The first two episodes of WonderousGirl, produced by Rye and available at SHG-Media, are pretty violent and feature a lengthy beat-down of the title character for the majority of the running time. WonderousGirl is really in over her head here and receives an unbelievable amount of punishment from several villains. The episodes are similar in tone to Rye’s “New SuperiorGirl” videos (my reviews are here and here), but in my opinion, the first two episodes of WonderousGirl are better than the SuperiorGirl series.
The first episode begins with an unconscious WonderousGirl (dressed as her alter ego, Diana Prescott) being carried into the bad guys’ lair. Sinestra, a female villain, interrogates her for a while, threatening to expose her as WonderousGirl, but WonderousGirl refuses to admit her true identity. A fight breaks out, and WonderousGirl (still not in costume) is able to fend off the bad guys at first, although she gets into a little trouble (and receives a beating) from the male baddie.
Eventually, she finds herself overpowered, and the real action of the video begins, with the bad guys (mostly the male) beating the hell out of Diana Prescott for several minutes, using a variety of punches, kicks, and holds. Diana is tied AOH and briefly tortured on her private area (!) until she finally transforms into WonderousGirl. The bad guys now know they have no chance, especially after WonderousGirl briefly intimidates them using her super strength (and her super attitude).
Just when it seems that WonderousGirl is about to arrest the bad guys, she turns around to see four freakish, physically imposing villains behind her. The villains approach WonderousGirl, who has basically no chance against them.
This sets up the plot of Episode 2. And when I say “plot,” I really just mean “situation.” There aren’t a lot of story developments in Episode 2. The entire episode consists of WonderousGirl getting brutally beaten by the bad guys. Tons of stomach punches, low blows, face punches, backbreakers, 2-on-1, 4-on-1, you name it… WonderousGirl takes a lot of punishment in this video, so if you’re looking for a strong heroine who saves the day, you might want to look elsewhere. This is truly in the style of “Punished Heroines,” as Episode 2 isn’t really about anything other than the physical punishment of WonderousGirl.
Here’s why I liked it: I love the actress and (as I’ve said before), I think she’s great at this kind of video. Her reactions are very good, and she’s believable enough to sell the role of WonderousGirl and make us believe that she’s a cocky, confident heroine. I love the 4-on-1 situation as well. This video reminded me of the old Punished Heroines movie Villains United (for those of you who remember that). Basically, it involved a superheroine getting brutally beaten by a gang of several villains. That’s the case here, but the production values are better here than in the old Punished Heroines videos.
The production values are not, however, as good as in the Battle for Earth series. But that’s okay because this video isn’t trying to be Avalon. It’s a much simpler, stripped down heroine peril film with pretty much non-stop action, and in Episode 2, a non-stop beating for WonderousGirl. Viewers who know what to expect should be really happy with this series, and I hope to see more in the future.