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Stuck in a life of indentured servitude, Marek dreams of becoming a wizard. When she meets a beautiful priestess, Teela, in need of help, Marek escapes her master and puts together a team of adventurers and embarks on an epic quest to free Teela's sister from a vicious ogre.
Was expecting more from this movie, as it did look interesting and with the right execution it could have been a fun film. In the end it wasn't bad but also not good, rather a mediocre movie with some things to make it watchable.
Melanie Stone does give a great performance as the most interesting and well-rounded character of the movie., though most of the characters while stereotypical were likable and engaging. The special effects are above average, looking rightly proportioned , don't look too cartoony and actually looking complete, the ogre is pretty intimidating. The music score is very grand and rousingly and nicely orchestrated, fitting nicely within the movie, the theme song is pretty catchy. The costumes are very nicely done and give a real sense of fantasy adventure.
For all those good things though, there were a lot of ways in which Mythica: A Quest for Heroes was lacking. The scenery can be drab, and photography is unfocused with erratic shots and fuzzy picture quality. The sound sounds very dull, and tends to favour the music, making its grandeur occasionally rather too grand, drowning out the dialogue. Not that the dialogue was anything to write about, it does sound rather trite and stilted with some awkward humour. The story does lack excitement, suspense and fun, it's all a bit predictable and bland, while the action is undermined by unexciting and too safe choreography, confused and sloppy editing and a lack of interaction between the human characters and the creatures.
The direction does show occasional inspiration but is mostly flat and the acting is at times stiff, especially from Nicola Posener. Kevin Sorbo's screen time is very limited (only five minutes) and he has next to nothing to do in this time, he can be entertaining but he goes through the motions here. Overall, not bad, not good; a mediocre quest with its moments. 5/10 Bethany Cox
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