John’s review published on Letterboxd:
I wish this was less straight white dude leaning and some of the music choices were less obvious but I understand why everything was the way it was.
I got frisson from almost every major action sequence (and the dance sequence) and was almost entirely indifferent towards the vast majority of the plot stuff. Olivia Cooke's character is frustratingly underwritten (well mostly all the side characters are and also what's up with the Asian stereotype characters?) and the romance felt pretty half-baked but uhhhh everything in the Oasis made me giddy.
The Shining sequence is especially fun if a bit on the nose. Overall this movie is kinda dumb kinda obvious kinda tacky, but also extremely fun and beautiful.
Side note, Mark Rylance is SO good in this and was probably my favorite aspect of it.