Fail Safe Sisters - Episode 1 - A Star Has Fallen
Next Global Crisis has been one of my favorite purveyors of ryona material in the superheroine genre, and with their new "season", they take a departure from the main NGC storyline and enter into a more gritty, pessimistic world. Although I chiefly enjoy wrestling vids, superheroine ryona takes a close second place. A brief review (***SPOILERS***) of this new storyline follows.
-The two main performers are excellent
-The actress playing Shadowstar is beautiful, fit, and an outstanding combat actress
-The actress playing Sadie Payne is hot, differently so than Shadowstar, and makes for an excellent thuggish heel
-Combat portrayal is outstanding
-Special effects are quite good
-Acting is terrific
-Priced at about $1/minute
-You might get lost if you don't read the material posted on the web regarding the direction of this storyline. The intro sequence doesn't lay out the background of the world of the story as well as the website does.
-There is a minor flub (I stress minor) in one of the combat scenes that makes it into the final cut of the video itself.
-The setting is supposedly some sort of combat arena, and the actual setting, while not bad, seems a little out of place. I get less of a futuristic, gritty combat arena and more warehouse or weird apartment complex.
-The intro credits sequence and stretching scene takes about 3 minutes of the video
A matter of taste, and some interjected comments of mine:
-I almost didn't make it through the whole video the first time through, because Shadowstar is so strikingly hot. For some reason, she and Sadie start off the video by doing some trash talk and light stretching for about 2 minutes, and although this sounds painful, some of the dialogue and hotness of the actresses makes it incredibly sexy (IMO).
-Filmed in England by real Brits, so British accents abound
-The video is heavy on fighting, with mostly "dirty infighting" type moves with some martial arts kicks added in for flavor. It's not fancy, but the actresses sell it quite well. This is not an acrobatics show-- the heroines are rocked and are shown reeling from a sequence of blows.
-Superpowers are used sparingly and mainly to change the tide of combat. This appears to be a "lower power" universe than the main NGC one.
-In an effort to simulate a "reality show", there are periodic subtitles which represent "texts" from the world around the combat arena. To me, these are distracting and unnecessary, but I understand that some could view this as an interesting attempt to create a convincing world.
-The end of the video is convincing, but it does NOT end with a knockout. I prefer KO endings, although this one was pretty decisive on the whole. For me the main problem was that Sadie required "outside interference" in order to come away with a win, and my preference is to see a dominant villain. Or, if there is outside interference, let it turn the tide early on, and allow the villain to dominate for the better part of the fight to show off his or her strengths. This bullet point is all IMO.
-This is not a "self-contained" video experience, meaning portrayal of things like death and other decisive endings must be considered in the context of the story as a whole. The story arc and characterization are evidently very important to the producers here.
-No sexual content whatsoever. Sadie briefly grabs Shadowstar by the jaw and taunts her; that's about as close as it gets.
Overall, this is an excellent video. The producers have obviously put significant effort into every detail of the creation of this video and of the greater "Fail Safe Sisters" universe. The negatives are minor compared to the strengths. It's worth watching even if it doesn't meet all of your fetish needs, IMO. Shadowstar is blazingly hot.