But, Spielberg did it and the results are astounding. And a couple quick homages to Krull and Terminator 2 even elicited fan-boy squeals from me.
Another key advantage was that Birmingham was only an hour away from London and had all the infrastructural support necessary for a production on the scale of Ready Player One. The trailers have made sense to those familiar with the story, but have also left many scratching their heads. "They're pretty good", Spielberg said in the video, referring to the burgers in question, "but I'm passing". Don't worry. Trust me... it's a knockout.
Orphan Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) finds himself at the centre of an increasingly violent race of discovery in Ready Player One. It's a tidal wave of surprises.
Ready, based on Ernest Cline's best-selling 2011 novel, is an adventure set in a virtual-reality universe known as "The OASIS".
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The movie takes place in a somewhat sad, dystopian Columbus, Ohio.
The year is 2045, and society is in ruins. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. By donning personal viewing goggles, and some extra techno-gear (depending on your financial situation), people can become someone or something else. A world where one can do anything, go anywhere and become anyone you want. Wade, employing the cool elfin avatar "Parzival", becomes a star in the OASIS when he is the first to make headway in an ongoing challenge to find an "Easter egg" hidden in the game, placed by deceased game designer James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who has promised the victor will inherit the trillion-dollar OASIS empire. His final message to everyone explains he's leaving control of his computer-generated world, and his half-a-trillion dollar fortune, to whoever can solve a mysterious 3-part game. He has the entire world as competition including an army of bad-guy corporate hunters called the "Sixers". As his virtual avatar Parzival, Wade pits his encyclopedic knowledge of pop-culture trivia against other individual players like Art3mis (Olivia Cooke), and the evil IOI corporation led by Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn), which is trying to win control of the Oasis so that he can monetize it.
Scenes set in the "real" world outside the Oasis were shot on film.
Chris Price reviews Spielberg's engaging, but flawed, virtual reality romp. Olivia Cooke (Samantha) is especially wonderful as Wade's friend and co-Gunter (easter egg hunter). Maybe you could make a plan to do the maze and see the movie in the same day?!
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With a reported budget of $175 million and the backing of famous director Spielberg, the movie is a fully-fledged blockbuster. It'll leave you breathless. The emotional tones will choke you up. Largely but not exclusively rooted in 1980s pop culture trivia, everything from Batman to Marty McFly, Joan Jett to The Iron Giant, and Star Wars to Tootsie Pops makes an appearance. I will obsess about this movie for years, just like I obsessed about the book.
There are also one or two points in the main storyline where certain characters arrive at a destination you didn't know they were heading toward, or develop deep relationships with one another, despite barely sharing the screen before that.
Regardless, it will be interesting to see if Carl's Jr. sticks with its renaming scheme, or if the Spielburger will just be one more piece of nostalgia slated to be revered in the digital world of Ready Player One's OASIS. You're instantly absorbed into this story and this world, so much so that you don't even notice whatever minor flaws the movie has.
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Noir goes on to add that "no one can point this out better than Killer Mike ". "There was also a shooting on that campus". People like @KillerMike speaking out have completely different reasons to own guns than others will.