– by Joseph Jammer Medina

At the tail-end of its marketing campaign, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One finally seems like it’s hitting its stride in terms of positive buzz. The film premiered at the recent SXSW, and thus far, the reviews for the film have been overwhelmingly positive.

My main beef with the marketing so far has been its unwillingness to actually explain what the story is about other than a jump into the world of immersive VR. Now, in the latest trailer, it looks like they’ve finally done it! They’ve given the story the confidence it deserves, and I’m now 100 percent sold on whatever comes next. March 29 can’t get here soon enough!

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Below is the official synopsis for Ready Player One:

“From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the 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 hits theaters on March 29, 2018.

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SOURCE: Warner Bros.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.