Ready Player One

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Ready Player One is a science fiction action adventure film released in 2018, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline. The film takes place in a dystopian future where the majority of the population escapes into a virtual reality world called the OASIS to escape the bleakness of their everyday lives.

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2011
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"Ready Player One" is a science fiction novel by Ernest Cline, published in 2011 and later adapted into a film directed by Steven Spielberg in 2018. The story is set in a dystopian future where most of humanity spends their time in a virtual reality world called the OASIS, created by a brilliant and eccentric game designer named James Halliday. The plot follows protagonist Wade Watts as he competes in a high-stakes treasure hunt within the OASIS, with the winner gaining control of the entire virtual world.

The book and the film have been praised for their immersive world-building, imaginative storytelling, and references to pop culture. The OASIS is a richly detailed and immersive world, filled with countless references to 80s pop culture and video games, as well as original creations by Cline. The novel and film explore themes of escapism, friendship, and the consequences of unchecked corporate power. The virtual world of the OASIS serves as a commentary on modern society's obsession with technology.

While the book and the film differ in some respects, both have been celebrated by fans and critics alike for their originality and imaginative storytelling. Upon its release, the novel was a bestseller, while the film grossed over $580 million worldwide.