In the future, everybody lives in crummy shantytowns and escapes into a VR cyberworld to have fun. Also in the future, everybody is really really obsessed with licensed characters that were popular well before they were born, but today’s target audience would have a more realistic affection for. Funny coincidence.
The original trailer for Ready Player One was met with a massive Internet backlash, with people calling it a crass nostalgia cash-in and wondering if there was anything more to the movie than references. This new trailer is going to do nothing to calm those fears; it’s packed with even more cameos.
When we examined some of the quicker clips, we found Chun-Li, the Iron Giant, Voltron, the Ninja Turtles, the Battletoads (both in the same shot — if nothing, the movie will have brought them together), the Joker and Harley Quinn (WB movie versions), the Mach-5 from Speed Racer, the Delorean from Back to the Future, and Tracer from Overwatch (so they like at least one thing from beyond the 1990’s).
The finished product may resemble something that was written by a committee of Member Berries, but it could still turn out decent — keep your hopes up. If that new Jumanji movie can be getting decent reviews, anything’s possible. Ready Player One radicalizes the nation’s theaters March 30, 2018.