Ready Player One Trailer breakdown 20

If you’ve read Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, you know that it’s absolutely steeped in pop culture references. The lead character is a pop culture junkie and there’s barely a page that doesn’t contain some sort of explicit reference to a geek property. While in the book the main character is all about the 1980s, the latest trailer for the film adaptation shows that director Steven Spielberg has eased up on the references to the movies (some of which were references to his work!) and used other, more current media instead.

It works either way, as Ready Player One is set almost entirely inside a virtual world where anything is possible. We all know from experience (and Minecraft) that when given a sandbox nearly every person will use that power to recreate something else someone has already made.

There is a staggering amount of references here, and we scoured the latest trailer to find every single reference and character we could, although there are undoubtedly more.

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Ready Player One - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out the extensive number of Easter eggs from the most recent trailer for Ready Player One. Plus, if you’ve got a friend in your life who needs to learn all about Star Wars before The Last Jedi hits theaters, you can cram with an entire saga recap. And finally, see Kylo Ren cut a little Force Loose as he rage dances his anger out. Read More »

Ready Player One Trailer Breakdown

Ready Player One will soon hit the big screens, but the adventure may soon make its way back to where it all started: the bookshelves.

Ernest Cline‘s sci-fi novel that serves as the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming movie will soon receive a sequel. And Ready Player One already has a perfect sequel name built in to its premise — Ready Player Two, anyone?

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Ready Player One Trailer

A new Steven Spielberg movie is already slated to arrive before the end of 2017 in the form of the The Post, the true story of the battle between The Washington Post and the government regarding the exposing of a massive cover-up of secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. But just a few months later, we’ll get yet another Steven Spielberg movie, but it’s one that takes the filmmaker back the realm of sci-fi.

Ready Player One is the big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name. We got our first look at the movie when the teaser trailer debuted at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer. Since then we’ve seen some photos, but others, the marketing campaign has been pretty low key. But with Star Wars: The Last Jedi around the corner, the core audience for this pop culture extravaganza will be turning out to theaters in droves, so it’s time to give audiences a new Ready Player One trailer to enjoy. Read More »

READY PLAYER ONE new images

Are you ready for a new Ready Player One trailer? If not, you can prepare yourself with a few new images from Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming sci-fi movie.

Several new images from the virtual reality movie Ready Player One have been released in advance of the second trailer for the film, which arrives on Sunday. The trailer will likely provide tons of fodder for our ongoing ’80s Easter eggs lists and for potential hot takes on whether ’80s nostalgia culture has reached it saturation point. The new stills do look pretty cool though.

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Ready Player One - Olivia Cooke as Art3mis

Warner Bros. Pictures brought quite the show to San Diego Comic-Con last month. Along with the expected pomp and circumstance for Justice League, the studio also debuted the first teaser trailer for Ready Player One, the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s popular, nostalgic sci-fi adventure novel that’s being directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. It blew the roof off, even if it didn’t entirely explain what the movie would be about for those who hadn’t ready the book.

The good news is Ready Player One doesn’t hit theaters until March of 2018, so there’s plenty of time for general audiences to find out what this story is about. Until then, a new Ready Player One photo has revealed a character who we didn’t see in the teaser trailer, but is an integral part of the story. Check it out below. Read More »

Ready Player One trailer breakdown

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Since the entire /Film team is still recovering from their Comic-Con 2017 hangovers (read all of our coverage here), this week’s edition asks “What piece of Comic-Con news excited you the most this year?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

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Ready Player One Trailer Breakdown

After reading Ernest Cline‘s Ready Player OneSteven Spielberg was amazed by the world on the page, but initially, he had no idea how to adapt it. He credited Cline as his handbook and guide for the OASIS, the digital landscape where much of the story is set.

“The virtual world was amazing,” Spielberg told the crowd at Comic-Con. “When I read Ernie’s book, it was the most amazing flash-forward and flashback at the same time, to a decade I was very involved in, the 1980s. There’s a flash forward to a future I think is awaiting all of us, whether we like it or not. The creation of a virtual world took almost two and a half years of preparation that will resolve at the end of March next year.”

Cline adapted his fun page-turner with Zack Penn, a co-writer of a movie that influenced the author, Last Action Hero. Based on the trailer, they’ve remained faithful to the story, but the world isn’t all about ’80s references. What Spielberg and his team look to have done with the OASIS appears to be nerd heaven for some fans. The trailer has plenty of easter eggs, but better yet, it teases some of Spielberg’s biggest and wildest set pieces.

According to the filmmaker, the teaser trailer gives audiences only a “slight taste of what’s to come.” Until then, let’s examine what we do see with a Ready Player One trailer breakdown.

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Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con Footage and Panel

Members of the /Film staff spent much of the past week in San Diego to cover Comic-Con 2017, the enormous convention that explores every single corner of the geek world (and surely you’ve heard of it and already knew that). We saw footage from Marvel’s upcoming movies, including Avengers: Infinity War. We were able to listen to Steven Spielberg talk about Ready Player One. We explored the world of Blade Runner 2049 in a special VR experience. We watched 7,000 people go totally nuts over the first trailer for Stranger Things season 2.

But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’ve compiled all of our Comic-Con coverage from the past week into one handy post, organized by category. So please: peruse and enjoy and get your fix.

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Ready Player One Trailer

Next year, Steven Spielberg is going to bring audiences into an epic nerdland with Ready Player One. His adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s wildly popular novel will have plenty of references, but hopefully, it’ll have a lot more going for it than a trip down nostalgia lane. Considering Ready Player One is a Steven Spielberg film, we have little reason to believe it won’t be.

Below, watch the Ready Player One trailer.

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