Ready Player One Review

Ready Player One Review

Ready Player One Review:

Ready Player One is a revolutionary film full of pop culture, created by the legend Steven Spielberg. The film involves the creator of a virtual reality world, the OASIS, dying but he leaves a 3 part contest for OASIS users to complete. If all 3 parts are complete then the person who discovered them is entitled to the creator’s fortune and will have control over the virtual reality world. In 2045, Wade Watts (Tye Sheridon) is the first user to complete the first part, he then works together with friends to form the “High 5” to complete the other two parts. However, they are being hunted down by Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) who wants the fortune and complete the contest before them. Sorrento and his army hunt down the High 5 in real life in an attempt to stop their attempts at winning the contest.

A brilliant cast makes the film entertaining throughout. Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts shines as the determined protagonist who wants to win the fortune and make the world a better place. Mark Rylance uses excellent characterisation to be the role of the creator, James Halliday. He is supported by Simon Pegg who plays the role Ogden Morrow, the co-creator and best friend to Haliday. Olivia Cooke’s chemistry with Tye as Samantha stands out, presenting heavy emotion and a strong relationship. Ben Mendelsohn plays Sorrento, the antagonist, who will do anything to have the power of the creator and have dominance.

Steven Spielberg does it again creating a unique feature film that captures that movie magic we all love. Based on the novel by Ernest Cline, it is a great adaptation using spectacular special effects that look stunning. The movie is heavily supported by pop culture references from Spielberg’s movies. These include references from Jurassic Park, Back To The Future and more which create such a fun experience.

This movie promises an entertaining time throughout and you have never seen a movie like it combining CGI and the real world to create an incredible blend of creativity. The ambition of this movie has certainly paid off and Spielberg ensures no lack of imagination.

You can watch the trailer below…


Reactions To Attractions Expert Rating:
  • 9/10
    Story - 9/10
  • 8.5/10
    Excitement - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Entertainment Value - 8.5/10
  • 9/10
    Cast Performance - 9/10


Ready Player One is a unique film unlike any other, it is a great blend of creativity and gives a brilliant story for an audience to be engaged with. We highly recommend giving this movie masterpiece a watch, it is great!

Patricia Grainger

Patricia Grainger is a Senior journalist at Reactions To Attractions, who has worked for multiple media organisations over the years. She is actively involved in the travel industry, writing extensive coverage in the form of articles and reviews.