Ready Player One - Pop Culture Film Of The Year!

Nostalgia is what many films are banking on right now. And  Ready Player One is expected to bring a smorgasbord of pop culture, music, and games into one film. Based on the book by Ernest Cline, it is the ultimate fanboy movie that is now getting them hyped.

But was nostalgia the only driving force for the movie? Well we also have to consider the plot which is based on futuristic setting plus the virtual world which everyone is fighting for, the oasis. Bringing in a ton of references, cameos, and surprises, it is a Easter Egg within an Easter Egg.

With a lot at stake for the future of the oasis, the competition becomes a war for total control and half a trillion dollars, in the virtual and the real world. Wade Watts (Sheridan) becomes a prime player in the game which caught the attention of the "evil" IOI company and things get crazier in the real world. According to the book it was supposed to have more cameos but the things got complicated and they stick to what are available to use, which is actually a good thing since it will not overshadow the main story. 

I really liked the film for its balance of references and the plot itself. This makes it easier for people who are not familiar with them to still connect with the story. I guess nostalgia makes it great for me and it did not went overboard. Though I have to warn you that they appear really fast, thus worthy of multiple viewings.

Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance. Now showing in cinemas nationwide.

Deliberation time kids! 

Film summary: Easter Egg The Movie

Technical Effects: 5 out of 5 stars (Graphics were spot on for characters, I also love the concepts made for the real world which is no).

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars (Predictable ending yet still fun to watch).

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (I forgot Tye Sheridan was Cyclops).

Pros:  Real and Virtual Action, Cameos, subtle Eater eggs, Challenges, GUNDAM AND IRON GIANT!
Cons: Jokes sometimes laced with pop culture which some may not get it.

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Great score and soundtracks!).

Overall: Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars (The pop culture film of the year worthy to be watch over and over again *cue "Take On Me"*).

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