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Ready Player One

Ready Player One

DVD - 2018
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When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find a digital Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9786317296459
6317296456
Call Number: DVD REA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1
Bib Control Number: 977265

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maroon_lion_200
Jun 19, 2021

An extremely disappointing movie. It sacrificed character development and world-building to focus on a plot that the movie didn't even handle very well. Would not recommend watching.
Do yourself a favor and read the book instead.

Barrie_Teen_Lists Mar 24, 2021

3/5

The movie is set in the future in the year 2045. The world is on the edge of chaos. The people of Earth have found closure and safety in the OASIS, a world of virtual reality created by the amazingly brilliant James Halliday. After James Halliday passes away, he leaves the entirety of his enormous fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg hidden in the expansive virtual reality universe. When young Wade Watts joins the contest, he is put through unbelievable virtual dangers. On his virtual treasure hunt he must go through a world of mystery, fantasy, danger, and discovery to have a chance of winning.

James Donovan Halliday is a businessman in the tech industry. He created OASIS; the online simulation used by billions of people across the globe. He creates a huge uproar when he offers up his half-trillion-dollar fortune to whoever can find the Easter egg in his virtual reality. Wade Owen Watts is the main character in the Ernest Cline novel and this film adaption. Wade is a poor orphan from a poor area surrounding Oklahoma City. Wade names his OASIS character Parzival after Percival, a knight famous for his quest to find the Holy Grail. Wade dedicates his life to finding James Halliday’s Easter egg. He has a crush on another OASIS player Samantha, which complicated their competition. Samantha Cook is a famous Gunter and member of the High Five in the movie. Her OASIS username is Art3mis, named after the Greek Goddess of the hunt. She writes a blog, dedicated to her search of the Easter egg.

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RoyCosman
Dec 11, 2020

Didn't know it was adapted from a novel. Should've known... Movies are rarely as good as the novel. Did Spielberg even read the book? Did someone read it to him? Maybe Tom Hanks skype/read to him at bedtime? Ridley Scott should direct everything.

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1aa
Oct 16, 2020

A very fun and exciting film to watch, the opening sequence and the first major challenge that the characters face (a race) is quite probably the best part of the film, roughly the first hour. The music and sound effects are extraordinary, as are the special effects, indeed most of the film is in the form of special effects, including the characters. The opening monologue gives a lot of important information, and the and the film tends to be strongly plot driven. Even the broader philosophical issue of gaming and VR versus real reality and it social consequences is very interesting.

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richmole
Oct 12, 2020

Visually, it's just stunning. Truly an "High Tech" movie, not only in content, but in execution. You have to see it to believe it, and even then, you may not believe what you see. The process from creative concepts-to-digital creation is fabulous.

What's also stunning is that it's based on a first novel by Ernest Cline. Bidding war! Rights sold to Warner Bros! Producer/Director says, "write the screenplay!" So he does. Paperback goes into 17 printings. Then Cline writes his second novel. Universal Pictures buys the rights. His take: "It's surreal." You said it. The man's a multi-millionaire.

Most stunning of all--because without him, we wouldn't have this movie, or, if we did, it wouldn't nearly be this spectacular--the producer/Director is no whiz-kid Millennial. He's an "old man" in his 70s--Steven Spielberg. He's been dropping jaws since his first feature, Duel, back in 1971. He was still doing it, when he made Ready Player One, 47 years (!) later.

Downside: it's based on a fad-and-fashion premise--everything 80s", from Goonies and Chucky to Duran Duran apparel styles. Which means that, as time goes on (hey, maybe even today!) a lot of younger viewers won't "get" the in-jokes. But, maybe it won't matter...

This is the blu ray to get--don't skip the bonus materials. See how Spielberg and team did both sight and sound. And be amazed.

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mammothhawk229e
Oct 06, 2020

Pure perfection. Sigh on current video games hobbled by technology & imagination.
Yes, it differed from the book by quest being more general for general public than obscure for the geeks.

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Jtulsa
Apr 01, 2020

I love science fiction movies. I thought it was as enjoyable as the Star War movies when they came out. I am not a video game player.

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Matmanrocks
Feb 12, 2020

Fantastic movie, I love the fact that they push the idea of disconnecting from the game to remember to live life outside of the world of fantasy.

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stevania_k
Jan 05, 2020

The visual effects is rather unpleasant, especially the racing part, not pretty, not enjoyable, it is way too fast, too much light, it can cause headache. The plot isn’t great as well, as it is all over the place.

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willpell
Dec 20, 2019

This is one of two movies I can think of which are better than their corresponding book (the other example is "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"), and it's for the same reason in both cases - one of the best filmmakers in Hollywood history, adapting the promising-but-flawed first novel of a brand-new author. The radical degree to which the story is changed for cinematic purposes makes it barely recognizable, but if taken on its own merits, it is fairly excellent, with most of its mild failings coming from the same Easter-egg overload that makes it awesome the rest of the time. Eager to see it again.

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jimg2000
Dec 21, 2018

Many quotes in IMDb including this cutie (Thanks to the contributors):

Parzival: Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it's a simple adventure story...
Art3mis: Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe.

I finally got this movie from hold my brother wanted us to get during the summer that way we have more time to watch the movie but i got it now when i had already started school i went back in Oct last week of Oct i find this movie creppy too with the scelletion,

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ReneeMG06
Jul 31, 2018

Let's go backwards for once... backwards really fast.

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ReneeMG06
Jul 31, 2018

no no no no no

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ReneeMG06
Jul 31, 2018

There was this crazy, creepy zombie lady...

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ReneeMG06
Jul 30, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: re-creation of the horror film the shinning. includes a literal flood of blood, ax attacks, frightening/gross zombies. Some weird naked witch lady who is extremely creepy.

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ReneeMG06
Jul 30, 2018

Sexual Content: kissing

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ReneeMG06
Jul 30, 2018

Coarse Language: Many uses of s--t,plus the occasional a--hole,bitch, dickweed, douche bag, balls, hell, damn, goddamn, oh my God, pissed, ghetto trash, noob, And there's one momentous use of the word f---ing.

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his brother said shut up let him tell me they laughed i was like what is that on it's gun i thought that was a tazer she said Nancy Drew we watched the movie i didn't see a guy has a big face hey isn't he from the horrle movie i said matt said yes Daito said 1st to the egg with a midd;e finger i didn't see it in theatheres people laughed when he kicked him in the balls when he said step 2 me i heard step to me one lady laughed how Nolan got out of the chair and grabs his balls when i saw the t.v it remines me of Jumage i said how come i didn't think of that before i said in teatheres when she said give me a hug he said ninjas don't hug people they laughed when everyone was watching on the glassis i though the bad guy is showing them somethin but the Parzivai is showing then playing the game to her carfully she pounched him they laughed the hi five contrled the oase and everything was good TheEnd thats the only goodthing i went to see the movie when there was Hello Kitty .

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Gemininja
Aug 26, 2018

1% of the Brilliant Book is used. The Greatest mystery is why the book's author, Ernest Cline, helped savage it into the deranged and mutilated screenplay? Why was he complicit in Speilberg making a live action Wreck It Ralph / Goonies mashup that would INFURIATE the real Fans in the theater? I had to stop myself leaving the Theater multiple times, because I viewed it with friends. Such a Disappointment. Why write a Ready Player 2, only to be butchered into flashy garbage? Maybe he learned his lesson, or will once incensed Hardcore fans with Gunter tattoos rain down fusillades of stink bombs upon the traitorous Author's noggin, come his next book tour. Would have worked better as a limited series run on a well-moneyed streaming or cable channel. For Shame!!!

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