Real Player One (2018)

Real player one (2018)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Tie Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn 

It took me a while to see this movie, although I am a fan of Spielberg and he is a master of making fun films, this one just did not interest me that much. 

The story is set on the year 2045 in a world where people are immersed on virtual reality to escape life. The virtual world is called the Oasis and in there people can interact without really contacting each other. They play games and even have coins to purchase things in that world. When the creator of the world dies he leaves behind Easter eggs and clues for people to find and win a price including his will. Mr. Sorento is the villain, a CEO who wants total control of Oasis. Wade and his friend go against him trying to uncover the clues and win the contest. You can say the movie might be prophetic in a way because the way we are going as a society soon we will live in a virtual world and have no real contact with people. I see kids today sitting beside each other texting instead of talking, so we are not that far from that. 

The movie visually it was cool and had good effects. The reference to things from popular culture were cool, things like the car from Back to the Future, one of the challenges was in the film The Shinning and other things that are part of the challenges. I tried to get into the movie but I just did not fall in love with the story or the characters. I can’t say that it’s a bad film but at the same time I can’t say it’s a great film either. The concept was good but the story fell flat at least for me. For me the only thing that made it worth watching was the effects and avatars that some characters used in the virtual world. 

The movie also felt too long for me and since the story did not grab me I was really looking forward to the film to end.  Spielberg is known for long movies but they usually have a story that keeps you interested, with this film that did not happen for me. The battles scenes near the end looked amazing and I loved that they used the song We are not gonna take it. And when Chucky starts attacking that was also cool to see, the movie for me was more of good moments rather than a complete good film.

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