Ready Player One

Ready Player One ★★★½

This had absolutely no right being as long as it was, yet here we are. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy some moments, but also that’s not to say that other moments were a chore to get through. There are big sequences that are thoroughly enjoyable and outstanding, but then the rest just feel like filler moments. The ending is stretched so long, that after that amazing last battle sequence, I was thinking of lowering the rating. I’m satisfied by the ending and the movie + concept overall, but I can’t help but think there was a more condensed and faster way to tell the story. The characters are insufferable, and the dialogue makes it even worse, but I want to give a special shoutout to Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn for making their poorly written characters stand out and actually enjoyable through their performances. I might have to rewatch to recalculate my feelings but the rating is mainly on the fact that all 3 big challenge sequences are so much fucking fun.