Ready Player One will please 80s pop culture fans, alienate others

Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg in Ready Player One

Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg in Ready Player One

Trust me when I say, it shows. "It's a very, very welcome escape". & Steven Spielberg's latest action adventure: Ready Player One! And while you could guess that just from the trailers, it still adds just enough substance to the film to make it more than an endless parade of "hey, I understood that reference!" He was the ideal choice to adapt Ernest Cline's novel, elevating the enjoyable source material into a work of pop art. King Kong rubs shoulders with Marvin the Martian, the Batmobile shares the road with Back to the Future's DeLorean, and various Ray Harryhausen creatures share the battlefield with The Iron Giant. (Literally, everyone goes there to "live.") Before his death, the OASIS' creator, James Halliday (Mark Rylance), promised his entire fortune-and total control of his company!-to the victor of a three-part contest he designed. There are many like him, including a newfound ally in Art3mis (Olivia Cooke), and the corporation IOI, led by Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn), whose aim is to monetize everything in the Oasis. Credits earned inside can be spent in the real world. Each successful "challenge" nets a contestant a key; land three and you're ready for OASIS. My analogy is: The story is straight-ahead out your windshield, and all the cultural references are simply in your peripheral vision.

After his death, Halliday promised the rights to his lucrative company would go to whomever could uncover three digital Easter eggs. The maze honors the film's central theme of VR and let's fans experience the REAL in Virtual Reality by having attendees search for hidden keys throughout the maze. On set, his enthusiasm for the material burst through.

Working with an icon caused a case of the nerves, but only for the first day.

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Others were more critical of the fact that he chose to air his views through the NRA . "I did an interview about black gun ownership in this era".

SPIELBERG: I had a passionate and wonderful cast, and I fed off that energy.

In the original book, the auto is a hybrid, including features from Knight Rider's K.I.T.T. and Ghostbusters' Ecto-1.

It wasn't all Saturday Night Fever fun.

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That said, they still want to see it; so we'll probably catch it in the next couple of days. The OASIS is a virtual universe in which anybody can be anything. His ability to extract the utmost charm from his actors (Olivia Cooke especially) allowed the heart and soul of young people fighting for a world that they love become the star of the film. It wouldn't shock me to see Production Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects all come to fruition when the Academy votes next year.

The tribute to Cline's childhood influences - 1980s movies and music - resonated immediately with critics as well, receiving warm reviews from Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe and others.

Sadly, numerous book's references to Spielberg's cultural artifacts have been stripped away, but he imbibes the movie with flashes of colour and heart that rekindle a sense of wonderment that will transport many viewers back to their childhoods.

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Yet those delays only fueled the wild reaction from the boisterous crowd, which Spielberg likens to a Bruce Springsteen concert. Perhaps this time he's overdone it, as by the final sentimental exchange in Ready Player One I was just about ready to drown in all the syrup. ("Virtual reality is going to be a godsend.") But there's a warning made clear in Ready. And if you didn't, it might make you wish you did. How great an escape does your life need? He offers a breathless and a relatively futuristic story of civilization where virtual reality is a part of "reality".

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