Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

Sunday movie: Ready Player One – what you need to know

Ready player one sunday movie m-netM-Net brings us a sci-fi adventure directed by Steven Spielberg in the Sunday Movie slot this week.

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How is everyone’s Easter weekend going? If you’ve had your fill of excitement for the weekend and just want to chill out at home on Sunday, M-Net has your back and brings you Ready Player One in the 20:00 Sunday movie slot.

Ready Player One, a science fiction film set in a dystopian future, was produced and directed by the acclaimed Steven Spielberg. It is based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 eponymous novel.

Best quote from Ready Player One

Parzival: Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it’s a simple adventure story…
Art3mis: Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe.

Ready Player One Plot

The events of the film are set in 2045, in a world on the brink of chaos and collapse. However, people have found salvation in the form of OASIS, and expansive virtual reality universe created by James Halliday.

When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. An unlikely hero named Wade Watts arises.

WATCH: Ready Player One Trailer

Critics’ reviews

Lo and behold! For a change, the esteemed film critics out there actually liked a mainstream movie! Sandie Angulo Chen from Common Sense Media said “Steven Spielberg has lovingly captured the zeitgeist of 80s nostalgia.”

In addition, Jonathan Pile from Empire said Spielberg “has done the impossible by balancing sugar-rush nostalgia with an involving story to create a pure, uncynical, cinematic ride that recaptures the magic of his early films.”

Sandy Schaefer from Screen Rant wasn’t all that impressed with Spielberg’s latest work and said:

An impressive work of technical showmanship, Ready Player One nevertheless falls short of recapturing that old-school Spielberg blockbuster magic.

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The main cast and characters

  • Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts, aka Parzival
  • Olivia Cooke as Samantha Cook, aka Art3mis
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento, aka IOI-655321
  • T.J. Miller as i-R0k
  • Simon Pegg as Ogden Morrow, aka the Curator
  • Mark Rylance as James Halliday, aka Anorak the All-Knowing
  • Lena Waithe as Helen Harris, aka Aech
  • Hannah John Kamen as F’Nale Zandor
  • Philip Zhao as Zhou
  • Win Morisaki as Toshiro

Sunday Movie: Stats

  • Genre: Action, adventure, sci-fi
  • Runtime: 2 h 20 min
  • Age Restriction: PG-13
  • IMDB: 7.5
  • On air: Sunday, 21 April, 20:0 on M-Net, Channel 101.

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