Ready Player One is back with one final trailer for fans.
In a clip called "Dreamer," viewers see the main character Wade Watts spend time with his crush, Art3mis. Together they escape from their dystopian reality to venture off into The Oasis, a "virtual universe" where "you can do anything" and "be anyone without going anywhere at all," as Watts explains.
The Steven Spielberg–directed film, which is heavily inspired by '80s pop culture, includes some references from the decade in the latest trailer as well, including King Kong and dinosaurs that may-or-may-not have just escaped from Spielberg's '80s blockbuster, Jurassic Park. They even use A-ha's 1985 hit track "Take on Me" for background music in the clip before Art3mis references McFly a.k.a. the main character in Back to the Future, which was also released in 1985.
After premiering at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the film received rave reviews and a standing ovation as viewers praised it for pulling on nostalgic beats for '80s video game lovers. Although some have criticized the film for being catered to dudes (like the video game industry), relying too heavily on the '80s references, and being another film featuring a white male lead.
Ready Player One, which is based on Ernest Cline's 2012 sci-fi novel of the same name, also stars Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen, Ben Mendelsohn, and more. It's is set to be released on March 23.