British Board of Film Classification

Quick search of releases

Advanced search

READY PLAYER ONE (2018)

READY PLAYER ONE <span>(2018)</span> artwork

READY PLAYER ONE (2018)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 140

Release dates 29/03/2018

BBFCInsight moderate violence, horror, infrequent strong language

Genre(s) Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama

Director(s) Steven Spielberg

Cast includes Tye Sheridan, Hannah John-Kamen, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg

Summary READY PLAYER ONE is a US science fiction drama in which a gamer and his friends race against a sinister corporation to take control of a virtual world by finding secrets hidden within it.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/03/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

READY PLAYER ONE is a US science fiction drama in which a gamer and his friends race against a sinister corporation to take control of a virtual world by finding secrets hidden within it.

Violence

Most of the violence is between players in a virtual reality world where wounds are fantastical and participants cannot be seriously harmed. There are battle sequences, stabbings, shootings and martial arts style combat. In the real world, there is hand-to-hand violence, without sight of injury. A man punches the face of his girlfriend's teenage son.

Threat

In the safety of the virtual reality world, the friends encounter characters and settings from real world horror films. They enter a simulation of THE SHINING where they are threatened by ghosts, zombies and gigantic axes and where a player is swept away on a torrent of blood. Freddy Krueger and a Chucky doll, armed with a knife, both fight in battle sequences. Players are chased by King Kong and a T. rex.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), together with milder terms such as 'pissing', 'shit', 'balls', 'dickweed', 'damn', 'brokeass', 'goddam', 'hell', 'God', 'asshole', 'pissed', 'badass' and 'douchebag'.

There are mild sex references: a villain jokes about the "hos" of Father Christmas; a player rubs her hands over another's touch-sensitive body suit.

Trailer

Details

Title
READY PLAYER ONE
Year
2018
Formats
Cinema, 3D Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/03/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF354727
Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

Share this!

Facebook logo Twitter logo