Hey, it’s Garrett, and I’m definitely not a movie critic.
A few weeks ago, I signed up for MoviePass. It was $7.95 a month (it’s $9.99 a month, now, but they’ve been running specials every once in a while), and I get to see one movie per day. There are some restrictions, but for the most part, it’s super simple. You use an app, you check in to the movie you want to see once you’re at the theatre, and your special MoviePass Mastercard gets loaded with enough money to buy your ticket. MoviePass is accepted at the Regal Cinemas in Lima, as well as movie theatres in Celina, New Bremen, Jackson Center, and Bellefontaine.
Last week, I saw the new Steven Spielberg movie “Ready Player One“.
It’s set in 2045 Columbus, Ohio, and if that’s what Columbus looks like in just 27 years, we are in trouble, folks. Columbus, in 2045, is the fastest growing city in the world.
Life in 2045 is garbage, so people use a virtual reality headset to enter “The Oasis” in all of their free time.
But then, the creator of The Oasis dies. And they hid “easter eggs” all around this virtual world, and whoever finds them, gets control of it.
I’m not going to spoil it, mostly because if you have half a brain, you can probably guess how this story turns out.
If “The Goonies” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” had a baby, it would be “Ready Player One“.
Honestly, I don’t usually like movies like this. They’re predictable. But it wasn’t too bad.
Visually, it’s spectacular. The graphics, the computer simulated segments, look great.
The plot is fun and lends itself to being able to hold it’s own.
If you’re a pop culture aficionado, this is a super fun movie to watch, just to see if you can catch all the references. Fun Fact: If catch all the references, you’re some sort of freak.
Super predictable. My brother saw this a few days before I did and I asked him about the plot, knowing absolutely nothing about it, and I was almost 100% correct.
I felt the second hour of the movie drug on a bit. It seemed to just drill the same point home over and over and over again. We get it. Main character good. Villian bad. Move on.
Again, I don’t usually like movies like this, but if you’re an action/sci-fi fan, this is the movie for you. I’d give it a 6.9 out of 10.