Film of the Day – Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline’s 2011 best-selling novel, Ready Player One, comes to life under Steven Spielberg’s masterful direction in the 2018 fantasy-action flick of the same name. Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke play Wade and Samantha respectively and are joined by the likes of Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg.

Set out in the “stacks” of a dystopian Ohio, Ready Player One plunges us into a world where corporations rule the earth remaining over-populated cities and profit is everything. In amidst the clamour and grime of the stacks, Wade Watts, like many others, finds solace in a spectacular virtual reality known as The Oasis – a hub for all gamers to live out their fantasies and briefly escape their monotonous lives.

However, after the late creator of the Oasis unveils a competition which will see its winner granted complete control over the virtual world, Wade’s world is shattered and he finds himself battling against his peers and the IOI corporation – a company who wish to win the contest in order to monetize The Oasis – in a spectacular adventure which will see The Oasis changed forever.

 

Ready Player One – Available on Sky Store as of Monday 6th of August.

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