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'Ready Player One' Easter Eggs - 15 Pop Culture References You Might Have Missed!

'Ready Player One' Easter Eggs - 15 Pop Culture References You Might Have Missed!

Ready Player One officially hits theaters on Thursday (March 29) and the film is filled with so many pop culture references, some that are very obvious and others that only mega-fans will notice.

The Steven Spielberg-directed movie is set in 2044 and follows a teenager’s search for an Easter egg in a virtual reality game in the hopes of inheriting the fortune left behind by the game’s creator.

Halliday, the creator of the game, included tons of his favorite pop culture references throughout the OASIS. Players who have found some of the hidden references have a better shot at winning the keys needed to unlock the Easter egg at the end of the game.

We’ve listed 15 of the popular movies and pop culture phenomenons mentioned throughout the movie. The slideshow has spoilers throughout, so beware of reading further!

Click through the slideshow for details on all the pop culture references…

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Photos: Warner Bros.
Posted to: Movies, Ready Player One

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  • j4ckl3

    As someone who has seen the movie, read the book and lived the 80s (born in 66), you pointed out the obvious points but MISSED all the subtle ones. I mean TONS of 80s references. How about watching it again and taking a closer look for some real ones people might have missed.

  • AMPish

    This is the worst. You cited the most obvious and largest parts of the story. There were so many small references in each scene. Please don’t use misleading article titles. It doesn’t reflect well on your writing.