When it comes to production values, you’d be hard pressed to beat the videos of Next Global Crisis. As I’ve said in previous reviews, these guys know what they’re doing when it comes to filmmaking. Episode 4 is no exception: great fight choreography, editing, lighting, acting, etc., just as in previous episodes. So if you liked earlier episodes from Next Global Crisis, chances are that you’ll like this one as well.
By now, if you’ve seen previous videos from this company, you probably have a good idea of what to expect. All of the production and post-production quality is there, as usual. So that basically leaves the few variables that do change from video to video: costumes, actors and actresses, and storyline. In this episode, we meet “Athena,” who appears to be almost invulnerable. Her power is listed as “healing hands,” and no matter what the bad guys do to her (and they do a lot), she’s able to apply her hands to her wounds and heal them. This presents a problem for the villains. No matter how often they try to punch, kick, cut, or stab (!), her wounds always heal.
Yet the female villain Jade doesn’t actually seem to mind. She enjoys cutting and stabbing our heroine repeatedly. At one point she says, “I can keep cutting you and cutting you, and you will never heal… maybe I should just kidnap you and keep you as my pet… I could cut you as much as I want to.” This is as demented an idea as anything you’ll find in a heroine peril film. (Well, maybe almost as demented).
After fighting Jade for a while (and apparently losing, receiving lots of cuts, belly punches, etc.), our heroine finds herself facing another villain, this one a male. They somehow freeze our heroine, rendering her unable to move. Every movement at this point causes extreme pain to our heroine, so the bad guys take their time torturing Athena by moving her around (to the sound of bones crunching). They also cut her with a sword, causing a lot of pain and suffering.
I won’t reveal the film’s final plot twist, but in any event, I did enjoy this episode due to the usual high production values of the Next Global Crisis creative team. If I had to point out any drawbacks (and I do… this is a review, after all), I would say that I didn’t personally find the heroine quite as attractive as in previous episodes. However, this is just my opinion, and in my review of episode 3, a few of the commentors disagreed with my opinion of the heroine in that episode, so maybe that will be the case here again… Even so, I think the lead heroine is really good actress, and her ability to “sell” the performance makes her character believable and enjoyable.
The same goes for all of the actors. Somehow, Next Global Crisis is able to find actors who know can make it all believable. They all seem to have acting experience and commit to their parts. Combine this with really good fight choreography and top notch technical quality, and you have another winner from Next Global Crisis.
I should point out that not everyone will agree, of course. To some viewers , the content of the video might be much more important than production quality. You might prefer a less technically assured video with more of a focus on a specific type of peril, for example. In that case, this video might not be for you. Next Global Crisis focuses on technical quality and good acting. So keep that in mind as you decide whether to download. I enjoyed it.