Black Scorpion is cheaply made and the action routine. Joan Severance, an actress best known for softcore roles in films such as Lake Consequence (1993), Dangerous Indiscretion (1994), Criminal Passion (1994) and various episodes of Red Shoe Diaries (1992-9) seems miscast. (And at age 37, just a little too old for the role). Severances parts in these erotic films had her perfectly cast as a regal ice queen whose passions were slowly tapped throughout the course of the story. However, cast as a larger-than-life superheroine role, she is far too quiet and introverted a presence. She seems wimpy when trying to do the tough poses and the one-liners fall flat in her utterance.
Some of the films comic-bookish touches are amusing like the villain The Breath Taker who unites all the asthmatics in the city to take revenge. On the other hand, many of the touches have been unimaginatively borrowed from other superhero films the chameleon car comes from tvs Viper (1994, 1996-9); the villains scheme to erect a series of towers to suck the city dry seems very similar to Christopher Walkens scheme in Batman Returns; while the scene where the heroine wipes the romantic male leads awareness of her identity at the end has been directly taken from Superman II (1980).
The sequel, also featuring Joan Severance, was Black Scorpion: Ground Zero (1996). The film was later expanded out into a tv series Black Scorpion (2001), where the title role was recast with Michelle Lintel. This led to a further made-for-video movie, Black Scorpion Returns (2001), featuring Lintel.
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