Ready Player One seems like a cliche name for a movie, but when I came to know that Steven Speilberg is directing, I kept my eyes and ears open. Within the first scene of the film, my jaw went agape. The future was in front of me, and it looked glorious. Steven Speilberg redefined adventure genre for good.
The premise of the story is that there is a virtual world within our world where you can be anyone, and do anything you please. You have full liberty even to choose your own skin and create things with your imagination. When James Halliday, the creator of this Virtual World OASIS, died, he left three keys inside the game. Whoever grabs those three keys will inherit the empire left by Halliday. Everyone in the world is racing for the keys, and an evil corporation ‘IOI’ will do anything to win that inheritance.
The story of the film is gripping, the VFX is one of the best in a movie, and the direction is the typical genius of Mr Speilberg. One of the best parts of the movie was that it is an emotional journey rather than a treasure hunt. The elements of friendship and the fight of good against evil is the backbone of the film.
Ready Player One is the announcement of future gaming. In the coming decade, the world will be a different place than it is today. We will live in layers, we will have masks, and the bad thing about that we may forget who we really are. That’s what the movie teaches its viewers, to be themselves, and let the chips fall where they may. If you are true to your cause, you will surely win.