“Wunder Woman: Terror From the Sky” from FightGirlz2000

FG WW 1 175x98 Wunder Woman: Terror From the Sky from FightGirlz2000FightGirlz2000 is a company I have always kept a close eye on. As the quality of their videos has increased, they’ve started to enter territory that might interest many Heroine Movies readers. Now, they’ve really made a move in our direction with their first-ever superheroine movie.

Right away, you can sense this is not the normal FightGirlz video. Wunder Woman: Terror From the Sky opens up much like the 1970’s television show. It has the identical music and similar, if not identical, graphics of the TV show. After the opening credits, we are treated to our first-ever FightGirlz F/X shot intercut with stock footage of a military installation detecting an incoming spaceship.

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We then flashback to five hours earlier as Wunder Woman chases an armed thug outside. He fires several shots that our heroine turns away with her bracelets. Wonder Woman is closing in when she is struck by a car. This buys the goon some time to barricade himself in a house, but it’s to no avail. Wunder Woman knocks the door down and proceeds to beat the goon down. The goon (Luke) takes some impressive stunt falls in this scene, and Rochelle is at the top of her fighting game as usual.

Fast forward a bit as we see Rochelle doing her best Lynda Carter imitation decked out in a short skirt and glasses. She sees a news report about a meteor crash and receives a call from the President. As you can probably guess, it wasn’t a meteor at all but the spacecraft that had crash landed. The President tasks Wunder Woman to investigate the site where she runs into a nameless blue skinned alien played by Zoe Hammar.

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Zoe had activated a device that caused catastrophic weather conditions all over the globe to get the heroines attention. Wonder Woman snags the alien with her magic lasso and things briefly settle into a more old school FightGirlz feel. The opponents exchange some punches for a bit, but the alien escapes by disorienting WW with a blast from her weapon.

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The faceoff continues in a barn where the two take turns beating the hell out of one another. The alien is temporarily able to paralyze WW with her weapon and removes her belt and lasso rendering her powerless. She then ties WW up to a pole and lands several punches to the helpless heroine causing her to bleed and bruise.

It turns out that the alien race wants to learn the location of Paradise Island in order to unlock the Amazon secret to immortality. Wunder Woman isn’t talking however so the alien knocks her out, lifts her over he shoulder, teleports away, and we are told the story will be continued.

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When I heard that FightGirlz was going to do a superheroine video, this was not exactly what I expected. I mean that as a compliment as they went far bigger on production values than they ever had before. They shot in several different locations both indoor and outdoor. Some of the shots are obviously stock footage, but they put several of their own F/X shots in, which I believe is a first.

I also expected them to go down the normal “girl power” route, and through a good portion of the video they do,  and then BAM! Wunder Woman takes an absolutely huge beating, and I was pleasantly surprised at the change. Really good stuff, and something I think peril fans will enjoy.

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Rochelle is great as Wunder Woman and although not as tall, she definitely has a Lynda Carter type thing going on. Zoe also cemented her role as my personal favorite Fightgirl. Quite frankly, I think she should always play the villain in their films. She just brings such a physical presence to her appearances and always delivers a great performance.

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This is a good time for our genre. We have big time producers like Cult Retro and Next Global Crisis delivering high end productions on a consistent basis. We have new blood like Heroine Legends making their mark. And now the smaller producers like FightGirlz and Ultraheroix seem to be finding way to up their games. I love it. Good times indeed.

If you have never purchased a FightGirlz video before this may be a good time to jump on board. It’s far and away their best all around video and I know more is coming.

Buy Wunder Woman: Terror From the Sky at FightGirlz2000
  1. Mike

    They need to use a better costume, those cheap ones are horrible and thats one of the worst ones out there

  2. Stevie Dan

    That WW costume with skirt is so bad that I’m not sure what exactly to make of it, the other costume is a poor Star Trek ripoff. I can see the running shoes and the cheap vinyl booties WW wears not doing too much to inspire confidence in the final product, although the fight scenes do look like they deliver the goods.

  3. @Mike & Stevie Dan,

    We acknowledge the costume was not exactly high-end, but we were testing the superheroine waters for the first time with this shoot, and being a small, start-up producer, we have a very limited budget.

    However, we feel we do deliver the goods as far as the fight scenes go in this one, and judging from the otherwise very positive feedback we’ve already received on this film, we promise we’ll be upping the ante as far as the quality of our future superheroine costumes.

    Speaking of which, look for Supergirl to grace our website very, very soon!

    Thanks, everyone!

    – John
    FightGirlz2000.com

  4. ShadowFax

    Have to admit. Costume qualms aside, the trailer does make it seem like the action is pretty intense…

  5. @ShadowFax

    We feel the action is VERY intense – in fact, in retrospect, perhaps the trailer really doesn’t do the film credit…we may re-visit that aspect of it. Thanks!

    – John
    FightGirlz2000.com

  6. Sym

    I’m not sure about this one (strictly in terms of my own personal tastes, not the quality of the movie itself). As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not an outright Superheroine/Peril fan. For me, it’s always been more about the fights, and it’s this genre that is one of the few places where you’ll sometimes find f/f or m/f fistfights/martial arts style action (the majority of f/f and m/f material produced obviously tends to be wrestling action – which I enjoy too, but there’s a significant gap when it comes to other styles of combat).

    With that in mind, naturally Fightgirlz have always been a ‘must buy’ for,because they filled that gap in the market… And their videos are generally 10-20 minutes of solid action… No excessive dialogue or storylines, just the action.

    So with this video, I’m on the fence. I know the action will be up to their usual VERY high standard, but ironically (given the nature of this very board!) it’s actually the Superheroine aspects of it that are putting me off. Perhaps if the ‘main’ fight had finished with a ‘proper’ winner, I’d have still purchased this video, if only for the that individual fight. But, as insignificant as it might sound, the fact that the Alien ‘wins’ using her weapon (rather than physically KO’ing Wonder Woman in the fight) means that I can’t look at it as a ‘complete’ fight. Someone getting zapped just feels like the fight being ‘interrupted’, I guess.

    As I said at the start, these are strictly personal opinions and the fact is, the very things I’m not keen on in this video are probably the things that most Superheroine fans would thoroughly enjoy. And from that perspective, I’d still very much recommend this video to fans of that genre. I just wanted to add my own thoughts from a more ‘fight-fan’ perspective, to offer John an alternate view point.

    And with that in mind, I’ll cross my fingers that we get at least one ‘old-skool’ Fightgirlz video, before Supergirl makes her appearance. ;-)

  7. Lake

    I will be buying this based on previous ones I’ve bought where the fighting is intense. I, also, must admit though, that based on the trailer, I thought this may be more story driven than fighting. Even if it falls a bit short, I want them to succeed in the SH genre and so I hope this is just a starter for better things to come. I’m not going to moan about the outfit because it’s a step in the right direction and beats top and jeans!

  8. Lake

    @Sym

    I agree with much of what you say. I was expecting a typical FG2000 movie with the addition of the characters being SHs. That said, I like that they’ve gone for a bigger stage. I just hope, personally, they there is more emphasis put on the fighting in future while still progressing the staging and even the storyline to a smaller degree.

  9. I’ve know it was coming for a while, but really wasn’t expecting anything as awesome as this!

    Great movie, sure it’s a store bought costume, but it’s not easy to source customs costumes – particularly on a micro budget, so give them a break.

    They’ve done amazing work!

    @Fightgirlz – As for the next movie – definitely looking forward to seeing where you take a Supergirl character. Should be easy to get plenty of girl power in – they don’t call her girl of steel for nothing! :)

  10. Lake

    and in Zoe and Rochelle, they’ve 2 excellent actresses/fighters to move forward with. Although there wasn’t enough fighting to keep me totally happy, I ackowledge they have opened up to a wider audience with this excellent production.

  11. Girlpowerfan

    Great work, I like the way the actress Starring as Wunder Woman portraits her. She has the right look for Wonder Woman already, the costume could be and I am sure will be better next time, but no denying how good she looks in it and perhaps more importantly how good she can fight! She fills this role very nicely, great casting job and she should be very happy with her role as in my mind I think she has given one of the best displays of Wonder Woman I have seen in years. A little sloppy with the dialogue in some scenes but overall a great achievement.

    I like the special effects as this something I am not familiar with regarding your previous releases, you really went all out on those. The story kept my interest and I found the non action sequences appropriate and not out of place.

    The only thing I did not understand with this movie was the speed of the action sequences. From my point of view some of the key fighting/action scenes looked like they had been shot in fast-forward and that made it difficult to enjoy these scenes as everything was happening so fast.

    Other than that little bit of criticism I think this is a very impressive Superheroine feature, and its evident that a lot of time and resources have been put into it. Considering this is the first Superheroine release you have done, everyone involved should be very proud indeed.

  12. Jerkstore

    I really liked it. I thought it had a good mix of action, peril, story, and girl power. The costume wasn’t the best and I’m sure they can improve on it, but it didn’t detract at all from my overall enjoyment. Looking forward to the next episode.

  13. Chris

    This is really good. But i’ve been watching fightgirlz for a while and I wonder if a male will ever defeat a female.

  14. Redmountain

    Review is a little misleading. They hardly beat the hell out of eachother and the fight between WW and the alien seems rather short. The beating WW takes is not “absolutely huge” as is mentioned. A decent fight scene, but nothing we haven’t seen from other videos/producers and honestly IMO the fight was sort of tame compared to some of the beatdowns I’ve seen in vids from Rye, Ultra Heroix, NGC, etc.

  15. Darklord

    Thanks for clarification red mountain. I was about ready to buy this bc I was excited to finally see these producers make a vid where the heroine loses especially in a superheroine outfit.

    I’m still tempted but may wait for the next one. Either way I like the “new direction”

  16. darklord

    OK – I decided to check out the video and this being my first FG video I can’t compare it to their other vids but I can certainly opine on it as a superheroine vid.

    I loved the use of effects and stock footage, and the first half of the film has some limited action but does a great job of setting up the story and the stage for the final showdown with the alien.

    The fight is definitely intense and each character delivers some good blows. I agree that I wish the alien had KO’ed WW w/o use of a weapon but she still won so that is always good in my eyes. Once defeated and tied up, WW is bruised and beaten, again she takes some good shots, although I would loved if the “torture” scene was a little longer.

    All in all, it’s a fun video with some good action. I look forward to more superheroine installments from FG. And while the dialogue wasn’t always executed that well by the actresses (who are hot btw), i liked that there was a good amount of dialogue. Every good fight needs some good banter