Ready Player One
Movie Quote Quiz

Halliday: Why can't we go backwards... for once? Backwards, really fast. Fast as we can. Heh heh. Really put the pedal to the metal, you know? Bill and Ted did it. (00:25:10)

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Wade Watts: A creator who hates his own creation. A hidden key: a leap not taken. Retrace your steps, escape your past. And the key of Jade will be yours at last.

Halliday: She wanted to go dancing, so we watched a movie.

Halliday: Hello... I'm James Halliday. If you're watching this, I'm dead. Before I died, I created, what we in the biz call, an Easter Egg. A hidden object in a game that gives special powers to whoever discovers it. First person to find the egg I've hidden somewhere inside the OASIS, will inherent my stock in Gregarious Games, currently valued in excess of half a million dol-...uh, half a trillion dollars worth. And total control of the OASIS itself. In the form of my avatar...Anorak The All Knowing, I created three keys. Three hidden challenges. Tests for worthy traits revealing three hidden keys to three magic gates. And those with the skills to survive these straits will reach the end where the prize awaits. Off you go, keys! The keys aren't just lying around under a rock somewhere. I suppose you could say they're invisible, hidden in a dark room that's at the center of a maze that's located... somewhere. Up here. Let the hunt for Halliday's Easter Egg begin. (00:08:20 - 00:10:05)

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Art3mis: A real Gunter would risk everything to save the OASIS from IOI.
Partzival: Who said that?
Art3mis: Me.
(00:19:30)

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Parzival: First to the key!
Aech: First to the egg.
(00:12:30)

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I-R0k: Avatars are going to be on him like hoes on Santa. (00:33:00)

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Curator: Parzival. Oh joy. And how will you eat up my valuable search time today?
Parzival: Gregarious Games 2029, Offi-
Curator: Office party, yes you've only seen it a thousand times. Why not go back?
(00:22:55)

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Wade Watts: My boys were in that challenge. You couldn't have beat them in a Boot Suit, you noob. (00:21:15)

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Wade Watts: People come to the OASIS for all the things they can do, but they stay because of all the things they can be... Tall, beautiful, scary, a different sex, a different species, live action, cartoon... it's all your call. (00:04:30)

Sorrento: I-R0k, old friend... How are you?
I-R0k: ...To be honest I have kind of a neck thing. It's like a carpel-tunnel deal, but with your neck if that's even a thing. So if you could just stand to. To your right. My right, your left. Thanks, it's a repetitive stress.
(00:31:25)

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Anorak: Get yourself a clue. (00:28:05)

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Anorak: Nice racing, Padawan. You're the first to finish. (00:27:40)

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Parzival: Yep, he's pretty grea-.
Art3mis: I assume you and 'shoulder blades' are clanned up?
Parzival: Oh Aech? Nah. I mean... he's really good, but I don't clan.
Art3mis: Oh, cause you're Parzival? As in the knight who found the Holy Grail by himself.
Parzival: What about you, Art3mis, Goddess of the hunt? Clans must be killing to sign you up.
(00:17:55)

Aech: You'll have to excuse him, he gets a little nervous around pretty girls. (00:17:35)

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Parzival: I gotta go to the back.
Aech: Ugh, so you can skim coins from crashed cars? That's just sad, man.
Parzival: Fuel's low.
Aech: Oh, but you still had enough to pay for that 'Something About Mary' hairdo.
(00:11:40)

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Halliday: If you all wanna reach under your seats, you'll find that there's nothing there. [Audience laughs after bending down]. But we're gonna each, we're gonna bring you one now. (00:07:45)

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Wade Watts: You can surf a 50 foot monster wave in Hawaii. You can ski down the pyramids. You can climb Mount Everest... with Batman. (00:04:05)

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Wade Watts: Losing your shit means... well... losing your shit. (00:07:00)

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Wade Watts: I was born in 2027. After the Corn Syrup Droughts, after the Bandwith Riots. After people stopped trying to fix problems and just tried to outlive them. My parents? They didn't make it through those times, so I live here in Columbus, Ohio with my Aunt Alice. In 2045, Columbus is the fastest-growing city on Earth. It's where Halliday and Morrow started Gregarious Games. These days, reality is a bummer. Everyone's looking for a way to escape, and that's why Halliday... That's why he was such a hero to us. He showed us that we could go somewhere without going anywhere at all. You don't need a destination when you're running on an omnidirectional treadmill with quadraphonic pressure-sensitive underlay. James Halliday saw the future. And then he built it. He gave us a place to go. A place called... the OASIS. (00:02:15 - 00:03:30)

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Plot hole: During the final battle, we see all the other players charging over the hill and running into battle. We later see that these are just players standing on the streets wearing VR visors. But unlike our hero who is dangling on wires (and used a treadmill earlier on)...nobody on the streets is using any such thing. Which means when they are charging or running, they would all be crashing into walls or any obstacles that get in their way. Certainly nothing like the film.

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Suggested correction: How much you have to move in the real world depends on how much and what kind of haptic gear you're wearing. If you have a boot suit and an omnidirectional treadmill, for example, you do all your own walking, running, and jumping, because you have the space to do it and the haptics to respond to your movements. People with minimal gear-like those we see on the streets-might have only a visor and gloves, say, and they have to do all their "running", "fighting" etc. with signals from their hands. It's like if you don't have a joystick, you have to use the arrows on the keyboard.

Aerinah

I disagree with this. At one point during the big fight you see a group of players as Spartans running along the street, with visors on. They definitely would have run into a wall or other person at some point. I'm sure they were not the only ones. I'm sure it's possible to use something for movement control besides actual physical movements but that scene shows not everybody is using it and there should be a lot of accidents with people running into things and each other. At the start of the movie you see a mom climb upon her couch to imitate climbing up a rock in the game, physically imitating the movement. The lack of showing this disability for players on the streets might not be so big as to be a plot hole, but definitely a factual error.

lionhead

Here's a clip of the Spartans https://youtu.be/D_eZxSYRhco?t=1m36s that shows they are definitely moving in exactly the same way in the Oasis as they are in real life, so even though yes it would make perfect sense for there to be different control schemes depending on the level of technology a person has, the film appears to show that it's a one-to-one translation of movement regardless of practicality or safety.

Rosco

I don't think it's an issue. Note that several times in the movie people are also shown to be playing the game while just sitting down at a table. Case in point, the guy that dies on Planet Doom and then immediately jumps up from his work desk and tries to run to the window to jump out. He was sitting down but still playing in the PVP on planet doom. Same is true for right as Wade is telling that when you die all your money and everything you work for is gone. The scene shows Sho stabbing a person's avatar on Planet Doom that then shows the person who was playing that character falling out of a chair he was sitting in. With another person sitting across from him also in a chair.

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Adding to this point, Sorento himself plays the game from a chair.

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I think in the end we can all agree its a mistake in the movie but not as big as a plot hole. Some people running, some people sitting down whilst playing, could be a matter of taste, but the Spartans running across the street with a visor on is definitely not logical.

lionhead

I would agree that it seems the mistake only applies to them in particular as shown in the film. At least on that level.

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The players have the ability to see the real world because the glasses of most people are transparent, Art3mis even looks at Sorrento approaching in IOI, which Wade even asks why she is looking in that direction if there is nothing there, so the players would not hit the wall when running.

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Trivia: After Wade puts on the goggles to go into the OASIS, the scene goes through a tennis ball shaped planet of sports where some hang gliders swoop down from a ledge for the Hurricane Hang Gliding and into a hurricane. Immediately you can see Dorothy's house from Wizard of Oz fly by, reenacting it being lifted into the air by the tornado in that movie. (00:03:50)

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Question: Why does Art3mis seem surprised that she can't finish the race past King Kong for the first Easter egg? Isn't it widespread knowledge by then that nobody can get past that point (which is why there's barely anyone trying to complete the hunt anymore)?

Rosco

Answer: If it's widely known then they wouldn't do the race. They keep on trying and getting to the point with King Kong is all they know, somehow getting past him this time. Artemis, when she saw the jump, thought she could do it this time, but after Parzival saves her and tells her it can't be done she realises he is probably right and she wouldn't have made it.

lionhead

Answer: Maybe she thinks a motorcycle can do it because cars and trucks haven't been able to do it yet.

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