In Review: Ready Player One (Sci-Fi/ Action/ Fantasy)
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn,Simon Pegg,T.J. Miller, Mark Rylance, Hannah John-Kamen, Win Morisaki, Lena Waithe, Susan Lynch, Ralph Ineson, Perdita Weeks
Director: Steven Spielberg (Shindler’s List)
What if you can put all the most memorable movie characters in one big feature film? Steven Spielberg did one just that for the heck of it, and audience love it! I am talking about Ready Player One, which is Spielberg’s latest plunge into digital animated filmmaking. Film needed a familiar storyline, an inspiration pacing with what seem trendy with millenials. Virtual Reality (VR) gaming was all it took to bring on Ready Player One’s gargantuan storyline. Film is based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of same title. Watching film compares to those cooly lengthier) introductory character animes set for contact gaming. And Spielberg only needed one leading human character to bring on film’s spectacular premise to the screen. Storyline foreplays with pretty much what audience naturally perceive of virtual gaming in a worldly context. Having that in place, Spielberg’s fancy for past characters (inlcuding films from his productiion backyard) audience could not seem to get off craving seeing again on the big screen. But Spielberg, watching this movie fair with geek’s imagination, had a better idea that gave birth to Ready Player One’s cool premise. He brought in characters into a phenomenal adventure only a true blue gamer, and perhaps in part the generation that watched many of Spielbeg’s movies, coming together for a one of a kind adventure movie for all ages. While that may say little of film’s stylishly animated storytelling techniques, what holds true here is Spielberg’s charm for mystery. It is a statement to many of Steven’s movies, and Ready Play One precisely layout is not one to miss out on the big screen. It is charming, and this is just a fair hint, seeing Back to the Future’s time travelling car Delorean hit it off once more on screen. That brought tears to some adueince, and while bringing fourth more curious thought lingering on a past generation’s take for mystery and adventure. It is moody thrill to take watching Ready Player One state its high octane play off, with rich characters audience did not want to missed out on in the name of a kick ass weekend movie. Having said that, and this films needs to be watched from start to end credits and enjoy film entirely, Spielberg was able to brilliantly fused audience’s lingering interest fusing classic (and not so classic) comic names (and even themes) that appeal widely to general audiences worldwide. It is a rare spectacle for a filmmaker to do just that, redefining popcorn movie defined normally for digital exploitation. While little can be said of film’s popcorn digital plotting, the mere sight of familiar cinema characters is what makes Ready Player One so much more exciting – if not teasing for even this touch screen generation can proudly enjoy and perhaps share the same old excitement we have had watching characters comes alive in theaters. Ready Player One is a tribute to gaming enthusiasts. It is equally a rare family bonding visual treat that should only be enjoyed, out of respect for cinema legends like Steven Spielberg, from inside a digital theater.