“Big Bad Ass” from BadAssKandy.com

by Sidekick

BAK Big Bad Ass 9 175x97 Big Bad Ass from BadAssKandy.comBadasskandy.com has officially launched with two videos and a photoset available for purchase. For those of you who are not familiar with Badasskandy, we gave a brief rundown of it in our site review of Kickasskandy.com. Both sites are run by the same creative team. The only difference: Kickasskandy features good girls fighting bad guys, while Bad Ass Kandy features bad girls fighting pretty much anybody they want.

The episode that I am going to focus on is called Big Bad Ass. The official site describes the episode as follows: “The 4 remaining contestants in the world’s most extreme reality show are set one final task – they will be let loose and hunted down by 2 of Bad Ass Kandy’s most deadly – Red and The Mad Ukrainian. They will be fighting for their lives – literally – as the last man standing will be rewarded and the other 3 will be hospitalized.”

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And that is pretty much what you get. The girls spend the episode stalking the guys and taking them down. When we ran the Kickasskandy site review, it started a spirited but cordial debate on the merits of peril versus non-peril films. Kandyman (the pseudonym of the executive producer for both sites) has stated that Kickasskandy is now and always will be a girl power site.  Judging by the first episode, Bad Ass Kandy will be very much the same.  Kandyman did promise that the girls would be challenged a bit and take more hits in Bad Ass Kandy films, and he was true to his word.  Did the girls take more punches?  Yes.  Would I say they were ever in a perilous situation or in danger of losing a fight?  Definitely not.

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The good news is that the high production values that Kickasskandy prides themselves on are mostly present in Big Bad Ass.  You get beautiful women, sexy outfits, quality locations, and sharp dialogue.  I thought the fight choreography in this episode was a bit below their normal standards, but since this was a premier episode some minor flaws can be expected.

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I know this isn’t an opinion universally shared by HeroineMovies.com visitors, but I enjoy girl power films every bit as much as peril films.  Kandyman has an audience that he has cultivated and he may knowingly leave a lot of money on the table from the peril audience by sticking with his tried-and-true formula.  You have to respect him for that.  However, Kandyman is as accessible and friendly as any producer out there.  He quite openly pursues feedback.  If the peril crowd keeps communicating to him what they want to see, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if someday he delivered the goods.  You can go to Bad Ass Kandy and judge the product for yourself.

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{ 12 comments }

1 Kandyman May 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Thanks again for a fair and well crafted review Sidekick, I enjoyed reading it. We love getting yours and the HM crowd’s opinions as the whole Kandy concept is organic, we shapeshift in different directions along the way when the demand is there. We may have a go at f/f fighting, between the Kick Ass and the Bad Ass girls and it is possible somewhere down the line that a peril storyline will fit the Bad Ass Kandy brief more than the KAK one. Lets keep the dialogue going and see what happens.

best wishes

Kandyman

2 babca11 May 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

good idea the fight betwen the girl of bad ass kandy and the girl of kick ass kandy

3 SpandexFiend May 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

I’m always wary when I see “girl power” sites. Not that I don’t like seeing women in spandex (hence the name) kicking ass and a lot of it, I do, but seeing the “girl power” tag always makes me think of a flat storyline, girls taking few or no hits, and well…mostly the flat storyline. With kickasskandy.com I think you kind of expect them to kick ass and do little else.

With badasskandy.com the first thing I thought was that they’d be bad ass. And to me, that doesn’t always mean kicking ass. In fact, normally in an action movie with someone as a male lead, when you think of them being bad ass. They tend to get the hell kicked out of them, rise up and still defeat the badguy. For example, in Die Hard, Bruce Willis always gets the crap kicked out of him, there’s impossible odds to overcome but he still does it, he has to fight tooth and nail all the way to get it done, nothing is easy, and he comes off as a complete and total bad ass.

So why should it be any different for girls?

I guess my comment is mostly to think about how the story would come off if they weren’t smokin’ hot girls in spandex. Granted there are points where it could come forth that they are women over men. Like a guy checking them out, I’m pretty sure Bruce Willis never had a badguy checking him out… Anyway, I hope that makes sense and maybe you can address a couple of my concerns.

4 babca11 May 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

for the batlle bas ass vs kick ass
aj vs the mad ukrainian
hi kix vs silver
vixen vs amazon
mata hari vs red

5 Sym May 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I have to admit, I’m struggling to see the point of Bad Ass Kandy. I don’t mean that in a bad way as such. Whilst the content holds no interest for me at all, I know there is obviously a big market for it. I just don’t see how the movies produced for BAK are going to differ from what’s already on Kick Ass Kandy, outside of the basic difference that now these are bad girls defeating ‘good guys’, rather than good girls defeating villains.

In terms of execution, it doesn’t look remotely different (though I admit, I’m only judging by the trailers). The action is the same (save for a few token punches from the guys), the dominance of the women is the same and, most importantly, the attitude of the women seems the same. And that’s the thing. Although the KAK girls are technically the white hats, they were/are still pretty bad ass in their own right (largely as a result of the one-sided nature of all their fights).

So really, the only obvious difference between KAK and BAK is the back-story behind whichever guys are getting their butts kicked. Outside of that, the content appears to be about as different as Opal Fruits and Starburst.

Which is fair enough. As has been said before, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But creating a separate site does then come across as bit of a publicity/marketing stunt for material that could have gone on KAK just as easily without anyone batting an eyelid.

6 MrCreep May 29, 2011 at 12:44 am

What Sym said

7 babca11 May 29, 2011 at 4:05 am

the mad ukrainian and aj are very hot
the fight between the two girl as a good idea

8 babca11 May 31, 2011 at 10:45 am

why don’t you introduce peril for the girls in the fight
the girls are in peril in the first part of the fight but win the fight
or the giels are in peril in the seconde part and lose the fight

9 Britt May 31, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I tend to agree with SpandexFiend. If these really are supposed to be “girl power” movies, I want to see a girl kicking ass and yes, it doesn’t have to be like literally kicking ass, but it does have to be a good character. I would totally love to see a chick pulling off Die Hard, that would be girl power to me. Not this easily won type of stuff where you can tell that they are going easy. Feminism is not about getting special treatment, its about being treated the same.

10 Jose May 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I have to agree with the people who want more peril. You don’t have to have the girls lose in the end. I am a big fan of “Girl Power” videos as well, but I feel it only works if there is some danger involved for our main character.

With “Girl Power” videos I really love hating the bad guy. Nothing makes me hate him more than to see him get the better of a heroine who is supposed to be all powerful. It’s truly shocking to see him on top, but oh so rewarding when the heroine makes her comeback at the end. I love seeing a villain get what’s coming to him and nothing can illustrate that more than him dominating in the beginning. Just my two cents.

I care nothing for seeing bad girls dominate and win in the end. It’s all about the good guys for me.

11 Jose May 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm

*EDIT*
It’s all about the good guys for me, when the video is not a peril only video.

12 Freeman July 27, 2011 at 3:00 am

I see no point in these videos, no danger to the girls, no point. Unless you like seeing men get beat up, doesn’t do it for me sorry. I for one do not and with the laws in the UK as it is I guess you’re not allowed to have any of the heroines die. But you can have them get beat up and almost get beaten but win in the end, just like that UK super heroine site. Until then I’m not buying. Please let me know when this is going to happen and I’ll start shelling out my cash to you guys. Nuff said!

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