Episode 6 of The Battle for Earth features the conclusion of the storyline from the previous episode as well as an abrupt plot twist that totally changes the direction of the video and presents some really weird dream-like imagery. I think the first 14 minutes or so will please fans who enjoy previous episodes of the series, especially Episode 5, which featured the same heroine, Nova, but the stylistic change that occurs at around the 15 minute mark is pretty unconventional and might prove somewhat controversial.
The episode begins with a recap of Episode 5, which introduced us to Nova, who basically got her butt kicked. This time, she’s up against a powerful henchmen of Spawn who completely dismantles her for several minutes with very little resistance from Nova. This video follows a pattern established in this series: there’s usually a two-episode story arc, the first of which introduces a new heroine and demonstrates her powers against an inferior opponent. The second episode is usually darker and more violent, with the heroine being dominated by a superior foe. That’s definitely the case here, and fans of heroine “punishment” ought to enjoy this video.
Nova is repeatedly punched, kicked, slammed against a wall, and subjected to a variety of moves and punishing hits. She’s beaten and severely weakened, seemingly at the mercy of her opponent, who occasionally uses his sharp-knuckles gloves to slice through Nova’s costume.
After about ten solid minutes of this severe beating, her boyfriend Kailis comes to her rescue (lucky for her, maybe not so lucky for some fans). A brief battle ensues in which the henchman is defeated and Nova is able to run into the arms of her beloved Kailis. However, Spawn arrives and lays down the law. Spawn himself appears to be much more powerful than any other character. (He’s also the best actor in the video.)
During a confrontation with Nova and Kailis, Spawn explains his evil plan (in typical super-villain fashion). And this is where things get really bizarre. I don’t want to give anything away, but the video completely changes story direction and introduces a bunch of new characters, a new storyline, a different stylistic direction, and a different, more sexually oriented kind of superheroine content. I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure if most viewers will. This sequence is something like a hybrid between Punished Heroines and David Lynch. It’s pretty weird, and I’m really curious to see what viewers think about it.
Even with this unusual sequence, I think Episode 6 is a good superheroine video. It involves the heroine getting totally defeated. Since I like this actress, the character, her costume, and her acting, I like the video. So check it out, and feel free to stop by and leave comments!
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