I watched Ready Player One today. It had lots of throwback moments for me. Movies from the 80’s and 90’s even mentions of director John Hughes of “Pretty In Pink” and “Sixteen Candles”, video game references, of course, from the 70’s and up, awesome music from those eras and characters from everywhere. The movie stars Tye Sheridan as Wade aka Parzival and Olivia Cooke as Samantha aka Art3mis. They are hunting for keys in the Oasis which is a place to get away from life. It is open 24/7 and you can be whoever and whatever you want to be. You can simply hang out or get into some wicked fights, races, and contests.
The movie was good. I would say great but there were some parts that were needlessly drawn out. Overall though, the movie was really good. Wade is goofy and shy but persistent enough to be cool. He’s got really good friends Aech, Sho and Daito. They stick by his side through the coming battle. You see, as I said earlier, Wade and his friends are hunting for keys. If you find the keys (there are 3) you win the game and become the owner of the Oasis. In one of the races, Parzival (Wade) met Art3mis (Samantha) and made a connection.
It wouldn’t be a good story without a “bad guy”. In this case, the “bad guy” is IOI. Ben Mendelsohn plays Sorrento, head of IOI. They are a multi-billion dollar company set on getting the keys and control of the Oasis and will stop at nothing to get them. They have loyalty centers with thousands of workers at all times working to win the game. Once Parzival finds the first key, he shares with Aech and Art3mis watched what he did so both of them got the keys too. Sho and Daito also get keys. They become threats to IOI and the race is on.
Would I go see this movie again? Yes. Should you go see this movie? Yes. When you watch it let me know what you think in the comments below. Happy Watching!