Ready Player One movie: virtual reality arrives at the cinema
This month of April is one of the most anticipated by the fans of the world of video games , as the premiere of the movie Ready Player One , a science fiction film directed by the acclaimed director Steven Spielberg , arrives. It promises to fill movie theaters with incredible special effects.
The film is based on the book Ready Player One by the American writer Ernest Cline. One of the advantages of the production is that the text was full of characters or references to the world of television, movies, comics and video games that marked the decades of the 80s and 90s. Some of the most important versions are will show on screen are: Galaga, Pac-man, Minecraft, Street Fighter , Mortal Kombat , among other classic games.
Those fans of the literary version, will find a tape full of virtual reality and a world full of technology . As is to be expected, in most adaptations, some fragments have been changed or simply do not appear. The critics will be responsible for judging the quality of the film, while, we leave you some curiosities about the creation of the film.
From fiction to reality
The story of the movie Ready Player One takes place in a futuristic society set in 2045. The world as we know it has changed, because thanks to the negative effects on the environment, fossil energy reserves have been reduced and therefore the Fuel cost is extremely expensive. To cope with the situation of poverty, citizens are distracted by playing a video game that lives in virtual reality, called Oasis. Most young people invest a lot of their time immersed in the adventures of the game, and that is why older people classify them as the "lost generation".
But everything changes when the millionaire creator of Oasis dies suddenly, but before it has been in charge of leaving an easter egg or an Easter egg , so that whoever finds it becomes the lucky heir of his patrimony. This message makes the players fill with optimism and hope, having the possibility of changing the situation in which they live, most of them in poverty and bad conditions. Five years later, the protagonist of the film Wade Watts, has managed to advance in the levels and is involved in dangerous situations while trying to deal with the enemies that surround him. Well, it is one of the possible winners of the millionaire inheritance.
Its main rivals will be the so-called Sixers , who are employees of the company IOI, which want to take control of the game. Wade will also have to face the Gunters , who are all the other players in the game who are looking for the treasure as a team or individually. Achieving the desired easter egg will become the only way to survive in the game and in the real world.
Ernest Cline, through his literary and now cinematographic work, openly invites viewers to reflect on the problems that many societies suffer today, such as the effects of climate change and pollution on the planet.
Among the cast for this film is: Tye Sheridan (known for her participation in X-Men: Apocalypse ), Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen, TJ Miller, Julia Nickson and Mark Rylance.
It should be noted that, since its premiere in the United States since last March 28, according to the AFP news agency , it has collected around 41.2 million dollars. What makes it the highest grossing film at the moment, because the movie Tyler Perry's Acrimony is in second place with a collection of 17.1 million dollars since its debut .
Curiosities of the movie Ready Player One:
All movies have curious facts that are of interest to viewers, the movie Ready Player One could not be the exception to this rule, so we bring you some:
In principle they considered other directors to carry out the shooting of the tape, among them they emphasize: Christopher Nolan, Matthew Vaughn, Peter Jackson, Robert Zemeckis and Edgar Wright. But in the end, Warner Brothers selected the acclaimed SS for the job. The film shows reference to pop culture that set trends during the 80s and 90s. The work is inspired in a certain way in the story of Willy Wonka , only that in this version the heir will not win a chocolate factory. On the contrary, it will be the creditor of a large fortune. In addition, the official trailer contains the instrumental version of the song Pure Imagination from the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). Spielberg's film was scheduled to premiere on December 15, 2017, however, the initial date was changed to March 30, 2018, this to avoid competition with another movie of a similar genre such as Star Wars: the last Jedi .
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