‘Ready Player One’ may be starting to wind down its theatrical run after a solid month since its release. Even so, it will probably still be several months before fans can take the movie home to relive over and over, but for the time being, you can at least relive one of the Steven Spielberg action flick’s most exciting sequences, the Copper Key race. Arriving early in the film, the CGI sequence shows hero Wade Watts/Parzival (Tye Sheridan) as he drives the Delorean from ‘Back to the Future’. His best friend Helen/Aech (Lena Waithe) drives the ’80s monster truck Bigfoot in her orc-like avatar. But its the arrival of Art3mis a.k.a. Samantha (Olivia Cooke) on Kaneda’s futuristic motorcycle from ‘Akira’ that seems to gain the most attention. There are loads of additional cameos and Easter Eggs for fans to spot in this sequence– as there are in the entire movie.
You can watch the full Copper Key race below:
‘Ready Player One’ opened on March 30 and took in an impressive $53.2 million domestically during its opening weekend and $109M globally. It has now made $126.2M domestically and over $500M worldwide, including $200M from China.
From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.
‘Ready Player One’ is still playing in theaters, so if you want to immerse yourself in the OASIS on the big screen again, there is still time.