Thoughts on the Ready Player One trailer
Ready Player One is one of my favourite books of all time, and at the most recent comic con, the first official trailer dropped. If you haven’t seen it already, or you want to see it again, watch below:
Okay, okay, okay. Let’s all settle down a little. It’s very exciting, but those of us who are super fans have a lot of questions and concerns. I’m attempting to remain cautiously optimistic, and I consider myself to be more forgiving than the average bear, but even I have some questions.
Like who’s this guy?
He’s shown a few different times in the trailer, as though he’s some prominent character, but I can’t think of who. Obviously, it’s an avatar or character within the Oasis, but which one? All the main characters’ avatars are described as being fairly close to their physical appearance (except for Aech.)
But negativity is so easy. Let’s talk about what looks AWESOME!
The visuals are amazing!
The Stacks look exactly as imagined, and as pictured on one of the print versions of the book cover. The scenes within the Oasis have that “almost too perfect” look that video games have sometimes. To be fair, that’s the one aspect that I didn’t have any doubt in. Speilberg has always been unmatched in the creating visuals.
THE IRON GIANT! How incredible does that look?! I believe that’s Parzival standing at his feet, and I’m just guessing that the dude with the swords is either Daito or Shoto, but that’s just a guess. It could be another pop culture character like Ninja Gaiden. And that leads me to wonder what other pop culture icons might pop up in the movie. Obviously, because of legal restrictions, the movie probably won’t have as many as the book, but anything owned by Warner Bros. or Speilberg should be fair game. So that means most DC superheroes, Looney Tunes, PeeWee Herman, Mad Max, Caddyshack, Freddy Krueger, and a certain time-travelling car.
As I said, I’m not going to move forward in blind faith, but I’m very hopeful and very excited for this movie.