Ready Player One: A fairy tale worthy of the digital age

Courtesy of IMDB, Warner Brothers

There came a moment during yesterday’s screening (in 70mm!) yesterday when I realized that among the group of kids sitting to my right, shepherded to a matinee during what I’m assuming was their Spring Break, was a boy nearly falling out of his seat.

His movement became part of my peripheral vision, so every now and again I’d look over. First, I was nonplussed. Why…