The making of internet heroine movies is becoming a truly global phenomenon. We’ve covered films made by producers in America, Britain, Canada, and Japan. Today, we do our first review for a producer who is located in South Korea–TeamWizard, who has released a new video called Wonder Weoman vs. The Mind Stealers.
When I started writing this review, it occurred to me that the industry is on a major roll as of late. We are up to our eyeballs in high-end productions. In no particular order (and no offense intended to anything I missed), the Next Global Crisis season finale, Rye’s new cut of Avalon, the recent Stormy Tempest releases by Cult Retro, Power Guardians by Superheroines World, and KickAssKandy’s recent turn to F/F fighting. Well, in my opinion, our new friend from South Korea very much deserves inclusion in this group.
Wonder Weoman vs. The Mind Stealers pays homage to the “Mind Stealers from Outer Space” episode that was part of the original “Wonder Woman” television series. It has a similar plot and opening credit sequence, and the producers stayed true to the original costume design of both the heroine and villains.
Two fugitives have escaped capture from an alien race and have made their way to Earth. An alien, named Alex, who counts Wonder Weoman as a friend, is tasked with re-capturing the fugitives. However, Alex is placed under a bit of a time crunch by his superiors. He has six days to recapture the fugitives or the aliens will send a decontamination squad. I’m not sure what that means, but I imagine it’s bad for the Earth.
Meanwhile, we learn that the two fugitives have the ability to posses the bodies of human beings. The fugitives do just that, but are confronted by Wonder Weoman. The momentum of their fight swings several times until the aliens are able to subdue Wonder Weoman just long enough to escape.
Alex shows up, gives Wonder Weoman the lowdown on the situation and helps her track down and capture one of the alien fugitives. This leads to a really well-acted interrogation scene. The alien is very much able to get under Wonder Weoman’s skin, and both actresses play this scene out exceedingly well. The alien that is still on the loose meets up with some allies of his own and is able to arrange a showdown where Wonder Weoman is confronted by a powerful being known as the Zord. The fight is very much controlled by the Zord and Wonder Weoman is just about down and out when the episode ends with a “to be continued.”
This episode was very well produced. The heroine is a real beauty and looks great in her costume. The producers shot in multiple locations, both indoor and outdoor, and just did a really fantastic job of telling a fun and engaging story.
They also had a great mix of girl-power and perilous moments. Sometimes the heroine is in complete control; other times, she is very much on the receiving end of things. There are throat lifts, bearhugs, several feats of super strength, and a heroine being subject to a great amount of pain via energy attacks.
As with even the most well done heroine movies, there are a couple of things that could be improved upon. The fight choreography was a bit so-so, and some of the special effect work could use some upgrading, but make no mistake, this is a very good heroine movie. The release is subtitled and although the translations are a bit rough at times, you never feel lost. I am very much looking forward to seeing part two.
HM here: Just wanted to throw my two cents in—this is a really entertaining and well made video that is unlike anything I’ve seen in the genre before. It’s a real breath of fresh air. The heroine is gorgeous, the production values are high, there’s a nice story, interesting locations, lots of actors, a great costume, etc. But more than that, there’s a real charm about it, and this seems to be a genuine labor of love from the producers. I highly recommend this one.