Ready Player One
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Released in March 2018
plot : The film takes place in the year 2045, when much of humanity uses the VR software OASIS to escape the desolation of the real world. Orphaned teenager Wade Watts (played by Tye Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, and joins several allies to try to complete the game before a large company run by businessman Nolan Sorrento ( Ben Mendelsohn) can do so.
I finished the book a few weeks before watching the movie so the story was still very fresh in my mind. (I still have post my review though… ahem !)
The main lines were well respected but there were a few changes, especially concerning the 3 quests for the keys. They changed it but it stayed faithful, close to the book nonetheless.
A change I didn’t appreciate is about the High Five. They totally changed the dynamic by making them allies from the beginning of the movie. In the book, only Aech and Wade are close friends at the beginning. And the whole High Five gang only team up at a certain time when they realize that they’re stronger together.
The casting was well chosen ! I didn’t know any of the actors, except Simon Pegg, of course. Which was perfect because I only saw Wade, Samantha, Aech and co.
Overall, it was pretty faithful to the book and I LOVED seeing all these references on screen ! Music, video games aaah it was so so good ! I just wished they had taken more time to show us the wonderful world that is OASIS ! We barely spent time there in the movie, compared to the book !