80’s Memorabilia in Ready Player One

Ready Player One

If you’re a fan of the Ernest Cline novel, Ready Player One, you’ve been waiting a while for the movie adaptation. Now the wait is over.

In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. When James Halliday (Mark Rylance), the creator of this virtual reality world dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One, like the source material, is chock full of references to 80s music, movies, and video games. It also throws in a few Master Chiefs, Overwatch characters, and the Iron Giant for good measure. Usually these references are surface level and fleeting, but a few carry more weight—like the appearance of Adventure for the Atari 2600… read more from Kotaku.

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