Let’s start with the bad aspects. It’s a soap opera with a language I don’t understand. So, I don’t have any connection to these characters. Who are they? What do they want? Why are they doing this? That certainly “damages” the impact of the scene quite a big time as they are just random people to me.
How great would it be if I would actually know these women and would really care about them?
Also, that weird nightmare scene with the bad CGI looks just awful.
On the bright side, we have 11(!) women who mask themselves rob a bank, and then unmask themselves afterward!!! The quantity of masks and unmaskings is just awesome. Never seen anything like that.
I also like that they really take their disguises very seriously, most of them are wearing more than one mask or piece of disguise.
The self unmasking in the end is very nice! Of course, I would have wished for some security guards who would be curious to take a peek under these masks…. 😉
I don’t get why they need 11 women to rob that place as normally you have something like 3-5 in most movies.
But ok, I am sure these 11 are connected by some background story….
I updated the “Hall of Fame” with a new entry (15). If you checked the blog the last weekend it won’t be a new one for you, but it certainly deserves to be there.
Now, here is my short review of episode 8 of Stargirl (season 2):
Another interesting and thrilling episode….BUT….and you know what comes now…….with NO scenes at all with the masked ladies.
Ok, well, Courtney is holding Wildcat’s cowl in her hands after Yolanda dropped her costume and cowl at Courtney’s place…but well, that doesn’t fully count.
After so much Stargirl and Wildcat in episode 6, we got practically no scenes with the masked ladies in the 2 episodes after that.
So, I really would like to see more of Stargirl in a TV show that is called “Stargirl” 😉
I want more Stargirl in “Stargirl”.
Sometimes it feels like a Batman movie where Batman has two scenes in it.
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But enough of that for now.
The episode focuses on Rick and Beth. They are both heavily influenced by Eclipso in different ways.
I like how he tries to manipulate them with their worst fears, that is really well played.
And that brat from hell is quite terrifying! I love the dark atmosphere and the horror elements of the episode.
The odds aren’t very good for team Stargirl at the moment.
Stargirl’s staff is still recovering, Courtney is really frustrated. Yolanda quit being Wildcat. Rick destroyed the hourglass beyond repair(?).
Beth won her “battle” with Eclipso for the moment, that was a victory much needed for the team and especially for her.
There are 5 more episodes in this season. At the moment my prediction/guess is that there will be very little or no scenes with Stargirl and her team in the next 2 episodes and that they then finally team up again to fight Eclipso in the last 3 episodes.
Well, another fine scene, not as good as the first one, but another nice reveal!
Sadly he is no challenge to her at all after she was stabbed (understandably).
It’s a shame that he never had a real chance to attack her and go for the mask.
But I do like how she unmasks herself and looks at him before he dies.
And the fencing mask is very interesting, you can see her face with the right lighting, but not fully. Never saw fencing masks being used like that in a movie or TV show.
Again, I recommend watching the whole movie as you only then can understand the background story behind all of that. And you also get more minutes of the masked ladies 😉
I did find two interesting posters for this one:
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I especially like the one on the left. Sexy Bella Thorne in leather + two masked leather-clad persons in the background.
It’s a little odd that both folks in the background look like women….if you ask me. One of the burglars is a guy, so is he not on the poster? That would mean that Bella Thorne is on that picture twice! Once in the foreground without a mask and once in the background with a mask and slightly different clothes.
Quite odd, but I am 90% sure that there are three women on it.
And even more oddly, Bella Thorne is twice on the other poster as well! And the guy isn’t there as well.
Really, really odd!
And the wound on the woman looks quite fake and she doesn’t get a wound like that in the movie….even she does get hurt on that side of the face.
I got really attached to both Marian and the Nightwatchman in their adventures over 2 seasons of this show.
And know she is trapped, pinned down by Guy, he rips off her eye mask….finally he realizes the Nightwatchman is a woman.
I guess he also realizes now that it’s his beloved Marian under the mask of his hated Nightwatchman.
He slowly yanks down the fabric that still covers her face pretty well.
Finally, the Nightwatchman is UNMASKED!
There is quite a lot I really love about this EPIC unmasking!
The fight is done quite well, and the way she reacts to her more and more desperate situation is great.
She really sells the fear very well as her face gets exposed by him.
He is so shocked that it is Marian that he runs away at first.
He stills doubts that it was her all the time, wanting the see the scar he inflicted on the vigilante.
So, as she is forced to show that scar it’s like a second unmasking …in a way.
Perhaps a “NO!” or a “STOP!” would have been nice as he was about to unmask her…but she always stay silent in his presence as she was concerned he would recognize her voice….or at least realize that the Nightwatchman IS a woman.
So, it fits quite well, that she didn’t protest as he was unmasking her.
Well….I think this is one of the most thrilling unmaskings ever made in a movie or TV show. Especially I was so into the storyline after having seen over 20 episodes with her.
Ok, the Nightwatchman should have had more appearances, but well…I posted all 7 scenes of her….so, that’s not too bad.
Spoilers about Marian’s future in the show…..
Tragically this unmasking indirectly leads to Marian’s death just 2 episodes later as Gisborne is now really enraged.
At the end of season 1, she was already presumed dead. The producer loved the strong reaction of the audience as I saw in the bonus material on the Blu-ray set.
So they came up with the idea to “top” that and kill her off, this time for real!
I don’t like that decision at all, even it is a drastic and unusual way to kill off the big love of the main character! That was certainly not expected.
Of course, that also means that there were no more Nightwatchman scenes in the final third season, which was just ok for me.
I will re-watch seasons 1 and 2 at some point….but not season 3 😉
Last week’s episode was already a really good one with finally real screentime with Stargirl, Wildcat, and co.
Episode 6 is even better and certainly has a big gamechanger!
Due to problems with Youtube, I won’t upload any Stargirl videos anymore, so some pictures and this text has to be enough.
I increased the brightness of these pictures a little….
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Ok, I liked a lot of things in this one!
A new masked villainess! Of course, every one of the good guys already knows who she is…..but well, it’s a nice addition! And I like her full face mask…just like an improved version of the one her father was/is wearing.
It’s soo odd that many of the bad and good guys wear masks….but for the most time, they all know who is under which mask. And the show NEVER shows any interactions of the masked folks with any civilians who seemingly don’t know about both teams.
It’s like there are two worlds in this show, the civilians and the unmasked alter egos of the heroes and villains…… and another one where there are the bad guys and the heroes.
But ok, enough of that, back to the episode.
The fight scene in the school is well-done and pretty long….I really enjoyed that one BIG time! Good stunt work and pretty creative as well 🙂
And damn, I know Eclipso would show up sooner or later…but what a debut!
Killing off two of the bad guys! Ok, perhaps there is some chance that Cindy may show up again….but it certainly doesn’t look like that!
His appearance now changes everything! It’s no longer some teenager in masks fighting some also young villains.
Now they have to face an incredible powerful……..well……monster that is seemingly so much stronger than everything they have encountered so far.
I wonder what Artemis will do now? Will Solomon Grundy show up again? Will they all team up with The Shade and the heroes to fight Eclipso?
After the pretty slow first 4 episodes….the last one and this one have me now fully “hyped up” for the rest of the season! 😉