Ready Player One Recreate Classic Movie Posters

Check out the latest batch of posters released for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, which recreates iconic movie posters of the past.

The posters come courtesy of /Film (initially from via Imgur and IMP Awards).  I’ll be honest, for some reason I’m not crazy about these posters.  I’m totally the target audience for these- a film nut born in the 80’s who should adore the nostalgia, but something about the posters just doesn’t sit right.  I can’t put a finger on it.  As for the movie, I’ll confess that I didn’t read the book so I’m not as pumped as others online.  The second trailer with the Willy Wonka song in the background certainly made the film look better, but apart from that I think they’ve been doing a poor job on the marketing for this thing.  I’ll still check it out because Spielberg always has my money and the premise is interesting.

“The film is set in 2045, with the real world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But people have found salvation in the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday died, he left his immense fortune, and total control of the OASIS, to the first person to win three keys, unlocking the door to a digital Easter egg he hid somewhere in his seemingly infinite creation. His challenge launched a game that gripped the entire world, but after five years the scoreboard remained tauntingly empty…until now.

An unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan)—under his avatar name, Parzival—finally conquers the first contest, instantly becoming a celebrity…and a target. Ruthless corporate mogul Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) proves he will stop at nothing to beat Wade and take over the OASIS, and suddenly the virtual stakes are all-too-real. Ultimately realizing he cannot win alone, Wade joins forces with his friends—now the High Five (Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki). Together, they are hurled into a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.”

What do you think?  Are you a fan of the posters with nods to iconic films of past decades?  Has the marketing for Ready Player One gotten you excited for its release on March 29, 2018?  Share your thoughts in the discussion board below.

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