When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I wanted to see it, but I didn’t have a lot of hopes for it being good. Then I saw it, and it turned out much better than I thought. The trailer shows a lot of crazy things with characters from everywhere. Ignore that. It’s a small part of the movie, and it’s not really the characters, just player avatars. So you don’t need to know who is who and where they come from since they won’t act like the characters they’re based on. However, it is still great to see what a world would be like if video game enthusiasts ran it.
The movie is about the online game known as the Oasis. It is like a second world, and most people prefer to be in there since the real world sucks. There keys in the game that are like easter eggs, and the first player to find all three of them will get ownership over the Oasis. Our main character, Parzival, is a regular guy in real life. But in game, he becomes famous for finding the first key. He is joined by others do find the 3 keys before a greedy corporation does so they can keep the game free.
The story really feels like a throwback to old times. There is a simple boy meets girl romance, they want to fight a big, evil corporation. And, for some reason, the references are mostly from the 80’s to 90’s despite being set in 2045. Guess nothing great came out after that time until the Oasis.
The world of the Oasis is all CG, and it works really well. The real world is pretty interesting, too. I’m glad the real world is more than just our current world. You get to see a lot of technologies and how people live. Though some things are still pretty familiar. I’ll just chalk it up to most people we see being too poor to afford the cool stuff.
The movie gets some pretty flashy and intricate scenes, but it doesn’t become difficult to follow. It strikes a real good balance between having something interesting all over the place without overloading the audience. The visuals are great all over and the actions scenes are fun and different each time. I so want the Oasis to be real as soon as possible. I would be one of those types in there.
The story is really old-fashioned. A small group fights against a large corporation and wins the heart of the common people. But it’s still a fine story that brings back some fun memories. The characters are pretty cool. Most of them have some hidden depth, but not much. Mostly, come for the great world and scenes. It is a treat all the way through.