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Kickstarter – Mythica 3: The Necromancer

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 10, 2015

mythicaMythica 3: The Necromancer is crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

I understand they’ve already begun building sets for filming the 4th and 5th Mythica movies. I think it’s safe to assume the first two were successful. I liked the first one the best, I think, although I have to admit the effects on the second seemed better. They filmed the first three movies at the same time, but are completing them one at a time with post-production.

I enjoyed the premier screening of Mythica 2: The Darkspore a few months ago at the FilmQuest film festival. We had a good time, and I was happy to support both the movie and the film festival. As low-budget fantasy movies go, these are at the top of the heap in my book. Your mileage may vary, but I saw the third Hobbit movie around the same time as the first Mythica, and I found myself enjoying Mythica more. I’m not sure if that counts as praise for Mythica or criticism of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Maybe a bit of both.

These are movies that I wish had been around when I was a fanatic D&D gaming kid growing up in the 1980s. The best we had back then was Conan the Barbarian and the like. My wife is partial to Hawk the Slayer, which I confess I totally don’t get.  These low-budget fantasy movies would have DOMINATED that category back then, but that’s because they actually have something of a three-dimensional plot and characters, and of course special effects and post-processing capabilities that weren’t possible under any budget back in that era.  But this is a movie for D&D fans most of all. I mean, you’ve got a party consisting of a fighter, a rogue, a wizard (slash-necromancer), and a cleric, going on these adventures that tie in to a main campaign. And of course, inter-party conflict, etc.

My biggest beef is that they keep saying it “stars” Kevin Sorbo. No, he has only a brief appearance in the first two movies. It’s a little more than a cameo, but he’s definitely not the star. And… as a word of criticism… holy crap, guys, don’t ever film him FAKE riding a horse ever again… That’s probably the worst scene in the second movie. But the film’s real stars – Melanie Stone, Adam Johnson, Jake Stormoen, and Nicola Posener – do a pretty decent job throughout. I know they have to do a crap-ton against a green screen, and some actors don’t do a very good job selling it, but they do. And of course, being in Utah, I dig all the location shots 🙂

Kickstarter is not supposed to be treated as a pre-order or anything, but… yeah, this is pretty much a pre-order. Get bennies & stuff. The film is getting finished regardless, but I’d just as soon make sure they are able to stretch their post-production budget as much as possible. I think the risk factor is extremely low as far as actually getting something in a few months. Whether or not you’ll like it is another story. Personally, I really look forward to seeing the third in the series!

So I’m happy to be a backer. And I LOVE the trailer – it is the best trailer of the three so far, I think. Definitely showing the “team” has leveled up. If you are interested, you can back the project at the KS page:

Kickstarter: Mythica 3 The Necromancer Starring Kevin Sorbo

If you haven’t seen any of them, there are levels where you can get HD downloads, DVDs, or Blu-Rays of all three movies (signed by the cast). You can also check out the first movie at ConTV, and all are available at the Arrowstorm Site for purchase or rent.


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  • Jay K. said,

    How can you not get Hawk the Slayer? Automatic crossbow? Check. Elf on speed? Check. Jack Palance playing an impossibly aged sibling? Check.

    Thanks for putting me on to the Mythica movies. I hadn’t heard of them before.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Heh – check out the Rifftrax of Hawk the Slayer. It’s awesome. Best way to view the movie. Also, there’s a NEW HAWK coming out – Hawk the Hunter. My wife is really excited about that one, too…

    Hawk the Hunter Kickstarter

    The Awesomeness that is Hawk the Slayer on Rifftrax

  • Maklak said,

    I rather prefer “Ork Wars” to Mythica.