With Black Falcon, Alex Bettinger and Paris Kennedy have once again teamed up to deliver an awesome heroine peril film. This production team always seems to stick to the basics. Simple fighting, sexy actresses, revealing outfits, peril, sex, fighting. Technically, the films are well made, and this one is no exception. I liked just about everything about Black Falcon and recommend it to fans of Superheroine World, Slayer Paris, and the like.
The film begins with Paris Kennedy’s character, Black Falcon, rescuing a woman from being sexually assaulted by a couple of bad guys in the back of a truck. This scene, as is typical in an Alex Bettinger production, is more sexually graphic than a SHG-Media type of film and features nudity and sexually graphic situations (although nothing hard core). In any event, Black Falcon rescues the girl and escapes into the night. Who is Black Falcon? What is her backstory? It really doesn’t matter. The point is that Paris Kennedy, as usual, looks great in her Batgirl-style outfit, and soon we’ll get to the heroine peril that everyone is waiting for.
But first, we’re treated to a training sequence where Paris Kennedy practices martial arts (or yoga, or… something) at a beach. She goes home and receives the details of her new mission from… a talking pager. She is to face off against her arch-enemy, “El Diablo” at a mysterious location.
Black Falcon arrives at an evil warehouse expecting to find this El Diablo character but instead meets Ninja Hawk, played by Nicole Oring, who is also searching for the evil El Diablo. The two characters exchange some exposition before being interrupted by El Diablo. I have to mention that the actor who plays El Diablo is hilarious, whether intentionally or not. When the girls attempt to apprehend El Diablo, the fighting begins.
Basically, the rest of the film consists of fighting, beat downs, sexual assaults, and so forth. At first, Black Falcon and Ninja Hawk appear to dominate El Diablo, but soon (of course) the tables are turned. El Diablo defeats both girls quite easily with a series of punches and wrestling style moves. Soon the girls are overpowered, allowing El Diablo to slowly beat them down. First, he delivers several stomach punches to Ninja Hawk. Nicole Oring’s reactions are excellent here, by the way, as are Paris Kennedy’s in the next fight scene in which she is repeatedly punched and kicked.
El Diablo returns to the weakened Ninja Hawk, placing her in a bear hug and, from the sound of it, crushing several bones in the process. Having defeated Black Falcon with a series of punches and about a dozen kicks to her stomach as she lays on the ground, El Diablo takes the nearly-beaten-unconscious Ninja Hawk to a nearby table, where he exposes her breasts and sexually assaults her (all simulated).
When Black Falcon wakes up and attempts to rescue Ninja Hawk, she discovers that Ninja Hawk has been brainwashed by her unpleasant sexual experience with El Diablo (who can blame her?). Ninja Hawk holds her down while El Diablo takes his turn violating Black Falcon. The episode ends with Black Falcon vowing revenge against El Diablo.
Overall, this is basically just three characters in a room fighting, with the heroines being dominated by the male villain. While the plot is very simple, technically, the film is excellent. As with most Alex Bettinger productions, Black Falcon looks and sounds great. The lighting, cinematography, action, editing, and sound are excellent for a low budget production. The costumes are great too, with the exception of a huge costume-related continuity error (see if you can spot it). But the most important element here is the performances of the actresses, which are excellent. These ladies excel in this genre, and seem to know exactly what viewers are looking for. In particular, I really loved Nicole Oring in this film. She’s gorgeous, looks great in her costumes, and her reactions during her fighting and beatdown scenes are really great.
So, I feel that most viewers won’t be disappointed with Black Falcon, especially those already familiar with Alex Bettinger’s work. I give Black Falcon an A-.
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