Noah is a big science fiction fan, Daren is a gamer & huge gaming fan, and of course 80s pop culture, so this should be their perfect movie, right? Daren enjoyed the book, and both were looking forward to this one.
Is the movie faithful to the book? Not quite. Is the movie a lot of fun? Yes!
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Rating: 3 stars
From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.