anya jane’s review published on Letterboxd:
It’s safe to say Ernst Cline’s gaming-curated novel READY PLAYER ONE was a home run for Hollywood; not just an adaption, but another opportunity to showcase visuals in a blockbuster medium. Following Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) in a much tattered Columbus Ohio, a virtual universe titled the OASIS has taken the human experience by storm, and has the world playing. Inside the universe, recently passed creator James Halliday has planted three hidden keys within challenges, and the first to find all keys is rewarded total control of the system. When Wade comes across the first key, he and his OASIS companions are set on a quest to maintain the safety of the virtual universe and its future.