Apparently, there is no shortage of beautiful and talented actresses with perfect bodies in England because Next Global Crisis has just cast two new ones that fit that description perfectly. Welcome to the official review of Season 2, Episode 3 from Next Global Crisis.
[Warning: Possible spoilers below!] In the opening teaser we get a quick reminder of the showdown that took place at the end of Season 1 between Ms. Freedom and John Roman. We are also reminded that Red Mist operatives have access to a pill that greatly enhances the user’s strength.
Through a voice-over by James Roman, we are introduced to Erica Lynn, who in her brief tenure as a member of Elite Force was called The Deceptress. Alongside being gifted with incredible speed and acute senses, Erica has the ability to create an unknown number of duplicates. Upon hearing what happened to her former colleague Powerstar, Erica seeks out Red Mist to assist them in their efforts. Remember, to the general public, Red Mist is now considered the “police” of the world and it’s not universally known that their motives are less than altruistic.
James arranges a trap for Erica by sending her to a location where a Red Mist operative named Alexa Topaz is waiting. Under the belief that she is there to receive orders for her first mission, Erica turns her back to Alexa who aims a gun at her. Sensing the danger, Erica uses her speed and disarms Alexa who has no superhuman powers of her own.
Erica dominates much of the fight as she learns that James Roman set the entire meeting up. Apparently James isn’t too enamored with beings that have naturally occurring super powers and has an unrevealed plan to eliminate them. Alexa receives some assistance when one of the goons outfitted in gray from the first two episodes of this season arrives. He hands Alexa a strength enhancing pill and the fight resumes.
Erica is tasered and takes a punch to the stomach before her backup arrives. Herself. In a tremendous use of split screen work we see Erica’s power to duplicate herself in action. We now have a f/f and a mixed fight on our hands. Both the fights flow nicely and the producers made a good editing decision where they cut back and forth between scenes of the heroine being strangled and the heroine doing the strangling. I don’t know if it was a conscious decision but there is a ton of choke holds in this episode, so if you enjoy those kind of scenes, you should like this movie.
This film features a good mix of action, solid fight choreography, strong storytelling, and a dash of peril. The entire cast deserves credit for the work they did, but if I had to guess what character fans are going to gravitate to the most, it would be Erica. She is absolutely stunning. In my opinion, stunning enough to put her on the same level as my personal holy trinity of Angel, Bluebird, and Suki Deluxe. She is also a very talented actress and someone I hope to see more of soon.
Next Global Crisis just continues to deliver incredibly entertaining films. Episode 3 is no exception, and I am already greatly anticipating Episode 4. Everything NGC does just works, and they’ve really raised the bar for quality in the superheroine genre.