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Anne K. Black
The first film, 'Mythica: A Quest for Heroes', was not a bad movie but with some major debits and not an awful lot special about it. It was watchable if on the mediocre side if anything. Its first sequel 'Mythica: The Darkspore' quality-wise is about the same (though with a couple of improvements), watchable with nothing to get angry or excited about.
Sad to say that the third film and second follow-up 'Mythica: The Necromancer' is very much inferior to 'A Quest for Heroes' and 'The Darkspore' and didn't feel needed. By all means, 'Mythica: Necromancer' is not terrible, it has its moments and good points and doesn't make one angry, but at the same time it's not particularly good either and doesn't excite. Mediocre is more like it, with a large number of big debits.
A few decent points here. It's nicely photographed generally and more focused in terms of camera work and the scenery is sweeping and boasts some colour and atmosphere. Costumes and sets allow one to get suitably, if not fully, immersed in the fantasy world that is being portrayed.
Not all the acting is bad. Melanie Stone is good in the lead role, and the character is engaging and well-rounded. Nicola Posener's acting has gotten better, she was stiff in 'A Quest for Heroes' but she has gotten more comfortable over time. and while his screen time is still rather short Kevin Sorbo does have more to do and he does seem more involved.
'Mythica: The Necromancer's' music score is in places stirring and fits reasonably well.
However, the special effects do look ropey, the worst of them distractingly bad. The action has gotten more clumsily executed with each 'Mythica' film, being unexciting and under-choreographed and it all looks too safe. Some sloppy editing and lack of interaction in the scenes featuring any action are further disadvantages, not being more apparent in the big fight towards the end which was rushed in storytelling which hurt the coherence of it, terribly clumsy in staging and pedestrian in choreography.
Regarding the script, the more humorous parts are not particularly funny and are misplaced, it's still a bit trite and could have explained things much more. The direction is unimaginative and of the getting-the-job-done-in-a-routine-fashion type. The story lacks heart, feels simplistic and too thin and feels little more than filler.
It does drag frequently and bumps along, with variable momentum, rather than flowing smoothly. The characters are never annoying, but only the main character is properly interesting, the rest are there with shades of a likable personality but little development and some are not always needed. The rest of the acting is nothing to write home about, Kevin Sorbo wasted.
Summing up, mediocre but not terrible. 4/10 Bethany Cox
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