Every Movie and TV Reference in ‘Ready Player One’
In the future world of Ready Player One, a group of virtual-reality players known as “gunters” hunt for the ultimate Easter egg; a secret buried so deep within the VR landscape of the “OASIS” that no one has ever found it. Whoever does find it will receive full control of the OASIS and the estate left behind by its creator, James Halliday. Which is, in and of itself, an Easter egg, or at least a reference to a previous movie (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory).
This is not an isolated incident. Every single scene (and a high percentage of individual shots) of Ready Player One feature movie and TV Easter eggs, inviting audience members to become their own gunters. Granted, identifying every time the movie riffs on Say Anything or Back to the Future won’t win you anything (as far as I’m aware of) but it is a whole lot of fun.
If you enjoyed this Ready Player One video and are craving more Easter egg gunting videos, check out our videos on the Easter eggs in Black Panther, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, and the Ready Player One trailer below. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Ready Player One is in theaters now; if you watch it and find some Easter eggs we missed, tell us in the comments below!