Ready Player One (2018) - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

IMDB: 7.5
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke
Length: 140 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 145 out of 1000 found boring (14.5%)

One-line Reviews (528)

Story & Screenplay is very cliche' until the climax.

Though the OASIS is the virtual reality universe, the style of this setting is so realistic that is can cause some confusion, only adding to the film.

And all became quite boring for me.

Fast paced action, lot of good effects, tongue-in-cheeck comments and jokes.

The story is intriguing and facinating.

Enjoyable at times, terrible overall .

Rather, it relies on nostalgia to tell a fun, dynamic, and entertaining story that features all the glorious creations that we loved back when, well, back when Hollywood was still making glorious creations.

This movie is just boring.

Boring insult to the book .

Beginning with a riveting vehicle race featuring King Kong himself, it makes one wonder why Spielberg has never directed a movie based on an actual video game.

But they are also CGI overloaded, over-the-top, and usually hard to follow.

I really enjoyed it especially because of the music, since I really like more Old school Music like in the 80´s.

The Back to the Future music was starting to get a bit too cutesy and repetitive for me.

All the nostalgia driven pop culture references really got tiresome, as the film went on.


The story is simple but exciting: Reality bleak so people turn to virtual reality video game to get away from it, scavenger hunt, evil corporation wants to take control of the virtual reality video game, blah blah blah.

Boring and full of clichés .

Even Ben Mendelsohn, who normally specializes in effectively playing larger-than-life villains, seems bored and spends the interminable running time looking like he'd rather be anywhere else.

dull, empty and extrimely booooooring...

On top of this mix in a bucket load of pop culture from the last few decades and sprinkle it with a little Spielberg magic of old and what you get is a future classic destined to be watched every Christmas for years to come, think Goonies pumped full of adrenaline and you won't be far off the mark.

A mixed bag, but nevertheless offers up a world of exciting possibilities .

Just an overall action packed adventure that's not only for nerds.

It has a great, gripping plot and an array of colourful, quirky avatars.

boring .

As a comedy it's predictable, as a romance it's cringe worthy, and in fact all it has going for it is it's lame overuse of CGI and over the top action scenes.

And outside of an intriguing performance by Mark Rylance, there's not a lot outside of the effects.

That being said as a film (despite being insanely long) its on the whole quite enjoyable

Overall, an entertaining and charming movie worth seeing.

In the car race it was boring as it was just car noises and no music which lasted a couple minutes.

the quest for the first key in the book is engrossing .

The movie left me empty like someone you had cared about and trusted your whole life had just abandoned you and left you without even a good bye letter.

Visually, it's absolutely breathtaking with some of the best CGI you'll see.

But sadly, the two leads here are way too awkward and boring to carry the movie without a compelling script.

The concept isn't too original, and some of the character arcs are predictable, which is were I doc points for my score.

Despite all of the action, it's gets kind of boring after a while.

Ready Player One is a mixed bag, but nevertheless offers up a world of exciting possibilities.

This movie is VERY long, and sometimes gets very boring.

It's cheesy from the get go, dialogue, plot, but despite the explosions and mind boggling camera acrobatics, there's never any danger.

The story is remarkably fun, and engaging all the way; Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke prove to be a fairly good pairing that slowly develop a chemistry greatly supplied to the screen.

And all became quite boring for me.

There was only the PVP world they showed and it's absolutely pointless, background and gameplay mechanic lacking PVP that people are forced (!

hours of unexpected, edge of the seat fun!

The movie version was predictable and bland.

And moreover, it is so predictable that it goes in the pattern of MC succeeds-> Villain succeeds-> MC succeeds ->infinite loop.

Enough 80's reference points to keep you happy and a truly engaging (if a tad predictable in a good way) story to boot.

However, at some points the film lacked of story, just explosions and action without any relevant images, but I guess this is a film for entertaining and they did not wanted to create a piece of art.

Too damn boring .

This makes it exciting to watch, and re-watch.

This movie was mainly entertaining to me because I could look for all the eighties/ nineties movie Easter eggs.


Nostalgia aside, the story is quite average and predictable.

Everything is predictable and shock-full of plot holes, illogical behavior with a paper thin story and character development, I have no idea how this movie is so highly rated, and it's hard to believe that Steven Spielberg would put his name on something this bad.

As a person who has not read the book, I find RPO a very entertaining movie.

The storyline was very disjointed.

However, Ready Player One appears to take the easiest cliche's from the idea of the hero's journey and renders them as predictably as humanly possible.

From my wife a non gamer she enjoyed it and it was great watching it with no one around us!

That confusion has since become much greater having read the book, which by the way is AMAZING!

Some sequences in the novel featuring Morrow were very dark and exciting; they would've made for some dazzling set-pieces.

There is no doubt about the fact that how he can take a simple story in today's age where every other movie's theme is based into the future and turn it into a stunning,thrilling and equally engaging movie wherein you really dive into the character's world.

The opening scene where the world of OASIS is presented is a breathtaking and impressive spectacle.

Basically, empty.

A very bland movie with no big moments or challenging ones.

I found myself hating this film as much for the references (which were supposed to be a selling point but weren't even really references, just nostalgic wallpaper to cover over the fact that the stakes in this film were almost irrelevant as I didn't really care what happened to the central characters because they were bland, generic garbage) as I did the pacing, made for millennials, a never ending, never breathing, break neck pace full of sound and fury et al .

And, truth be told someone liked playing with the CGI buttons too much and we find ourselves watching everything in the Oasis for way too long.

The dull boy who solves the puzzles doesn't even go to school.

Great Movie, Worth the watch .

The film is based on the novel by Ernest Cline who says, despite a lot of critism by the fans, about the movie: but the heart of my book is there and the heart of my story and the whole theme and everything that I was trying to touch on is there but in a way that's cinematic and engaging...

What a great movie so enjoyable and entertaining.

Remember when Big Bang Theory showed up with the most cliché take on nerd culture.

Read the book and don't waste your money.

Wade is a mediocre character who dosen't change as a character which makes the whole adventure pointless and Samantha is a boring love interest (i'll explain later.

I almost walked out multiple times.

We watched this one on amazon but enjoyed it enough that I'll be purchasing The blue ray for our collection.

Total waste of time .

The legendary director weaves a coming of age tale that has the underdog battle the corporate Big Boss.

There are better movies out there but it is still definitely worth watching so if you get the chance, I'd sit down and watch it because it is great.

Instead, it's just one more of those super boring and predictable plots in which there's a clear end goal since the start and the hero will chase after it during the whole move, fighting vilains and making allies along the path.

Its simple because it is simple, its enjoyable because you bring your own experience and associations with you.

Sat on the 3rd row from the screen which was far too close and was ready to leave if the first five minutes sucked.

Cool but Predictable .

Don't waste your time or money .

Acting was great, but the characters were nothing close to interesting, just basic cliche stuff and very cringe worthy moments (which is better than nothing).

I almost walked out of the theater at least 4 times while watching the movie.

The story is simple and entertaining enough, though it doesn't have some plot holes and non sensical moments.

Exciting and full of easter eggs of popular culture.

Full of spectacular action sequences, breathtaking animations and an engaging storyline, this film is a delight to watch.

*end rantThis movie could have done a lot more with its setting, but it chose to be average and draw the widest appeal possible, yet sunnenly becoming rather pretentious by the end.

The plot points are largely a predictable trip, characters are somewhat forgettable and easily replaced.

Spy Kids 3D is one of my favorite childhood movies, not because it can be critically praised even to the slightest, but because it was simply entertaining to watch as a kid.

Movie is boring and total mess

Crammed with references to movies, video games and other pop-culture touchstones, this half live-action, half computer-animated production from director Steven Spielberg relies on nostalgia and eye-candy to keep viewers distracted from its toothless villain and predictable plot.

It has an anti climatic ending and overall very dull movie.

Engaging .

Visually impressive, but no story or soul or emotions.

They seemed dull (especially the main ones) and leave plenty of things to be wished for in this department.

I watched it with my friend who didn't know anything about this movie and we were not disappointed, in fact we enjoyed it a lot.

Ready Player One had some issues, but overall, I think it was an enjoyable film.

Boring PC formula garbage...

I used to be such a fan of his films but I have to admid his films are now dull and boring.

The other problem is that there are random, pointless random scenes in there such as at the beginning, when Wade narrates about the OASIS, the scene suddenly transitions to a 5 second scene of a hardcore little girl screaming on a bed.

Dont waste your time to this crap movie.

Lots of fun pop-culture references, but the clichés and PG-13 rating-environment unfortunately makes it a little dreary.

The romance was forced, the story was uninteresting and not compelling, the characters were largely underdeveloped, the exposition was lazy, and the humor mostly fell flat.

Although it was occasionally cheesy and maybe a bit too weird for some people, the movie was still very entertaining and funny.

But the movie was really entertaining and I loved every part of it.

Everything is so cliche it's like it's satire.

The concept was great but the storyline with all its plotholes and all the cheesy moments or the cheesy lines/jokes that came right before a predictable moment were just obvious indicators that this movie wasn't made for adults.

The action/chases are pulse-pounding, the visuals are engaging, and the entire film is littered with "easter eggs", or callbacks to 70s/80s nostalgia.

Movie is worth watching.

Fast paced, full of action and adventure, it transports you to another world, and you instantly relate to the protagonist.

..this is a poorly executed mindless .. pointless waste of time for anyone who knows the book .

The movie has a bunch of references to old school video games and it was predictable to know that of all the Atari games, the one that would be the special game to player was Adventure.

As they continuously play the first challenge, Wade is joined by intriguing avatar Art3mis (Olivia Cooke).

The movie makes you feel like you're in that world like you're one of the spectators/players whichever you wish to be it's so enjoyable and fun to watch makes you truly feel excited and thrilled along with the characters so there is never a stalled moment.


The visuals are stunning, and the characters are enjoyable, and you feel a real emotional connection, and actually care about what is happening to them.

Action packed and heartwarming, Ready Player One is a solid adventure that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good Sci-Fi or family film.

Yes the SFX were great, but the story was targeted for little kids and was way too long at 2h:20m.

The plot was good and intriguing and the CGI was great as i expected.

There's no plot beyond the idea itself.

Although not complex or subtle, the characters are engaging enough.

The part where Samantha is being saved is a bit boring.

Ready Player One is my second favorite movie of 2018, but it's hands down the most enjoyable movie I've seen this year, and one of the most enjoyable movies I've watched in my life.

Everything in here was WILDLY ENTERTAINING, all the adventures they had and Steven Spielberg took us a really joyful and awesome ride to the OASIS and also many references we wanted to see like characters in movie such as Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Batman, Chucky, Iron Giant, King Kong, Mecha-Godzilla,...

Entertaining .

It's way way too long for something with no plot.

The most stunning part of this film - and the reason I wanted to see this on the big screen and in 70mm - is that 80% of it takes place in the Oasis, the virtual reality world.

All in all, Ready Player One is something different, but it's so enjoyable.

It's visually stunning and has a complex-enough storyline to hold your attention.

The actors know that the plot and lines are all atrociously cheesy and gimmicky, and they embrace that, and that's why the movie was enjoyable to watch.

Instead, we get faux video game action that is about as exciting as watching Spielberg dressed up as a teen trying to fit in by playing XBOX: you are passive and wish to be interactive, or at least passively watching something you can care about.

Enjoyable for all ages .

While not perfect, 'Ready Player One' is simultaneously an exciting trip down memory lane...

It had alot of common elements that we see in ordinary action/sci-fi movies however, it had a very unique setting which made it very compelling to watch for 2 hr.

But its story is a bit cliche and close to average.

This was one of the worst movies seen in 2018.

The message of this film seems to be, that the more we are immersed in a digital world, the less connected we become in the real one.

Overall, this movie is a visually stunning, gripping Spielberg masterpiece!!

It did what Hollywood often does to complex stories, it dumbs them down ("simplifies them for the audience"), it uses stereotypes shamelessly ("uses archetypes"), and whenever things slow down, throws in explosions ("action sequence.

Great and entertaining film.

Add to this was great characterisation, a well rounded and intriguing story and some satisfying special effects, it is hard to imagine how the movie could be any better.

Slipping into this virtual world you are as likely to encounter King Kong as you are the T Rex from Jurassic Park (1993), the cast of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and the totally unexpected Overlook Hotel of The Shining (1980) and hilariously creepy "Chucky" too..Because Spielberg is quite the master of crafting giant spectacle with heart, you get some truly jaw dropping action sequences in the film, more so because we're inside VR and the filmmaker is no longer confined to the boundaries of what can be realistic.

boring one from spilberg .

The hacks aren't all poor luckily, the Shining homage is well done and entertaining.

The slow, considered journey of discovery in the book is replaced with some jaw-dropping action set pieces.

Worth the watch .

It was just too boring to watch.

Very enjoyable characters and excellent CGI.

I like the whole idea of being able to escape the real world for a digital and more enjoyable one (also kind of a cliche).

Despite being really excited to watch it, I found myself playing with my phone halfway through because I was bored.

Super boring!

The ending was magnanimously tiresome.

because it's goes on forever, and it becomes tedious and boring.

Don't waste your time.

It's time to level up and dive into Steven Spielberg's visually breathtaking pop culture Easter egg hunt 'Ready Player One'!

Great fun, thoroughly enjoyed it.

For me it was just boring.

The movie was amazing with spectacular visuals, great storyline and gripping action scenes.

In my opinion it was worth to add extra 30 minutes to movie but take more from book rather than squishing as much as possible in to chaotic and boring plot.

The animation is truly beautiful and believable, the many references to pop culture were very entertaining, and the film's overall message is immensely heartwarming.

Probably the video-game generation will love it but for those of us who grew up in the REAL world it's a snooze fest.

Boring millennial romp.

I literally stopped comparing it to the book within the first 15 minutes (it was that obvious) and just sat back and enjoyed it for the concept it ended up being.

When Art3mis was captured, I was afraid that it was going to turn into a 'damsel in distress' cliche.

Boring and predictable .

Interesting, engaging and well made movie, and definitely a great watch.

Sure, it had a predictable and generic storyline, but it was still entertaining enough for what it was.

Steven Spielberg has yet again made a good thought provoking movie that is enjoyable by all age groups (kids and adults alike).

This is one hell of an entertaining perfect movie.

It is a solid film and I really enjoyed it.

The OASIS is fun (maybe more for others, but I'm glad to say I thoroughly enjoyed The Shining visitation), but it's the back-and-forth dynamic between it and reality that's really well done and makes for lots of entertaining action hi-jinks (see the fooling of Sorrento).

Well worth the watch .

As for the plot and story, it was either too predictable or just didn't feel right.

The flick is also getting more suspenseful till the end.

NO STORY, BAD ACTING, and last of all, it felt like i was watching Spy Kids 3 as an adult the only difference is that Spy Kids 3 had good actors.

But while I enjoyed it well enough it didn't seem like a movie I would want to revisit.

I watched it on a 12 hour flight for free and it was still a waste of my money and time.

So for me this movie was a blast from the past and hugely enjoyable.

The scenes in the OASIS were visually cool but again bad dialogue and at times difficult to follow.

If you're expecting a faithful adaptation of the book or the second coming of Spielberg, you'll most likely be disappointed, but if you can set that aside, it's an enjoyable film.

Entertaining .

The characters are boring, partly because the acting is poor across the board, especially bad-guy Ben Mendelsohn who sleepwalks through.

Boring .

I think they blended the world perfectly and told a story worth watching.

The world of their future is barely explored except for the Oasis reality world, and the message of the movie is to rely on real world friends and real life, but we just spent a slow 2 some hours watching mostly ALL CGI worlds....

There is no character development whatsoever, everything is completely predictable, and there is no depth to the plot at all.

Yes it lacks that spielberg charm from other movies but is still worth watching.

Outside of the Oasis, the 5 actors who inhabit these characters are - to be honest - somewhat boring and lacking in screen presence and charisma.

The Oasis world CGI though was pretty stunning in parts.

There was a good flow to the movie and it kept its upbeat pace all the way to the very end, and that made for some entertaining stuff.

Predictable and a Bit Monotonous.

The avatar's are more engaging than the humans and part of the reason the film gets worse as it goes on.

I fell asleep twice, found a better movie to watch on tv (yes in btwn watching this one) ....

Its your typical Spielberg movie, some cheap thrills, some suspenseful scenes to keep the kids entertained and a few quips for the adults.

And after his rather dull film 'The Post', I was certainly hoping to experience the fun side of Spielberg.

Some scenes were way too long, dragged on, or unnecessary.

Behind the cinematic yet innovative camera work that recognises the ability of video game storytelling; sits a rather weak, formulaic and oft-times jerking plot.

from the beginning to the end it was exciting, it was thrilling and it kept on the edge of my seat.

From start to finish the story was entertaining and kept you engaged.

The story also feels really predictable, as you almost instantly know that the main character is going to make it and get the girl in the end, which adds a sense of boredom to the film, and takes a way the eagerness to continue watchingHowever, not all is bad.

The film is a dumbed down version of the book but its still a fun and exciting movie.

Unique Enjoyable Ride .

So I gave the book a go and really enjoyed it.

The overall film direction, moods, "plot twists" and characters are all just so bland, generic and manufactured, that it's tough to care about the characters and their "problems".

This is also the busiest film I've ever seen, but it's so hollow, so pointless, so formulaic and cliche'd, with poorly executed quite uninteresting scenarios and storyline.

They were stunning.

Through Spielberg's deft hand Ready Player One presents a colorful, exciting and strong story that may prove predictive of humanity's future.

I found it trite, puerile lacking in pathos and heart.

then you know it gets stale and tiresome pretty fast.

The film contains some of the most truly stunning visual effects I have ever seen rendered on film.

The dialogue is flat, dull and rarely funny.

After the first 10-15 minutes I wanted to leave.

They are just wonderful and amazing and heartwarming, especially for the older viewers who would find all of the 80's and 90's movie and video games references exciting.

It's funny, exciting, and a 10 stars in my book.. I would love to see a part 2 to this.

Don't take it too seriously if you read the book, or else you'll waste your time from what I've heard.

On an overall scale, Ready Player One is an endlessly captivating, entertaining & satisfying sci-fi adventure that effortlessly succeeds as an awe-inspiring ode to the genre that cemented Spielberg's own legacy, a heartfelt love letter to cinema, and one nostalgia trip that you may want to revisit again n again.

A very entertaining nostalgic ride.

Perhaps Steven Speilberg is becoming senile because this is the worst movie I've seen in a very long time.

Excellent CGI and acting, very action packed and great acting from Ben Mendelsohn.

With "Ready Player One", I was completely immersed and mesmerized the entire film.

With engaging performances from the leads and some eye popping special FX this is well worth a watch.

Why watch a movie if it is not fun, unexpected, and/or strange and wonderful?

Despite the fairness in its statement, the climax gets slightly unnecessarily preachy, it plays mostly with a dull acceptance.

CHARACTERS The characters are all bland.

definitely worth watching, and if you hadn't read the book, the plotholes ain't that obvious to spot out

The storyline was simple to follow and was very action packed from start to finish, flicking between the 'real' world and the 'virtual' world, reminded me a little of Avatar as it takes you to a completely different place whilst your watching it.

Entertaining and worth watching .

Breathtaking .

It ticks almost all the boxes: Amazing Picture, Engaging Story, Developed Characters, OK Villain, Fantastic Detail and a Great Soundtrack.

This movie is a geeky treasury of pop culture Easter eggs and has some stunning action sequences (the car chase scene is masterful).

He's pretty empty.


Like Spielberg's last release, The Post, Ready Player One is rushed, bereft of inspiration and predictable.

Super entertaining.

I-R0K could have been awesome, but instead he ended up being a pointless character.

Still, this world is guaranteed to entertain fans of nostalgia both young and old, even if the older crowd will find the basic plot formulaic and predictable.

Visually it is stunning and personally, for once the CGI enhanced the story because it was all about just that in a way...

Great mix of CGI with stunning camera work makes the visuals fits the fast paced action packed adventure.

Visually stunning and innovative work from spielberg .

There is a love story in the book, but it's a slow growing relation that is actually quite well written.

It's a great movie to watch, but if I didn't read the book first, I would probably enjoyed it even more.

I thought the actors were good, and even though there were many SWJ moments and plot devices, the film was so enjoyable to watch visibly and well crafted through how the curator and memories played a role in the puzzle, I was just enjoying the film the whole way through.

This movie is more entertaining than a game of Frogger

In conclusion, this is different from the book but still entertaining.

But way too long.

And it's not because of their characteristics but because their motivations are so boring and their backstories are poorly presented.

Ben Mendelsohn and Hannah John-Kamen were good but the characterization for their characters was not there, which made them look dull and boring.

It's basically a movie with cliches and references aimed at kids but being too bad to matter for anyone, literally (aside from critics warning that this will waste your time).

And the action can get pretty entertaining, accompanied with some nice animation.

I was awed by the world building and excited for the potential of the story, but all that excitement promptly shattered because I quickly realize that behind the visual epicness, the whole thing is just so empty.

Needless to say, while the film is more light hearted and action packed, the novel is more believable, and just has a more realistic tone.

This movie was action packed full of surprises and memories from childhood couldn't believe (spoiler alert)!!!

But it is pretty exciting (an emotion that Spielberg is good at creating, action-packed, and has some decent messages about humanity's dependence on technology, reality, and how technology can be both good and evil.

It's a fun fantasy film that is certainly enjoyable.

It's just an averagely good movie, nothing hugely special, but it's entertaining enough.

It was certainly a self-indulgent move by Spielberg to include references to his previous works, essentially showing off to the audience his success of pop-culture status.

All the twists were gone and exciting passages removed.

A nostalgia fuelled, thrilling love letter.

Any hope for real drama lost in the ultra-hi-tech CGI rendering, (the real star of the show), and the fast paced tweeny patter.

The only truly compelling reference is The Shining.

Ready Player One is enjoyable film to watch, based on an incredible novel by: Ernest Cline, especially if you play video games in VR: Virtual Reality.

This movie does a great job at being entertaining and light-hearted while also directing the viewers to have a serious look at the world around them and asks them simply to be apart of it.

In fact, they help deliver quite a thrilling final battle, the visual highlight overall.

You just force yourself to finish the movie even though you're really bored and slightly annoyed for the bad quality of the plot and the acting.

I just watched the film for a second time and I enjoyed it no less than the first time, I thought this doesn't happen any more...

I'd like to add I read the book before seeing the film and my friend saw the film before reading the book and we both came to pretty much the same conclusion, both the book and the film are fantastically entertaining and neither devalues the other, this is partly because pop culture is by its very definition so vast and diverse that it would be extremely rare for any individual to have both understood and enjoyed every reference made in either the book or film so both mediums have something for everyone, also, given some of the books content and structure it's plainly obvious why it could never have survived the transition to the silver screen intact, time constraints are a big factor and the budget required for the film is another huge one.

Waste of time if you're not a gamer .

This is the kind of movie you watch if you are bored and want to kill some time.

Yeah it does take unnecessary time to reach certain conclusions, but for the most part it will leave you on the edge of your seat.

A pure Spielberg master-creativity in bringing us one of the most nostalgic adventure movie with mind blowing VFX...

Too fast paced and chopped up.

Though the overarching plot was simple and mildly cliche, one can't say it didn't have them wanting to be a part of it.

Ready Player One the movie is a very standard and predictable story.

An empty avatar of a movie .

Same is true with Helen - she suddenly jumps in and within a few seconds it's like nothing happened and they always knew each other in the real world.

This is a great movie to watch if you're bored.

Nevertheless this film is a blast, with the combination of reality and cgi into an exciting adventure.

Entertaining and Fast Paced Action .

An important thing to mention that overall experience of on-line gaming community is presented in a correct way which makes this film more enjoyable for those who like on-line computer games...

Its boring and stupid, and every little detail that is set up for this world is just absolutely moronic.

It is enjoyable movie for all the generation.

While all of these engrossing features surely make Ready Player One something to admire, there is however, aggravating infections that dragged it down to near mediocrity.

Don't waste your time unless you can count past two on the gender scale.

Conceptually, it was worth the watch as there are some interesting ideas in the movie.

A Charming And Exciting Blockbuster That Reminds Us How Awesome Old School Spielberg Is .

If you're immersed in current games, movies, or have watched anything in the past 20 years, you'll find something to laugh at.

My advice is, watch when you are bored and from some streaming service or rent, this is not worth any purchase.

And I'm sorry, I find constant references to other (and usually better) movies a little tiresome.

Ready Player One is an entertaining, fast paced, action filled movie that will you keep you engaged and eager to find out what surprise is around the next corner.

Boring, choppy, and not original in any way .

It is alright for a bored Sunday evening.

Entertaining film - the book was better .

His only escape from this harsh and boring reality is a cliché virtual reality game that is actually a ripoff of Sword art online, a japanese light novel that was published in 2009 whereas a book, which this movie is based on, is published in 2011.

The novel had a lot of intriguing ideas, but they seemed slightly disjointed.

Maybe it's just badly paced, but it was just presented in a way that is so boring.

The novel kind of tired me out; even though I am of an age where I get *every* pop-culture reference, and played *every* video game, I got bored with the never-ending gushiness of it all.

It was really enjoyable.

For example, all the pages dedicated to explain how Wade spent most of his time wondering alone at the school premises, reading and learning on his own, wishing having better gear, money to travel and spend time in other worlds with other cool people completing cool quests, how he managed to find the first key ALONE and all what came after that, the massive global reactions of the people seeing for the FIRST time in YEARS a NAME at the billboard, and how he kept hanging out with Aech like nothing happened despite being the worlds´t famous person on earth...

Very entertaining, it is fantastic to admire the incredible action scenes, although if I had to highlight the bad points, well, I would say that this is a film without real motivations, we do not get to feel a great attraction for the characters, each seems to represent an archetype already established without new samples of originality, the creativity of the film lies with its visual presentation, not with its characters which end up being simply averages.

It's enjoyable to watch and very different from usual movies.

Talk about "formulaic.

Axes swing from all angles, blood-filled hallways running like a river smashing up against walls all while characters are shouting and screaming yet everything can be heard clearly and from every direction the director intended, the final scene is just mind blowing and is leaps and bounds ahead of anything I have heard before.

With that being said you just hope the finish product is enjoyable/entertaining enough to stomach and THIS MOVIE FITS THE BILL.

It had a great plot and it was enjoyable seeing all the pop culture references.

Great design and very entertaining.

I absolutely loved the soundtrack and the CG effects in it, the mix of realoty and games was very entertaining and made up for the fact it was nothing like the book

These real world scenes are handled well enough but compared to the incredibly action packed and existing scenes within the OASIS they drag and are honestly quite boring at points.

But I read it, and generally enjoyed it.

Ready Player One offers some good scenes, like the race to the first key or the Shining sequence, but the weakness of the plot and the prodigiously uninventive directing rapidly leads to boredom.

Even some of the parts got some tin-tin touch, the animation merging with reality gave it to an unexpected vibe, you will sometimes get lost to differentiate about which world is real, it's feel like 2045 is colliding with 3045.

The story itself is black and white, moving fast paced through a nerd's ultimate dream: be the chosen one, find and save the hot chick and become the savior of the world.

I wouldn't like to turn this small review into a sermon, but : if I were the parent of adolescent children, I would use the movie as a starting point for a discussion about, say, the rewards and dangers of vicarious living and the sad waste of a life used for silly trivialities.

The characters are allowed to spend time in the place and it ends with a compelling lesson.

The use of science fiction inspired scores is very tasteful and keeps things playful and suspenseful where needed.

That's what made it so compelling and hard to put down.

Surprisingly engaging movie.

If you want to go and waste two and a half hours of your life watching a movie about a guy full of various complexes that couldn't even kiss a girl in real life so he made a virtual reality game where he can finally have friends, go ahead.

Watch it only if you want to enjoy A LOT of references to nerd-culture of the 80s (and some 70s and 90s) woven into a boring "story".

My wife and I watched this at home on DVD from our public library and found it thoroughly enjoyable, even though we are grandparents and far removed from the virtual reality, gaming crowd.

The pacing was off, the story was choppy and the writing was barely decent.

And, truth be told someone liked playing with the CGI buttons too much and we find ourselves watching everything in the Oasis for way too long.

To experience a death match on that planet must also be extremely energetic and exciting.

How it presents everything The film is also entertaining.

Though, nostalgia aside, Ready Player One has some issues outside the three big challenges (all shown in the trailer: the race, the Shining, and the humongous fight), the film is rather dull with a lot of emphasis on explaining.

Exciting, spectacular, funny, the best blockbuster of 2018 so far.

Set in a dystopian world where people escape the grim real world for an exciting virtual one, the movie resolves around a virtual-world search for keys that will grant ownership of the entire enterprise to the finder.

This Spielberg film is epic, both visually appealing and a decent (albeit cliché and predictable) story.



Ready Player One is a very entertaining movie.

After making some drama movies, Spielberg was able to return on making fun entertaining movies again, like when he made movies that were fun such as "Jaws," "Hook," "Jurassic Park," "Minority Report," and many to count.

I was okay with most of the 'reality' bits, but bored with the avatar VR segments.

This is definitely Spielberg's most entertaining movie in YEARS.

All actors were fine for the roles and in the end the adventure is enjoyable.

Totally pointless, predictable, dull and boring.

It is important to slow down, and enjoy the people and the moments that are happening right before your eyes, instead of just flying to the next gaming mission in a hope to level up and accomplish achievements that in reality, mean very little.

It looks stunning, it's got a good story and as a 34 year old I can sit back and take in all the references to my childhood.

While the first race sequence offers an adrenaline high & jaw-dropping thrills unlike anything in recent years, one particular standout is the film's tribute to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, ingeniously recreating the setting, mood & atmosphere of that horror masterpiece right down to a tee.

Nevertheless, definitely worth watching.

Best thing this movie movie has is, it serves you enjoyable 140 minutes without becoming boring.

Long, obvious and predictable.

Throughly enjoyed it.

It seems everything Hollywood regurgitates nowadays is CGI and empty boring writing.

There were a lot of "cameo's" from game characters but they were all boring, I wanted cameo's with awesome things being done.

I'm sure that would feed the flame of those reviewers that somehow found this film to be boring.

The story was entertaining throughout.

All films he made are all entertaining.

Having said all the above, the CGI was excellent and the premise fairly engaging (if ultimately a little childish) which, on balance, dragged the whole affair to just above average for me.

Greatly entertaining, visually stunning geekfest...


If you want to see a more adult film, "2047 Virtual Revolution" I found entertaining.

Boring and too easy going...

The movie looks great, and the visual effects are breathtaking.

One of the more enjoyable movies I have seen in the last year .

Ready Player One is more than just a nostalgia-fueled adrenaline rush.

If the stunning visuals, socially relevant issues, and refreshingly creative plotline don't win you over, then the millions of pop culture references and Easter eggs have got to.

The lack of plot line continuity also made the movie hard to watch.

The way the easter eggs and mysteries are solved get pretty repetitive and sometimes the characters get to discovers things out of nowhere.

empty .

A waste of time.

They made it bit differently from book, but still very entertaining.

While it's certainly cool to notice small nods to familiar franchises, it's rather pretentious to load a movie that is over two hours with non-stop excess of everything loved by nerds over the past decades.

And It's sad when todays movies feel so empty and cheap and then our fav directors following the same pattern that makes us hate movies.. Like Black Panther, all marvel crap, Disney tearing Star Wars apart til there Is nothing left etc.. All this destruction of Film as an artform Is actually pretty scary.

From watching the trailers, all I knew is it would be pop-culture filled, and hopefully an exciting tribute to everything relating to video games and film from the 80's.

Not Oscar materiel but then neither was Star Wars or Back to the Future, and look what boring rubbish did win top awards in the 80s - Driving Miss Daisy was one - seriously!

The leads are un-engaging, the story has been done a thousand times before, and the dialogue is just embarrassing.

If you take away all the self-indulgent references to 80s pop culture, you end up with a really disappointing shell of a movie.

The graphics and visual effects are stunning even more stunning that the cast and story of the movie.

It's fun enough, but somewhat confusing, relying on special effects to handle the inconsistencies in the lack of continuity and abrupt changes in the character relationships unexplained by the script.

The depth, beauty and vibrancy of the OASIS creates an awe inspiring, fantastical world that you can only imagine experiencing.

An uninteresting and unexplored dystopia .

This movie follows the excitement and thrilling action of the book...

Actually it is more entertaining to play a game .

The importance of reality being the ultimate and most enjoyable game was one I could get behind and in these times an important one to remember.

Obviously a lot of work went into this, along with a thrilling music score and superb sound-design.

I thought this was a whole lot of entertaining fun.

Entertaining .

While the film is thin when it comes to an effective plot and engaging characters, Ready Player One is still an enjoyable journey down memory lane.

If you actually just watch this movie and enjoy it for what it is you'll see that it's visually exciting!

A Visual Masterpiece and An Entertaining Sci-Fi Flick .

IF you're an adult in his late 30's, you will be bored and feel uninterested by the time the movie reaches its climax.


The only problems I have with the story is that the main character is an orphan but I don't know if he is technically an orphan since he's 18, but it's a tiresome cliche to have nowadays.

I just hate how this studio has turned such an intricate, thought-provoking, and plausibly crafted storyline into something so average and formulaic.


Very entertaining and fun.

The action scenes are honestly dull because there's too much going on and we know what will happen anyway.

And the people running around in the streets, in the real life, while wearing VR headsets is straight out moronic, but the bright colours, flashing lights and empty action scenes should keep the kids in their seats, chewing their popcorn.

The characters were flat, the movie was nog engaging, storyline was boring (makes me lose interest in ever wanting to read the book) The 80's reference are all not that special and note worthy really.

The visuals are mesmerizing and spectacular as one minute the characters are racing down a freeway being chased by T-Rex and King Kong, then we see Chucky from "Child's Play" is making a cameo inside of the DeLorean in a dramatic and intense final act, with a humorous stop by the Overlook Hotel along the way.

Despite this, it is quite fun, entertaining and with excellent special effects, very good for entertaining us.

Spielberg out did himself with his creative vision of this retelling of the novel, and the visuals were positively stunning.

The comedy was hit or miss, but the action was thrilling!

The adventure that is the hunt for the "Easter egg" is extremely entertaining and so much fun to watch unfold.

There's some entertaining moments, and...

Some scenes that left massive impacts in the novel felt rushed, such as Wade meeting his friend Aech in reality, which ignores a rather humorous revelation, and especially the ending, which seemed very abrupt in the wake of a riveting, near hour-long climax.

This really is an action packed, spot the movie reference version of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Aside from the fixated smile on your face, it is easy to get caught up in the engaging story and the genuine humour.

Admittedly, having the read the book just makes it more frustrating, as so many exciting and entertaining elements were omitted in the movie.

Anyway, both of them are fascinating.

This does affect somewhat Tye Sheridan's performance, shining in the chemistry with Cooke but elsewhere it's somewhat bland and cold.

Enjoyable - even if you're not a teenage gamer.

Trite, garbage and not even sentimental (which honestly would've been a tad better).

Plus, why even change it at all if the format was initially foolproof to begin with and you could legitimentally just copy and paste the blueprint while, in the end, birthing a more compelling and dynamic story, while even saving some funds!

Really original, enjoyable and likeable.

Two words: Beautiful and thrilling.

The movie is too long.

Uninteresting characters and an uninteresting story are a bad mix.

It has cool visuals, entertaining action sequences, and a surprising amount of heart.

I thought the idea was a little cheesy at first but I forgot about it really fast it was really fun to watch with the characters, the visually stunning...

Somehow we're just supposed to cheer over and over again for pointless old movie/game references that serve no other purpose than to just show them for "pop culture coolness", Yey.

A quite entertaining film with moments dedicated especially to pop culture, especially gamer culture, I think that many characters, especially young people, will especially enjoy this work for its enormous amount of direct and indirect references to this genre.

All the "gaming-puns" are ridiculous and poor attempt at intertextuality that wanted to make the movie more engaging but it made it pretentious.

Tye Sheridan's performance is occasionally quite dull and I'm not a fan of Ben Mendelssohn's really wierd portrayal of the antagonist, Sorrento.

It's basically an ordinary boy saves the virtual world & the real world and getting the girl he loves scenario, yeah it's a generic story but the execution makes it quite entertaining and fun to watch.

An enjoyable diversion on a plane or anywhere else.

I must say that I was surprised with the result of this movie, because it was actually rather entertaining.

The action in this movie are exciting, and really enjoy hearing some familiar songs that appeared in the movie.

Wow breathtaking, the only thing I regret about this film is not seeing it in the cinema.

To start with while the pop culture icons was an enjoyable feature at first the fact that some images came and went so fast that you couldn't keep up and that they were popping up from the beginning to the end of the movie began to take its toll.

Music, visuals, actors, and how entertaining it was, from start to finish.

i really enjoyed it .

Entertaining .

That being said, it is too long as happens too many times when unlimited budget meets the dream of a master storyteller.

a book as time to slowly build something, it is time to develop characters, it can be as quick or as slow as it wants.

Dont waste your time reading the reviews, just watch it.

I'm really glad I gave it a chance because I really enjoyed it.

More than just a nostalgia-fueled adrenaline rush .

Such an entertaining film!.

I recommend both this movie and book; both were fun and both will keep you on the edge of your seat!!

Although I enjoyed the many 80s references and, if you will excuse the pun, the Easter Egg pop culture references for those in the know, the live action parts were far more enjoyable for me.

This is a fun and enjoyable movie though too.

The premise is dull, and the whole virtual reality thing has not been something that has gripped my attention.

I really enjoyed it, and that doesn't happen very often for me with recent movies and TV shows.

If you've read the book, this movie is an absolute torture.

and it's practically unwatchable.

It was a fun ride that also had serious, suspenseful, and clever action-packed moments.

This was just a waste of time, and younger folks, helk anyone that knows nothing about the subjects foretold long ago, would do better to simply read classic science fiction from the greats, and numerous anime from 20 years ago that already covered these subjects in player one much much better and thoroughly.

I love video games & sci-fi movies, I grew up in the 80's and haven't read the book, and considering the amount of complaints on here from people who read the book that seems to be a good thing going into this movie, so seemingly this movie should be a good fit, yet this was one of the most boring, illogical and bland movies I've seen in a very long time, and I've seen several really bad movies lately.

Its entertaining, descent story .

Exciting developments and almost tearfull ending.

I found this an enjoyable , inoffensive watch with plenty of action, fantastic locations and stuff blowing up.

The actors were so dull.

Don't waste your time.

It's a joyful and colourful spectacle to watch that is also suprisingly entertaining.

Watching the movie, I left feeling quite empty.

As a fan of the book I was dissapointed and as a movie fan I was bored.

It's way too long and even with the 80s theme and the music it still doesn't make for good viewing.

Every character feels like a cliché.

Their in-person interactions should've established a more genuine chemistry and romance because they're seeing their non-avatar bodies for the first time and they lived up to their expectations, but in the end it's just another formulaic, hasty Disney channel-esque love story.

So messy and boring, very disappointed.

A Fun Enjoyable Fantasy Film.

Thoroughly entertaining.

Boring and illogical, certainly not for fans of video games.

This makes for a much more engaging experience, coupled with video games/film being easier to replicate visually than via the printed page.

Wade and Samantha's relationship in the real world bored me and both actors' talent remained untapped.

Watch this movie when you are super bored or greatly hung over and need something easy to rest your eyes on while having your brain on standby.

But since tv series these days tend to stretch beyond the tedious,I doubt it will do the book any justice.

While fun and enjoyable, there's nothing really gripping or compelling about this movie.

More importantly, it was just BORING.

I would have preferred if Steven Spielberg made the movie a bit more of his own, but it was still an enjoyable ride.

However, I feel like the story in the real world wasn't particularly strong, it was just very bland and by the numbers.

In a day and age where everything is either a remake or "comic" movie, this concept is fresh and engrossing.

Boring story, boring characters, boring effects, nothing works .

Surprisingly entertaining .

There are references to gaming history, but far more to film and other aspects of pop culture, most of them very dated, and possibly tedious for younger viewers.

Ben Mendelsohn is just great at playing the villain I guess and Tye Sheridan is sooooooooo boring as our lead character!

However, there is still some tedious flaws in this movie that left me completely disappointed because it had so much potential.

Everything about the movie was exciting and kept me on edge which I loved and all the video game parts made it much more entertaining!!

Finally, there are a bunch of plot-holes, but I can forgive a movie like this for plot holes IF the movie is good, and sadly, after the first third, this was ho-hum.

It is too long and I found it got quite boring.

A weird, frenetic story accompanied by those nerd type youngsters, having every answer to every machine-human interaction, in seconds, while everything else tumbles upside down, story elements that do not fit together or make no sense, and in between those reminders of that humanity is at loss, and we all have to cope and destroy whatever cliché evil together.

A waste of time for the rest of the real world.

The "hunt" itself is pretty boring.

One of those films where one is truly immersed in a world filled with a non-stop sense of wonder.

Spielberg does an excellent job to keep you awestruck and on the edge of your seat for the entire duration and when you finally reach the climactic ending, you will not want to leave the world you have just invested in.

Stopped watching in 20 minutes, boring at all!

Ready Player One is an adrenaline pumping CGI marvel.

Parzival is your average Spielberg hero -- pretty, but empty.

My ignorance of these matters makes it hard to follow the plot in something like this.

This is a completely thrilling movie.

A great feel-good movie, with an exciting story.

The movie is different from the book, because it's boring to view two guys playing Joust against each other.

Overall this is an entertaining enough popcorn flick.

The story is actually clever, thrilling and has an intense third act that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The book had a lot of slow part I like how certain aspects of finding the keys they changed for the movie.

They were action packed.

But deep inside, this taco is empty.

If you go to movies just for CGI, hollywood propaganda and no story...

An unpredictable move executed by the mighty Spielberg wasn't so frustrating.

But as a grown up person, there're some points I don't like about this movie, such as, the villain is so boring, and the side characters as well.

After a 'climactic' (or cliche could be used) car chase and ending back up where you started in the 'stacks' the common folk storm out to confront the big bad who was chasing you.

Great SFX overshadowed by an infantile and dragged out story .

I enjoyed it very much due to the mix of nostalgia, and pop gaming references.

I was pretty Excited for this Movie the first Trailer had me Pumped but the main selling point of this Movie are the POP CULTURE REFERENCES that are not Subtle one bit an this Movie Rely's on this very Heavily its pretty much all the movie has to Offer cause besides the Endless References this is a Very Plain Movie with Mediocre Acting, a Predictable Story, and Action that was Passable it has so Much going on, it starts to be a Little Boring.

I didn't read the book, and I honestly don't care to at this point now that I've seen the movie, so I can't attest to how accurate or faithful the movie is to the book, but from what I saw on the screen, this is one of the most entertaining movies of the year.

If you are thinking about seeing it I would highly recommend it.

Quite worth watching...

This movie is definitely worth watching.

Visually Stunning .

And throw in a hot girlfriend who is sad because of a contrived backstory and she is not pretty enough in real life.

It features a plethora of cameos from movies, video games and even music, with some breathtaking CGI to back them all up.

Thus it reached for the sky but ultimately only made to enjoyable mediocrity.

Feels so empty for a Spielberg movie.

I actually highly recommend it!

Super Boring / Terrible .

Empty your mind, forget the book then watch the movie!


The special effects are simply stunning, soundtrack is nostalgic and fitting and the pop culture references are a joy to those of us of a certain age and inclination.

Enjoyable .

informative .. and intriguing ....

The visuals were absolutely amazing, the storyline made sense and I loved the concept, whenever a 80's tune would play in certain scenes I could not control my joy and would have a massive stupid grin on my face, spielberg mixing fututaristic theme with music and references from the 80's and 90's was just so entertaining and amazing to see.

Bore-a-thon yawn

The animation was really well-done, but the live-action segments felt very dull in comparison.

Ready Player One takes a very interesting sci-fi concept and destroys it with campy CGI, bloated action, and a sickening amount of nostalgia that feels rather forced than enjoyable.

And then we come to the general story: kids living in a cliche ratty future who rely on a really weird dude's game to get rich.

The movie was entertaining and certainly worth watching.

That being said, Ben Mendelsohn as the villain, Nolan Sorrento, gave an awesome performance, and the character itself is very compelling, and it could be the best depiction of a clumsy villain I see in years.

It's just a enjoyable movie.

This book was basically a giant (and entertaining) adventure in nostalgia.

Strange but good because Ready Player One is a very entertaining movie and it's well made.

If you are over 25 don't waste your money.

The film has really unexpected turns that you wouldn't expect in a film like ready player one.

It has heart, a compelling story and ideas that don't seem too far from reality.

Stay away if you were hoping for a remotely engaging dystopian adventure.

I love the storyline and all the characters and the friendship overall it was an exciting, entertaining and just a great film!!

He has an affective personal history that strongly supports the story, and his final monologue is quite absorbing, especially coming from a doddery old soul lost in his own world.