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Darcy is a cop who is also a supehero named Black Scorpion at night who kicks and beats evildoers to a pulp. She soon catches wind of an asthmatic mad scientist who plans on tainting the city's air supply with a toxin. Only Darcy in her superhero garb can stop him with the assistance of a petty thief named Argyle and a really cool car. Written by
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Stupid, but relatively engaging slice of lowbrow super-heroine trash
I can't say as I expected all that much of this one but to its credit it was actually a pretty entertaining and easygoing affair that kept me watching and drew a few mild chuckles out of me, along with being occasionally slightly exciting. It tells of hot police lady Darcey Walker, suspended for beating a prisoner, who decides to don a skimpy costume and become the heroic vigilante Black Scorpion, administering rough justice to various criminal types, before in classic comic book style coming up against an evil genius with a good plan for serious mayhem. The main draw here is Joan Severance as Darcy/Black Scorpion, a darn fine looking lady with good screen presence and likable to, she brings the material to life and gives the film an effective verve. Regrettably she's no fighter though, and the action and choreography is never especially inspired, but it does have a certain sense of fun rough 'n tumble to it. Helpfully there is a fair portion of action too, stopping the film from ever getting dull. Director Jonathon Winfrey has a little style but not much genuine flair but things are never taken too seriously and the plotting is occasionally quite decent, the film begins well, Darceys first outings as Black Scorpion are nicely done and the main baddie has a good back story. As far as acting goes no one is that noticeable, save Garret Morris as car designer for our Scorpion, effortlessly amusing without being overbearing in his portrayal his light performance suits the material perfectly. Bruce Abbot puts on a decent enough show as Darcey's partner as well, a good regular straight cop role. The film needed a better ending and would in general have been more suited to straight to video rather than TV, more sleaze and violence could have made this a minor gem I think, though there is a wee bit of nudity and a little violence, mostly at the beginning. A fair amount of action for sure, but the fighting is a bit soft for my liking on the whole. Also, just generally the film never rises above mindless time filler, just about reasonable fun but mindless and forgettable, I won't be revisiting it any time soon for sure. Still, its altogether not too bad, might be worth a look if you have the time to waste and Joan Severance is pretty sweet in it.
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