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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Is an Engrossing, Memorable Adventure

Story Is Suspenseful, Engaging, and Visually Stunning


Steven Spielberg’s pop-culture-packed Ready Player One is the newest addition to his collection of classic flicks. Paying homage to ’80s video games and based on Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, the film follows gamer Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) through the virtual universe called the OASIS that has infatuated the world. But there’s a catch. The late James Halliday (Mark Rylance), creator of the OASIS, promised the complete control of his company and game to whoever finds an Easter egg that he hid within the seemingly infinite virtual cosmos. With trillions of dollars at stake, the search is on. Through his digital avatar and with the help of his OASIS comrades, Watts must find the clues and keys to the Easter egg before the money-minded conglomerate I.O.I. does. Although the plot development is a little rushed at times, the story is suspenseful, engaging, and visually stunning. In Ready Player One, Spielberg does what he does best — makes an engrossing, memorable adventure.

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