FightGirlz2000 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.