Rakuten TV Film of the Week: Ready Player One.

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Each week we'll be showcasing our Film of the Week, and this week it's the latest release from the man who brought us Jaws, Jurassic Park and E.T.

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From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world.

Ready Player One is imaginative, smart and visually brilliant.  Combining gaming graphics and live action, it is a joy to watch.  Exploring gaming worlds means some genius pop culture references too - expect King Kong, the Jurassic Park T-Rex and many more well known characters to crop up.

Nobody understands the family adventure genre like Speilberg and his imagination translates into an absolute joyride of a movie, which never lets up. There's also a brilliant 80's inspired soundtrack which works brilliantly!

Sign up to Rakuten TV to buy or rent Ready Player One now.  It's even available in UHD! See rakuten.tv for details. 

Other great movies currently available via Rakuten TV include Avengers: Infinity War, Rampage, Ghost Stories and Red Sparrow.