Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Steven Spielberg (2018)

134min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Director Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline's hit sci-fi novel to vibrant life, telling the tale of a young gamer (Tye Sheridan) who enters a virtual reality game in order to solve a life-changing puzzle left by its deceased creator (Mark Rylance). Over of the course of two hours and twenty minutes, Spielberg sends you on a wild ride of car chases, epic battles and countless cultural references. Scratch beneath the surface, however, and the story struggles to give depth to the characters in this Willy Wonka-style adventure. While it may not be terribly involving, it is a lot of fun, thanks to a charming cast and breathtaking sequences involving the Back to the Future Delorean and Kubrick's The Shining. Tye Sheridan has wonderful chemistry with Olivia Cooke (playing fellow adventurer Art3mis), while Ben Mendelsohn is having the time of his life as the dastardly corporate baddie. Ready Player One may not be Spielberg's best work, but it is an enjoyable tribute to the type of blockbuster that he helped create.

Summary

In 2045, gamers explore a virtual world in the quest for a deceased tycoon's fortune. However, they must also contend with an evil corproration who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the prize. Steven Spielberg's fantasy adventure based on Ernest Cline's novel, starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.

Cast & Crew

Wade Owen Watts / Parzival Tye Sheridan
Samantha Evelyn Cook / Art3mis Olivia Cooke
James Donovan Halliday / Anorak Mark Rylance
Nolan Sorrento Ben Mendelsohn
Ogden Morrow / Og Simon Pegg
i-R0k T J Miller
F'Nale Zandor Hannah John-Kamen
Aech Lena Waithe
Aunt Alice Susan Lynch
Rick Ralph Ineson
Daito Win Morisaki
Shoto Philip Zhao
Reb Letitia Wright
Director Steven Spielberg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Swearing, some violenceAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 29 Mar 2018
Drama