Ready Player One
  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    134m

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Film

Ready Player One

moderate violence, horror, infrequent strong language

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 (Mark Rylance). 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. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    134m

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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.

TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
Ready Player OneFilm139m 49sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd05/03/2018
Ready Player OneFilm139m 49sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd05/03/2018
TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
Ready Player OneFilm134m 9sWarner Home Video Ltd06/07/2018
Ready Player OneFilm134m 9sWarner Home Video Ltd06/07/2018
TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
Ready Player OneTrailer1m 30sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd09/11/2017
Ready Player OneTrailer1m 0sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd22/02/2018
Ready Player OneTrailer1m 30sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd22/12/2017
Ready Player OneTrailer2m 24sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd08/12/2017
Ready Player OneTrailer1m 0sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd13/03/2018
Ready Player OneTrailer1m 0sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd22/12/2017
Ready Player OneTrailer1m 57sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd22/02/2018
Ready Player OneTrailer2m 24sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd31/07/2017
Ready Player OneTrailer1m 0sWarner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd14/11/2017
  • Classified date

    06/07/2018

  • Director(s)

    Steven Spielberg

  • Cast

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

  • BBFC reference

    BVF354727