Rye’s new Wonderous Girl vs. Gigantor has just about everything I like in a heroine peril video, and so much more—a gorilla, Amanda in a very skimpy Wonder Woman-inspired costume, and it contains perhaps the greatest line of dialogue I’ve heard in any movie—”Get off my crotch, you bastard!” Not even Paddy Chayefsky could come up with that. But does it deliver the goods as far as entertainment value? As always, that depends, but in my opinion, it’s a very fun video that should please peril fans immensely.
We begin with Wonderous Girl, looking positively sizzling in a very revealing costume as she walks into a laboratory to donate her time (and DNA) to help stop the world’s fight against cancer. Or something. She performs a series of simple tests (lifting a heavy beam and breaking a chain) and then donates a strand of hair to the female doctor, who, gosh, really seems to be a nice, honest lady. Just as Wonderous Girl makes her exit, the doctor cries out, apparently having been assaulted by Gigantor (the gorilla).
Wonderous Girl intervenes but soon learns that this was all just a ruse designed to result in her beat-down and destruction. Worst of all, the doctor has been hiding a Russian accent, which, in movie terms, means she is truly evil. Gigantor attacks Wonderous Girl, but the superheroine is too strong for him and, even as she tries to reason with him, manages to deflect all of his attacks.
Gigantor’s strength level is increased throughout the video until he is more powerful than Wonderous Girl. At one point, Gigantor is ordered to increase his strength to “125%.” I’m no mathematician, but I didn’t believe that was possible. Now I do. For about 15-20 minutes, Gigantor beats up Wonderous Girl using every technique in the book, and maybe creating a few of his own. Backbreakers, belly punches, low blows, bearhugs, and even chloroform. Most of the video consists of Wonderous Girl having the crap beat out of her, which is great for fans of heroine peril.
I thought this was a really fun video that delivers the goods and features a lot of humor. (The beating is taken pretty seriously though, so I wouldn’t describe it as “campy.”) I recommend it for fans of Rye’s PG-13 material (there’s no sexual content here, and the video is similar in tone to Agent Akira and Rye’s previous Wonderous Girl videos). Things seem to end very poorly for Wonderous Girl, and I’m not sure if a sequel is in the works, but I would hate to think about the life that awaits poor Wonderous Girl after the video ends.