Full Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/10/2019
So I finally got around to see 'Ready Player One' and it was a perfectly fine. It's got some cool set pieces and the first race scene at the beginning was a chaotic thrill ride.
I've been hard on Steven Spielberg recently as I'm not always sure why he directs certian movies, and my perspective still hasn't changed yet.
Tye Sheridan is more indie than a leading man in a massive blockbuster. Great actor, but the directors he's been working with don't know what to do with him. Olivia Cooke entire character conflict with her appearance because of a birthmark on her face was laughable. Like she's freaking gorgeous. It's shameful to see The Iron Giant being turned into a killer weapon despite going against the powerful message in his own movie.
It's bloated, but still pretty enjoyable.
Yojimbo - wrote on 09/17/2019
In a near-future world where the disenfranchised and downtrodden spend all of their time in a virtual reality gaming system, an ordinary kid attempts to solve three challenges that will give the winner ultimate control over both it and the most powerful corporation in the world.
Steven Spielberg's latest fantasy opus is essentially Charlie and The Chocolate Factory for the digital generation. The most obvious reference points are The Matrix, except the population are absorbed into the artificial reality out of "choice" - making their subjugation rather more subtle in its approach - and of course the original "lost in cyberspace" children's adventure Tron with Ben Mendelsohn's corporate douche bag very much in the same mould as David Warner's. It allows for a few sly digs at the …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 07/20/2018
James Halliday saw the future.
And then he built it.
He gave us a place to go.
A place called … THE OASIS.
Recently I got a Playstation VR set for my birthday and since then I’ve spent a lot of hours in different virtual worlds. So I understand very well that in films such as Ready Player One the population spends more time in this artificial environment than in the actual world. As one already suggested at the beginning, this virtual fantasy world is alluring because there’s so much to experience. But also because you can be so much. Just like in “2047: Virtual Revolution“, it seems as if all of humanity has lost its contact with reality and is wasting their entire fortune on digital upgrades and gadgets and spend all their free time walking around in futuristic-looking …
Indyfreak - wrote on 04/03/2018
Steven Spielberg pays homage to a genre he helped to create in this rollicking and visually dazzling blockbuster adventure.
In the near future, a disillusioned human populace retreats to an infinite virtual reality called the OASIS. Inside this digital world, people use their unique avatars to hunt for clues to a huge fortune left by the deceased inventor of OASIS. One of these players is Wade Watts aka Parsifal (Tye Sheridan) who teams up with a motley crew of gamers in a race against an unscrupulous industrialist (Ben Mendelsohn) for the prize of winning the game and beating OASIS.
The technical details are stunning. The mo-cap for the characters look very good. Tye Sheridan has the look of a distaff Miles Teller but he's a solid young leading man. While he does fine, he is a bit …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/01/2018
I knew after reading Ernest Cline's novel, that this love-letter to 80s pop culture was going to be headed to the big screen. What better choice, then, for director than an 80s icon himself, Steven Spielberg. While both the book and film have their issues, Spielberg puts his own spin on things, expanding the story and references and delivering a film worthy of watching again and again - if only because you'll never find everything the first time around.
Ready Player One takes place in the near future where humanity has stagnated with the escape people are looking for in a massive virtual reality playground known as the Oasis. Created by James Halliday (Mark Rylance), a mixture of Willy Wonka and Steve Jobs and his partner Ogden Marrow (Simon Pegg - in essentially a cameo role), …