Ready Player One Review
by O. Spooner
***** 5 Stars
‘The plot is also thrilling and there is even a surprising amount of emotion as you discover some of the backstory of some of the characters.’
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
Synopsis: The creator of the greatest game dies and leaves his entire fortune and control of the video-game’s future through a competition. When there’s a chance that it could end up with an evil corporate entity, a group of gamers try to win it.
Let’s start off with the video-game itself; it is probably the best idea for a video-game ever. If you wanted everyone to play your game, then make this game as it would eliminate any competition. Speaking of competition, that is what this film is about, a competition for control of the biggest game in the world. The idea for this is incredibly original. The CGI is amazing and, even though you would know it was fake, it still looks like a game which is what it’s meant to depict. The plot is also thrilling and there is even a surprising amount of emotion as you discover some of the backstory of some of the characters.
Then there are the villains, IOI, an evil corporate entity who try to win the contest. At first you would think that there is no problem as they’re just playing along like everyone else, but as the film progresses, you realise they’re cheating, as well as breaking the law. Now there aren’t really any problems, except one, Ready Player One is based off of a book, and they changed a lot. Now personally, I don’t really mind the differences between them, but I know many people who were mad about the changes. However, what those people don’t understand is that it would probably be because they couldn’t get rights to the things that they used in the books. Also, I wouldn’t let that put you off watching this great film – so you may get annoyed that it’s not like the book and therefore it’s not as good, but when has a film version of a book ever been as good as the original?
Overall, this film is amazing, but if you can’t except that it’s not good because of the book, then have fun trying to find enjoyment.
Ready Player One is currently available on Prime Video and was rated 12a by the BBFC.