The Battle for Earth’s Episode V begins with a trailer for Episode VI and then starts out with a fight between the heroine, Nova, and a male opponent. Nova is played by an attractive actress and looks great in her costume. She sells the action well and takes quite a beating from her adversary.
After this brief fight, the guy informs Nova that he is actually there to help her. He “had to be sure” that she was actually Nova. They have a brief conversation about Spawn’s evil plans and how they can foil them. There’s a lot of exposition here, and the acting isn’t that great. I’m also not a huge fan of scenes that take place in an apartment or house rather than a more interesting location, but I totally understand why it’s necessary. The fight itself is pretty good, especially for fans of Rye’s style of heroine beat-down action.
In any event, Nova is soon attacked by a new villain, who doesn’t seem quite as friendly as the first guy. He informs Nova that he has been sent to retrieve her blood as a part of Spawn’s experiments. A long fight scenes takes place which pretty much involved the villain dominating the heroine. Nova’s attempts to gain the upper hand or strike back are futile, as the villain beats the snot out of Nova with punches, kicks and other moves.
Nova escapes only to face a new adversary (and a new plot twist). A fight ensues, but since Nova had so much trouble against the previous two villains, it’s hard to see why she would fare any better against this new, apparently more powerful foe. The bad guy manages to draw blood and place it into a vile. As Nova attempts to escape (by turning her back on him and slowly walking away… big mistake), he grabs her cape and throws her to the ground, promising to dish out more punishment as the video ends.
So, I liked Episode V more than the previous two episodes, mainly because I think the heroine is more attractive. However, I feel a little underwhelmed for some reason. Possibly because I watched this video on the same day that I saw InJustice Girl 2, which I found really impressive. And probably because I also thought Rye’s recent WonderousGirl videos were better, despite their apparently lower budget. But this is also a good superheroine video, and I appreciate how the Battle for Earth videos are all one extended storyline (which I believe will lead up to Rye’s Supergirl vs. Nuclearman video in the near future). Some of the acting is pretty stiff, but the heroine looks good, and I think the video is worth a download, especially if you’re a fan of Rye’s Battle for Earth material.