I just finished reading, well really listing to “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline and I must say I found it very enjoyable. While I didn’t quite grow up in 1980’s I did go to college then and I spent a lot of time watching TV and movies. I wanted to see how many of these movies I had reviewed and sadly not many. I will have to correct that.
I downloaded a list of movies mentioned in “Ready Player One” and have it in a table below with links to iMDB or my site as appropriate. Take a look at the list and remember a fun time. Also, read the book while we wait for the movie to come out in 2018.
Amazon describes the book as follows:
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut – part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of 10,000 planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune – and remarkable power – to whoever can unlock them.
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved – that of the late 20th century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.
And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.
Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt – among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life – and love – in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
|The Breakfast Club (1985)||The Breakfast Club||1985|
|Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)||Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi||1983|
|The Terminator (1984)||The Terminator||1984|
|The Last Starfighter (1984)||The Last Starfighter||1984|
|The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)||The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension||1984|
|Sixteen Candles (1984)||Sixteen Candles||1984|
|Revenge of the Nerds (1984)||Revenge of the Nerds||1984|
|Red Dawn (1984)||Red Dawn||1984|
|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)||Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||1984|
|Back to the Future (1985)||1985|
|The Goonies (1985)||The Goonies||1985|
|Risky Business (1983)||Risky Business||1983|
|Real Genius (1985)||Real Genius||1985|
|National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)||National Lampoon's European Vacation||1985|
|The Beastmaster (1982)||The Beastmaster||1982|
|The Dark Crystal (1982)||The Dark Crystal||1982|
|The Wizard of Oz (1939)||The Wizard of Oz||1939|
|The Pink Panther (1963)||The Pink Panther||1963|
|Daikaijû Gamera (1965)||Daikaijû Gamera||1965|
|Fantastic Voyage (1966)||Fantastic Voyage||1966|
|Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)||Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory||1971|
|THX 1138 (1971)||THX 1138||1971|
|A Clockwork Orange (1971)||A Clockwork Orange||1971|
|The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)||The Rocky Horror Picture Show||1975|
|Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)||Monty Python and the Holy Grail||1975|
|Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)||Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope||1977|
|Saturday Night Fever (1977)||Saturday Night Fever||1977|
|Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)||Star Trek: The Motion Picture||1979|
|Mad Max (1979)||Mad Max||1979|
|Hawk the Slayer (1980)||Hawk the Slayer||1980|
|Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)||Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back||1980|
|The Road Warrior (1981)||The Road Warrior||1981|
|Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)||Raiders of the Lost Ark||1981|
|The Evil Dead (1981)||The Evil Dead||1981|
|Heavy Metal (1981)||Heavy Metal||1981|
|Blade Runner (1982)||Blade Runner||1982|
|Conan the Barbarian (1982)||Conan the Barbarian||1982|
|Vision Quest (1985)||Vision Quest||1985|
|The Last Dragon (1985)||The Last Dragon||1985|
|Weird Science (1985)||Weird Science||1985|
|Better Off Dead... (1985)||Better Off Dead...||1985|
|The Fly (1986)||The Fly||1986|
|Short Circuit (1986)||Short Circuit||1986|
|Pretty in Pink (1986)||Pretty in Pink||1986|
|Howard the Duck (1986)||Howard the Duck||1986|
|Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)||Ferris Bueller's Day Off||1986|
|Big Trouble in Little China (1986)||Big Trouble in Little China||1986|
|Evil Dead II (1987)||Evil Dead II||1987|
|Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)||Some Kind of Wonderful||1987|
|Rain Man (1988)||Rain Man||1988|
|Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)||Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade||1989|
|Say Anything... (1989)||Say Anything...||1989|
|The Killer (1989)||The Killer||1989|
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||1991|
|The Silence of the Lambs (1991)||The Silence of the Lambs||1991|
|Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)||Highlander II: The Quickening||1991|
|The Addams Family (1991)||The Addams Family||1991|
|Hard Boiled (1992)||Hard Boiled||1992|
|Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)||Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace||1999|
|The Iron Giant (1999)||The Iron Giant||1999|
|The Matrix (1999)||The Matrix||1999|
|Fight Club (1999)||Fight Club||1999|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||2001|
|Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)||Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones||2002|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||2002|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||2003|
|Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)||Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith||2005|
|Speed Racer (2008)||Speed Racer||2008|
|Ready Player One (2018)||Ready Player One||2018|
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