Steven Spielberg is a man of varied taste and a really picky appetite when it comes to his choice of movies. He only directs movies that move him. He believes movie making is not an art but a ritual. It is a ritual sacred enough to be worshipped by almost everyone in the world and powerful enough to topple governments. Spielberg’s latest gift to the world is Ready Player One; a movie so wrought with Easter eggs we just couldn’t have enough of it. While the movie has a humongous 120 Easter eggs (woooow!!), we chose the very best to showcase. Presenting 10 unbelievable Ready Player One easter eggs you may have totally missed….
The Delorean Time Machine
Whoever has seen Back to the Future will know what we are talking about. When the movie was released, every kid’s dream car was the Delorean. Back to the Future featured this car which could travel back and forth through time itself. In Ready Player One, the car is the choice of transportation for the Protagonist.
The Nightmare Man from the Nightmare on Elm Street movie, Freddy Krueger is remembered as one of the best horror movie villains Hollywood had to offer. Freddy Krueger appears again in the movie, where he is literally blown away.
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam is one of the most well-known anime of the mecha genre, probably the most popular in terms of fan following. The robot RX-78-2 is featured as it takes to the air in the movie. One of the stars of the movie, Win Moriaski, happens to be a big Gundam fan.
The Alien Movie Pulse Rifle
The heroic Art3mis uses a very special and popular firearm of the nerd world. Art3mis fires an M41A Pulse Repeater rifle in the movie. For those of you who still don’t know what we are talking about, M41A Pulse Rifle was used by Ripley to kick alien ass in the movie Alien.
Attack of Chucky
Chucky is the murderous doll that became the sole reason why 90’s kids became so scared of life-size, big-eyed baby dolls in the first place. Chucky reprises his knife-wielding killing spree in the movie where he is a weapon controlled by Arch.
John Cusack’s Boombox
The 1989 rom-com cult classic called Say Anything featured an iconic scene that became a battle cry of the youth of that era. John Cusack in said movie is seen holding a boom box over his head, also in Ready Player One, Wade’s avatar is also holding a boom box in a similar fashion.
The Joker and Harley Quinn
The Clown Prince of Crime and the Mad Queen of Gotham City are also featured in the movie. Spielberg has a thing for the World’s greatest villain and he also happens to be a fan of Heath Ledger’s Joker. So, it was only natural that Ledger’s Joker was inserted via CGI into the movie.
Video Game heroes from all famous games
Ratchet and Clank, Overwatch, Street Fighter’s Chun Li, Crysis, and a lot of other video game characters have been included in the movie. Spielberg was not just making a movie about a game. This movie included a game that was the mother of all games. So, a lot of unsung video game characters managed to get some screen time.
King Kong is seen hanging off of a tall building in the movie. This one was quite an obvious one. The classic King Kong movie ended with the giant ape climbing atop the Empire State Building and fending off fighter planes with his bare hands. Damn you, Spielberg, you are going to make me cry!
Star Wars references
Spielberg had repeatedly claimed that Disney had denied him the rights to feature any Star Wars related items in the movie. But that is never something that could stop a guy like Spielberg. If only in a few quick flashes, R2-D2 and an X-Wing Starfighter did get featured in the movie.
The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant is arguably the best-animated movie by a large margin. The adult-like theme and the extremely heart touching social message it gave was something that will be revered throughout the ages. Spielberg happens to be the movie’s greatest fan and he made the Iron Giant make its heroic debut in the movie. The Robot of the same name from Brad Bird’s animated story makes a heroic entrance in Ready Player One’s final battle scene.
So these were some of the most interesting Ready Player One easter eggs. Do tell us how you find the movie and the unbelievable references it had.
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