Ready Player One, 7 Back to the Future Easter Eggs
Ready Player One has scattered in the film some easter eggs of Back to the Future. In a dystopian 2045, the teenager Wade Watts try to find the clues that will lead him to the virtual reality OASIS or Oasis (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation).
The player who completes the puzzle gains complete control of the Oasis, which is exactly what avatars in VR aspire to achieve. Ironically, the film is littered with other easter eggs in particular about Back to the Future.
7The opening track is Jump by Van Halen (Marty McFly’s favorite guitarist)
At the beginning of Ready Player Onethe public sees Wade leave his home in Columbus, Ohio. It’s a dystopian 2045 and everyone lives in shanty villages built on the outskirts of most major cities during the global energy crisis.
While Wade descends from his elevated house, leaping from platform to platform, the background tune is “Jumpby the Van Halen. Van Halen was the favorite guitarist of Marty McFlyas seen in Back to the Future when he inserts a cassette into his father’s cassette player.