READY PLAYER ONE
Release Date: March 29, 2018
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance
Plot: The creator of the world's most popular video game places a game within the game with the prize being his share of his company
Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters
This is one of the most fascinating and unique films I have seen in the past several years. The plot is captivating, the world is interesting, and the visuals are second to none. But the best part of this movie is that this is the kind of thing that could actually happen in real life.
While the acting isn't outstanding, the characters are still very real and you care about them and their quest. Whether they are the "real life" characters or the avatars there is an emotional connection that will have you rooting for the little guy throughout the entire film.
This movie clocks in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, but it doesn't feel like it. It is fast-paced, high-energy excitement from beginning to end. There are a couple of times where it feels like things are slowing down for a moment, but during those times the visuals are so spectacular that you won't miss the pace.
Fans of the 80's and 90's are going to love the callbacks to many of the movies and songs from that era. But even if you know nothing about those decades or you know nothing about gaming you'll still be able to enjoy this movie. If you are a fan of old-school gaming you will be treated to Easter eggs all through the film.
This is a fantastic film that you should see on the biggest screen with the loudest sound system. It will rock your world.