Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, with three decades of pop culture mashed into a cinematic tale of good vs. evil, with Easter Eggs aplenty. 80s kids and those who love the hidden figures in the background will love this haze of future past, and the trailers we’ve seen so far have given us only a glimpse of what’s in store.
Over the years the iconic and recognisable elements of our favourite movies and TV shows have been re-purposed as shorthand for audiences or marketing demographics. Want to get the attention of an 80s child? Stick the muted guitar lick of Knight Rider on and you’ll have them at Hello. It is fitting that Spielberg took on the reins of Ernie Cline’s Ready Player One and filled the big screen with so much of his own work. That he can weave them seemlessly into a propulsive movie which stands on its own is further testament to the director’s prowess.
To help with the spot the reference games during the movie Fulton Leasing have produced this infographic with our favourite Pop Culture Cars line up on the starting grid, with the iconic A-Team van -B.A Baracus’s MC Vandura, Speed Racer’s Mach 5, the terrifying beauty of Stephen King’s Christine, Max Rockatansky’s Pursuit Special and Doc Brown’s DeLorean.
Take a look below, and make sure you keep an eye out for these vehicles when you see the film.