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Ready Player One Movie Easter Eggs

I've seen a few articles that have a list of “all the Easter Eggs” but aren't even close. Here's an attempt to catalog as many as possible

Opening Scene (lots of references to fill in here)

  • Jump by Van Halen playing
  • Nintendo lunchbox
  • Carl's Jr cup
  • Minecraft World
  • Henry and Em's house from The Wizard of Oz in Hurricane World
  • 1989 Batman on Everest
  • Ludis, a reference from the book which is otherwise completely absent from the movie
  • DC's The Flash
  • Ray Harryhausen Cyclops from the 7th Voyage of Sinbad
  • Borg? (off to the left of the cyclops)
  • BattleToads?
  • RoboCop
  • Mortal Combat guy? Can't figure this one out - right before Parzival changes his hair
  • Sonic the Hedgehog lining up for the gate
  • Tracer from Overwatch
  • Hello Kitty, Badte-Maru, and Keroppi
  • First zooming in on Planet Doom, it looks like a battle between giant scorpions and pegasai possibly from Clash of the Titans?
  • Freddy Kruger
  • Duke Nukem
  • Some kind of Smiley Face guy
  • EM-1 Rail Gun from Eraser
  • Blob?
  • Raynor from StarCraft
  • Donkey Kong Jr poster on the wall behind the girl
  • Jason Vorhees
  • Doc Brown
  • Marvin the Martian
  • Halliday in funeral scene wearing Simon pin
  • Star Trek themed funeral
  • Casket is MkII photon torpedo from Star Trek II

After the First Key

  • Zemeckis Cube: this one is a twofer; Robert Zemeckis wrote and directed Back to the Future and was involved in the story and directed the other two movies in that series. The Cube is a reference to the Rubik's Cube, a 3-dimensional puzzle game that debuted in the 80s.
  • Goro from Mortal Combat
  • Chestburster alien from Alien
  • Clark Kent, secret identity of Superman; it's a reference to the dubious premise that he takes of the Superman suit and puts on glasses and no one recognizes him

Sorrento and Ir0k

  • Perseus' shield from Clash of the Titans, 1981 version

Distracted Globe

  • Wade is wearing the suit Buckaroo Banzai wears in the movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
  • Staying Alive from movie of same name playing
  • Ate3mis' rifle is an Armat M41A Pulse rifle from Aliens

Interview with Nolan Sorrento

Many of these references are explained in the scene

  • TAB soda produced by Coke Company but not widely available anymore
  • Robotron video game
movie_easter_eggs.1603595746.txt.gz · Last modified: 2020/10/25 03:15 by wknopes