Franchise Weekend – Mythica: The Darkspore (2015)

Director: Anne K Black

Writer: Anne K Black, Jason Faller, Kynan Griffin, Liska Ostojic, Justin Partridge (Screenplay)

Starring: Melanie Stone, Adam Johnson, Jake Stormoen, Nicola Posener, Rocky Myers, Christopher Robin Miller, Kevin Sorbo

 

Plot: Marek and her company must go on a journey and prevent Szorlok from obtaining all the shards of the Darkspore, or all will be lost.


Tagline – Evil lies within all men.

Runtime: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

 

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Nice Sequel

 

Story: Mythica: The Darkspore starts where the last film ends, with Teela’s (Posener) sister getting killed trying to return a mystical stone to safety, this stone will guide somebody to the Darkspore an item which will see somebody want to take control of the land, with Marek (Stone) having a connection and draw too.

Marek does get her team Thane (Johnson), Dagen (Stormoen) and Teela back together for this latest quest, with Teela only agreeing to go, to watch over Marek and the darkness that is deep within her, that could make her a threat in the future.

 

Thoughts on Mythica: The Darkspore

 

Characters – Marek still happy after her first adventure, she wants to help Teela with her latest mission, which will see Marek need to battle the darkness within herself that could make her one of the most dangerous people in the world, if she doesn’t learn to control her abilities. Thane has turned to drink once again after what happened to Teela’s sister, while being the strongest in battle, Dagen still doesn’t want to go on adventures, but the mention of treasure will always turn his head, with this latest quest offering him the biggest one in a lifetime. Teela is in mourning after her sister’s death, she sees the darkness in Marek and wants to makes sure she doesn’t become a danger to her Goddess and her followers.

PerformancesMelanie Stone continues to do a strong job in the leading role, as do the whole cast, Adam Johnson continues to have great banter and battles with Jake Stormoen, while Nicola Posener shows us just how she works in the spiritual role.

StoryThe story continues to adventures of Marek and her team as they go on their latest quest which will see them needing to do battle against evil that wants to gain control of the world. by continuing the adventure we get to see just where the characters we learnt about in the first film have gone next, we don’t need to spend anytime getting to learn them, we need to up the stakes in the battles, which they do and bring us into the bigger picture park of the world we are in. we do get to see each character get a chance to show their abilities and importance to the team which will become important for the future, well you imagine it would. This story does everything it needs to, to push the story to the next level leaving us ready for the next chapter.

Action/FantasyThe action is still simple battles, which do feel like they are going at a slower pace than they need to, with simple dodging along the way, the fantasy world continues to grow as we learn about more mystical creatures that are in the world.

SettingsThe film does continue to build the world we are in, with the settings showing us worlds that might not be visible with the naked eye.

Special EffectsThe effects in the film are TV movie standard, they do the job well enough without looking the most realistic.


Scene of the Movie –
The dragon attack.

That Moment That Annoyed Me Teela does have a moment which makes her look like a damsel in distress.

Final ThoughtsThis is an entertaining second chapter in the franchise which will see the world grow, the characters learn more about their abilities and prepares us for the bigger adventures in the future.

 

Overall: Entertaining sequel.

Rating

 

 

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