Similarities Between Ready Player One and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
With everyone furiously going through every chocolate bar to get a golden ticket to enter a chocolate factory, Charlie was one of the lucky winners who received the ticket – this scene is something that anyone who’ve watched Willy Wonka would easily remember. Being an extremely unique ticket, those who were expected to get it were all rich kids who may have developed dismaying habits like being gluttonous and alike but, with his pure desire and despite not being one of the magnates of his scene, he became the underdog which shook all. There’s no doubt that with the luxurious and immersive graphics of the movie, those who have watched it would have surely been intrigued and curious what it would have been like Charlie at that time and of course, it has also gotten our taste to crave for chocolate.
There are plenty of movies developed throughout the recent years and Ready Player One is only among the recent movie which entered the market – though it may have been extremely sudden, the aforementioned movie is truly something that would make you remember Willy Wonka in diverse ways. If you’re planning to watch this movie and suddenly wondered why it is often compared to Willy Wonka, then you’ll surely be enlightened with the facts below.
Even if you have watched the movie from the start, you’d surely have little knowledge on how hard it was for Charlie to get the winning ticket from the chocolate bar he have bought. Being poor and all, Charlie definitely didn’t have much money to try his luck time and time again with chocolate bars, and thus his golden ticket chocolate bar is only from the money given by his grandfather. Getting the ticket out of all the millions of kids in London despite the constraints of being poor is definitely imbued with more difficulty than you think and with luck, Charlie was able to overcome that. He betrayed all odds and expectations and rose to beat the challenge of Willy Wonka. Ready Player One amazingly portrays an underdog as well who is also poor and aims to rise to the top by doing something unexpected.
Another part which Willy Wonka and Ready Player one has similarity in, is the part where Charlie had also been presented with a sort of temptation. Charlie met a man with an appearance as though he needs to be informed how to fix a receding hairline and from him, Charlie got the offer of money as a price as long as he stole something from Willy Wonka which is a ploy by Wonka himself and Charlie passed it.
Willy Wonka and Ready Player One also has a huge and surprising reward for both their protagonist. Compared to their expected prizes, Charlie was able to get unlimited supply of chocolates due to him being the new owner of the factory while on the other end of the spectrum, Wade was also rewarded the whole Virtual World as his prize.