If you are a movie lover, sci-fi enthusiast, game amateur, or anime culture fancier... you should go to the cinema, buy the ticket of the screening room with most comfortable chairs, and enjoy the “Ready Player One " Movie. The film is just like a huge playground, using a game process to bring together many games, music, movies, and anime that most people are familiar with in his/her young age. What’s more, all the memes are not showed unexpectedly, but appear inadvertently with the development of the plot. The feeling is just like that you suddenly met familiar friends in a wonderfully new world.
The story takes place in 2045 when virtual reality technology has penetrated into each corner of the human life. However, the real world is so awful that everyone wants to escape from it. Hence people seek comfort in the VR game “Oasis”, created by James Halliday (Mark Rylance). Before his death, he announced that he had set an Easter egg in the game and the people who find the Easter egg will be the heir to the Oasis. To find this egg, you must first get three keys, and the clue to find the key is hidden in James' past. To get the East egg, the person first needs to collect three keys. The clue to finding the keys are hidden in James’s past life.
Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), Aiqi (Lena Waithe), Dadong (Sakizaki) and Xiu (Zhao Jiazheng) are friends in the game, and later met with, the five people, including Argyle (Olivia Cooke) they associate in the game, embarked on the journey to find eggs. The enemy they fight against is the big capitalist Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn). Nolan Sorrento is seeking to get East egg to control the entire virtual world and to earn profiteering. He exploits the labor force, which leads to the death of overwork among employees. The father of Argyle is one of them. This is also one of the main reasons why Wade and Argyle are determined to defeat Nolan.
When the protagonist is busy finding the eggs in the film, the audiences in front of the screen are also looking for the eggs. Combining popular entertainment products such as movies, games, and music, Director Steven Spielberg makes the whole movie the biggest Easter egg this year.
Before watching the film, you must have never thought that Tracer in Overwatch and Capcom in Street Fighter will appear in the same picture and fight side by side.
In addition to Tracer and Capcom, the movie and game characters that have been exposed in Ready Player One are Ryu in Street Fighter; the Joker and Harley; The Iron Giant; King Kong; Ninja Turtles; Hello Kitty; Dooby; Bad Badtz-maru, etc. The movie lovers and game fans may jump up excitedly.
I am sure you will like this film. So you plan to watch this in the cinema? Or download and play it on the PC? I suggest you launch a DVD burner or BD Creator to burn this movie to disc. Then you could play it on a bigger screen and share to families. With a BD or DVD creator, you are able to make videos with pictures and music if you are interested in video editing as well. Enjoy your movies!