Signal Boost: Mythica

Hey all, Dani here.

Welcome to my next installment of Signal Boost. Once again, I’ll point out that this segment was inspired by the web series aired on Geek & Sundry, so I hope they don’t mind me also utilizing the name. I just think we need more awesome geeky signal boosting in the world. This time, I’m not boosting a book, but instead an indie-movie series that I dearly love. I have bought copies of the first three movies from Walmart, and I’m actually waiting on my Kickstarter rewards from the fourth movie’s campaign, which includes signed copies of all four movies.

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Anyway, now the Kickstarter is live for the fifth and final film of the series, Mythica: The Godslayer, and I am so excited for this movie. The trailer looks great and I’m so anxious about how it will all end. Oh, and I guess I should mention that Kristian Nairn, known for playing Hodor in Game of Thrones, is in this final movie.

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arrowstorm/mythica-5-the-godslayer/widget/video.html

The Kickstarter for this final movie is going on until Friday, June 24th, so this is the perfect time to try and boost the signal for this project.

I’ll admit it, these movies are kind of a guilty pleasure for me. The special effects have gotten better as the series has progressed but they were really cheesy at the beginning. However, this is the first indie epic fantasy movie series done completely in the USA, and I think that’s fabulous.

I first learned of the Mythica series thanks to my obsession with Critical Role on Geek & Sundry. Matthew Mercer, who is a well-known voice actor, is the Dungeon Master for CR and he mentioned working on the Mythica films and so I had to check them out. As it turns out Mr. Mercer plays the main villain, a necromancer named Szorlok. He plays villains so well.

When I bought the first movie, Mythica: A Quest for Heroes, I couldn’t help but think of it as a D&D campaign. The heroes/adventurers are a wizard (in training), a fighter, a cleric, and a rogue. We follow Marek, who starts the series as a slave while studying magic from Gojun Pye (played by Kevin Sorbo, who most remember as Hercules, or perhaps Captain Dylan Hunt from Andromeda). Gojun tells Marek to go to a tavern where she’ll find the experience she needs to get better. There she takes a quest from priestess/cleric Teela, who needs to rescue her sister, a quest none of the other adventurers will take. Marek then rounds up a drunkard fighter named Thane and a charming and sly half-elf rogue named Dagen.

Anyway, the world continues to grow as the series progresses, and it is discovered that while Marek can do magic, she isn’t exactly a conjurer or wizard; in fact she too is a necromancer, and she can’t really control herself.

I actually think it’s about time for me to re-watch the first three movies (Mythica: A Quest for Heroes, Mythica: The Darkspore, and Mythica: The Necromancer) again. I’m hoping I’ll be receiving my DVD for the fourth movie, Mythica: The Iron Crown soon.

Basically if you’re a fan of epic adventure fantasy or you like Dungeons & Dragons, I think you’ll really enjoy the Mythica series. You can find out more (and even buy the movie in digital or DVD) by going to the Mythica web site here.

I’ll be back next Friday with another installment of Signal Boost.

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