Mythica: A Quest for Heroes movie full length review - Best fantasy movie i've seen for a long time
Maybe for superficial people this movie would suck, but I see beyond the estethic and appearance of movies. So big budget movies like Clash of the Titans (new version) with super cgi is a really bad movie, especially compared to the original.
I prefer Mythica: A quest for Heroes. It does not even have half the budget and it is more than half better in scripting and storytelling. Who needs super CGI when you have a good script and decent (even good) actors?
For a new story that has not appeared in another form before like the Lord of the Rings, it's a good one and I really want to know what's going to happen next. Unlike many fantasy movies out there that have either a poor script, poor actors, or just everything is awful.
Mrs Black does a great movie with the limited budget she has, like Peter Yates did with the Krull movie back in the early 1980s, they did not have a monster budget and did something great. I think Krull is the best fantasy (with sci-fi elements of course) that ever came out. I hope this trilogy will claim the title so I can put the Trilogy's DVDs next to Krull's and Excalibur's (1981).
The actors do the job, some are even great, like the dwarven barman (or should I say bardwarf), the main protagonist, the warrior (who is always on his butt by the way. Maybe he's still drunk from the beginning of the movie... hehe!) and the priestess are also good.
Advice to improve the continuity of the story, make sure your creatures are well rendered and logical (the ogre seemed a bit bulky, like if he was a golem instead of being a creature of flesh at some time, maybe reduce the density of muscles a bit on the cgi?). I'm not saying that you should go overboard with cgi, just make sure it is well made for the budget you have. For example, I think animation is more important than looks (look at the movies with stop-motion, the monsters were obviously not real, but they moved smoothly which compensated for the lesser appearance of the creatures). That's an idea, maybe in another series of movies you could do stop motion for your monsters like the old days.
Anyways, good job for everyone behind and in front of the camera. No cinematographic mistakes (like in the movie Lucy... it's still a good movie and story).
Oh! if ever you put a warrior lady, make sure the actress has muscles and is more massive than the usual skinny actress. Otherwise it's soooo crappy Hollywood-like.
We hope to see what has happened to Kevin Sorbo's character too.
I think the protegonist is a good character and the actress plays her well. The casting was well made.
Keep up the good work! Thanks for this movie, if you do the entire story, I'll buy the rilogy when it comes out in DVD.