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READY PLAYER ONE Featurettes Look At The Story And Characters Of Steven Spielberg's Adventure - Movies In Focus
Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One (out now) is all about nostalgia. Nostalgia for people who are around the same age as Movies In Focus – people who grew up in the 1980s. It’s probably for the hipster kids too – and that’s likely the reason for the abundance of CGI. I’ll check it out, but I don’t expect it to hit the notes that it should. The Story Featurette The High Five Featurette The Synopsis: 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. Joining Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue [...]