Watch: Ready Player One 2018 123movies, Full Movie Online – In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-aka the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS..
Plot: When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his fortune.
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There’s a moment in this movie when the central character says “I love her”. His friend hastily replies, “Slow down bro… she could be a 300 lb man living in his mom’s basement.” In the very brief beat between the two lines, I thought FINALLY a movie about falling in love completely independent of what a person’s genetics may be. And then the crushing cynicism in a dystopian world where there is little to live for and even less to hope for: even in a nightmare, a fat man is undateable.
Don’t worry though. If you have the skills you may end up on top. Just like Ben Mendelsohn’s slave-owning antagonist almost did. Because in this story, it’s not a world where anyone feels compassion or empathy. It’s a world where everyone only thinks of themselves. A sociopath’s dream. And that’s what earns the top prize.
I love looking at Tye Sheridan. But not enough to sit through this again.
I did not know what I would really think about it when I started to watch this movie. I hoped that I would like it but I was not sure what I would actually get. I used to like Steven Spielberg a lot but later in his career he’s done movies that either was not my kind of movies or that I was simply not that impressed by. However, as it turned out, this one I liked a lot as you can see from my rating.
As a computer nerd and science fiction geek this movie was of course right up my alley. I have thought other movies would be my kind of movies before but been sorely disappointed by ignorant and incompetent screen writers and directors trying to cash in on subjects that they knew absolutely nothing about. Spielberg did a good job of not screwing this one up.
The core of this movie is of course plenty of action and computer generated special effects with a somewhat apocalyptic story to bind everything together. The story works but it is not really anything special and some of the stuff, like the loyalty centers, was frankly a bit silly. But, as I wrote, it works and does not get in the way so that’s good enough for me.
As the previously mentioned nerd and geek I absolutely loved the abundant references to science fiction, fantasy and gaming history and lore. For me those were soo cool. I will probably watch the movie again just to focus on the background and see how much stuff I can spot. Stuff that I missed when watching the movie the first time.
The CGI effects and the action was also pretty awesome. The movie starts off right away with a great and absolutely insanely wild car race and continues to go strong from there. The battle at Doom castle at the end is just epic.
The only thing that made me go WTF was at the end [SPOILER AHEAD] were Mr Asswipe Sorrento finally catches up with the High Five’s van and the he just freezes and looks at Wade with a silly look on his face. What the fuck was that? Just stupid for no good reason.
Well, few are the movies where there’s nothing to gripe about. On the whole though this movie was great in my book. Also, I cannot say how pleased I am to finally watch a Hollywood movie that is not a remake or a sequel or a prequel or some other lame excuse to rehash a movie that has already been made.
The book might be better, but the references work better on screen
Ernest Cline’s fast-moving novel was a treasure trove for pop-culture junkies, but the endless references work better on the screen.
The year is 2045; the place is Columbus, Ohio. Our hero, Wade Watts, fills in the details while climbing past his grungy homes of his town, “the stacks,” where trailer parks are piled on top of each other sky-high. Things are so miserable in Wade’s world, everyone escapes to play in an immersive virtual reality game known as the Oasis. Its founder, James Halliday is worshipped like a god until his death some years before. However, before he left the mortal world, the creator left behind a series of games that would reward the winner with the prize of the keys to his virtual kingdom.
The book was a fast paced adventure that took its time to geek out on all of the 80’s pop culture references but the film doesn’t do that. . Spielberg doesn’t have Wade (the titular character) talk audiences through it, and he doesn’t spell out the references, he just quickly stamps down the Delorean in the middle of a action sequence and then continues onward. Fans can pause it frame by frame and analyse it thoroughly looking for the flux capacitor on the dashboard, checking the plates, and scanning for extra bonus material. Even to people who’ve never seen the Back to the Future movies and aren’t vibing on the connection, the car doesn’t need explaining. It’s just a sleek piece of visual energy, one breathless element among dozens of others. That’s why the movie works better than the books in terms of visual style and nostalgia.
The thin plot and the not so well done shallow characters make the film to be just a pop culture reference filled visual treat. Several plot holes( If movement is required to move an avatar in the game, how do people play in the Oasis while standing in their living rooms?) and a non-existent character arc makes it a fun, but a tangible watch. They’re all already heroes, the big bad is evil from start to finish.
The story’s breakneck speed, it’s never ending references, make it a fun, exciting watch.
Quite worth watching…
I had very little expectations for this movie, especially since the ones I know who watched it said that it wasn’t all that spectacular. Well, I got the chance to sit down and watch “Ready Player One”, had the time to spare, so why not?
I must say that I was surprised with the result of this movie, because it was actually rather entertaining. Sure, it had a predictable and generic storyline, but it was still entertaining enough for what it was.
What really blew me away was the special effects and CGI. This was definitely spectacular, and there were so many details. I love the overwhelming amount of familiar characters that there were to be seen throughout the entire movie. There were so many pop culture characters and obscure characters that only true nerds of movies, gaming, comics, etc. would recognize. It was especially awesome to see Jason Voorhees and Spawn make appearances as avatars in the movie as well.
There was a good flow to the movie and it kept its upbeat pace all the way to the very end, and that made for some entertaining stuff.
I will say that the movie is worth watching again, not for the story or the special effects, but for picking out familiar characters used as Oasis avatars in the movie, that would be quite a task.
All in all, “Ready Player One” is definitely worth taking the time to sit down and watch. And it had a lovely morale as well, and that being that people need to live their lives in the real life and not in an online illusion of a world.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 20 min (140 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Zak Penn, Ernest Cline
Actors Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
Country United States, India
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 56 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Auro 11.1, Dolby Atmos, SDDS, Sonics-DDP, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus, Panavision Primo, C-, E-, T- Series, PVintage, ATZ, AWZ2 and FLS Lenses, Arriflex 435 ES, Panavision Primo, C-, E-, T- Series, PVintage, ATZ, AWZ2 and FLS Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo, C-, E-, T- Series, PVintage, ATZ, AWZ2 and FLS Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219), Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format) (some scenes), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 70 mm (blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)