Ready Player One

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Intense virtual reality adventure will dazzle '80s fans.

PG-13 2018 140 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 65 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 163 reviews

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age 15+

Colourfully animated thrill ride

Ready Player One is stock full of references to popular culture and involves an interesting easter-egg hunt in a world so crapsack that almost everyone has resigned to virtual escapism, even while they are forced to stack dilapidated (formerly) mobile trailers on top of each other... What is confusing however is the odd absence of any government, despite the society being portrayed as somewhat orderly-with obvious exceptions related to the plot. This government then shows up just in the nick of time... Like some kind of prescient script armour for the protagonist. The set design and worldbuilding is wonderful however, and the fast-paced animation is certainly a treat for the eyes. And for a movie about teenagers, the acting is also impactful and genuine... Maybe not best utilized by some silly plot moments.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
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Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 10+

Disappointing for book lovers

The plot changes seemed totally unnecessary, especially since the book plot was so much better! It's a good family movie that could be conversation starters about social issues and what each of us are responsible for as members of society. The book was awesome...they've ruined the movie by making too many changes.

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