In a move I have never seen previously from an American production company, The Battle For Earth has released two full length episodes on the same day. Both feature the same main character and an interrelated storyline. The first one we are going to review is Episode 17 – Lost and Found.
First, a reviewer’s note so we can hopefully avoid any confusion: The Battle For Earth has previously released episodes featuring a character named Superiorgirl, played by two different actresses. Lost and Found features a character named Superianna, played by a new actress who has flashbacks to the previous Superiorgirl episodes. Perhaps the producers can give a full explanation, but since they have moved their production facility to California, I’m guessing they had to cast a new actress. I’m not sure why they had to change the character’s name, but unless we are told differently I think it’s safe to assume that Superiorgirl and Superianna are meant to be the same character. At least that is how I am going to approach this review. Got all that? Moving on.
Superianna, in civilian clothes, wakes up on the streets with amnesia, due to her mind being wiped clean by Synestra. She then begins to have flashbacks to moments from previous episodes. Some moments are perilous in nature, some consist only of dialogue. Although she has no memory of who she is, people on the street start to recognize her and so she dons a conveniently located disguise.
Enter Kaid, whom you may remember as the henchmen who has appeared in the last few episodes. Kaid gets an anonymous phone call that Superianna is back on the streets. He kidnaps her and immediately contacts Spawn. Spawn, still holding a major grudge against Avalon for killing his wife, thinks Superianna is the one heroine with the ability to kill his arch-nemesis.
Superianna, who is currently not at full power, is convinced by Kaid that he is one of the good guys. Kaid promises Superianna that if she agrees to stay and trains with him, she will be able to put the worlds most heinous criminals behind bars. Superianna agrees, and the training starts.
At this point, the peril begins. There is definitely an uptick in the amount of peril in this episode compared to the last two releases. Although she gets her fair share of shots in, Superianna takes quite a beating. I don’t know if there is enough peril to satisfy hardcore fans, but you will see the following: a bearhug, both Kaid and Superianna being throat lifted, both Kaid and Superianna being thrown across the room, a hard low blow delivered by Kaid, and Superianna is knocked out more than once in the episode. There are also more up skirt shots in this film than any other peril film I have seen and that includes Zen Pictures.
Lost and Found is another solid effort and the producers seem to be finding their own groove now that they have produced a few episodes without Rye. I enjoyed the new actress, who does a great job of playing the overconfident heroine. I also continue to enjoy the work of the actor who plays Kaid. His martial arts ability dynamically increases the level of choreography in these videos and he’s also a pretty talented actor. The review for Episode 18 is here. Thank you for reading!