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Whatever It Takes (Wicked)

Whatever It Takes (Wicked)

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astroknight's ratings for Whatever It Takes (Wicked):
Overall Rating 3.5 stars
Whatever It Takes (Wicked) overall rating 3.5 stars
Female Looks Whatever It Takes (Wicked) Female looks rating 4 stars
Male Looks Whatever It Takes (Wicked) Male looks rating 3 stars
Sex Whatever It Takes (Wicked) Sex rating 3 stars
Plot/Acting Whatever It Takes (Wicked) Plot/Acting rating 3.5 stars
Extras Whatever It Takes (Wicked) DVD Extras rating 3.5 stars
Audio/Video Quality Whatever It Takes (Wicked) A/V Quality rating 4 stars
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Reviewed by astroknight  on  3/17/2011

The Little Details

Running Time: 87 min.

Production Date: 3 / 14 / 2010

Director: Stormy Daniels

Cast: Lisa Ann, Mackenzee Pierce, Stormy Daniels, Tori Black, Anthony Rosano, Barrett Blade, Billy Glide, and T.J. Cummings

The Short Story

Initial Expectations: Stormy Daniels seems to put out consistently good little features. I always look forward to her work.

Initial Reaction: It's a good movie on a DVD that shows some nice care.

Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a feature with a touch of depth to the plot

Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting smooth editing

The Technical Stuff

Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are pretty well done. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I didn't notice any background noises. The video is presented in anamorphic widescreen and looks quite nice. The camera work is smooth and the picture is clear and well lit.

Music: The music is very nice. It has a very good style and rests quietly in the background throughout the movie.

Menus: The main menu blends a bit of the boxcover with a bit of the movie for an okay first impression. As usual with Wicked, there isn't a lot of effort put into the chapter menu, which just gives a small clip of each scene along with a scene number.

The Feature

Tori things she has it all, from a great husband in Barrett to a decent job, and even a young baby. When she loses her job with Barrett already being out of work, she's not sure what to do. Her friend Stormy lets her know how much she makes as an escort, and Tori thinks she has to do whatever it takes while never quite realizing how much it could cost her.

Scene 1 – Tori Black and Barrett Blade

After Barrett wakes Tori with coffee and lets her know the baby's taken care of for now, he lets her know that he has an idea on how to kill their new found time. They kiss with Barrett working his mouth around Tori's body as he moves down to eat her pussy. She sucks his cock in return while mixing in a little stroking and giving him plenty of great eyes, and then lays back to let him fuck her missionary style. Tori also gets in a cowgirl ride and lets him take her doggie style before Barrett lets go with a nice pop on her great ass with some of the spray even reaching up to her shoulder.

This is a very nice opening scene. There's plenty of chemistry between Tori and Barrett, and I love the feeling of them being a young couple with things nicely in order. The editing is a touch choppy, but the scene moves at a good pace with Tori and Barrett putting out some nice energy and vocals. This is a good scene to open the movie.

Scene 2 – Stormy Daniels and Brendon Miller

After putting on a show with Tori at his bachelor party, Stormy gets it on with Brendon. They start out kissing passionately before he moves down to suck and play with her nice big boobies. They grope each other a bit before Stormy takes to her knees to suck his cock while working in some nice stroking, ball sucking, and nasty looks. She even lays back on a couch to let Brendon fuck her face while he plays with her pussy before he moves around and she pulls his face into her cunt to give her a good tongue lashing. He comes back up to play with Stormy's tits and kiss her before fucking her doggie style, and then lets her get up to ride him reverse cowgirl style. They even get a little missionary work in before Stormy takes Brendon's baby batter on her thigh.

This is a pretty hot scene. There's nice chemistry between Stormy and Brendon, and although the sex isn't nasty by any means there is a rougher edge to it that slightly surprised me. The scene seemed a little heavy on the foreplay, as it took up almost exactly half of the scene, but with the chemistry between Stormy and Brendon that isn't much of a complaint. This scene worked quite well for me.

Scene 3 – Lisa Ann and Tori Black

When Tori arrives at Lisa's office a little late for her appointment, Lisa has her pull down her panties, bend over her desk, and starts spanking her with a crop. She gives Tori a few more light slaps as she has Tori eat her pussy before letting Tori lay back on the desk so she can eat her pussy in return. Lisa also works on her with a silver vibe before getting on all fours on her desk and letting Tori fuck her from behind with a glass dildo. Finally they share a quick kiss and the scene cuts out.

This is an above average scene. Lisa Ann looks hot as can be in her office outfit, and does a nice job dominating Tori to start the scene. The domination aspect quickly falls aside as the scene goes on, but the chemistry never gets too strong and the choppy editing once again holds it back a little. This scene had a lot of potential, but never seemed to fully harness it.

Scene 4 – Tori Black and Anthony Rosano

Tori dons a pair of black fishnets before hooking up with her old boss Anthony, and soon after drops to her knees to start sucking his cock. He eats her from behind before fucking her doggie style and letting her ride him reverse cowgirl style. They also get in a little missionary work with Anthony rolling Tori to her side a little before he pops on her face and tits.

This is a good scene. Tori looks great in her sexy little outfit and has nice chemistry with Anthony. The scene moves along at a decent pace with the action being well captured, but with the opening talking a bit about Anthony being a foot freak I was a little disappointed that there wasn't much for foot action in the scene. This is another scene that had good things going for it and very nice potential but didn't seem to make the most use of it.

Scene 5 – MacKenzee Pierce, Billy Glyde, and T. J. Cummings

After sharing a few sips of bubbles with T.J. and Billy, MacKenzee gets down to business sucking Billy as T.J. worships her from behind. She turns around to suck T.J. as Billy eats her pussy, and then rides T.J. cowgirl style as she sucks and strokes Billy. She keeps both her pussy and mouth busy with the guys as they fuck her reverse cowgirl, and tap each of her holes doggie style. They move on to DP her in each of the cowgirls before spewing their seeds over her face and tits.

This is a good final scene. The scene moves along at a very nice pace and MacKenzee does a great job taking on both guys. The camera work is nicely done with the editing continuing to be a little choppy, but for some reason it didn't seem to interfere with the scene as much here as in some of the other scenes. This is another well done scene.

Whatever It Takes is a pretty good adult feature. The plot has a good idea behind it, but with the movie not even lasting an hour and a half it does feel a little rushed with Tori's character development moving in leaps instead of steps. The sex is above average due to the chemistry in the scenes, but the editing is a bit rough and leaves the scenes feeling a bit jumpy and choppy with very few position changes being shown and it seems all too often that the scenes never seem to use their full potential. I guess if one applies the “well, it's just porn” standard that's all too prevalent in adult films this one is pretty darn good, but Stormy Daniels has shown a heck of a lot more potential than that from behind the camera with her past movies and had a cast here that was able to do much more. Yes, this is an above average adult feature, but with Stormy and a cast like this I don't expect above average, I expect damn good. Whatever It Takes is an above average adult feature that felt like it could have been much better if it hadn't been rushed so much.

The Extra Stuff

Trailers are included for Whatever it Takes, Sex Therapy, Dirty Minds, Partly Stormy, Reinvented, Forbidden, and Operation: Tropical Stormy. The photo gallery lasts about three and a half minutes with about six seconds per nice looking still. There's also a behind the scenes featurette, a bonus scene, weblinks, and commercials.

The behind the scenes featurette lasts about sixteen minutes. After Stormy introduces the movie, Tori talks about her character in the movie and works with Anthony in their sex scene. MacKenzee introduces her scene and talks about it briefly before taking on the guys, followed by Stormy working with Lisa Ann and Tori before their scene. There's also a little fun before Barrett and Tori's opening scene, as well as a few more clips of the movie being shot. This is an okay behind the scenes featurette. You don't get much personality from Stormy or the cast, and most of the featurette is instead showing people standing around with cameras watching the stars work their magic. This featurette adds a little to the overall package but not a lot.

Bonus Scene – Tori Black and Marcus London

The bonus scene comes from What Went Wrong. Tori starts out straddling Marcus and kissing him hard as they strip each other down. Marcus lays Tori back to eat and finger her pussy before laying back himself so she can return his oral favors. They fuck missionary style before Tori rolls over to let Marcus take her from behind. She goes back to her back for Marcus to finger her to a squirt, and then climbs aboard for a cowgirl ride. They also get in a bit of spooning and a reverse cowgirl ride before Tori gets down for a nice facial finish that she swallows down.

This is a hot scene. There's plenty of chemistry between Tori and Marcus, and they put out energy to match it. Throw in some nicely done camera work and you have a scene that could be a simple fluffy little scene, and instead is a hot and passionate one. This scene worked very well for me.

The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff

Themes: Straight, lesbian, toys, group, anal, and DP

Raincoat Factor: Medium

Condom Usage: 100%

The Bottom Line:

Currently, many Wicked DVDs can be found online for between about $19 and $25 with most stores offering them somewhere in the middle. Rent this one first or aim low. It's a decently done feature, but at an hour and a half I'm not sure I can recommend it that highly at that kind of a price tag. The technical aspects and extras show some decent care, however, to help out the overall release. This is a decent movie on a pretty good DVD.

Note to Wicked Pictures: Although this one didn't do as much for me as many of your other releases, it was nice to see you putting so much effort into your overall DVD.

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