“Super-Bluebird: Broken Wings Part 2” from NGC

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RobHinx avatar
2 years ago

I’m late to the party here but I wanted to comment on this video. Parts 1 & 2 were the first videos I bought from NGC (in fact they were the first videos I’d bought in about five years!). I fell in love with the Bluebird character and I’ve since bought up the Bluebird back catalogue. Having seen what BB went through in the Dark Pact/The Grudge arc I do get where people are coming from re her surrender in this. In my opinion though, after seeing how resilient she’s been it was a huge shock to hear her whimper… Read more »

dbud
dbud
2 years ago

Was there a members email for this? I didn’t get one.

Darkwrath016 avatar
2 years ago

Haven’t quite formed an opinion on this yet mainly because I fear there might be a bit of herding in terms of consensus and I definitely was falling into that trap. So to counter that I think I’m going to block this site for half a week or so, not watch any SHIP videos and then come back to it. That said, I will agree with the part about there being too many previews. I remember during the week when this came out I kinda got tired of seeing broken wings previews every day. Though just to be clear it… Read more »

ComradeTodd
ComradeTodd
2 years ago

Great comments, I really appreciate it when producers engage with feedback. Couple followups & clarifications: re: trailer content, if I was a producer I’d probably be annoyed by people complaining “the trailer showed too much”, because I’m sure other times they say the opposite (and it’s true that sometimes there’s too little given to make an informed buy decision). I think it’s just that when you buy a video you want to have a couple surprises still in store, too. In hindsight it was not worth whining about. re: bikinis, I recognize you keep things PG-13 and thereby have a… Read more »

AlyAdmirer avatar
2 years ago

Well, if we’re gonna re-cut and re-shoot this in our minds… 🙂 For me, at least, one of the most intriguing aspects of the pre-release publicity material (and possibly one of my main sources of disappointment) was the message from the “7th Dimension.” I don’t know how feasible this would have been given the constraints you obviously had on the shoot, but I can’t help that it would have made a positive impact on the finished product (and again, I wanna stress that I DIDN’T *hate* the final film) if you had been able to do something more to suggest… Read more »

Scott
Scott
2 years ago

Hate to say i was disappointed, especially when it comes to NGC, but this video did leave me wanting. The “technical shortcomings” regarding video and audio went over my head so they don’t really apply. The editing seemed fine to me. I do feel the writing was stronger for Part I than Part II, but then again the latter was going to be more show than tell, right? At least I wish there was more show. The biggest disappointment, and the one that probably influenced most people, is the lack of new content. Every torture and humiliation facing Bluebird in… Read more »

ComradeTodd
ComradeTodd
2 years ago

***spoilers below*** Eh, I wouldn’t say I was disappointed, maybe just that expectations were met but not exceeded. I was really hoping for a drawn-out post-submission sequence, but like others say pretty much everything is in the trailer and preview pics. That said, I’m 100% onboard with the concept here, in fact for me this kind of thing is the whole frisson of the genre: a plucky, cocky heroine getting physically dominated to the point of being tamed and submissive, and being made to actively demonstrate her submission in words and actions. And this was one of the better examples… Read more »

Dave
Dave
2 years ago
Reply to  ComradeTodd

Absolutely with the blue bikini part…something I really wish they would do with her and similarly with other videos

TBob
TBob
2 years ago
Reply to  ComradeTodd

ComradeTodd, I like your style.

Darklord
Darklord
2 years ago

Add me to the list of disappointed. The last few minutes were good but as someone said it’s pretty much all in the preview.

I wanted more groveling and less fighting (which wasn’t even very good). Sigh.

Bruce Kent
Bruce Kent
2 years ago

Hi! Thanks for the answer, I will buy it later today. But “horses for courses” reminds me of the late great George Martin who said that and was included in “The Beatles Anthology” DVD. I know it’s off topic, but I’ve never heard it outside of there.

On topic, bring back Celestia!!! (Yes, I did see the last one….)

AlyAdmirer avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  Bruce Kent

Downloading now, so I’m not yet in a position to chime in either for or against. I would absolutely echo the bring back Celestia sentiment–she and Bluebird probably remain my 1 and 1A Favorite Heroines in the Genre.

Alas (and I could be wrong on this) I get the impression that Aisling’s mainstream star might be picking up a little too much to allow that to happen. And good for her, if so. 🙂

AlyAdmirer avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  AlyAdmirer

And having now watched it… Bruce Kent invoked George Martin and the Beatles. I’m reminded of a different British institution. As a Doctor Who fan for the last 34 years, Andrew’s comments about how this was assembled with little notice puts me in mind of the behind-the-scenes circumstances swirling around Sylvester McCoy’s first season as the Doctor, and how in the light of those circumstances, that ANYTHING made it to the screen at all was a minor miracle–expecting it to be any good on top of that would just be being greedy. And yet, I don’t think that season misses… Read more »

Elijah Perv
Elijah Perv
2 years ago
Reply to  AlyAdmirer

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Steve
Steve
2 years ago

I would love to come to your defense here but I would say you’ve to do that quite well on your own. Look, everyone has their own opinion and I can fully respect that. For my part, I just think this film fully delivers on the promise the trailer provided. Beyond that, I just have to say that NGC has been and continues to be the BEST provider of exciting, action-packed superheroine adventures and peril in the genre. The acting, the fight choreography, the wide array of characters, the costumes, and the settings continues to set this company apart from… Read more »

Bruce Kent
Bruce Kent
2 years ago

Are there alternate endings?

Warfish avatar
2 years ago

So this has a few spoilers in it, so maybe scroll on past if you haven’t seen the film yet! Ok? Cool. That was… disappointing to say the least. Damien Woods has called out the technical deficiencies below, that’s his field of expertise and he’s completely correct so need for me to add anything to that. My own area of expertise? Well I’m a writer, so the story and dialogue is what matters most to me, and neither ever really resonated. We’ve seen Bluebird have some of the most brutal fights in NGC, and keep going until the end. That,… Read more »

daredevil16
daredevil16
2 years ago
Reply to  Warfish

You hit the nail right on the head. This is one of only two times ive been disappointed with an NGC video. Yes there were some technical difficulties and that took something out of hit but to me it was the story and dialogue that somewhat took me out of it. Bluebird has been in some of the most brutal fights and im not not just NGC lore but the the genre in general. The whole bluebird 2020 series what just her trying to get through an onslaught of punishment especially part 2 where Rex discovers her undercover location and… Read more »

Damien Woods
Damien Woods
2 years ago

I usually don’t post on other producers work, but this film was a letdown. Editing is a mess, audio is poorly done. It really distracts from the film as so much previous work is in such higher standards. The dark ending misses the mark, the actors don’t sell it at all. Hopefully this is a one off.

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Damien Woods

I thought it was just me imagining things, or being overcritical, but glad someone else thinks exactly the same. It always seems worse when someone known for top quality misses the mark because it’s so strange!

steve
steve
2 years ago

I gotta say, I loved it! Utter complete humiliation for our beloved Bluebird (provided you don’t watch the alternate ending). Completely humiliated and humbled to the world…just the way I like her!

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

A strange one this: as a massive Bluebird fan, I was obviously looking forward to the release, and initial indications did not disappoint. However, I felt that Part 1 was missing that certain ‘Bluebird / NGC’ magic (which I put down to some less than convincing attack by the villainess, and fact that it was a two part episode). But unfortunately for me, the second part, whilst definitely much, much improved in the action stakes, still feels slightly ‘off – kilter’, The production values (and even action) seem a little hit and miss (missing sound effects, angles which clearly show… Read more »

TheEscapist316 avatar
2 years ago

I enjoyed Part 1, but I enjoyed the teaser for Part 2 at the end even more! I really like what I’ve seen so far, but my only worry is that this has an anti climactic ending after such great punishment. This has been something I’ve seen in several of NGC videos and is something that has been my biggest critique about their work. Whether its a simply punch to the face KO or the villains just walking away, leaving the heroine laying, I feel like endings fall flat for me most of the time. I understand that sometimes the… Read more »

daredevil16
daredevil16
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul

I think with all superheroine companies they sometimes have anti climatic endings. NGCS sometimes has some but i think most of the time they have some pretty intense endings especially when it comes to bluebird. Bluebird has gotten some of the darkest and brutal endings whether its the alternate ending of the grudge where Eliza forces her to drink some liquid, electrocutes her, and delivers the most brutal neck snap I’ve ever seen in the genre. There was also public destruction where Alaric gives bluebird the beaten of a lifetime and while we don’t see her death on screen it… Read more »

kained avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  daredevil16

I, personally, don’t like heroine deaths. I do like brutal/dark endings, with the implication that their torture or beatings will be their daily existence.

daredevil16
daredevil16
2 years ago
Reply to  kained

I have mixed feeling about that. For me it depends on how its done. I do love the public humiliation aspect this video will have. It is something i wish for superheroine videos would do more. Broadcasting the heroine’s downfall on tv adds more to the humiliation/defeat. The fact that bluebird is essentially being broken and submitting to the villains in front of those who adore her, there isn’t anything more soul crushing than that. A bluebird with a broken spirit is the best kind of bluebird

Darkwrath016 avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  daredevil16

I feel like I agree with just about everything that has been said on this particular thread. I do hope to see a dark ending to this episode but if that dark ending results in Bluebird’s death then I hope its not cannon. I like Bluebird and to see her killed off cannon wise would be a heartbreaking blow for me. Defeated sure. But killed like what happened to Celestia and Comet Girl and have it be cannon might be too much for me. I will say that while there have been some ending in NGC videos that left me… Read more »

Dave
Dave
2 years ago
Reply to  Darkwrath016

Totally agree with the last part there! I wish they could add scenes where the heroine has been changed into a different outfit…some type of basic two piece bikini perhaps…

TBob
TBob
2 years ago
Reply to  kained

I feel the same way, kained.

TheEscapist316 avatar
2 years ago
Reply to  daredevil16

As I said, I don’t think all of their endings are anti climactic, but there have been several that left me unsatisfied. I just feel that after this vicious beatdown that BB receives, it would be a disservice to just end it without a big finale. Hopefully it’s a cold and brutal end to BB (not forever of course, but just for this story). I’m not a fan of bloody or gore filled stuff, but I did love the way her Eliza ended as well. It was a really creative way to finish her off and that is what I’d… Read more »

Daredevil16
Daredevil16
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul

I can agree with you on all of that. For me I don’t like blood and gore much either but if a heroine is on the receiving end of a neck snap after a humiliating defeat, I don’t mind. For me the death of a heroine is the worst defeat. Not only did they lose the battle but they lost the war type of a thing. Also I agree with you when you saying some endings can be disappointing because there are some videos where the villain say they’re gonna and the heroine and then they just leave her there… Read more »

Mark
Mark
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul

Paul, you seemed to have called it…just about!

Dave
Dave
2 years ago

Hopefully I’m wrong but this is shaping up to be the end of the Bluebird character…again hopefully I’m very wrong!

Dr_Mabuse avatar
2 years ago

Will there be a members gift release to accompany Part 2?

Dr_Mabuse avatar
2 years ago

Thanks, I see it now. Catherine Marks outtakes, nice!

Larry avatar
2 years ago

A gorgeous woman being overpowered, humiliated and forced to be a footstool for a tougher, stronger woman? So hot.

chris494 avatar
2 years ago

Though I preferred her original tight & shiny outfit, nearly all of the videos featuring Claire are ‘top drawer instant buys’. Nice to see her pummelled by another woman and the chain & collar aspect looks good.

AlyAdmirer avatar
2 years ago

Between the teaser and the image for the blog entry on the NGC site, I’m already useless for the rest of the week…

ceej
ceej
2 years ago

I guess you could say I’m super pumped for this one….

Daredevil16
Daredevil16
2 years ago

That description is amazing. “Her blue costume the only hint of previous greatness, a monument to failure.” That’s something I like the sound of. It’s not just the defeat of a superheroine but them being seen as a failure that is amazing. A beaten and broken bluebird is s good thing for all of us. Also while we are on the subject of bluebird, is there going to be a conclusion for bluebird three lives. I’m only asking because right before Rex knocks bluebird out he says that he will “see her tomorrow” and that he will remember this encounter… Read more »

daredevil16
daredevil16
2 years ago

Thats unfortunate. That storyline could have grown into something really unique with bluebird being beaten everyday and never remembering it or even knowing that she was under rex’s thumb until he reveals it to her or the spell she is under wears off and an angry bluebird fights tex to the end in a brutal battle where only one can survive similar to the grude with bluebird and eliza since their rivalry is just as intense. Hope we can continue to see claire take up the bluebird mantel again after this video.

Aldous
Aldous
2 years ago

Please Gentle Jesus….let this be out on Friday…

Darkwrath016 avatar
2 years ago

Good lord that description! Just reading that alone got me way too excited.

Scott
Scott
2 years ago

I can’t take it. I WANT THIS NOW! :O