Film Review: Ready Player One

Based on Ernest Cline‘s 2011 novel of the same name and directed by Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One is set in the year 2045 when people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, and be anyone. When the creator of the game, James Halliday (Mark Rylance), dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg. Designed to find a worthy heir, this egg contains his immense fortune and control of the Oasis. When unlikely hero Wade Watts (Tye Shridane) conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends – including Samantha (Olivia Cooke) – are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save their world.

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