Stuck in a small Appalachian town, a young woman’s only escape from the daily grind is playing advanced video games. She is such a good player that a company sends her a new video game system to test…but it has a surprise in store. It unlocks all of her dreams of finding a purpose, romance, and glamour in what seems like a game…but it also puts her and her family in real danger.
The real peripheral in this predictably woke series, is men. They are mostly silly creatures, who never grow up. At least, according to the main character and her mother. Yes "wo-man power" is everything. Men are persistently relegated to menial roles, doing as they are told and fighting battles, for their intellectually superior, female counterparts. Its small wonder the US entertainment industry is circling the proverbial, if they think unfairly denigrating one half of the human race, is going to slip by unnoticed. On the upside, the underlying story is interesting (once you cut past the woke-ness) and the action is well paced and of a reasonable standard. CGI is polished and imaginative, too. Its a shame we don't see a return to entertainment where "people" play different roles and this incessant gender politicking, is thrown in the waste bin of entertainment history, where I feel it belongs.