|photo courtesy of Keola Simpson|
With a turn for the dark, everyone dies and Kapow-i is angsty, and legal, in part 2 of the fan favorite Kapow-i GoGo. All of you favorites have returned with some new additions, both in character and actor. In part 2, Kapow-i, a celebrity, with manager and all, is tired of being a hero until she’s forced on her greatest adventure yet, saving the world again. After Princess Cloudberry goes missing, Kapow-i and Master Masterwhiskeys go on their way encountering a new generation of evil including Madame Blood, the newfound evil mastermind General President Thunder, and the infamous Blade Gunnblade, a hero-villain on a mission for revenge-vengeance. The lighthearted world established in part 1 is gone in a fiery inferno. This Kapow-i has matured and so has the environment. The laughs are still plentiful but the fighting and darkness is equally matched. Cox does a sublime job honoring the origin yet putting a unique spin on the sequel. Cox plays the role of George RR Martin killing off all your favorite characters with zero hesitation. And no one dies more than Andy Miller. No one is safe so don’t get attached to anyone. Spoiler alert, anyone.
|photo courtesy of Eleanor Philips|
The production team behind Kapow-i GoGo continue to do a fabulous job bringing Cox’s world to life. The cardboard and duct tape props and costumes are still shining stars, many items returning to action. Keeping the vocabulary consistent from part 1 to part 2 allowed Cox’s departure from the lightness come naturally.
With only one part remaining, the Kapow-I brand remains strong giving the audiences a perfect escape from the mundane. Hopefully soon we’ll have access to Kapow-i GoGo action figures, trading cards, and video game!