I finished Ready Player One today after having it sitting around the house for ages.
I was determined to get to it before the movie is released.
I found it a lot of fun, although a bit of a cringeworthy cheesefest in places.
Happy to overlook some of that though, as it was a real page turner.
Coming up for 40 I’m probably the right age for the references that make the book so much fun, except maybe a handful of instances where they were a bit laboured.
I am concerend that in by adapting the movie to be more inclusive for a wider audience they will make something that doesn’t appeal to me personally - the real attraction of this book were the callbacks to my childhood.
I think they could have still have had a successful movie keeping the references to the era covered in the book.
I’d even argue it would be more successful - but I’ll wait and see how the movie is.