Black Scorpion (1995)

Darcy is a cop by day who is also a supehero named Black Scorpion by night, who kicks ass 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.

REVIEW: Black Scorpion, Roger Corman's very low budget superhero movie from 1995, is equal parts sleaze and cheese, with a dark as hell tone to it, yet a certain level of small bouts of comedy here and there (mostly with certain characters) to give it that level of levity once in awhile.

This superhero movie has sex scenes and nudity (from the title hero at that!), it has a BDSM-style costume for the title hero that is in no way practical for crime fighting, it has a transforming high-tech car, it has death scenes (again, at the hands of the title hero), it has the Dollar Store Power Rangers version of Darth Vader as its main villain, it has wooden acting, and it also has lots of fun to it.

What it doesn't have, however, is a script that makes any sense whatsoever (things kind of just...happen... with no logic behind it and nothing about it that makes any sense, and other things should happen but don't, for absolutely no given reason), and it also doesn't have entertaining fight scenes. I'm not looking for Hollywood big budget level of fight choreography here, but what we do get is very basic, bland, boring, and horribly-shot.

As far as Roger Corman's 90s B-Movies go, I'd place Black Scorpion somewhere in the middle of the list. Nowhere near my favorites, but definitely nowhere near the worst I've seen either. I enjoyed it well enough as I watched it, but I can't see myself revisiting it very much either, if at all.

5/10 rooms in the Psych Ward


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