Fans really seemed to have enjoyed the “Heroine Kombat” series up to now, and I think they are about to like it even more. Bridget Winder and Lindsay Lamb star in Allura versus Angelstar in Heroine Kombat’s first all-female fight.
Round 1: First, let’s talk about “sway.” This is going to sound kind of dumb, but you know how in fighting video games the character models sway back and forth just before the fight starts? Well, they do that in HK videos, and let me tell you, Bridget Winder and Lindsay Lamb can sway with the best of them.
Anyway, before I continue, I have say that I got an early edit of the video to review and there were a few missing moments at the start of this round that will be included in the final cut. So my apologies; I wasn’t able to see every moment so I just have to start where my cut of the fight begins and that’s with Allura’s hand around the throat of Angelstar.
Allura lands a punch and blocks one of Angelstar’s. The two have a test of strength that starts out even enough until Angelstar kicks Allura backward. Angelstar hits a stomach punch and then both combatants go for a headbutt which results in Angelstar being unhurt and Allura woozy. Angelstar hits a low blow kick and then a knee lift that knocks Allura down. And then Angelstar starts firing blasts of heat vision, all of which Allura avoids. Allura charges in, hits a kick to the face and starts to strangle Angelstar. But Angelstar powers out, forces Allura to her knees, and knocks her down with a double face punch. And while Allura is down, Angelstar puts the boots the her, and begins to land punch after punch to the face. She eventually demasks Allura and destroys her mask with a blast of heat vision. Angelstar thinks she’s won with a neck snap but Allura slowly gets up so Angelstar hits her with a blast of freeze breath and one final kick. Round 1 to Angelstar.
Round 2: More sway. Awesome. And then Allura generates a shield around her body. Angelstar attempts to heat vision and punch her way through but it doesn’t work. But she comes in close and tries a dose of heat vision at point blank range which does the job. She then hits Allura with a bunch of punches at super speed. But then Allura starts to move her hands around, there’s a bit of smoke, and some strange music plays and Angelstar looks more than a little concerned. I can’t really say what happened here. If I had to guess, I think Allura was using some magic that either strengthened her or weakened Angelstar. Either way, Allura completely dominates the rest of the round. Angelstar attempts to attack, but her first volley of punches are easily dodged. Allura hits a couple punches of her own and then allows Angelstar to hit her dozens of times, none of which hurt Allura at all, even when Angelstar hits her super fast. Allura picks Angelstar up in a long bearhug and eventually snaps her back. Round 2 to Allura.
Round 3: Sway! Allura then knees Angelstar in the stomach, and hits a bunch of additional stomach blows. She picks Angelstar up off the ground by her cape and strangles her with it. Allura grabs Angelstar around her neck and throat lifts her off the ground. Allura then takes mental control of Angelstar and orders her to punch herself in the stomach which she does. She then orders Angelstar to kill herself. So Angelstar asks Allura to put up her shield which she does. Angelstar fires her heat vision which reflects back off the shield and into her stomach, eventually killing her. We then get a sweet looking victory pose. Round 3 and the fight to Allura.
I’ve really enjoyed this series, but I think this fight took things to another level. Personally speaking, and I know I’m in the minority here, but I much prefer F/F fights. It’s just how my tastes have evolved, I guess.
I also love the fact that these HK films give characters from different Cross the Line productions an opportunity to face off against one another. There’s about 50 match-ups off the top of my head that I would love to see, and most of them involve Lady Wonder taking on every Super vs Evil character.
And finally, I love that these two characters, who are usually good girls, can kind of be a-holes, for lack of a better term, in the HK world. The characters in this film talk a lot of trash and it adds a fun factor to the film, at least for me. And it’s totally out of character for these two lawful superheroines to talk this way, which is what makes it so great to begin with.
In conclusion, if you haven’t had a Heroine Kombat experience, this may be the one to jump on. It’s just two incredibly talented and gorgeous actresses who work really well together kicking each others asses. Any there’s sway. What could be better?