Ready Player One ★★★½

Spielberg deserves a huge amount of credit for taking a mediocre novel and turning it into a rather enjoyable trip through 80s and 90s pop culture without making it a complete groan fest. It's still visually overwhelming in places and too light on story but I didn't feel the 2h+ running time which is saying something.

I'm curious about the references buried far in the background but not enough to see the movie again.