There are three certainties in life—death, taxes and NGC is going to find an uber-babe to play the lead in their films. Welcome to the heroine genre, Dominika van Santen; you’re a bit late to the party, but we’re sure glad you showed up. My review of Fail-Safe Sisters Part 2 is below.
Review by Sidekick
Next Global Crisis Productions has just released the second episode of its new series Fail-Safe Sisters. If you missed the premier episode here’s a little synopsis of the storyline from the site:
The action takes place apart from ‘Next Global Crisis’ and is set in a world where a bloody war has just ended, and it looks as though the bad guys won. The Fail-Safe Sisters, five super-powered women who acted as Generals in the defeated army are captives within the walls of the victors capital city – Lockdown City. They now roam this hostile environment trying to survive, while every week on prime-time TV one of them is pitted against a different Gladiator from Lockdown City. Their aim is not merely to defeat the Fail-Safe Sisters in combat, but to slowly wear down their resistance and break their will, something that will give them the ultimate victory.
The episode opens with Lady Victory and the “host” having a short verbal exchange that leads to the appearance of her opponent, Sleeper. There’s about a minute of warm-up calisthenics before the fights starts, and once it does, Lady Victory takes control. They have a test of strength that goes back and forth and allows Sleeper to get close enough to Lady Freedom to weaken her with some sort of gas.
Sleeper takes control with his martial arts skills and a dozen or so belly punches. He gases Lady Victory a second time and a lengthy scene of the heroine being strangled follows. I think I’ll stop here so I don’t spoil the ending, but I do think if you liked the first episode, I have no doubt you’ll like this one.
I thought this episode was a nice step up in terms of fight choreography as Sleeper has some serious martial arts skills. Lady Victory is gorgeous, and I’m a fan of the story that NGC is creating.
Two small criticisms do come to mind: The warm up calisthenics go on for a little too long for my tastes. I like build-up, and I would stand in line to watch Dominika van Santen stretch, but I think I would have liked to get to the action a little more quickly. I’d also like the heroines to display their powers. If memory serves, neither sister has flashed any special abilities* with the exception of Lady Victory demonstrating some enhanced strength. The synopsis describes the sisters as “super powered women” so at some point, I’d like them to show it.
*[Correction: This is not necessarily true... see comments by Markko and Fabio for details...]
At the end of the day, it’s another good episode, another great looking actress, and just another example why NGC is one of the best in the business.