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JH English Monthly Writing Competitions – Ajax Li
Our JH Monthly Writing Competition continues! We’re very pleased to share a film review from our winning writers in November’s competition, ‘Film Reviews, which asked pupils to write a review of a recent film they’ve seen We’re proud of our winners: Ajax Li (1st place) in Grade 8 and Yuguo Ruan (runner up) in Grade 10. We welcome you to listen to Ajax Li as he shares his perspective with Ms Cannaby on the writing process and reads his review of ‘Ready Player One’. We recommend catching the flick after you listen.
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Winning Article Below;
Ready Player One
Ready player one is a classic science fiction movie about a world that literally lives by a game called “The OASIS”. The theme is mainly about the difference of reality and virtual reality. The setting is a time in which VR is taking over reality and people cannot resist the “greater world” created by AI. The movie persuades us to live in reality and not to get addicted to the internet.
There is one very famous actor in the movie. He is also the protagonist: Tye Sheridan. He is famous for participating in this movie and for acting as cyclops in the X men series of Marvel.
As said in the starting of the film, the OASIS is the brainchild of James Halliday. Everyone loves him and worships him as much as they worship his creation.
But unfortunately, James Halliday died after he created the OASIS. Before he died, he created an Easter egg and three keys to the egg in the game, and he announced that whoever earns the egg will inherit his share in his company’s stock and have total control of the OASIS. In my opinion, the whole plot is pretty clear. It’s about different forces trying to win the contest of Haliday and rule the OASIS. The protagonist, Wade Watts plays as Parzival as his avatar and tries to win the contest together with Art3mis(not a typo), Aech, Daito and Sho(All avatar names). They have to go against the head of IOI company-Nolan Sorrento because Sorrento also wants to rule the OASIS.
The movie was considered a huge success because it was the concentration of pop culture in the 20th century. No movie has done the same before. It scored an extremely high ticket office in a short time because of this. But this also caused a little flaw: everything seemed a bit too prevalent, so the movie was not so popular with old people, it’s not a movie that suits all ages.
However, I still strongly recommend this movie to teenagers. We can learn about the pop culture in the 20th century and prevent ourselves from internet addiction, which is a serious issue in the modern age. We can learn what games are truly about in our lives.