Over the last few days, a ton of movies and television shows have revealed new trailers at Comic Con in San Diego. As much as I loathe trailers that reveal too much, as a fan, I found it hard to resist the likes of Thor: Ragnarok, Stranger Things season 2, Justice League, and Westworld.
But there’s one trailer that stands above the rest, one that activated every geeky nerve in my body: Ready Player One.
As is the case with every trailer I watch, there’s a part of me that wishes I hadn’t watched this trailer. But I’ve already read the book twice–I know what’s going to happen. If you haven’t read the book, which is about a near-future treasure hunt inside of a virtual reality world, I’d recommend only watching the trailer if you’re not already convinced about the movie.
That said, there are two key elements in the trailer I don’t remember from the book (I’m sure they won’t be the last): the appearance of The Iron Giant and a huge race scene. The Iron Giant was peek-geekgasm for me. To see it show up in an already-great trailer for a movie by Steven Spielberg based on one of my favorite books…mind blown.
But that’s me. What’s your favorite trailer that was revealed at Comic Con?