A bliss called ”Ready Player One”

Steven Spielberg? His first science fiction movie in 13 years? Iron Giant? Lara Croft and Mad Max’s Interceptors? DeLorean and Akira’s bike? Duke Nukem and Freddy Kruegger in one frame?

I almost had a heart attack.

I love two things here. First, all the references for the 80-s and 90-s heroes are pretty subtle and are mostly background figures. Second… it’s Spielberg.

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It’s just a teaser and little is shown, but seeing all the pop culture blended in a sci-fi movie directed by him just makes me feel so much better. Incredible.

After a bunch of recent flicks like ”Turbo Kid” and ”Kung Fury” finally someone starts dig the nostalgia theme seriously (no, I didn’t forget about amazing TV series ”Stranger Things”).

I think most of us grew in one way or another on Spielberg’s movies, whether it was ‘E. T.‘, Indiana Jones movies, ”Jurassic Parkor something else. His later adventure/sci-fi movies weren’t so iconic, but still good and entertaining.

The film is based on the book by Ernest Cline, who also co-wrote the screenplay.

I’m really looking forward to seeing ”Ready Player One”.

Interesting note from IndieWire. ”Speaking of “Back to the Future,” Cline revealed that not only does he drive a Delorean, but when he first met Spielberg he brought a piece of the car (the glove box lid) for Spielberg to sign. “‘Have you ever signed a Delorean before?’ I asked him, and he said no. So then I said, you know who’s the only person in the world with a Steven Spielberg-signed Delorean?” Cline said to laughs.”

P. S. Thanks io9.gizmodo for some gifs.

15 thoughts on “A bliss called ”Ready Player One”

    • I think I should read the book too. I just can’t calm down after realizing how many things are put there. And Duke Nukem in cinema? I think it’s the first time ever it gets some kind of recognition on the big screen. Corretc me if I am wrong…

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  1. I have never read the book, but seeing this trailer I really regret that, this looks seriously cool. It contains so many things that I love, and it’s great to see Spielberg diving back into the science fiction genre again: awesome 😀

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    • Exactly! I’ve always thought that he is particularly good at telling adventure and sci-fi stories. Now I am curious about the book. Damn! I rarely get so excited about movies of this kind 🙂

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  2. This and the Ragnarok had my favorite trailers in all of comic con! I was going ballistic with all the pop culture references and once I saw the Delorean I lost my mind! This is now one of my most anticipated films for 2018!

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  3. Thanks for the link! And, yay – I’m so glad to see someone excited about this movie! 🙂 People are really negative about it on Twitter & it makes me angry. It’s Spielberg! It’s 80’s pop culture! I LOVED the book & was so happy when Spielberg decided to make the movie – he’s perfect for it. Yeah, the book is YA and “fun” – think that’s what people are being negative about. Can’t a book or a movie just be fun & entertaining sometimes?! I can’t wait to see this one. 🙂

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      • It’s a case study in world building for any aspiring fantasy/sci-fi writer. Cline faced the immense challenge of crafting and describing to his readers not only The protagonist, Wade’s bleak futuristic real world, but the virtual world of “The Oasis” and inside the Oasis is a multiverse, world beyond worlds involving everything 80s popculture. Thousands of planets with their own environments.

        I greatly enjoyed RP1, especially the first half. The second half became somewhat monotonous and too action-packed. I hope the movie avoids this pitfall. But I don’t think it will.

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