“A Game Of Two Halves” from Next Global Crisis

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Mike3
Mike3
2 years ago

I just watched this and WOW it was so good! I loved how Alaric seemed like he allowed Wonderstrike to “win” the first part as if he was just scouting her, then went on to completely decimate her. What also worked was that Wonderstrike had been built up as one of the stronger, if not the strongest, NGC heroines. So the way she loses here should be totally demoralizing for the Elite Force….gotta love that lol! For some reason I haven’t really been into the Wonderstrike character until now. I was interested when she debuted mainly because, having Wonder in… Read more »

mid2018 avatar
2 years ago

Is it out for non-members yet?

Beast
Beast
2 years ago

One of the best! Really loved it. I really appreciate the stomp and the punches on the floor. I would love to see that kind of moves more often. I think wonderstrike looks better without the cape now that she has short hair. I love everything in this. The acting the dialog the fight and the structure of the episode. Its nice to see wonderstrike shine in this. She was amazing

Darkwrath016 avatar
2 years ago

Not enough gets said about the (usually male) supporting cast in these videos. I know we’re all here for the girls but in our compliments/thanks/reviews lets try to give an occasional shout out to the supporting cast, particularly when they put on a spectacular performance such as what Alaric did here. Without them and their incredible performance, the lead actresses and more importantly, the video itself, would be less convincing and not as good. I know I don’t praise them enough but I’m going to start from now on whenever I see a performance that is good. And again Alaric… Read more »

Darkwrath016 avatar
2 years ago

This was really great. A top 5 NGC episode in my book for sure and one no NGC fan should go without. First of all the fight chorography. It just seems like with every episode, ever release, NGC keeps on upping their game just a bit. I honestly thought that Déjà vu part 2 would be one of the best series of fights I had seen from them but this one took the cake and then some. Wonderstrike really took it to Alaric with an impressive sequence of moves and countermoves. Like really took it to him. Never before has… Read more »

Art
Art
2 years ago

The coreography was terrific. Wonderstrike sold the hits so well! She gave it as well as she took it. Sometimes in certain NGC videos, the punches thrown by the heroines don’t seem to have weight behind them. I’m no filmaker, but I guess that’s usually a result of something lacking in the editing, actress performance, or both. But this time I have no complaints, I haven’t enjoyed a NGC video like this in a while. Bravo. Is this the first ever video that featured a heroine wearing a single boot? I’ve always thought about that, but I think this may… Read more »

mid2018 avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  Art

As for single boot heroine. Damien Wood from SHL actually did that in one of the earlier Wonderful Girl videos. It was filmed in a dusty abandoned warehouse and the pantyhosed foot of the heroine got progressively dirtier in the video. It was sexy.

Dr_Mabuse avatar
2 years ago

The new video is… fantastic! I was reserving judgment, since Wonderstrike isn’t one of my favorite NGC heroines (although she’s grown on me a lot over time) and I don’t really care for the visible physical injuries and de-booting things that were much discussed below. Never mind those reservations, though, it’s a great video from start to finish. The title is well chosen. The first half or so sees Wonderstrike largely taking Alaric apart. Fight choreography remains high-quality and the heroine has arguably never looked better. I had a guess as to what trick might be up Alaric’s sleeve, which… Read more »

Darkwrath016 avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr Mabuse

So can we talk about that ‘trick’ Alaric had up his sleeve for a moment. Warning: SPOILERS for anyone who hasn’t watched the video yet. That trick that Alaric used sure seemed like a Second Wind wind power almost identical to what Bluebird has. And I’m fairly certain that one of the Darkheart grunts that Deja was fighting in Deja Vu part 2 used a Second Wind power too. I’m just wondering if this has anything to do with Bluebird’s defeat at the hands of Alaric way back in Season 3. Her fate was just kind of left hanging as… Read more »

Dr_Mabuse avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  Darkwrath016

******SPOILERS (but seriously, get the video and watch it)***** Yeah, that’s what I saw as well. And yes, I think we did see one of the neo-Darkhearts that Deja Vu was fighting exercise the “Second Wind” power, which is why I wasn’t surprised to see Alaric use it after Wonderstrike gave him the power burst. I’ve been thinking that the “scan” thing the DHs were doing to Candy and DV is a way to detect whether a particular heroine has an interesting power they can duplicate. Funny that they didn’t seem to find either Candy’s “equalizer” ability or DV’s power… Read more »

Darkwrath016 avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr Mabuse

Funny you mention Deja and Candy because after I wrote my first response the pieces clicked in my head almost similar to what you are described. The Darkhearts must have a way to replicate superheroine’s powers and the scan that the Darkheart captain did is a way for them to determine which heroine’s have useful powers that can be replicated. I think the reason why they couldn’t detect Deja or Candy is because there’s something innate about those heroine’s particular power that can’t be ‘materialized’ visually. Deja’s power manipulates time and Candy’s power basically supercharges her immune and nervous system.… Read more »

Dr_Mabuse avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  Darkwrath016

Your comments here about the staff transporting victims to another dimension is along the lines of what I was thinking. I hadn’t thought about Myanna’s statements to Harbinger about it, but that’s a very interesting observation. If Alaric is working with/for the Dark Superiors, given his ego, it would make the most sense to me if something pretty radical had happened to him, like being zapped to a prison dimension or something like that. Regardless, this all just a neat (IMO) idea for how a story could go. There are lots of other directions this could take, and I’m sure… Read more »

Hoyt
Hoyt
2 years ago

Could you post more pictures of debooted Wonderstrike? The wait is painful…

F L
F L
2 years ago

Even tough i’m not a fan of debooting, it’s better when done with leotards since it shows all the long legs of the heroines (i hate when it’s done with catsuits that covers the legs. It breaks the full cover but form fitting idea of bodysuits), and makes them look more vulnerable, together with removing the cape.
Costume destruction is usually great, and together with a physical beatdown is a sure pick for me!

mid2018 avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  F L

I totally feel the same way. The long legs of heroines themselves are already such a vulnerable target, especially when they are supported by the fragile heels. But when they are wrapped in pantyhose, it feels as if they know their vulnerability and try to protect these sensitive parts of their body. When the boots are stripped that’s the moment we get to see that these heroines really hold no defense toward the villains when their entire lower body is only protected by nothing but the thin layer of nylon. I’m so looking forward to this episode!

Richard
Richard
2 years ago

I see a ots carry,FAITH TOTALLY RESTORED 🙂 Sorry for the outburst before,can’t wait to see this one.

Richard
Richard
2 years ago

Will this one be the same price as the Miss Freedom video?

Mike J avatar
2 years ago

As much as I hate de-booting I may have to pick this up. I guess a third of the film isn’t too bad. Wonderstrike is one of the new heroines that I really like. The extra Bluebird clips in the miss Freedom outfit got me off the fence.

Shapeshifter
Shapeshifter
2 years ago

how long does she stay debooted?

Darkwrath016 avatar
2 years ago

Just curious how people feel about the bruises and the bit of blood dripping from the corner of Wonderstrike’s lip. Generally speaking, I’m not too into the whole blood thing but I think it works here. For one this seems like a pretty vicious beatdown on the part Alaric who himself has been known to demolish heroines with ease. Add the costume destruction and the dazed look Wonderstrike has as she’s been punched side to side on the post and it really adds to the viciousness of Alaric. Another thing is that NGC is not known for adding that stuff… Read more »

Art
Art
2 years ago
Reply to  Darkwrath016

I personally love it when there is blood and bruises. I put it in the same category as costume destruction. Even like, messed up hair is great. I think I just like it when there’s some indicator that the heroine is taking damage and getting injured because it feels more real that way. Otherwise at the end of the film they look exactly the way they were at the beginning, which makes no sense for a heroine who has been recieving punches for 15 minutes.

Deckard
Deckard
2 years ago
Reply to  Art

What you said.

TimCaine avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  Darkwrath016

I love the blood. I agree with Art about bruises as well. Sometimes I like costume destruction, but it has to still look like she’s a superheroine. The costume needs to stay mostly intact. Otherwise it looks like a dude just beating up some woman.

Art
Art
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim Caine

Good point, they have to stay looking like a heroine. So when heroines completely strip, it’s not as good. I do love naked women….but I guess what I’m saying is that, indeed, the costume does make the heroine?

*I think it’s different in other mediums like comics because you’ve been with the character for so long.

Deckard
Deckard
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim Caine

“it looks like a dude just beating up some woman” This is why i prefer, by far, to see fights between two women, in this case, between two superheroines. Its not that i’m aversed, in priciple, to see a mix-gender fight, but there’s always something in me that can’t help but feel squicked and uncomfortable about it. Show me two lovelies fighting and beating the crap out of each other and i could watch that for hours, but a dude and a lady, that’s… a bit off-putting. I’m sorry but i just can’t shake the feeling, even in videos i… Read more »

daredevil16
daredevil16
2 years ago
Reply to  Darkwrath016

The grudge to me in the best NGC episode because of the brutality of that episode. Bluebird gets destroyed in that episode more than any heroine ever in NGC and too me, the blood and especially bruising help demonstrate how vicious eliza was to bluebird in that episode. Seeing the bruises on bluebirds face after being smacked with a metal chain and lashes on her back added to the realism in my opinion. I hope maybe the next time we see Erica some blood and bruising can be involved. Im excited for this episode I hope NGC does blood and… Read more »

F L
F L
2 years ago
Reply to  Darkwrath016

I’m ok with blood but for example a black eye can turn me off since it “uglifies” the heroine. A swollen face would be realistic but i don’t know if that’s something we would like.
Costume destruction is fine but as long as the costume stays recognizable as some other people said, so some shredding or removing parts (belts, capes) are welcomed most of the time.

Deckard
Deckard
2 years ago
Reply to  F L

While i think that a bit of blood and some superficial bruises in the heroines after they take a beating is what it should, i do agree with you that black eyes and swallowed face is going too far. It can turn the video too uncomfortably into torture porn territory, and that is one thing i really don’t want in a video like the NGC films, which are far cleaner, and better, type of entertainment.

Deckard
Deckard
2 years ago
Reply to  Darkwrath016

I’m in favour of showing blood and bruises in a fight, even if the characters are super-powered. An occasional blood spit from a punch would not be a bad thing, in my opinion.

yop666
yop666
2 years ago

New costume incoming?

Wrecker
Wrecker
2 years ago

I really love it when you guys do costume destruction like this, and I know it’s not frequent simply because of the cost that goes into quality costumes, so when I see this degree of damage it really does make me worry for the fate of the character. Wonderstrike has been one of my favorites ever since her arrival and I really hope that she’s not leaving us so soon.

mid2018 avatar
2 years ago

Wow! I love her shiny feet! Finally NGC is doing debooting again, horray!

Wrecker
Wrecker
2 years ago

Wow… This looks AMAZING!

D-man
D-man
2 years ago

Wow deboots!! Nice

Darkwrath016 avatar
2 years ago

The hardest part about watching these previews is that since the U.K isn’t on daylight saving time yet, this is going to be a 11:01am Friday purchase and not the usual 10:01am.

Deckard
Deckard
2 years ago

Oh you are British? For some reason i had the idea you were an Australian outfit. I though some of the actresses spoke with an australian accent. This just proves i’m completely tone deaf to accents. Shame on me.

Deckard
Deckard
2 years ago

And Canada too, for that matter. The Queen holds a lot of real state, doesn’t she?

It just proves there’s a lot of variety in accents in the UK than just what we heard in regency period drama movies.
Thank you for your reply, cheers.

Mr.Bleh avatar
2 years ago

I like how Wonderstrike’s “power blast” weakens her. If you can survive that, she’s all yours, BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HAAAA!!!

Mr.Bleh avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  Mr.Bleh

…also, side note for “NGC”….I’ve been kinda jazzed lately about the idea of pitting Comet Girl against Snare.
Sometimes stories just come to me, so if I come up with some kind of outline, or an actual story, I’ll get in touch with you….unless the actress is unavailable, long term.

Mr.Bleh avatar
2 years ago

Right on. Thanks bud. 🙂

Besugo
Besugo
2 years ago

Will we see Hotshot again?

Jeff avatar
2 years ago

Awesome to hear! Thank you!

Deckard
Deckard
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

I also took a liking to Hotshot as well, and just for one video only. She has great potential to be one of the best NGC heroines, i believe.