Ready Player One ★★★½

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Surprisingly, Ready Player One is much, much better than advertised.

Unfortunately, it's also as messy as advertised.

Best parts: Mark Rylance. Olivia Cooke. The Iron Giant. That scene. That cameo. Ooh, and that cameo. And that other cameo! AND HOW ABOUT THAT FIGHT BETWEEN THOSE TWO CAMEOS?! OMFGAAAHSDFGHJKLZXCVBNM!!!

Ready Player One is one big, busy, bloated mess, but somehow, I can't hate it, and strangely, there's not a moment that I wasn't engaged.

Maybe it's the movie nerd in me who found much amusement spotting all the references and Easter eggs.

Or maybe it's a testament to the power of Spielberg and a little of that good, old Spielberg magic.

Or maybe it's both, and it's just some damn, dorky fun.

Ready Player One is worth a watch.

The Scorecard:
Direction: ★★★½
Acting: ★★★½
Writing: ★★★
Editing: ★★★½
Visuals: ★★★½
Sound: ★★★★
Pop Culture References: ★★★★★
Olivia Cooke: ★★★★★
Entertainment: ★★★★
Overall Rating: ★★★½