Quick Verdict: It’s coming up to Easter. Can you see any eggs?
I really didn’t know what to expect from this. It’s a major CGI film with so many Easter eggs in it, that they are literally looking for an Easter egg. Which for me isn’t my ideal film, but then it’s directed by Steven Spielberg. That was probably the main draw for me watching it. Plus it wasn’t a superhero film.
Ready Player One is the story of Wade, a boy dealt a crap hand in life, who spends his days in the virtual reality world called the Oasis. This he does along with most of the world, as real life can really suck sometimes.
The ultimate aim of the Oasis is to solve the three puzzles, collect the keys and become the outright owner of the Oasis. Wade along with some online friends battle to win before an evil organisation gets there first and ruins the Oasis.
So I have a few thoughts on this film, mostly good. I certainly enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It’s a decent story with some good characters. Steven Spielberg knows his way around a film and to be honest you wouldn’t expect any less.
I was however slightly disappointed with some of the character decisions. There was a point where I thought we’d see a great twist and it never materialised. I won’t spoil it but it was to do with Samantha, played by Olivia Cooke. If they had done it, it would have been amazing. (You can always message me if you want to know what I thought)
Ben Mendelsohn does a fine job as the evil owner of the organisation trying to get its hands on the Oasis. He is getting up there with the villain great, Alan Rickman.
Overall an enjoyable adventure film with so many Easter eggs I lost count. One thing I would say, you could easily miss significant plot points because you’re looking in the background for Freddy Kruger or the T1000. Definitely worth a second watch to look for them.