‘Ready Player One’ a must-see movie

Ready Player One is based off a novel by Ernest Cline. The movie made it to theaters March 29.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is based off a novel by Ernest Cline. The movie made it to theaters March 29.


Laney Rendon, News Editor

2018 has been filled with many great movies as it is, beginning the year with “Black Panther” and eventually following up with the new “Avengers” and “Incredibles 2.” Another great addition to this year was Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” which came out March 29.

The movie is based off the book written by Ernest Cline. With the visual effects and ’80s nostalgia on the big screen almost the entire two hours and 19 minutes, audiences from everywhere were amazed. The movie has gotten a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Ready Player One” began with a bad rep with its faulty trailers that led many people to not want to see it in theaters. However, everyone should see the 2045 setting in which the world is so destroyed and gray that people have resulted to using the OASIS, the virtual reality device that gives everyone access to the world created by the fictional character James Halliday.

Wade Watts, played by actor Tye Sheridan, is the main character who is one of the people participating in the worldwide egg hunt for the golden egg hidden by trillionaire James Halliday. Halliday died five years before the movie takes place, leaving behind a video that gives the world a chance to get the fortune he left behind and the rights to his company, Gregarious games. This means the winner would be the newfound “owner” of the OASIS.

With constant obstacles, such as crazed fans or the company IOI, which owns almost everything except for the OASIS, Watts and his friends, the high five (who were nicknamed so for holding the top five spots on the worldwide scoreboard), are playing for their lives.

The movie exceeded expectations and amazingly referenced the ’80s, a decade that’s really popular now with shows like “Stranger Things.” If you can call yourself a fan of “The Iron Giant,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “King Kong” or even Stephen King, then this is definitely the movie for you.

I’d have to give this movie a full 10 out of 10 for not only the amazing effects, but also for its amazing plot and use of pop culture.