What Spielberg Movie Character Would You Want to Trade Places With for a Day?

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It’s Steven Spielberg month at ScreenAge Wasteland! To honor the acclaimed director, we want to use the Question of the Days to ask fun one-off questions that have no wrong answers. The director has continuously released a new movie every couple of years so there are endless films and characters that audiences have grown up and formed a connection with.

So with that said, the question I ask today is: what Steven Spielberg character from one of his movies would you most want to trade places with for a day?

I mean Indiana Jones is the correct answer, right? Indiana Jones is the ultimate badass. He always gets the girl. He gets to travel to new places and fight Nazis. His father is Sean Connery. There really is no reason not to pick him.

So I’m picking Wade Watts from Ready Player One. I know the book and the movie have their flaws, but I still love ’em. I love the idea of a virtual reality that you can actually walk and interact with other people. A digital world where you can run into pop culture icons and fight as Batman or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. One day wouldn’t even be enough to truly explore the OASIS, but I’ll have to settle for that.

Plus Watts drives a DeLorean that’s decked out to be the Back to the Future time machine, so that’s just another check in the win column.

What about you, screenagers? What movie character from a Spielberg film would you want to trade places with for a day?

I’ll see you in the trenches.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

"Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?"