The new video from UltraHeroix, Web Alert, features the same familiar settings as the company’s previous videos but offers a new superheroine, the creatively named “Arachnadame,” who possesses powers similar to those of Spider-Man. On one hand, the video is very, very low budget and doesn’t measure up to other producers’ work in terms of technical quality, but on the other hand, there’s a certain charm that UltraHeroix videos have that I find appealing.
We begin with Arachnadame using her home computer to learn that the evil criminal X-Diablo (a former wrestler turned thug) is basically up to no good at the behest of a mysterious shadow organization. After performing her internet research, our heroine says, “He (X-Diablo) is going to find trouble… and her name… is Arachnadame!” as she dramatically takes off her jacket to reveal her Arachnadame costume underneath. (See? How can you not love that?)
Basically, Arachnadame meets X-Diablo on a rooftop and the fight begins. This fight sequence is sustained throughout the episode. Arachnadame tries a few of her Spider-Man-based powers, shooting her web-like material at X-Diablo and wrapping him up, as if in a spiderweb, but for the most part X-Diablo is too powerful and dominates his opponent for the majority of the fight.
I wouldn’t say the fight scenes are “believable” necessarily, especially compared to the carefully photographed and edited work of Next Global Crisis or Alex Bettinger, but I still think this works. I think the heroine is attractive and her acting is good enough to sell the action.
The fight continues through various locations which will be familiar to fans of UltraHeroix (the staircase, the living room, the basement, etc.), with X-Diablo applying various wrestling moves and essentially beating down Arachnadame at every available opportunity. There are also lots of long, lingering shots of an unconscious Arachnadame throughout the video.
So there you have it. Not a technically impressive video, necessarily, but a fun story with an interesting heroine and enough creativity and fun to make the video worthwhile, in my opinion. I would love to know what viewers thing about this video, or UltraHeroix in general, so feel free to leave your comments below!