Heroine Legends Presents “Episode 1: Aura Control”

HL 1 1 175x98 Heroine Legends Presents Episode 1: Aura ControlIt’s always nice when a new producer comes on the scene. It’s even better when that producer seems to know exactly what they’re doing. Such is the case with Heroine Legends, which has just released its first video, Episode 1: Aura Control

 

I’ll get into the story rundown, but for now I’m just going to go down the list of what worked for me. Now, I know that everybody has a different list of likes and dislikes, but I’ll try to stick to the basics and concentrate on what most of us agree makes a good superheroine movie experience.

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1. With a well written introduction on their site (and used as a voice-over for the opening of the film), the filmmakers give the viewers a little look into the world they intend to create. If you’re going to tell an ongoing narrative, I think this is key. Here is the intro from the site itself.

At any given moment, somewhere in the universe, is a galaxy whose time is at an end. When this happens, it creates a surge of energy that spreads across the cosmos. As it does, it polarizes and groups into positive and negative energy. Once it reaches the end of it’s flight path, it is absorbed by whatever it collides with. In the case of living creatures, it has the influence to manipulate their behavior with it’s aura. This flux in our system creates those who are responsible for great deeds… and great destruction. We are at the mercy of those who absorb the energy. It is their choice whether to embrace the incredible strength of the positive– or succumb to the evil power of the negative.

2. They cast an incredible beauty as the lead actress. Want proof? Just take a look. Welcome to internet fame Kristina Hess. I think you’re going to have quite a following. By the way, there are pictures of the lead actresses for the next two episodes on the official site. I think it’s safe to say that these guys are not having any trouble finding attractive leads.

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3. The incredible beauty has real talent. She can act, and she can pull off a fight scene. Let’s be honest, a lot of producers have trouble finding an actress that has one of these qualities. She’s asked to play several different emotions in this episode and she plays them all well. Heroine Legends really nailed this casting.

4. Take the incredible beauty and put her in a well designed, tight fitting costume. Remember, Sidekick sucks at identifying good costumes. (That’s right, I just went third person) Every time Sidekick likes a costume, the vast majority of site visitors hate it. However, Sidekick is going out on a limb here. Sidekick thinks most will like this one. It’s sexy, shows off plenty of skin, and just fits the actress perfectly. Tell us what you think. (Exiting third person.)

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5. Put her in some peril, but make sure she goes into it fighting her ass off. More on this in the review, but even before she gets her powers, the character of Sarah Thorne is made to look like a heroine. That is to say she doesn’t back down in a dangerous situation. It makes us believe this is a girl that deserves to be blessed with super powers.

6. If you are going to have special effects, make them look good. And they do. The film isn’t overflowing with FX work but the effects they used were good. I thought the opening sequence was especially inspired and well edited. Anyway, enough of the preliminaries. Here is the review.

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Sarah Thorne is just an ordinary girl. She wakes up on a Saturday morning, takes a shower, and meets her friends in the park for a little Frisbee. We learn that Sarah has a boyfriend named Brad, but for the time being, Sarah fully intends to hold on to her virginity. Sorry Brad.

Anyway, a goon who has been tracking Sarah shows up and confronts her. We get to see our first display of superhuman power as the goon stomps his foot on the ground and knocks over Sarah and her two friends. They must not be very close friends, because they run away and leave Sarah to fend for herself.

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What happens next may have been my favorite part of the film. There has been a lot of discussion lately about how heroines should be represented in these films. The consensus seems to be that too many producers have been portraying these women as stupid, cowardly twits who are just begging to be captured. Heroine Legends wisely goes in the other direction. Although she’s outmatched, she stands her ground and puts up a good fight. She never waivers. Like I wrote earlier, the producers and this actress really make Sarah Thorne a character that you feel should be a superheroine.

In the fight sequence, Sarah is lifted by her throat and kicked to the ground. She gets in some shots of her own, but the outcome is never really in doubt. The goon mentions that Sarah will soon be getting her aura and that once it is bestowed upon her, he is going to take it.

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Sarah meets up with Brad who quickly attempts to get Sarah in bed. Sarah shuts him down and realizes that she dropped her phone in the earlier confrontation. She goes back to the park and out of nowhere is struck in the back by a mysterious aura. Not knowing exactly what is going on, she goes to speak to her sensei. Sorry, I forgot to mention that Sarah takes karate classes.

The sensei seems to know a lot about these auras and wants to train Sarah in how to control it. The sensei puts his hand on her shoulder and teleports them both to another location for training. He also instantly puts her into a hot outfit. Thanks sensei; we were waiting for that. The reasoning he gives is that the uniform will help Sarah focus and embrace her aura. Sure, whatever works.

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The two train for a bit and teleport back to their original location. Sarah returns home only to once again be confronted by the goon from the start of the film. He teleports Sarah to a rooftop where Brad is waiting for her. This was the one part of the film I didn’t quite get and maybe the producers can fill me in. It wasn’t clear to me if Brad was in league with the other goon, mind controlled, or just pissed that Sarah won’t sleep with him. Whichever it is, they start fighting.

Brad controls the majority of the fight. He lands several stomach punches and crushes Sarah in a reverse bearhug. The film ends shortly after that on a cliffhanger where the main villain is preparing to absorb Sarah’s aura.

This film is good—maybe the best pilot episode for an ongoing series since The Battle For Earth did Avalon and Next Global Crisis premiered with an episode featuring Powerstar.

Were there any shortcomings? Not really. At least nothing to get in a fuss over. Events in the film either happen very slowly or very quickly. Most of the slower stuff happens in the beginning of the film. I think this is to be expected. Being a first episode, you need to explain to everyone what the heck is going on.

Whatever your likes or dislikes, I recommend giving this company a chance. It’s only been one episode and they produced a film like seasoned pros. It looks like we have another high-end producer on our hands.

Purchase Episode 1: Aura Control at Heroine Legends
  1. Hey everyone!

    I just want to introduce myself to the forum. My name is Logan and I am one of the producers of Heroine Legends. We sincerely hope you enjoy this video! We had a blast filming it!

    I want to thank Sidekick for his kind words also in the review – and just to touch on one thing… Brad’s motives are intentionally misleading as his character continues on. We are all about the storyline so hopefully you will want to know what happens!

    I do want to let everyone know one important thing as well– Though we film a few episodes in advance, we do like to see the comments and feedback on our series as it will help us move forward with future episodes. We read every comment and post and are willing and eager to listen to requests and wants from our viewers and incorporate them into our project… We want our fans to be happy!!

    For custom orders, you can email us at info@HeroineLegends.com with your wish list and we can discuss making it a reality! Our site is constantly updated – http://www.HeroineLegends.com – and we try our best to keep our fans intrigued! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to message us! Thank you and we look forward to being involved in the SuperHeroine community!

    Warmest Regards,
    Logan
    HeroineLegends.com

  2. Bought it. Watched it.

    Before I go on, I think it’s only fair to explain that my interest in Superheroine videos is purely based on the fighting aspects of it. Peril, in general, doesn’t really interest me. I want the guys to win. But I want the guys to win a fight. Anything other than that ain’t my thing, so naturally any opinion I have on this video is coming from that perspective.

    On the plus side, ‘Aura Control’ scores points for production values, decent acting and dialogue – A bit cliched at times, yeah, but show me a Superhero movie that ain’t (and I include mainstream movies in that). The fight scenes were well put together – not the best I’ve seen, but certainly above average.

    The movie’s biggest selling point is probably it’s star. Frankly, this movie is worth buying for Hess alone, even if you had absolutely no interest in superheroine movies whatsoever. She’s the kind of hot that someone could release a video of her simply making a cup of tea or reading a book and I’d still consider buying it. And yes, whilst the justification of her costume in terms of the movie’s plot is largely ridiculous, I really don’t think anyone is going to care when they see her in it.

    My main gripe (and again, reiterating that I’m speaking first and foremost as a fight fan) is that it was a bit light on action. Two fights in a 20 minute video is fair enough, but with them running at about 2 minutes for the first confrontation and 2.30’ish for the finale, it’s hard not to feel a bit underwhelmed. There’s a bit of action in the training scene too, but again, it’s very brief.

    For me, this was a decent movie and enough for me to keep an eye on Heroine Legends future productions. Whether I’ll buy another video from them remains to be seen, but I definitely think they’ll appeal to Superheroine/Peril fans in general.

  3. babca11

    wow i love this heroines in kitana style
    when the next episode?

  4. Kevlar

    Looks good, costume looks awesome, and a decent set of locations and the actresses look hot too. I agree that the website could do with some work though. Also please include low blows to the heroines in your videos!

  5. You said on the Superheroine forum that Episode 3 would feature a ko. What ko method is used, and is it on this girl or a new one?

  6. Hey everyone,

    I’m glad that the overall response to our pilot episode was positive. I do want to address your concerns though so we can keep as many people as content as possible so you will enjoy these movies as much as we enjoy making them:

    Sym: It’s difficult to put together a pilot episode and introduce everything you need to while keeping all of the action in it. We will continue to lengthen the amount of action we have, but we also need to tell a story with it. The next 2 episodes include more fighting than the pilot episode so keep an eye out for that.

    Babca11: We are still determining if we want to release weekly, biweekly, or an off-cycle schedule. Episode 2 is technically ready for launch but if we launch too soon, we will run out of material quickly. I can tell you that it won’t be longer than 2 weeks – and it’s an awesome episode!

    Steve: The website was set up with the intention of getting to the episodes very quickly. I am definitely open to any suggestions on how the website should look, feel, be formatted, etc as the fans are the ones perusing the site, not me. Please let me know what you would like to see.

    Kevlar: As for the website, please see the response to Steve. Also, there were 2 low blows in the first episode. Were you looking for a specific type of low blow we could consider using?

    Mike: The KO method on Episode 3 actually happens twice. **SPOILER** Once is a strong punch KO and the other is Chloroforum. It is a different girl – you can see her on our website – http://www.HeroineLegends.com

    Please continue to communicate with me your comments and suggestions so we can improve our series as much as possible! Thanks all!

    Logan

  7. Aldous

    Hey Logan – good luck with your new enterprise! Just wondering, you guys planning on any bondage peril?

  8. K1shan

    Logan,

    Firstly, thank you. It’s great to see new producers and new content. I’m sure I speak for everyone else when I say that we’re really excited to see what you’re brewing.

    Do you plan to have any kill sequences in any of your videos? Like neck breaks?

  9. K1shan: There will be kill sequences in some of our films, however we do need to be careful who we kill off or we will have to be creative on how we bring them back! ;) There is a kill sequence in Episode 5 and we will continue to expand on this as well.

    Thanks for following us as we launch this exciting new series!

    Logan

  10. Fabio

    Does Hawke have her own episode? I really like her costume. The heroines receiving low blows and damage to the stomach win me over easily as well. But I also want episodes that are fighting/peril heavy. Sounds like this episode might not be my cup of tea, will there be more fighting in episode 2? Your heroines look great!

  11. Fabio: Hawke’s 1st appearance is in Episode 3. Episode 2 also has quite a bit more fighting as well – it’s a substantial increase over Episode 1 which was meant to launch the series and explain the back story of the “Heroine Legends” Universe. Thank you for the kind words – these actresses have been amazing to work with as well!

  12. You should think about putting one of your heroines in pantyhose for a vid.

  13. Mike: We do have one of our Heroines as well as some Villainesses in pantyhose in later episodes. Please continue to offer suggestions though because we want to continue to please our fans. Thanks!

    Logan

  14. Totally awesome vid.

    Pretty good for fans of fights and peril. Not exactly non-stop action, but that’s a pretty good thing there’s a nice balance between storytelling and action.

    The stage fighting is on a par with pretty much any other producer out there though IMO. The fights could still be improved a little IMO – though my eye looks for the kinds of reactions you see when people are really sparring and not acting.

    Future episodes are sounding potentially even better – looking forward to seeing how the storyline develops.

  15. Just hope the heroines also in stiletto boots in the following episodes.

  16. Chris

    This was very good. A lot of heroine producers disappoint me, this wasn’t one of them. There was a lot to like. The production was great. They set up some storyline, not the best, but hey they put more work into it than most people do. The actress was amazing looking and sold her emotions really well I thought. The fights were great and they had my favorite kind; where the heroine is outmatched but does not crumble and puts up a valiant fight anyway. My one gripe is the total amount of fighting in this episode was very small. What little of it there was, was very good though. The training stuff and aura conversation etc took a lot more time than I thought it should have taken.

    P.S. wouldn’t mind seeing more of Marlene :)

  17. Steve

    the main prob is that the site runs really slow and the trailer too

  18. Hey all!

    As promised, I want to make sure we are staying in touch with everyone and addressing any concerns:

    Swampy170: Thanks for the compliment! As for the fight scenes and reactions, we will continue to improve episode after episode with the reactions. Our fight choreographer has a long history of working with actors who have never done stage combat and turned out a product that would have you in disbelief of that fact. ;)

    zi: Stiletto boots… check! ;)

    Chris: We’re glad you enjoyed the video! As far as the amount of fighting in the episode– we have seen this concern expressed a few times and can assure everyone that future episodes will be packed with far more action than the pilot episode. We have set up the storyline and universe these characters live in so we can focus more on the action/peril, etc aspects of the film.

    Steve: The trailer is drawn from YouTube so if our trailer runs slow, unfortunately it is in the hands of Google Servers running YouTube. As for our site – we’ve loaded our site on a few computers and phones and it’s been loading at an acceptable speed on our end. Let us know if this delay in loading persists so we can look into it. If anyone else is reading this post, please comment on your load times as well so we know if it’s a widespread issue.

    We love reading the comments and feedback and are grateful that the response has been generally positive! Again, we want to make an entire series that you won’t want to miss a single episode of so keep your feedback coming in so we can constantly improve our product to satisfy the wants and needs of our viewers!!

    Logan

  19. babca11

    kill scene on episode 5??
    heroine or villian kill scene ??

  20. babca11: The Heroine kills someone. Also, in Episode 7, a sub-Heroine kills off 2 villains. There is also a choke-out in Episode 7.

  21. AlexAL

    Hey Logan, glad to see another promising looking superheroine website up and running with more videos in the pipeline. I plan to buy this video when i get paid on friday and i’ll be sure to set some cash aside to get the next couple episodes, hope the wait won’t be too long between video releases!
    I really like the look of the costumes, and i have a few questions
    i) Do you have more girls lined up in addition to the 4 in the character bios?
    ii) Do any of your costums feature a skirt/dress bottom? (please say yes!)
    iii) Will low blows to the heroines be a common feature in your videos? (double please!)

  22. AlexAL: Hey Alex! We’re happy to hear that we’ve peaked your interest in this genre! Here are the answers to your questions:

    i) Definitely! Episode 5 has a new girl whom you may recognize from another Super Heroine series (I won’t give away who it is). Episode 7 has Sisters, and Episode 8 has a brand new girl as well. Episode 4 brings back Thorne, Episode 6 – Aurora, and Episode 9 – Hawke.

    ii) Episode 5’s Heroine has the skirt bottom. I also want to point out that even though each episode has a main Heroine, our storylines expand out to include more than one focal point in the episode – meaning we have many sexy girls in our line-up! ;)

    iii) Low blows have been a suggestion we have seen repeatedly in the forums in response to videos produced by many production companies. While we continue to keep a balance of variety of peril in our series (to avoid monotony), we do intend to make low-blows one source of that peril. Episode 1 has 2 low blows in it.

    Continue to reach out to us as our Series continues with comments, feedback, and suggestions! We want to make sure we capture what you are looking for the way you want to see it!

    Logan

  23. Chris

    Pretty awesome how even the side character girls in your episode are hot

  24. Hey all!

    Just wanted to let everyone know that in response to slow website concerns, we have run our entire website through an optimizer to help reduce load times! Also, we have revamped parts of the site to introduce new and exciting categories that will be implemented in the coming weeks!

    Also, for those of you who have been asking, Episode 2 is releasing on Saturday… The trailer is up on the site now! ;) Hope we have peaked your interest even if you haven’t purchased yet!

    Logan

  25. Whilst a little light on actual ‘content’ for me, I still enjoyed the episode (especially due to the gorgeous lead and her amazing outfit) and am looking forward to purchasing 1.2 later today. Just one quick question if I may – I’m dying to know what ‘The Torture Chamber’ is?

  26. babca11

    i just purchasd the episode 2
    its amazing
    im ready for the third episode

  27. Would have loved to have seen this new girl from Episode 2 get knocked out. From your earlier posts though it seems like there arent any ko’s until episode 3.

  28. Mark: I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed the first episode. For anyone reading this, just know that our pilot episode is the lightest we will ever be on action. To answer your question, ‘The Torture Chamber’ which will be launching in late April is the room where SuperHeroines, their friends, and upcoming Heroines are held and tortured as part of their training, breaking, or straight torture. This will not necessarily coincide straight with the story lines as it is happening elsewhere in the ‘Heroine Legends’ world. These videos will run anywhere from 5-10 minutes and will be short on dialogue, heavy on action/peril. They will obviously be priced accordingly.

    babca11: The third episode should be released in about a week and a half. So glad to hear you enjoyed Episode 2!

    Mike: You’re correct. Our first KO is in Episode 3 – and it happens twice. You will see more and more peril aspects coming up. We do like to rotate the type of peril as to keep everything interesting.

    We also want to make a note to our fans that we listen to what you ask for and if we can incorporate your ideas, we will! The more suggestions we receive, the more we have to work with when involving them into our storyline! Hope you all enjoy Episodes 1&2; Episode 3 is right around the corner!

    Logan

  29. Can anyone tell me how well the heroine pills of the low blows reaction!!?

  30. M: I don’t want you to think I’m ignoring your posts; I’m allowing another viewer to answer that question… it’s not really a question I feel the producer should answer…

    Everyone: TheRayGun: Episode 3 is almost completely peril and it was released this morning – you might want to check it out!

    Everyone: Just wanna let you all know that Episode 3 is up for sale at http://www.HeroineLegends.com – speaking of which, the website just went over a major overhaul – I haven’t slept yet and it’s almost 8am here… I hope you guys like it! Basically, I simplified it, changed the program I used to create it, made it easier to load on computers and mobile phones/smartphones, and added all of the categories that are coming up – we have a huge push coming ahead of us so we’re very excited for the next few months!! A new mention is the brand new Forums section which will NOT be limited to just Heroine Legends talk – we want everyone to talk about anything SuperHeroine, etc! If you have any questions, please let me know – I’ll be posting this up on our other episode review page as well. Hopefully Episode 3 will be up shortly for you all to read and learn about!! Let me know what you think of the site and the series!

    Logan