UPDATED: See sale details below! It’s been a long time since we’ve had a Heroine Legends episode to discuss, but the company has just released the premier of its second season, and since it has been a while, we’ll appraoch this review “Q & A” style to hopefully bring everyone up to speed.
Q. I can’t remember. How did last season end?
A. Here is a link to the original review of the finale of season 1. I tried to keep it spoiler-free, but the short version is that there was a gigantic fight at the end of the episode, and Thorne was taken prisoner by Furis.
Q. What was your overall feeling about season 1? Positives first.
A. A big world was created, there was a story with continuity, and a seemingly never-ending wave of new babes kept on being introduced. The fight choreography was generally good, and often it was outstanding. The sheer scope was astonishing at times and a rarity for this genre.
Q. Any negatives?
A. Ironically enough, I just listed it under the positives category and that’s the big world. I honestly think it was a little too big. Maybe the problem was that it got too big too fast. There were so many characters and so many episodes, I was having trouble keeping track of who was who, who was where, and who was on what side. I generally don’t mention other producers in reviews for films that they are not associated with but I think it’s the best way I can explain what I mean. If you got every actor from Next Global Crisis together and took a photo, I could easily name every character they played and what their super power was. I couldn’t do that with Heroine Legends. In fact I went back and rewatched the big fight that took place at the end of season 1. Out of all the characters that were on screen, I could probably name five and I watched every episode. That’s not a good thing and it may be something that keeps the casual fan away. I think the producers are working on addressing this problem as Logan has referenced that they cut a number of characters which was probably a good idea.
Q. Is Kristina Hess still hot?
A. Sorry, but no. She’s gained a hundred pounds, shaved her head, and has some kind of strange skin condition thing going on. OK, that’s a lie. She looks better than ever. A perfect 10. I just don’t think it’s fair that she gets to walk around looking like that and I have to walk around looking like, well, me.
Q. What’s the deal with the villain?
A. I know two things. His name is Fusion and he has crazy eyes. Please take that as a positive actor who plays Fusion because your crazy eyes brought back a lot of fond memories for me. Many of the great “heel” wrestlers from the glory days of WWF wresting had crazy eyes and this guy has that look down cold. Think, The Warlord and The Barbarian from The Powers of Pain tag team. I’m getting was off track here, but if anyone out there does get the Powers of Pain reference, let me know.
Q. So what happens in this episode?
A. This isn’t so much a fight but a complete beatdown of their flagship heroine. Thorne awakens in a room and is quickly confronted by Fusion. Thorne is quite overconfident, borderline cocky that she can easily take him. She talks some trash, throws a punch which Fusion dodges, and then the destruction commences. Thorne is punched in the face and stomach repeatedly, given multiple low blows, bearhugged, thrown into the wall, choked, and given a backbreaker. Her only offense is through the use of her powers and it’s entirely ineffective. Fusion hits Thorne with his power and that results in her costume top and bottom being ripped as you’ve seen in preview photos.
After Fusion choke slams Thorne to the ground, he cops a cheap feel (7:47, I saw that Fusion) and keeps trying to make Thorne beg for mercy which she eventually does. That’s not good enough for Fusion as he just keeps pummeling her. Down and almost out a woman who I think played Thorne’s friend in an earlier episode appears with a knife and stabs Thorne. Some friend. And we are left with that cliffhanger.
Q. Is Thorne really dead?
A. Nope. She does have a new costume coming. I think this is kind of a re-birth storyline. Once she is revived, Thorne can reach her full potential or something like that.
Q. Any thoughts on the future?
A. Yeah, from the preview photos that I’ve seen and from what Logan has mentioned, two new characters named Vega and Dark Vega are going to be introduced. Both are characters that have a basis in the Supergirl mythos, although one is apparently good and the other evil. I think it’s important that there should be characters with different power levels in these stories. What I mean is that it seems like most Heroine Legend characters could stand pretty evenly with every other character. But if they start to include characters like Vega who is listed as having super strength and being bulletproof, that sets so many story possibilities up. It also sets up great opportunities for peril. I’m all in for something like Thorne vs. Dark Vega. How would Thorne stand up against a super strong, virtually invulnerable powerhouse? I’d like to find out. Call it a fan request.
Anyway, if you are a person who has been looking for a one sided demolition of a overconfident heroine, this is it
Note: This release includes a secret photo along with the video!
“Heroine Legends” has announced a Holiday/Clearance/New Season SALE!!!
We have received numerous requests for this, so we decided to drop Season 1 & The Academy prices and place The Heroine Academy & The Torture Chamber on a discontinue status (they will no longer be available after December 31st, 2012). We also included feature packs as well as the Power Hungry, Return of the Black Queen, & Ground Zero series’ in this sale!! Starting now, here are the items currently on sale (all prices drastically reduced; VIP applies!)
Heroine Academy 1: Morgan – $5.99
Heroine Academy 2: Georgia – $5.99
Heroine Academy 3: Melody – $5.99
Heroine Academy 4: Tina – $5.99
Heroine Academy 5: Candace – $5.99
Heroine Academy 6: Alexa – $5.99
Heroine Academy Feature Pack (all 6 films) – $24.99
The Torture Chamber 1: Patricia – $5.99
The Torture Chamber 2: Ashley – $5.99
The Torture Chamber 3: Becky – $5.99
The Torture Chamber 4: Melody – $5.99
The Torture Chamber 5: Georgia – $5.99
The Torture Chamber 6: Rain – $5.99
The Torture Chamber 7: Morgan – $5.99
The Torture Chamber 8: Candace – $5.99
The Torture Chamber 9: Virga – $5.99
The Torture Chamber Feature Pack (all 9 films) – $29.99
The Academy 1: Tina – $14.99
The Academy 2: Brittany – $14.99
The Academy 3: Jane – $14.99
The Academy 4: Anya – $14.99
The Academy 5: Brittany – $14.99
The Academy 6: Georgia – $14.99
The Academy 7: Anya – $14.99
The Academy Feature Pack (all 7 films) – $59.99
The Academy Fight Compilation – $39.99
Episode 1.1: Aura Control (Thorne) – $19.99
Episode 1.2: Inner Conflict (Aurora) – $19.99
Episode 1.3: Delusional (Hawke) – $19.99
Episode 1.4: Unintentional (Tempest) – $14.99
Episode 1.5: Confusion (Thorne) – $19.99
Episode 1.6: Sibling Rivalry (Virga) – $14.99
Episode 1.7: Fighting Destiny (Aurora) – $19.99
Episode 1.8: Consequence (Lilac) – $14.99
Episode 1.9: Ambition (Hawke) – $19.99
Episode 1.10: Afraid (Rain) – $14.99
Episode 1.11: Awakening (Thorne & Tempest) – $22.99
Episode 1.12: Answers (Virga) – $14.99
Episode 1.13: Fate (Thorne [Season Finale]) – $24.99
Season 1 Feature Pack (all 13 films) – $149.99
Power Hungry 1 (Luna, Astra, & Muse) – $14.99
Power Hungry 2 (Luna, Muse, & Petunia) – $14.99
Power Hungry 3 (Luna, Petunia, & Thundra) – $14.99
Power Hungry Feature Pack – $34.99
Ground Zero 1 (Venus) – $22.99
Ground Zero 2 (Celestia & Nightshadow) – $22.99
Ground Zero 3 (Jade, Nightshadow, Petunia, Allura, & Iris) – $22.99
Ground Zero Feature Pack – $49.99
Return of the Black Queen Feature Pack (lowered within the last 2 weeks, remaining on sale) – $109.99
Return of the Black Queen Feature Pack (PG-13, ‘less foot’ version added) – $99.99
Visit Heroine Legends for more info!