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The first full trailer for Ready Player One debuted online Sunday, introducing us to a nostalgia-heavy premise with high stakes. But it’s one of the film’s looks at the real world—not its virtual one—that’s deservingly on the receiving end of mockery from viewers.
Ready Player One follows Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), who sets off on a virtual (and global) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-esque scavenger hunt for control of Oasis, the virtual reality system that’s one of the world’s largest commodities. With so much on the line, it becomes a fight for life and death as Wade comes across in-game and real-life threats.
We also get a good look at Wade’s life in the Stacks, which serves as the backdrop for the movie’s first poster—one that invokes the cover of Ernest Cline’s novel the movie is based on.
At first glance, everything seems normal, and if you’re scrolling past it quickly on Twitter you might not even see anything off. But once you click to view the full poster it hits you: one of Wade’s legs is much longer than the other. Thanks to what looks like a bad Photoshop job, Wade Watts’ legs are stretched out to rest on two different spokes, which are too far apart for a normal human.
Ready Player One looks great pic.twitter.com/H4DbovDa57— Gus | ᴾᵒᵏᵉᵐᵒⁿ ᵁˡᵗʳᵃ ˢᵘⁿ (@guscraw) December 9, 2017
Ready Player One pinta que te cagas . Grande, Spielberg. pic.twitter.com/eFLtJeWZxI— Pablo González ㋡ (@Caith_Sith) December 10, 2017
Awesome new Ready Player One poster pic.twitter.com/DmQdwPnCfG— Axur (@AxurEneas) December 9, 2017
People have complained about that Ready Player One poster but it can be easily fixed with an inspirational tagline pic.twitter.com/CmJJnVrcaC— Pixelated Ho Ho Hoat (@pixelatedboat) December 10, 2017
Someone on Twitter even attempted to fix it, making a more anatomically accurate—but perhaps less striking—poster.
Ready Player One will stroll into theaters (presumably with regular-sized legs) March 30, 2018.
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.