Synopsis: When Teela’s sister is murdered and a powerful relic stolen, Marek and her friends face a sinister new enemy – Kishkumen, a foreign mystic bent on reclaiming the Darkspore for his master Szorlok. Armed with twin maps, Marek and her team race Kishkumen and his horde through creature-infested lands, to a long abandoned underground city – all the while pursued by bounty hunters intent on returning Marek to slavery.
Review: The second of the Mythica films picks up a little after events seen in the first film.
Merek is still struggling to learn how best to control her powers and in serious need of some counselling from her teacher Gojun Pye (Kevin Sorbo) who once more is used more as a means to move the story along than for any of the films bigger moments.
The relationships between the main characters have evolved more in this movie and the love triangle that was set up in the first film concludes with Thane getting together with Teela, which is something I am thankful for because these things can sometimes drag out.
Melanie Stone has definitely grown in confidence since the first film and her character of Merek has some pretty dark stuff to deal with in this film and a somewhat terse confrontation with Dagen (Jake Stormoen).
Dagen provides much of the humour throughout the film and has some genuinely fun moments. One moment in particular that stands out is when Teela is offering herself to Thane – and Dagen chooses that moment in order to have one of his daily constitutionals.
Szorlok who is played by Matthew Mercer proves to be an excellent villain for the film and the fact that he is a necromancer like Merek has some pretty frightening consequences for her and the group.
The main issue with this film is the pacing. It seems a little slow to get going and in parts it is almost as if the actors are having to improvise certain scenes. This thankfully is not the case with the entire film, but there are a few moments that are far from convincing.
In terms of CGI we get a pretty good CGI dragon that makes an appearance and is actually key to the films quest.
- Incidental Music9.5