In Review: Mythica: The Godslayer

As the Lich King's zombie legions ravage the world, Marek, a cursed young sorceress, embarks on a quest to obtain a weapon from the gods, with her friend Dagen, a self-serving half-elf rogue.

Synopsis: As the Lich King’s zombie legions ravage the world, Marek, a cursed young sorceress, embarks on a quest to obtain a weapon from the gods, with her friend Dagen, a self-serving half-elf rogue. But when she joins her sworn enemy in a desperate attempt to save the world, she must recover the good in herself before her friends are all dead, and defeat the Lich King before the gods are destroyed and the world forever enslaved.

Review: The final part of the ‘Mythica’ movie series sees the characters all levelled up, but with added power comes more responsibility and difficult choices.

The character that undergoes the most growth in this series is Dagen who spends most of the movie trying to keep Marek from losing faith in herself, which is a difficult job given that she is being magically manipulated by the evil sorcerer Szorlok.

What makes things a tad more difficult for them is the fact that Thane and the resurrected Teela who is time sharing her body with Goddess Ana Sett have been left behind to defend the people of the realm. Which leaves Marek and Dagen free to seek out a means to defeat Szorlok and fend off his undead forces.

This final chapter of the film is perhaps the darkest chapter of the series, but in order to get the pay off at the close. It kind of needs to be. So that it can properly convey the sacrifice of two of the films key characters.

The films pacing is a bit uneven. The first half seems to be dominated by Marek doubting herself and Dagen having to council her by telling her that she’s the cats pyjamas and so forth. But all the encouragement in the world won’t help when you have an evil sorcerer chewing your ear off and capitalising on your self doubt.

However once the movie gets going in the second half. Every character gets his or her moment. As the core group of characters are reunited things don’t turn out to be ideal because it already looks like Marek has given in to her darker side.

As we get to the close of the film. We learn that the only way to defeat Szorock is via Tec’s Hammer. The only way to get hold of that is to die and take it from the God who is played by ‘Game Of Thrones’ actor Christian Nairn, who gets the most dialogue I have ever seen him utter in a single scene.

The conclusion of the film and the series is both heroic, sad and uplifting in that we are left with a message of hope, but we are also reminded of the great sacrifices that have to be made in order for there to be heroes in the first place.

What makes the close of the film even more poignant is the journey that Marek has been on and the fact that it is only in this final chapter that she learns of her true origins and finds out about her mother and the sacrifice that she made.

We got some fantastic performances from Melanie Stone, Nicola Posener, Adam Johnson and Jake Stormoen as the core group of heroes. We also see a nice brief moment from Kevin Sorbo and as always Matthew Mercer chews the scenery and spits out venomous fire as Szorlok.

‘Mythic: The Godslayer’ is a fitting end to the movie series, but if you like everything to end with they all live happily ever after. You might find yourself a little disappointed. Much like life. This story is not neatly tied up. You really find yourself enduring a massive journey with the characters. Its not an easy ride.

Effects wise. The film manages to improve on what has come in the previous films. Which is great considering that the series has relied quite heavily on funds that it has generated through Kickstarter, but it is also a testament to the creative team behind the scenes as well.

‘Mythical: The Godslayer’ is available through Arrowstorm Entertainment on Pre Order. It’s well worth it if you have followed the series thus far. And is great if you are a fan of RPG Tabletop Games such as Dungeons And Dragon’s and Pathfinder.

9.1
Mythical: The Godslayer
  • The character beats and Christian Nairn
  • Pacing was a little uneven
  • Story
    8.0
  • Acting
    9.8
  • Visual Effects
    9.1
  • Incidental Music
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net

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