: Kevin Sprout
  • CG Supervisor: Brian Gazdik
  • Compositing Supervisor: Bryan Smeall
  • Compositing Supervisor: Sam Bassett
  • Compositing Supervisor: Jan Maroske
  • Compositor: Ryan Allen
  • Compositor: Patrick Michael Burke
  • Compositor: Maxime Chaix
  • Compositor: Sandra Chocholska
  • Compositor: David Jeffrey Phillips
  • Compositor: Jan van de Laar
  • Compositor: Daniel Harkness
  • Compositor: Adam Arnot
  • Compositor: Scott Bourne
  • Compositor: Juan Antonio Espigares Enríquez
  • Compositor: David J. Nolan
  • Compositor: Gabriel Mandala
  • Compositor: Giorgia Pulvirenti
  • Compositor: Hannes Doornaert
  • Compositor: Lydia Aguilar
  • Compositor: Michael J. Sweetser
  • Creature Technical Director: Eileen Bai
  • Creature Technical Director: Matteo Di Lena
  • Creature Technical Director: Benjamin Soh
  • Generalist: Liping Bak
  • Generalist: Fu Jing Derrick Loh
  • Generalist: Yateen Mahambrey
  • Generalist: Jun Wei Puah
  • Lead Animator: Edward Zhou
  • Lighting Artist: Jack Evans
  • Lighting Artist: Barry Kriegshauser
  • Lighting Artist: Shoichi Matsubara
  • Lighting Artist: Aldrich Torres
  • Lighting Supervisor: Nihal Friedel
  • Modeling: Giuseppe Bufalo
  • Modeling: Patrick Gagné
  • Pipeline Technical Director: YuanJing Lin
  • Pipeline Technical Director: Dominique Kwiek
  • Senior Animator: Kiel Figgins
  • Senior Animator: Aaron Barlow
  • Senior Animator: Juani Guiraldes
  • Senior Generalist: Yannick Lorvo
  • Senior Generalist: Ed Coy
  • Senior Generalist: David Goubitz
  • Senior Generalist: Alex Scollay
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Mayur Dadarao Adhau
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Matthew Badham
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Jeremy Erb
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Carlos Flores Tavitas
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Shivani Jhaveri
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Arthur Maughan
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Brett Skaggs
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Graham Churchill
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Andrew Draper
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: She Fong Yap
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Laura Brocato
  • Visual Effects Editor: Joe Frataccia
  • Visual Effects Editor: Simon Scott
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Sarah Nutt
  • Visual Effects Production Assistant: Bethany Harvey
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Marco Ragozzino
  • Visual Effects Production Manager: Adrian Steel
  • ADR Mixer: Adam Rooner
  • ADR Mixer: Chris Erlon
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Cameron Barker
  • Sound Mixer: Hunter Crowley
  • Special Effects Assistant: James Bainger
  • Special Effects Assistant: Tom Rasburn
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Keith Dawson
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Lilla Schwarz
  • Special Effects Technician: Christopher Brennan
  • Special Effects Technician: Andrew Ellwood
  • Special Effects Technician: Nicholas Ellwood
  • Special Effects Technician: Chris Giles
  • Special Effects Technician: Declan O’Donnell
  • Special Effects Technician: Massimo Vico
  • Special Effects Technician: Chris L. Ward
  • Assistant Editor: George Mitchell
  • Editorial Production Assistant: Sarah Bowden
  • Editorial Production Assistant: Jake Lemmen
  • Editorial Production Assistant: Will Spaulding
  • Editorial Production Assistant: Robert Patrick Pigott
  • Stunts: Sarah Lawrence
  • Stunts: Xavier Lake
  • Stunts: Ben Essex
  • Stunts: Sina Ali
  • Stunt Double: Carly Michaels
  • Stunt Driver: Venice Smith
  • Stunts: Karen Teoh
  • Stunts: Ayanna Linton
  • VFX Artist: Arild Anfinnsen

Movie Reviews:

  • Columbusbuck: There’s a moment in this movie when the central character says “I love her”. His friend hastily replies, “Slow down bro… she could be a 300 lb man living in his mom’s basement.” In the very brief beat between the two lines, I thought FINALLY a movie about falling in love completely independent of what a person’s genetics may be. And then the crushing cynicism in a dystopian world where there is little to live for and even less to hope for: even in a nightmare, a fat man is undateable.

    Don’t worry though. If you have the skills you may end up on top. Just like Ben Mendelsohn’s slave-owning antagonist almost did. Because in this story, it’s not a world where anyone feels compassion or empathy. It’s a world where everyone only thinks of themselves. A sociopath’s dream. And that’s what earns the top prize.

    I love looking at Tye Sheridan. But not enough to sit through this again.

  • izgzhen: I watched this movie because I was once working in the VR industry and really curious what it could tell us (even though I am not really interested after watching the trailer).

    Anyway, the experience is not bad (in 4DX). But not recommended for a second watch since there is little to dig and feel except for the numerous, eye-dazzling amount of Easter eggs.

    Sorry.

  • crackerboi: Another great movie from Steven Spielberg
  • lasse: Obviously everything from the book cannot go into the movie, however a lot of what got into the movie was not from the book. Too much focus on car chases and too little on solving a puzzle.

    If you haven’t read the book, read the book! it’s much more awesome!

  • Gimly: Can you imagine watching this if you didn’t give a fuck about the ’80s? Like there’s nothing that happens in _Ready Player One_ that isn’t a reference to **something** at least, but almost all of them are ’80s references. I mean I worship at the altar of 1980s’ references on a daily basis, and even for me this was only so-so, I fear to imagine what _Ready Player One_ might be like for someone who actually demands originality.

    Honestly, it was better than I was expecting, I’ll front to that. The promotional campaign for this had the barometer for my excitement on this at a firm zero, and by the time I had finished watching it I was surprised to find I had actually enjoyed multiple things about it, but _Ready Player One_ is an exercise in lack of subtlety, and really tries your limits on suspension of disbelief. Not because of the fantastical endless virtual world inhabited by near every creation since the dawn of pop-culture, but because of the character interactions in their “real world”.

    _Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._

  • Per Gunnar Jonsson: I did not know what I would really think about it when I started to watch this movie. I hoped that I would like it but I was not sure what I would actually get. I used to like Steven Spielberg a lot but later in his career he’s done movies that either was not my kind of movies or that I was simply not that impressed by. However, as it turned out, this one I liked a lot as you can see from my rating.

    As a computer nerd and science fiction geek this movie was of course right up my alley. I have thought other movies would be my kind of movies before but been sorely disappointed by ignorant and incompetent screen writers and directors trying to cash in on subjects that they knew absolutely nothing about. Spielberg did a good job of not screwing this one up.

    The core of this movie is of course plenty of action and computer generated special effects with a somewhat apocalyptic story to bind everything together. The story works but it is not really anything special and some of the stuff, like the loyalty centers, was frankly a bit silly. But, as I wrote, it works and does not get in the way so that’s good enough for me.

    As the previously mentioned nerd and geek I absolutely loved the abundant references to science fiction, fantasy and gaming history and lore. For me those were soo cool. I will probably watch the movie again just to focus on the background and see how much stuff I can spot. Stuff that I missed when watching the movie the first time.

    The CGI effects and the action was also pretty awesome. The movie starts off right away with a great and absolutely insanely wild car race and continues to go strong from there. The battle at Doom castle at the end is just epic.

    The only thing that made me go WTF was at the end [SPOILER AHEAD] were Mr Asswipe Sorrento finally catches up with the High Five’s van and the he just freezes and looks at Wade with a silly look on his face. What the fuck was that? Just stupid for no good reason.

    Well, few are the movies where there’s nothing to gripe about. On the whole though this movie was great in my book. Also, I cannot say how pleased I am to finally watch a Hollywood movie that is not a remake or a sequel or a prequel or some other lame excuse to rehash a movie that has already been made.

  • moovies: “Wild trip down memory lane… in a DeLorean”

    In 2045 people escape their harsh reality by going to a virtual world called the OASIS. After the creator dies, he challenges all users to go on a hunt for an Easter egg which gives them control over the OASIS.

    ‘Ready Player One’ isn’t a movie you’d expect from a 71 year old filmmaker but Spielberg once again shows his range. It’s an incredibly fun ride that’ll have you cracking up more than once (“It’s f***ing Chucky!”).

    While Spielberg switches seamlessly between real life and the virtual reality it’s rather difficult to get emotionally invested in the movie. Nonetheless most characters are fun and the love story between Parzival/Wade and Art3mis/Samantha gives it some depth.
    Ben Mendelsohn is delightful as the villain and Mark Rylance is excellent once again.

    The biggest treat of course is the nostalgia. You’ll have a blast simply by counting the pop culture references(Iron Giant’s thumbs up and the Shining among my personal favorites). The movie features a killer 80’s soundtrack and Alan Silvestri provides the finishing touch with a wonderful score.

    Ready Player One is a visual feast. See it on the biggest screen you can find. Preferably in Imax. Especially during the race you’ll be blown away.

  • jw: ### failing the splits

    On one hand, this is a 1980s pop culture SciFi mash-up.
    On the other, it is a 100% true-and-tested formulaic David-vs-Goliath, by the (Campbell) books youth adventure.

    There are movies which can be enjoyed by young, older, and old; some even achieve that effortlessly.

    This movie tries to cater to two target audiences, and fails. It’s too constructed, too obvious to be enjoyable. All the CGI fireworks, multi-medial cues and in-jokes can’t help its main flaw: it is boring. It’s the same tired young-hero-story that has been remade thousands of time, and often better.

    Maybe younger kids enjoy it. But these days, even teenagers are media-savvy and will see the pattern.

    Pity. I was ready to like it.

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