The film “Ready Player One” will be opening up on March 29th in theaters everywhere, and while this story is something that I was not 100% up on, many friends have said that its an enjoyable tale. I did enjoy the trailer that ran so perhaps they are correct. One of the things that was released yesterday were a bunch of “Homage Posters” which bring us back to films of the past and I’ve culled them all together for you to enjoy after the main theatrical poster. I’ve even added the premise and some casting down below those so have a blast. Here we go.
The Premise: In the year 2045, much of Earth’s population centers have become slum-like cities due to overpopulation, pollution, corruption, and climate change. To escape their desolation, people engage in the virtual reality world of the OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), where they can engage in numerous activities for work, education, and entertainment.
Wade Watts is a teenager from Columbus, Ohio who frequents the OASIS and attempts to win “Anorak’s Quest”, a game created by the recently-deceased creator of the OASIS, James Halliday, in search of its Easter Egg. The winner is to be granted full ownership of the OASIS and Halliday’s $500 billion fortune. While Wade works with several friends from the OASIS to discover Anorak’s treasure, Innovative Online Industries (IOI), an evil corporation lead by CEO Nolan Sorrento, employs a number of Sixers to try to discover the treasure first and seize control of OASIS for themselves.
Tye Sheridan as Wade Watts/Parzival
Olivia Cooke as Samantha “Sam” Cook/Art3mis
Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento/Sorrento
T. J. Miller as i-R0k
Simon Pegg as Ogden Morrow/Og
Mark Rylance as James Halliday/Anorak
Lena Waithe as Aech
Win Morisaki as Daito
Philip Zhao as Shoto
Ralph Ineson as Rick
Letitia Wright as Reb
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I love these kinds of things and was glad that they did them. To be honest they’ve made me even more interested in checking out the film so let’s see what happens once it opens. These were pretty cool. Did you like them? Chime in down below in the comments section. We love when you add your opinion.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready_Player_One_(film)