Ready Player One showcases virtual reality

April 3, 2018


Level up gamers, Ready Player One will blow your mind visually. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this is one of his top films. When you’re sitting down in your seat during the film, the whole theater screen feels like a monstrous VR display filled with thousands of video game characters battling each other.


There is one special character that many millennials will recognize right away who is none other than the Iron Giant.


Tye Sheridan (Parzival) stars in "Ready Player One" which is based off of the 2011

novel by Ernest Cline in which a boy gets lost in virtual reality.


He premiered in the self-titled movie The Iron Giant in 1999 and was voiced by Vin Diesel. Now let’s try to pass the first level of reviewing this action-packed movie, along with a bit of history behind it.


The film is based off the 2011 fictional novel Ready Player One by American novelist Ernest Cline.


It is a total of 385 pages and was published by Random House Publishing. It is listed as science fiction, followed by utopian and dystopian fiction in the genre listings. The characters in the film are the same as the novel.


The two main characters are Samantha Evelyne Cook (Olivia Cooke) and Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan).


In the game however, Samantha’s avatar name is Artemis and Wade’s avatar name is Parzival.


Followed by Cooke and Sheridan, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance were also actors who starred in the film. Moving onto the storyline, it was average which is a bit uncommon for a Spielberg film.


There were some things in the film that didn’t really connect but it still had some intense scenes.


Keep in mind that in order to know what’s going on during the film you have to really pay attention because you may get lost easily which could cause confusion and change your view of what’s going on.


Graphics and special effects wise, Ready Player One earns an A+. When you go inside the world Watts is in, you get that feeling as though you’re a first-person character inside a video game.




I can only imagine what it was like sitting in the D-Box seats, which move around as your viewing any film. They are located towards the front of the screen.


The explosions were great and seemed so realistic. The characters themselves were done so well and they’re colors really stood out on their outfits, hair and their entire body.

The music selections in the song were good and fit perfectly for some scenes. It ranged from 70s to current music which isn’t a bad choice at all. I really enjoyed this movie.


If you plan to bring a child, I suggest that they be at least 13 or older as there is some language and tiny bit of sexual references with a scene containing nudity.


The total duration of the film is 138 minutes which is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Ready Player One is currently showing at Cinemark 20 or any other Cinemark theater.


If you are looking for great seats, look for any available in row G, which is where I sat. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars. Happy viewing!

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