Teen Review: Ready Player One

August 31, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Fletcher, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group.
Ready Player One, the movie, was released in March, 2018 and directed by Stephen Spielberg. Based on the book written by Ernest Cline, it racked up 582 million US dollars, whereas the budget was 175 million. The movie has a well fortified plot and there are many other conflicts involved. It contains well rounded characters, who all think they are doing what is right, even though some of those choices are morally wrong.
Ready player one
A book always is the best read. Check it out at the library. Multiple formats are available.
Warning: The next paragraph contains spoilers.
A brief summary of the movie: Wade Watts is a normal young adult who is part of a group called the gunters, short for egg hunters. Set in 2045, most of the world is in poverty, so everyone goes to a virtual world called the OASIS. The founder of this giant program, James Halliday, has recently died and now sets up a competition to see who inherits the OASIS by finding the “Easter Egg.” The challenge is simple, find three keys through clues in different games and you will get the Easter Egg. Wade, who’s in-game name is Parzival, is the first to get a key. Along with his friends, he must get the three keys, but the Sixers are on their way. This is an organization that wants to get the OASIS and makes people pay to join.
Along Wade’s journey there are several challenges, including trying to solve the puzzle, emotional problems with his friends and family, or trying to avoid the Sixers. This movie is never slow paced, and the viewers are always on the edge of their seats.
Ready Player One contains many genres including action, Sci-fi, apocalyptic, etc. It is almost impossible for someone not to like it. It revolves around video games, but even those who don’t enjoy games will enjoy this and gamers will love it even more, so I definitely recommend watching it.
Check out the DVD at the Toronto Public LIbrary