Good movie that was made but with a few gold coins
Some vague spoilers following the work of the crew...
This movie picks up the story where it ended in Quest for Heroes.
Again, Mrs Anne Black and her crew of actors and technicians do a good movie with little resources. I wonder how they do it. :)
Actors do good things to improve the movie, more than in the first I think. Although, I miss the dwarf. ;)
Good sound quality, the music is well composed and well placed, the cgi is better than in the first.
I'm happy that our big warrior didn't fell on his behind in this movie. I can't believe how many times he was on the ground in the first movie. haha!
Combat on the other hand is poor, especially in the big fight near the end of the movie where the orcs are just standing there and doing nothing, just waiting for... well, nothing. When surrounded the heroes should be fighting for their lives and being hit from every side, that would have been more epic. Maybe you guys should keep an eye on the combat scenes. Hitting someone with a foam or plastic sword or mace shouldn't hurt any of the actors. hehe! I know you work hard, but make sure you take each combat scene a couple of times to make it look the best and especially the most believable.
I know you are more interested in telling a story, but a movie needs to have good visuals too, not need to be Hollywood or Disney quality, just well made one with the budget you have. Have the enemies of the hero hit them next time, even if the blows glances off armour or shields, it makes the fight more believable and intense.
Kudos again for a good movie considering you had a limited budget. :D
Reviewed by sven-49-6947765 / 10
And the adventure continues ... somehow.
After a promising start with Mythica 1 I was disappointed with this sequel. Sure, as a fan of fantasy films, Independent movies and as Kickstarter Backer I still give here five stars, but it could have been done better. The makers seem to have forgotten that they have only a little budget. Instead of having bad CGI it would be better to halve the number of effects and improve them. In some scenes I really thought "What the hell?" Smoke, blood, riders and magic have to be done better. And therefore one must not always bring an "expensive dragon, especially if the fight against it is so clumsy. Some other parts are also not convincing: The fight scenes this time are surprisingly bad, annoying fairies are needless, and the story bobs up and down. It starts right after the events of the first film, but somehow it is not believable and seems constructed. The scenery and the costumes remain good, and I also like the girls of the troupe. As a fantasy fan you can watch this B-movie, but unfortunately I can't recommend it.
Reviewed by siderite6 / 10
Not as good as the first one, but still entertaining
The party continues on their quest, this time helped by a dark elf with mysterious markings, while a warlock is trying to beat them to their goal. Unfortunately, it seemed like the makers made a lot less effort for this film, especially in the areas of character interaction and storyline. That's unfortunate, especially since I loved A Quest for Heroes.
Some commentators focused on the quality of the special effects. I don't care about those, but this is an indicator that those people didn't feel the characters were important or the story inspiring, and that is on the script writer. If the story is great and the characterization well done, no one looks twice on the special effects. I think that, while I still enjoyed the film, more effort should be made to make the viewers feel with the characters in a story that one could believe in.
Bottom line: fun film, really inconsistent characters, jumping from love to hate on a whim, and a disappointing and rushed ending that made little sense. I hope the next part will be more engaging.