Project: Superwoman has released the third episode of its ongoing “Super Michaela” saga, titled Super Michaela: Bullet Time. If you don’t know much about Project: Superwoman, you can read up on them via this handy site overview. Otherwise, Bullet Time is a relatively peril-free, though well-produced, video for superheroine fans.
In the previous two episodes, we learned that Super Michaela has an evil twin named Domina, who is running around and causing all sorts of trouble. Domina has donned an exact replica of the costume Super Michaela wears and plans to do whatever she can to ruin the heroine’s reputation.
Part three picks up right where part two left off—with Michaela and Domina engaging in a tug-of-war with a train. However, since the two are identical in every way, the test of strength is pretty much a stalemate. This leads to the most impressive—and most confusing—part of the film. The two girls take off and engage in an extended heat-vision battle above a busy highway. Normally, most internet-based producers wouldn’t even attempt to pull off such a complex FX shot, but this is an area in which Project: Superwoman excels. The entire sequence is wonderfully executed and is another example of why nobody in the genre does better FX work than these guys. The only problem—since the heroine and villain wear the same uniform and are played by the same actress, you’re not always sure which is which. This is actually a reoccurring problem that plagues several different parts of the film.
Anyway, both return to Michaela’s home where there is a “weakening” scene. Michaela uses a rock of some sort that greatly hurts Domina. Technically, I can’t call it a “Kryptonite” weakening scene because the rock that is used glows red. Not only that, but it somehow transports Domina to an open field where a sniper conveniently awaits with a rifle loaded with green-tipped bullets. The sniper puts a bullet in Domina, but Michaela quickly disarms him. She questions him in order to find out who he works for but he is able to teleport away. Michaela turns back to Domina only to find that she has also escaped. Michaela is then ambushed by a large robot. The robot shoots a Kryptonite ray that weakens the heroine, but she is able to destroy the robot with a blast of heat vision. The episode ends with Michaela standing in front of an important looking government building, vowing to restore her reputation.
Super Michaela is a well-produced, special effects-laden heroine movie. Aside from the multiple weakening scenes there really is no peril to speak of. The actress who plays both Michaela and Domina is in incredibly good shape and definitely more buff than most of the girls that are cast in these type of films. In a nutshell, this is a classic Project: Superwoman type film. Great special effects, solid acting, and very little peril. It probably wouldn’t hurt to watch the first two episodes of this series, but it’s certainly not necessary to follow the plot.