If you follow my social pages, you know I am a cosplayer and I love everything that has something to do with videogames, movies and so on, that’s why when I saw the trailer of the new Spielberg’s movie “Ready Player One” I thought I HAD to see it.
There are so many Easter Eggs inside this movie like Gundam, The Iron Giant or Tracer (from Overwatch), Batman and Harley Quinn! Also, you can see the characters using in battle some weapons from well known films (Aliens, Dredd…).
The soundtrack is awesome and brings you back to the past years, as most of the songs are famous 80s hits. Many other Easter Eggs are from those years (platform videogames and the car from “Back to the Future”, which is the car used by main character Parzival).
Any videogame player can easily relate to the main characters: sometimes we search for a way to escape our problems and we find it in books, films or videogames. Many of us were also bullied in real life as kids, while in videogames we could play the role of the Hero who saves the world, and we no longer felt weak. When multiplayer games appeared we started creating an avatar and interacting with other players, who had our same interests. Many of us found friendship, others also found love thanks to videogames and to our avatars. That’s exactly what happens in this film: people of all ages live between the real world and Oasys, a videogame universe to which you can connect thanks to a technology very similar to a PlayStation VR, and here they walk, fight and live as their avatars. At first it will remind you of the anime Sword Art Online.
The main characters start growing friendship bonds and love interests even before they see each others in real life, and they go on missions together in order to find three keys, hidden somewhere in this alternate Universe, which can be found only if you solve intricate riddles related to the videogame creator’s private life. If you are a videogame player, you will be totally in love with this movie, and you will hate to leave the cinema once it is finished. I wanted to watch it again and again as it brought back memories of when I was a child and watched my older sister play videogames before I started myself.
Videogames have been one of the most significant parts of my whole life, thanks to them I have known most of my best friends and I found my future husband in videogames and cosplay conventions. All the movie is based on the idea of finding these “Easter eggs” and solving the riddles, and this took my mind back to old videogames where there was the main story, but if you were curious enough to wander around searching for something more, you would end up doing some hidden mission or find some rare treasure. In the next days, I suggest you to spend 2 hours of your life going to the cinema with your geek friends as I did yesterday and watch this movie together. You won’t regret it!