Ready Player One

Ready Player One ★★★

I think this is fun. As entertainment go, I was mostly entertained throughout the whole film. I never read Ernest Cline's novel, so I have no clue if it's faithful or no, but it sure is damn fun. The thing I loved the most about the film would be its look. It looks quite pretty, some locations inside the Oasis are really a sight to see. I also found it to be well made overall. Sure, it becomes a bit of a cluster fuck by moments, but I think the big set pieces were a success overall. I really had fun with Ready Player One, but I know that it has many flaws. The pacing is a bit uneven by moments and the film could have been a bit shorter. I thought everything happening outside the Oasis was kind of dull and pretty "generic". I also hate the "corporate guys ready to do anything just to succeed" trope. I feel that it's sometimes used way too much in movies and I always have hard time believing it. It's a video game and they're like... ready to enslave kids or kill them just to get that goddamn easter egg. Also, I love pop culture references, but sometimes it was bit too much here. I don't mind seeing avatars of Batman, Deadpool or whatever, but when the way they sometimes talk about pop culture felt forced to me. My last complain isn't really a complain, but I don't know if there will be any re-watch value for me with this one. Sure it's entertaining, but it's not the first movie I would pick if I want to watch a blockbuster or something like that. With that being said, I think Ready Player One is still a fun film and it's really worth for the Oasis itself. The big set pieces are really crazy and fun.

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