FLASHOUT (90 minutes) SYNOPSIS: Inside a space habitat in a parallel universe, three young women play the blind date reality game InterMate in order to experience the euphoria of the FLASHOUT. Unexpectedly they find themselves trapped on Earth seeking the missing player of their game. They encounter a jogger, a rocker, a biker, an exploitative owner of an escort service, a radio telescope supervisor, and others vulnerable to their ecstatic FLASHOUT. All the while they are pursued by an awkward Reality Repairman whose assignment is to seal the hole between realities before the Multiverse is permanently altered.
This one's a spacey one! Abrim with special effects, and girls, most notably Allison Dunbar (though she's not from the future - hope I'm not mixing together names here - the cast list lacks faces).
It's about a realm where people (girls, in this case) play virtual games, but get tricked into a different world by another player, who seeks to end their universe, but he messes up when he can't get one of the girls to interact with him, so he calls an escort and... hmm? Sounds messy?
That's because it is. It's very messy. The synopsis above probably makes more sense than the plot does within the movie itself.
The acting's unstable and the special effects are all but realistic, but it's not without entertainment value. A e s t h e t i c s. You know.
It's fun, charming, and creatively unique, but not without flaws.
It's a fun and near-decent tale of intergalactic neighbors, that might've been pretty cool with a bigger budget, richer scenery and effects.
But maybe most of all: a more fleshed-out and apprehensible plot.
rated 2.5/5: almost not bad