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Published: Wed, December 13, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

'Ready Player One' Trailer Turns Virtual Reality Into a Dangerous Game

'Ready Player One' Trailer Turns Virtual Reality Into a Dangerous Game

Though the story is futuristic, the trailer has a retro feel, with Van Halen's 1984 anthem "Jump" playing under images that seemingly pay homage to pop-culture relics like "Back to the Future", "Saturday Night Fever" and "Tron". Ernest Cline's novel has a great structure and a solid concept-a guy enters a virtual reality space where he goes on a quest to discover three keys that will give him ownership of the entire virtual reality-but it's so drenched in nostalgia that it struggles to breathe. The person who finds his hidden easter egg would receive Halliday's fortune as well as complete administrative control over Oasis.

Ready Player One tries to prove March is not a tiresome month when it bows 3.30.18. It really didn't do a good job of showing why these characters are in this story or why they might important. Now, with the arrival of the second trailer this afternoon, the search starts anew for the multitude of additional nods to video games, movies and music. As someone who loves the novel, it is constantly entertaining and with Speilberg at the helm, there is little chance that this won't hit numerous same marks as the source material.

Warner Bros has released the first full trailer for Steven Spielberg's pop culture odyssey and Ernest Cline adaptation, Ready Player One.

Ready Player One is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tye Sheridan, in addition to Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Olivia Cooke.

The movie takes place in the year 2045 where people find comfort in the virtual world over the physical one which is in ruins. The game is essentially a digital universe, and its creator James Halliday (Mark Rylance) has set up a treasure hunt following his death.

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