Ready Player One shows the audience what are life could be like in the future as technology continues to grow and become more important in our life. The video game OASIS, invented by James Halliday, is more important than the real world in people’s lives.
The heroes in the film are Wade Watts (Parzival), Samantha, Cook (Art3mis), H aka Helen, Daito, and Shoto. They are all true fans and lovers of the game. The OASIS is an escape from reality and lets them live the lives they wish they could. The villains are Nolan Sorrento, who is an employee of IOI. IOI is a corporation that invests in the game. When Halliday passed away he left behind a competition that rewards the winner control of the game and 3 trillion dollars. In order to win they need to find all the keys. Everyone wants to win the competition; however, everyone has different reasons and motives to win. In my opinion, the insiders are praised for being honest, smart, clever and they are all supportive great friends. IOI and Nolan Sorrento do not care about the game or Halliday while the insiders are genuine and show great compassion for the game.
The main tension of the film is between the heroes, who want to win the competition because they appreciate Hallidays and love the OASIS, and the villains who only want to gain power, money, and control over everything.
The OASIS is a community where people can come together and themselves. James Halliday, as said in the movie, was quirky and weird and created a community not only in the game where people can be themselves and relate to him.
A rhetorical vision portrayed by the heroes was righteousness and integrity because the heroes are trying to win the competition for the whole OASIS community’s wellbeing rather than just winning for themselves. I think the main moral of the movie is that they are sticking to what they believe and not giving up. All the heroes are relentless because they continue to try to figure out the impossible.
Pamela Hutchinson’s analysis is similar to mine and supports my perspective. She talks about how the OASIS is a place for outcasts, “geeks” as Pamela put it, to be themselves, and feel that they have a place to feel unjudged. I also agree with Anthony Sacramone’s perspective about how the movie did feel fast-paced and that the audience was just waiting until the big fight because they knew it was coming. However, Justin Nordstrom exclaims that the movie portrays people who are obsessed with video games. In my opinion, they are not obsessed but in the OASIS a lot because it feels like an escape from the real world and their problems. If their real-life kept them content, I don’t think they would be using video games all the time.
Ready Player One is a story that is set in a dystopian future in 2045 where the protagonist is searching for the easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, which led him to inherit the game creator’s fortune. The movie shows that when an opportunity crosses your path that you need to be prepared. As well as treasuring the people that one can meet on the way to success and success is not often achieve alone. In conclusion, I think that this film was successful in getting the story and point across. It was easy to follow the long storyline without losing focus on the main aspects of the story. I really enjoyed how the movie kept a consistent sci-fi theme.