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Ready Player One

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready_Player_One_(film)

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In 2045, the OASIS is a massive virtual reality game to which people escape a dull reality. After his death, the creator of the game, Halliday, announced that an Easter egg was hidden in it, and that the first player who finds it will become the new owner of the game company. Parzival and his friends, like many others, are hunting for it; Sorrento, the unsavory head of the IOI corporation who wants to control OASIS in order to introduce targeted advertisement into the game also throws an army of employees into the hunt. Three keys are necessary for finding the egg, and the first one can be obtained by winning a race that seems impossible to win. Parzival however finds a hint at the Halliday archive and manages to win. He befriends Art3mis who joins his group of friends. Sorrento then discovers Parzival's real-world identity (Wade) and tries to coerce him to work for IOI before killing his aunt in an attempt to get rid of him. Wade is saved by Samantha (Art3mis' real identity) who is trying to get revenge on Sorrento who got her father killed. Together they discover that the challenge for the second key is located in a simulation of The Shining and consists in saving the woman with whom Halliday had been in love but with whom he never dared pursuing a relationship. Samantha is soon after captured by Sorrento, but thanks to her friends she escapes and infiltrates IOI premises. The challenge for the third key is in a castle on Planet Doom, on which the players must guess and play Halliday's favourite Atari 2600 game. Sorrento has setup a force field around the castle to prevent other players from reaching the game console. Parzival convinces the players to gang up against Sorrento and a long battle ensues while Art3mis works to disable the force field. Seeing that he is going to get beaten, Sorrento uses a weapon that kills all the players in OASIS, but Parzival survives thanks to an extra-life token given to him earlier by the curator of the Halliday archive. When he obtains the third key, Parzival is offered to sign a contract, but he refuses as he recognizes the contract that Halliday had forced his then partner Morrow out of the game company. This was the last test, and Parzival gets the egg and meets a simulation of Halliday who expresses his regrets in life, and hints at the fact that he's not really dead. At the same time in the real world, Sorrento is arrested after attempting to kill Wade and his friends. Morrow appears and reveals that he is the Curator, and Parzival decides to share the ownership of the game with his friends, and hire Morrow as a consultant.

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