Ready Player One
An adventure tale whose plot revolves around the pleasures of losing yourself in fantasy worlds, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is an exuberantly entertaining thrill ride, a giddy rush of a movie that zips along on a tide of breathless action and boundless pop-culture trivia.
The setting is 2045, and Mark Rylance’s eccentric, deceased genius has hidden a fortune-bestowing puzzle inside a virtual reality world called the Oasis. Determined to crack the challenge, Tye Sheridan’s young orphaned hero and his friends come up against an evil corporation.
Spielberg stages the ensuing struggle with tremendous vim, deftly cutting back and forth between the story’s real and virtual worlds, and embedding the frenzied chases and fights in a fanboy bonanza of pop culture. Enormous fun. And you don’t have to be a geek to enjoy it.
Certificate 12. Runtime 134 mins. Director Steven Spielberg
Ready Player One available on Digital from 23 July, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD from 6 August.
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