From the very second I heard they were making this movie, I’ve been waiting to see how they would do it. I knew Steve Spielberg was involved, so that gave me hope that it would be good…but this is better than I hoped.
The book Ready Player One was one of the coolest, most insane reading experiences of my life. It follows a society that lives their entire lives within what’s basically an open-ended, user-generated MMORPG called the Oasis. Students even attend school within the virtual world.
When the Oasis’ creator dies, he triggers the most insane scavenger hunt in history, which earns the winner a vast, ungodly fortune. All you have to do is find three “Easter Egg” keys to unlock the prize. Corporations have been built around the hunt, paying professionals top dollar to scour the endless Oasis for any sign. Years go by, not even a sniff has been located, and people start to lose interest. Until one day, some nobody nothing stumbles upon the first key, and the search for the others reaches new levels of hype.
The movie stars Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), T.J. Miller (Deadpool), & Mark Rylance (The BFG), and is directed by Steven Spielberg who directed Jaws, Indiana Jones, E.T., and… ya know what, if you don’t know who Spielberg is, you don’t deserve for me to tell you.
Ready Player One hits theaters and becomes everyone’s new favorite movie March 30, 2018.