Ready Player One Cast Talk Steven Spielberg And Their Predictions For Mankind

Ready Player One Cast Talk Steven Spielberg And Their Predictions For Mankind

The world is nearly exactly the dystopian dump an entire generation of books and movies have been promising us. Virtual reality is fun, and Spielberg has a ball depicting it, but the real world is better (because it's real, as one character says). The film should have done more with this, frankly: Halliday is the most interesting character here, and it's hard not to feel like his story is where Spielberg the father's true interests and sympathies lie. Not to worry, you're welcome here, too.

"Jaws is number one", Spielberg says.

But there's a qualitative judgment that's worth parsing here, too.

After that, Spielberg's films are always at their best when they're about the emotional minefields of parenting. But, in comparison to the edge of "Deadpool" and "Logan" and the personalities from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Ready Player One's" characters, arcs and message feel tame, and renders the film itself hollow. And if you didn't, it might make you wish you did.

That's a winning idea, so, by all means, plug in get ready to play.

Based on the bestselling 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, this otherworldly adventure centers on Wade Watts, a teenager living in the poverty-stricken "stacks" of dystopian Columbus, Ohio, in the year 2045. This Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation, or the OASIS, is a virtual world where you can look however you want and do whatever you want. It's full of pop culture references and wonderfully creative action, often to the beat of '80s rock music. The first person to solve all the puzzles will be granted sole ownership of The OASIS. There's a sense of nostalgia in this playfulness, and also an earnest attempt to honor the impact of these pop culture artifacts in a meaningful way. One departure is easily the movie's highlight. The actual sequence in which he is mentioned occurs in passing in the book (and this is not a spoiler because it was excised from the Spielberg movie).

Speaking of legendary geek Cline, he adapts his own novel - with the help of screenwriter Zak Penn ("X-Men: The Last Stand", "The Incredible Hulk") - and does a fine job.

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A pulsating street race in which the "Back to the Future" DeLorean squares off against, among other vehicles, 'Akira's' motorcycle proves a particular highlight while there are so many blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop culture references crammed in fans will be able to catch something new on each repeat viewing.

Ready Player One is now screening. But for every genuinely transporting moment, there was something that nagged at me. Supporting players here include Hannah John-Kamen, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Letitia Wright, and more.

As you might have guessed, most of the young people have seen loved ones hurt, or killed, by IOI.

"You're just supposed to get the story and go along for the ride". Ready Player One is the logical culmination of a culture increasingly pitched toward reboots and re-imaginings and remixes.

Find the list of arcades where you can experience Ready Player One in VR below. The truth, as we are shown by a Steven Spielberg movie loaded with product placement and branding opportunities and set to make a zillion dollars for Warner Bros., is more complicated. Twin Peaks returned after 25 years. The only standout is Mark Rylance as Halliday, who nails the awkward asocial pioneer of the book. I wonder how much replay value it'll have.

Though numerous younger supporting performers are just tolerable, they do project a loveable Goonies vibe, which is understandable considering Spielberg's ties to that 1985 film. This is Steven Spielberg at his greatest, most magical, uncompromising and most effective, barring none.

But while Ready Player One might not intend to have a moral, that's ultimately out of Steven Spielberg's hands. The work which we did with the hologram was incredible but also achieved so much more. Mastery of nerdy trivia is the surest route to power.