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At the Movies: March 30

March 29, 2018

Ready Player One

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). 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. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

PG-13. Fantasy/Thriller. Directed by Steven Spielberg. 2h 19m.

What the Internet Says

“Spielberg has seemingly done the impossible: balancing sugar-rush nostalgia with an involving story to create a pure, uncynical, cinematic ride that recaptures the magic of his early films.” ­­– Empire

“‘Ready Player One’ is so cool, fun, fast-paced, and emotionally satisfying, that it demands a second and even third viewing.” – Forbes

Our Take: Steven Spielberg fans – you’ll dig this big-budget blockbuster for sure!