Steven Spielberg’s latest masterpiece, “Ready Player One” is his true return to the summer blockbuster movies that gave him his start in the 1970s and 1980s. “Ready Player One” takes place in Columbus, Ohio, in 2045.The future of 2045 is very different from our present day, however. “Ready Player One” follows the story of Wade Watts, a nobody from Columbus who is trying to unlock the secrets of the OASIS and find a better life for himself. The visual effects of “Ready Player One” are breathtaking. “Ready Player One” is filled with 1980s and 1990s movie and television references; it is likely that your inner child will at least be excited to see something on the screen. “Back to the Future,” “King Kong,” “Jurassic Park,” “Excalibur,” and “The Shining” are just a small sampling of the movies “Ready Player One” expertly ties into its overall story. You can have zero knowledge of 1980s pop culture and still understand and enjoy “Ready Player One.” The main plot points of the story are not dependent on knowing what some random object is, but rather it builds upon the characters it establishes early on.
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