The recently released trailer for Ready Player One packs some nice pop culture references! Here’s the trailer:
Ready Player One takes place in a world where the depletion of fossil fuels and global warming have led to a worldwide energy crisis. People now seek refuge from this harsh reality inside a virtual reality world called the OASIS, where anyone can be anybody and do so much more than the real world now allows. It’s founder announced in a postmortem message that he left a treasure within OASIS that when found would award wealth and control of OASIS itself to the person who discovered it.
Much like Wreck-It Ralph, Ready Player One is jam-packed with references to other people in pop-culture, namely games and movies. Here’s a couple I could spot myself:
- The Iron Giant, from Iron Giant
- Even more obviously, King Kong is shown
- For a moment, you can spot Tracer from Overwatch and Chun-Li from Street Fighter
There are surely more I couldn’t spot without rewatching the trailer a dozen times over. Ready Player One releases March 30th, 2018.