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Top 10: Trailers for 2018 Movies

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2018 has a lot of potential films out there that may hit or miss, much like 2017.  On paper, you just can’t be sure until you start to see the trailers.  For 2018, the trailers that have been released so far are nearly all for films January to February or big blockbuster franchises.  So, there may be releases coming in the first half of the year that will blow us away that we just haven’t seen any footage for yet.  Solo: A Star Wars Story has had to sit on the bench until The Last Jedi fades at the box office, but I think we’ll see our first look at that fairly soon, since Disney has five months to hype a Star Wars film people are on the fence or completely oblivious about.  Of the 2018 trailers released thus far, here are my ten favorite (Disney has the top 3, so it looks like another huge year for the biggest studio on Earth).

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Ready Player One Trailer #2 (2018) “Enter the OASIS”

Ready Player One is one of my favorite novels of the last five years, and I was not hugely impressed like most people with the first trailer because it diverged significantly from Ernest Cline’s novel (which doesn’t need much tinkering).  A lot of it stems from a distrust of Spielberg with blockbusters, because he’s not a blockbuster director anymore.  Somewhere along the way he lost the childhood spark of adventure that infused the films that made him a household name, and I’d love it if this was the film that got it back, but not at the expense of what is amazing source material.  I did like this trailer better.  We’ll have to see when the film opens in March 2018.

Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.
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Ready Player One Trailer #1 (2018) “Are You Ready To Play?”

There is not a vast body of classic video game literature, but the holy grail in it is Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One.  Straight from the Warner Bros. panel at Comic Con is the first look at Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the novel slated for a March 2018 release.  The first trailer seems to focus on the F/X and not the novel’s amazing plot, which hopefully will seen in upcoming looks (we are nine months out, after all).

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Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.
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