Ready Player One Review

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Elizabeth Collins, Staff Writer

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Ready Player One
by Steven Spielberg was released on March 29. It’s
the film adaptation of the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline. At first glance, the movie seems to be a daunting 2 hours and 19 minutes, but personally, I didn’t even notice the time. It definitely passed the sit test, which is when you’re watching a movie and you think to yourself, “Oh my gosh. This movie has been going on forever.”

As someone who isn’t a traditional “gamer,” I still understood what was
going on, and recognized characters from popular games, like Tracer from Overwatch. The only complaint I would have would be that the character models didn’t appeal to me very much. I wasn’t a big fan of the way Parzival’s character looked, but the acting and voices were excellent.

The point of the movie was that the creator of the Oasis (a high tech
virtual reality world) had died. He left Easter eggs in his creation, and whoever found all three hidden keys would inherit his fortune and the Oasis. The main character Parzival tries to find all the keys by analyzing the memories of the creator.

I enjoyed everything about this movie from the love story to the references I understood. I really liked the movie, and would definitely go see it again. All in all, I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐