Top 37 Ready Player One Movie Details

While searching the internet for Ready Player One movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

The graffiti on the back door of Aech's van is an infamous illustration from a DnD module known as the Tomb of Horrors. This was the location of the Copper Key in the book, replaced by The Race in the film.

Art3mis adds her birthmark in game after meeting Parzival IRL.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The two quarters placed over James Halliday's eyes are from 1972. The birth year of Halliday and the first commercially successful video game, Atari's Pong. The cost to play: 25 cents
    The two quarters placed over James Halliday's eyes are from 1972. The birth year of Halliday and the first commercially successful video game, Atari's Pong. The cost to play: 25 cents
  • 1 - Nolan Sorrento's avatar's eye color will change according to his state of mind. His eyes glow blue in his normal state, but in the state extreme emotions such as frustration, agitation, and anger, they will turn to yellow and eventually red.
    Nolan Sorrento's avatar's eye color will change according to his state of mind. His eyes glow blue in his normal state, but in the state extreme emotions such as frustration, agitation, and anger, they will turn to yellow and eventually red.
  • 1 - When a certain character is killed a myriad of loot is dropped. Some of the loot includes Sledges Shotgun from Borderlands 2 (circled in blue), and a SPNKr Rocket Launcher from the Halo series (circled in red).
    When a certain character is killed a myriad of loot is dropped. Some of the loot includes Sledges Shotgun from Borderlands 2 (circled in blue), and a SPNKr Rocket Launcher from the Halo series (circled in red).
  • 1 - You can see a poster for Rush's 2112 on the wall of Halliday's bedroom. In the novel version, the album is one of the final clues
    You can see a poster for Rush's 2112 on the wall of Halliday's bedroom. In the novel version, the album is one of the final clues
  • 1 - The colour scheme for the order in which the keys are collected (Red, Green, Blue) are otherwise known as RGB, the MacDaddy of colour spectrums most commonly used for computer displays. (Fixed the order in the image)
    The colour scheme for the order in which the keys are collected (Red, Green, Blue) are otherwise known as RGB, the MacDaddy of colour spectrums most commonly used for computer displays. (Fixed the order in the image)
  • 1 - The entire easter egg room is a giant Mortal Kombat shrine
    The entire easter egg room is a giant Mortal Kombat shrine
  • During the race scene, the Batmobile brakes and skids to the Batman's theme song.

  • During the race, Art3mis passes a marquee with "Schwarzenegger" "Jack Slater 3". A nod to Zak Penn who was a writer for both The Last Action Hero and RP1.

  • The sound effect used when Sorrento opens the door at 1:54:24 is the same as when Dennis Nedry opens the embryo chamber door in Jurassic Park

  • 1 - During the dance sequence, Art3mis is wearing an identical red dress worn by Michelle Pfeiffer's Character from Scarface (1983)
    During the dance sequence, Art3mis is wearing an identical red dress worn by Michelle Pfeiffer's Character from Scarface (1983)
  • 1 - The color schemes of the keys' locations are based on the respective key's color.
    The color schemes of the keys' locations are based on the respective key's color.

Hidden Details

1 - The title is an actual maze with an Easter egg at the end.
The title is an actual maze with an Easter egg at the end.
1 - Sho totals his car in pursuit of the first key, even though there are no obstacles on the route. It's not until later that we find out that Sho is only 11 years old, and has probably never been taught how to drive a car.
Sho totals his car in pursuit of the first key, even though there are no obstacles on the route. It's not until later that we find out that Sho is only 11 years old, and has probably never been taught how to drive a car.

Daito removes Sorrento's visor for him in order for the "real world" deception ploy to work. If Sorrento had tried to take his own visor off, he would have actually removed it in the real world as we see him doing once he realizes it is a trick.

During Halliday's announcement of the Easter Egg, we see the quarters on his eyes are from 1972, when both the first home game console (Magnavox Odyssey) and the first arcade video game (Pong) launched

1 - Prior to Art3mis meeting Wade in real life, and Wade saying he doesn't care about her birthmark, her avatar's face is clear. After meeting Wade, she adds her birthmark to her avatar
Prior to Art3mis meeting Wade in real life, and Wade saying he doesn't care about her birthmark, her avatar's face is clear. After meeting Wade, she adds her birthmark to her avatar

You can see Halliday designing a certain important room on his computer in the flashback scene where he and Sorrento are discussing payment tiers

1 - Aech didn't have time to finish the Iron Giant before using it.
Aech didn't have time to finish the Iron Giant before using it.

You can see an avitar dressed in Doc Brown's "Futuristic" 2015 outfit walking in the background

1 - A Goldie Wilson poster (Back To The Future) is visible on the left and a 'Wil Wheaton' on the right. Wil Wheaton is a politician of the OASIS in the book Player One and thus needs posters for his campaign. He is also the voice in the audiobook Player One.
A Goldie Wilson poster (Back To The Future) is visible on the left and a 'Wil Wheaton' on the right. Wil Wheaton is a politician of the OASIS in the book Player One and thus needs posters for his campaign. He is also the voice in the audiobook Player One.
1 - James Halliday's favorite song was said to be "Video Killed the Radio Star". In the same way video replaced radio, Halliday's creation "The Oasis" replaces videos as the main source of entertainment for the world.
James Halliday's favorite song was said to be "Video Killed the Radio Star". In the same way video replaced radio, Halliday's creation "The Oasis" replaces videos as the main source of entertainment for the world.
1 - Artemis adds a face tattoo to her avatar, which resembles her Birthmark, after Wade told her that she shouldn't be embarrassed about it.
Artemis adds a face tattoo to her avatar, which resembles her Birthmark, after Wade told her that she shouldn't be embarrassed about it.

The level 99 Orb of Osuvox is controlled by reciting Merlin's Charm of Making, his most powerful spell, from the 1981 movie Excalibur

Sorrento's avatar's eye color changes based on his mood.

1 - Parzival and Artemis are respectively stylized with blue and red, indicating Player One and Player Two such as in an arcade game.
Parzival and Artemis are respectively stylized with blue and red, indicating Player One and Player Two such as in an arcade game.
1 - During the final scenes of Ready Player One, after IOI detonate their bomb and Parzival respawns he is left wearing only a black t-shirt and blue jeans, in the source book this is said to be the starting outfit for all new avatars in the Oasis.
During the final scenes of Ready Player One, after IOI detonate their bomb and Parzival respawns he is left wearing only a black t-shirt and blue jeans, in the source book this is said to be the starting outfit for all new avatars in the Oasis.
1 - During the scene showing the real life effects of the Catalyst being set off the scoreboard briefly shows Parzival in 1st and Sho in 2nd as they are the only 2 members of the "High Five" still alive at that time in game.
During the scene showing the real life effects of the Catalyst being set off the scoreboard briefly shows Parzival in 1st and Sho in 2nd as they are the only 2 members of the "High Five" still alive at that time in game.
1 - After Wade encourages Samantha to not be ashamed of her birthmark, she changes her avatar appearance to match it.
After Wade encourages Samantha to not be ashamed of her birthmark, she changes her avatar appearance to match it.

When 'Z' uses the Zemeckis Cube the back to the future theme music plays

1 - IOI, the antagonist group, is an homage to the binary system which is fundamental to computers and technology. In addition, "101" in binary translates to 6, a reference to the "sixers" that are in the movie.
IOI, the antagonist group, is an homage to the binary system which is fundamental to computers and technology. In addition, "101" in binary translates to 6, a reference to the "sixers" that are in the movie.

The IOI is the same font as 101 in the Ketchapp game Rider

1 - Two quarters can bee seen on Halliday's eyes during the funeral scene. One quarter shows the year of Halliday's birth, the second- slightly out of focus- alludes to the "extra life" Halliday led in the Oasis after his physical death.
Two quarters can bee seen on Halliday's eyes during the funeral scene. One quarter shows the year of Halliday's birth, the second- slightly out of focus- alludes to the "extra life" Halliday led in the Oasis after his physical death.

Daito's choice for transformation shows up in his visor

1 - -the attention to detail in all locations and landscapes is amazing here are some Minecraft World details
-the attention to detail in all locations and landscapes is amazing here are some Minecraft World details
Ready Player One poster
Ready Player One poster

Ready Player One Plot: When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Ready Player One, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Ready Player One and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Steven Spielberg
Main Actors Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe
IMDB score 7.5