7.8/10
101,806
1,003 user 448 critic

Ready Player One (2018)

Trailer
2:29 | Trailer

Get Showtimes

In 13 theaters near Frankfurt HE DE [change]

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay by), (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
Popularity
4 ( 1)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Black Panther (2018)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake.

Director: Ryan Coogler
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
Tomb Raider (2018)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.

Director: Roar Uthaug
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins
A Quiet Place (2018)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Director: John Krasinski
Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

Director: Brad Peyton
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Stars: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Thor is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, which is at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.

Director: Taika Waititi
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Director: Jake Kasdan
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart
Deadpool (2016)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

Director: Tim Miller
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

Director: James Gunn
Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Game Night I (2018)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler
Der Sex Pakt (2018)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night.

Director: Kay Cannon
Stars: Kathryn Newton, John Cena, Leslie Mann
Ataris Reise (2018)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Sho
...
...
...
...
...
Mrs. Gilmore
...
Lame Tattoo Guy (Reb)
...
Kira
Edit

Storyline

In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-aka the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS. Written by Warner Bros.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Break Free See more »


Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 April 2018 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Igrač broj 1  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,764,050, 1 April 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$127,375,886, 24 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$484,305,881, 17 April 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nick Robinson, Nat Wolff, and Dalton Vaughn were considered for the role of Wade Watts/Parzival before Tye Sheridan was cast. See more »

Goofs

On the scene set in the town against brick buildings, there's a banner for a car park with an 0121 phone number on it. As the film was shot in Birmingham (UK), they'd left this in. See more »

Quotes

Anorak: The keys aren't just laying around under a rock somewhere. I suppose you could say they're invisible, hidden in a dark room that's at the centre of a maze, that's located somewhere up here.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The studio logos at the beginning of the movie run slightly faster than normal. See more »

Connections

References Eine total, total verrückte Welt (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand on It
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Instant Classic
20 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

I honestly didn't think that Spielberg had another crowd-pleasing actioner left in him. For the last decade or so his focus has been on more realistic period dramas and character pieces. His attempts at grand action spectacle (the underrated Tintin aside) were underwhelming. But who knew he had this left in him?

This film is an absolute blast. It seamlessly combines reality and animation into one big, exciting adventure. I'm still not completely sure how it pulled it off. I was absolutely amazed at how seamlessly the film merged animation with reality (I'd say only perhaps 1/3 of the film takes place in the "real" world) and gave the obviously digital environments emotional and kinetic weight. That's a very hard balance to pull off and this movie doesn't even raise a sweat. In fact, some of the best scenes revolve around the absurd mix of online and real existence. Pretty much every scene in Sorrento's soulless corporate HQ is a riot because of the seriousness with which they take their involvement in this silly online world, made even more ridiculous by the motions they all make in their VR suits as they react to unseen perils like well-dressed mimes.

I have no doubt that this film will receive a lot of flak for its reliance on pop culture artifacts. And there's some truth to the criticism. The best scene in the movie is when one of the characters waits in an almost meditative trance during the fight scene until he cries out "form of a gundam" in Japanese and awesomeness ensues. Would this scene work as well if it hadn't been a recognizable brand? No question it wouldn't. And that goes for an infinite array of references, from the Iron Giant to the Delorean to an absolutely perfect Overlook Hotel to Chucky ("Oh God, it's f*%@ing Chucky" has got to be the second greatest line in the movie).

But to say that this is nothing but leaching off others' success is unfair. The references are there for a reason. This is a Geek movie, and for geeks this sort of referencing is how they approach the universe. It'd seem odd if there were no open pop culture references in a free-for-all online world. More to the point, the film has a lot to say about online culture and the isolating effect it has on people. The film isn't all pretty colors and film references, it deals with issues like how real the connections we form online actually are, the ever-decreasing distance between fantasy and reality, the importance of community involvement, and all sorts of identity issues that arise when we can hide behind avatars. Not that I'd call the film overly deep or anything, but it's certainly more than just a collection of pop culture references thrown together with minimal plot.

The characters are all good fun. Parzival and his mate Aech are just like a lot of friends I know online, although Parzival's shallowness gives him a good obstacle to overcome. Art3mis is a bit more driven and has goals that take her further than just being the best at a video game. Parzival has a major cyber-crush on her, which is something of a problem. Daito and Shoto are somewhat more distant online rivals. All of them have great moments, but most come after their true selves get revealed around 2/3 of the way through the film. Some of them are very surprising (don't look at the cast list) and they are all funny together. Krennic's director Sorrento is a great villain. He's so full of himself and contemptuous that his appearance in-game as a muscular brute in a business suit dealing with mystical things he cares nothing about is a blast. And when he's cornered he can be hilariously practical. His online minion i-R0k is also priceless, the sort of super badass dude living in his mom's basement that you can only find in video games. Mark Rylance steals every scene he's in as the vaguely Wozniakian creator of the game. He's a rather sad figure, one who could never handle reality with such aplomb as he does the world he designed. I was surprsed to see Simon Pegg as his co-founder, a somewhat wasted role but nicel different from his more usual fare.

And I really really didn't think Spielberg could pull this off. It's hard to write a love letter to your favorite films when you're the creator rather than consumer. I'd have been more comfortable with some younger director who grew up on these films. I mean, his works aside I can't recall Spielberg ever displaying much interest in video games or Japanese pop culture (post-Kurosawa at least). Yet this film depends on its immense love of such elements. Perhaps a lot of it comes from the screenplay by the novel's author and Kal Penn, two people eminently qualified to pull this off. But it could never have succeeded without the passion of the maestro himself, and succeed it does. I went in with low expectations and had an absolute blast. But more importantly: I understood that reference.


210 of 348 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 1,003 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial