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* Related to the above, that one red-haired oology expert in the middle of the squabbling crowd managing to figure out both which game is the right one, and the correct way Halliday wanted it to be played (although she forgot to impart that later piece of information to the sixer).


** The official trailer reveals even ''more'' characters! Seen racing into battle with a lot more characters includes Film/KingKong, the [[Anime/SpeedRacer Mach 5]], the ''[[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]]'', [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} Tracer]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]], [[Franchise/MassEffect FemShep]] and the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} leading [[Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts an army of skeletons]], [[Franchise/ChildsPlay Chuckie]] lunging at an enemy and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78-2 Gundam materializing and joining the fray]]!''

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** The official trailer reveals even ''more'' characters! Seen racing into battle with a lot more characters includes Film/KingKong, the [[Anime/SpeedRacer Mach 5]], the ''[[Series/{{Batman}} ''[[Series/Batman1966 Batmobile]]'', [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} Tracer]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]], [[Franchise/MassEffect FemShep]] and the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} leading [[Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts an army of skeletons]], [[Franchise/ChildsPlay Chuckie]] lunging at an enemy and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78-2 Gundam materializing and joining the fray]]!''


* [[spoiler: Sho turns out to actually be an [[TheReveal eleven-year-old boy]]. The awesome lies in that he's perfectly aware of his reputation as "the biggest badass in the OASIS" and happens to ThinkNothingOfIt. Though he brushes them off, Wade and later Samantha are no less starstruck.]]

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* Bordering on Heartwarming and [[TearJerker poignant]], [[spoiler: Parzival deciding against signing the OASIS to himself and no one else. Why? Because he understands that was Halliday's biggest regret, cutting Og out of his partnership. So he's going to share the OASIS with his friends. As it turns out, [[SecretTestOfCharacter that was the correct response]].]]
* [[spoiler: Sho turns out to actually be an [[TheReveal eleven-year-old boy]]. The awesome awesomeness lies in that he's perfectly aware of his reputation as "the biggest badass in the OASIS" and happens to ThinkNothingOfIt. Though he brushes them off, Wade and later Samantha are no less starstruck.]]


** The official trailer reveals even ''more'' characters! Seen racing into battle with a lot more characters includes Film/KingKong, the [[Anime/SpeedRacer Mach 5]], the ''motherfucking [[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]]'', [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} Tracer]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]], [[Franchise/MassEffect FemShep]] and the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} leading [[Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts an army of skeletons]], [[Franchise/ChildsPlay Chuckie]] lunging at an enemy and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78-2 Gundam materializing and joining the fray]]!''

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** The official trailer reveals even ''more'' characters! Seen racing into battle with a lot more characters includes Film/KingKong, the [[Anime/SpeedRacer Mach 5]], the ''motherfucking [[Series/{{Batman}} ''[[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]]'', [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} Tracer]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]], [[Franchise/MassEffect FemShep]] and the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} leading [[Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts an army of skeletons]], [[Franchise/ChildsPlay Chuckie]] lunging at an enemy and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78-2 Gundam materializing and joining the fray]]!''


** The official trailer reveals even ''more'' characters! Seen racing into battle with a lot more characters includes Film/KingKong, the [[Anime/SpeedRacer Mach 5]], the ''motherfucking'' ''[[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]]'', [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} Tracer]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]], [[Franchise/MassEffect FemShep]] and the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} leading [[Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts an army of skeletons]], [[Franchise/ChildsPlay Chuckie]] lunging at an enemy and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78-2 Gundam materializing and joining the fray]]!''

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** The official trailer reveals even ''more'' characters! Seen racing into battle with a lot more characters includes Film/KingKong, the [[Anime/SpeedRacer Mach 5]], the ''motherfucking'' ''[[Series/{{Batman}} ''motherfucking [[Series/{{Batman}} Batmobile]]'', [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} Tracer]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/TombRaider Lara Croft]], [[Franchise/MassEffect FemShep]] and the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} leading [[Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts an army of skeletons]], [[Franchise/ChildsPlay Chuckie]] lunging at an enemy and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78-2 Gundam materializing and joining the fray]]!''



** Just one part of the licensing to make this film would be potentially expensive. About half the franchises listed in the first paragraph aren't even major parts of the narrative, BUT THEY GOT THEM. Also, considering that either Series/SpiderManJapan or Series/{{Ultraman}} had to be replaced due to known licensing issues, to see a ''freaking'' '''Gundam''' (Moreso the ''original RX-78'', albeit looking more like the real-life 1/1 Gundam erected in Japan years ago) appear is pure awesome in itself.

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** Just one part of the licensing to make this film would be potentially expensive. About half the franchises listed in the first paragraph aren't even major parts of the narrative, BUT THEY GOT THEM. Also, considering that either Series/SpiderManJapan or Series/{{Ultraman}} had to be replaced due to known licensing issues, to see a ''freaking'' '''Gundam''' (Moreso (more so the ''original RX-78'', albeit looking more like the real-life 1/1 Gundam erected in Japan years ago) appear is pure awesome in itself.


** Just one part of the licensing to make this film would be potentially expensive. About half the franchises listed in the first paragraph aren't even major parts of the narrative, BUT THEY GOT THEM. Also, considering that either Series/SpiderManJapan or Series/{{Ultraman}} had to be replaced due to known licensing issues, to see a ''freaking'' '''Gundam''' appear is pure awesome in itself.

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** Just one part of the licensing to make this film would be potentially expensive. About half the franchises listed in the first paragraph aren't even major parts of the narrative, BUT THEY GOT THEM. Also, considering that either Series/SpiderManJapan or Series/{{Ultraman}} had to be replaced due to known licensing issues, to see a ''freaking'' '''Gundam''' (Moreso the ''original RX-78'', albeit looking more like the real-life 1/1 Gundam erected in Japan years ago) appear is pure awesome in itself.


* The fact that Steven Spielberg was able to take the [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement very divisive]] book and was able to create an awesome movie for him out of it. One that seems he had a lot of fun doing, given the level of detail put into things that no one needed to give that much effort to. From the placement of the cockpit of the White Gundam to keeping the ding in the Iron Giant's head to putting in more modern references from the players and letting the 80's/early 90's come from Halliday to the sheer fluidity of the visuals, there was work done that just didn't need to be done, but they did it anyway to provide the high-gloss finish the movie has.

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* The fact that Steven Spielberg was able to take the [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement very divisive]] book and was able to create an awesome movie for him out of it. One that seems he had a lot of fun doing, given the level of detail put into things that no one needed to give that much effort to. From the placement of the cockpit of the White Gundam RX-78 Gundam's cockpit, to keeping the ding in the Iron Giant's head to putting in more modern references from the players and letting the 80's/early 90's come from Halliday to the sheer fluidity of the visuals, there was work done that just didn't need to be done, but they did it anyway to provide the high-gloss finish the movie has.


** How did he know Sorrento was faking? He asked him what Halliday would've done. The moment Sorrento coldly responds "Halliday is dead", that's when Wade deduces this business man is just a fraud, because no OASIS nerd worth their haptic gloves would've [[SpeakIllOfTheDead trivialized Halliday's memory so readily]].
* Samantha is enough of a leader to have assembled a RagTagBunchOfMisfits to oppose IOI's combined efforts to find all the keys. Think of them as the GoodCounterpart to IOI's unfeeling corporate machine.

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** How did he know Sorrento was faking? He asked him what Halliday would've done. The moment Sorrento coldly responds "Halliday responds, "James Halliday is dead", dead," that's when Wade deduces knows this business man businessman is just a fraud, because no OASIS nerd worth their haptic gloves would've [[SpeakIllOfTheDead trivialized Halliday's memory so readily]].
* Samantha is enough of a leader to have assembled a RagTagBunchOfMisfits RagtagBunchOfMisfits to oppose IOI's combined efforts to find all the keys. Think of them as the GoodCounterpart to IOI's unfeeling corporate machine.



* [[spoiler: Using every detail he remembered about Sorrento's personal War Room and rig (which is ''[[ExactWords every]]'' detail), Parzival, Daito and Aech recreate that room to convince Sorrento that Wade and Toshiro have him at gun point, and therefore extract information from him.]]
* Everything involving the final battle on Planet Doom. Really, until the [[spoiler: Cataclyst explodes,]] the entire battle is one SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome after another.

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* [[spoiler: Using every detail he remembered about Sorrento's personal War Room and rig (which is ''[[ExactWords every]]'' detail), Parzival, Daito and Aech recreate that room to convince Sorrento that Wade and Toshiro have him at gun point, gunpoint, and therefore extract information from him.]]
* Everything involving the final battle on Planet Doom. Really, until the [[spoiler: Cataclyst explodes,]] explodes]], the entire battle is one SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome after another.


* The fact that Steven Spielberg was able to take the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement very divisive]] book and was able to create an awesome movie for him out of it. One that seems he had a lot of fun doing, given the level of detail put into things that no one needed to give that much effort to. From the placement of the cockpit of the White Gundam to keeping the ding in the Iron Giant's head to putting in more modern references from the players and letting the 80's/early 90's come from Halliday to the sheer fluidity of the visuals, there was work done that just didn't need to be done, but they did it anyway to provide the high-gloss finish the movie has.

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* The fact that Steven Spielberg was able to take the [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement very divisive]] book and was able to create an awesome movie for him out of it. One that seems he had a lot of fun doing, given the level of detail put into things that no one needed to give that much effort to. From the placement of the cockpit of the White Gundam to keeping the ding in the Iron Giant's head to putting in more modern references from the players and letting the 80's/early 90's come from Halliday to the sheer fluidity of the visuals, there was work done that just didn't need to be done, but they did it anyway to provide the high-gloss finish the movie has.


* [[spoiler: One of Wade's rules for the OASIS is to close it on certain days. Unlike the book where the future was just hand-waved, it shows Wade actively doing something to fix the world so it's not destroyed by its inactivity and addiction to the OASIS. After what Halliday told him, he has a better understanding that people need to stop escaping life and start fixing their reality. Not only does he do it, he does it despite that the populace objects to it. He's just bravely lead a war like a real leader, and like any real leader, he's not going to shrink away from doing the right thing for his people.]]

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* [[spoiler: One of Wade's rules for the OASIS is to close it on certain days. Unlike the book where the future was just hand-waved, it shows Wade actively doing something to fix the world so it's not destroyed by its inactivity and addiction to the OASIS. After what Halliday told him, he has a better understanding that people need to stop escaping life and start fixing their reality. Not only does he do it, he does it despite the fact that the populace objects to it. He's just bravely lead a war like a real leader, and like any real leader, he's not going to shrink away from doing the right thing for his people.]]


* While the book made it vague that Sorrento and [=IOI=] was going to be punished for their crimes, at the end of the film [[spoiler: the first thing the High Five did with their ownership of the [=OASIS=] is ban Sixers and [=IOI=] employees from the game. This in turn would eventually lead to the loyalty centers being shut down.]]

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* While the book made it vague that Sorrento and [=IOI=] was going to be punished for their crimes, at the end of the film [[spoiler: the first thing the High Five did with their ownership of the [=OASIS=] is ban Sixers and [=IOI=] employees all loyalty centers (i.e. the places where gamers in debt are forced into indentured servitude) from accessing the game. This in turn would eventually lead to [=OASIS=]. Since the loyalty centers being can no longer turn a profit, they have no option but to shut down.]]


* For some fans, the presence of non-straight couples in the Distracted Globe will be epic to see. Especially considering one of their avatars in one happens to be Tracer from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. [[DontExplainTheJoke Who is gay.]]


* The second trailer goes for CrowningMusicOfAwesome using Music/VanHalen's "Jump" to set the action.

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* The second trailer goes for CrowningMusicOfAwesome SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic using Music/VanHalen's "Jump" to set the action.


*** And he jumps into the fray from the cargo hold of the [[Series/{{Firefly}} Serenity]].

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*** And he jumps into the fray from the cargo hold of the [[Series/{{Firefly}} Serenity]].''[[Series/{{Firefly}} Serenity]]''.

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