It is the year 2045 and the real world is a harsh, hopeless place. So everyone in this dystopic future escapes into a gigantic VR world called The OASIS.

Our hero Wade Watts and his crew of virtual treasure hunters are at war with faceless corporate drones for three keys that will give them ownership of this digital creation. They go through brutal, beautiful, and extreme gaming challenges set to gorgeous CGI.

Adapted from Ernest Cline’s bestselling book, Spielberg has made the brilliant decision to juggle the laundry list of geekdom references with a thrilling adventure that sees Wade go on a hero’s journey, eventually learning that putting down the game controller is the ultimate epic win.