It is said that people then try to escape from the reality of life, such as singles, through the online world of virtual reality. The so-called OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation). The players are called Gunter.
Gunters “play” OASIS to do various things. And be whatever they want. In short, by wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset all day long, Earthlings, living in slum houses, live a life of fantasy.
OASIS itself is a software simulator. Created by James Halliday (Mark Rylance). Who wears an avatar named Anorak in a virtual world. At one point, the creator of the OASIS died. However, before dying, he had left a will: a hunting game. That is, whoever manages to find all the Easter Eggs, in his virtual world, will inherit full control over the OASIS. Along with USD 500 billion!
Suddenly, it made a scene all over the world. Especially the Gunters. aka the OASIS players. One of them is Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan). A single who has ambitions to win the hunting game earlier. Who, usually, wears an avatar named Parzival in a virtual world.
To find all the Easter Eggs hidden in the OASIS, Wade Watts then formed a team of Gunters. They are: Sam Cook, aka Art3mis (Olivia Cooke), Helen, aka Aech (Lena Waithe), and brothers Daito (Win Morisaki) and Sho (Philip Zhao). The five of them then embarked on a super exciting adventure in cyberspace.
In addition to having to compete with the Gunters, Wade Watts and friends also have to face Innovative Online Industries (IOI). Led by Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn). Who also tried to win the hunting game earlier. Because they want to take full control of the OASIS.
Therefore, inevitably, the battle took place in cyberspace. Which, in the end, also affects the player in the real world. At first glance, the concept of Ready Player One is similar to The Matrix franchise. Starring Keanu Reeves.
Btw, one of the things that makes Ready Player One interesting is the appearance of various pop culture characters from time to time in the virtual world of OASIS. Starting from King Kong, Back to the Future, to the horror comedy Army of Darkness. In addition, there are also characters from various legendary video games. Wallin from Gears of War.
In addition, for those who want to reminisce, Ready Player One also presents various iconic vehicles from various old films and television series. These include Knight Rider’s KITT, The A-Team’s van, Mad Max’s 4th Falcon Interceptor, Speed Racer’s Mach 5, and Batman’s old Batmobile from the 1960s.
In the trailer that was released some time ago, there is a scene that shows Wade Watts entering a club at OASIS. The visitors are characters from various comics and movies. Namely: Joker, Harley Quinn, Deathstroke, Gundam, Chucky Doll, Shrek, Conan the Barbarian, Freddy Krueger, The Iron Giant, and Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings! Therefore, you could say, Ready Player One became a kind of Comic-Con party, but in the form of a movie. Pop culture fans will definitely feel pampered when watching this film for 140 minutes.