THE ADVENTURES OF GALGAMETH
None of this is actually the case the film is instead made by an entirely different low-budget American company. It is directed by Sean McNamara, who has gone onto various other childrens films usually for video, including Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997), Casper Meets Wendy (1998), Three Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998), the teen power-suit fantasy P.U.N.K.S. (1999), Race to Space (2001) about the friendship between a boy and a chimpanzee sent into orbit by NASA, Robosapien Rebooted (2013), Space Warriors (2013), several Baby Geniuses sequels, the cinematically released Bratz (2007) and the modest hit of Soul Surfer (2011). (McNamara also plays the young heros father, the murdered king, in the film here).
For all its relatively unassuming horizons, Galgameth is passable effort. It does a decent job of disguising and making the most of its cheap production values. Sean McNamara does a competent job of suspending ones disbelief in the fantasy kingdom milieu (although the conviction of the swordfights is somewhat undone by the fact that everybody is using swords with large, blunt flat blades). The story rehashes various sword-and-sorcery plot elements the hero deposed from his rightful place as heir to the kingdom; the black knight/evil vizier usurper; the hero fighting his way back to reclaim his destiny; the prince-and-the-pauper theme of the hero rallying the peasants who do not realise his true identity. There are many similarities between the story here and The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982).
Young hero Devin Ottway has a brashness and a forcible American accent that intrudes; much better is the female interest Johna Stewart, who plays with a good deal more spunk than he does. The special effects trend to be very variable. The Gilgy creature looks dopey indeed, what it resembles more than anything is Godzillas son from Son of Godzilla (1968). There is however one fine imaginative scene near the end, where it emerges as a giant glowing, fire-breathing creature, that briefly has a ferocity of imagination that the more cutsie scenes do not.
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