Monday, January 26, 2015

Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)

How bad is it? It's become legendary for its high-budget badness.
Should you see it? If you're really bored, maybe.

The original Highlander film was all style and little plot, but this sequel has completely abandoned what plot there was, turning our immortal Scots into aliens fighting on an alien planet. The year is 1999, or 25 years later, or maybe 500, or maybe time is different on a different planet, because we have title cards telling us all of these things. We have people reanimating each other apparently by saying their names loudly, fights on floating skateboard thingies, accents that come and go, a Shakespeare play and tens of millions of dollars of wasted special effects. Nothing makes sense, everything is overexplained and then frantic action just starts and stops.

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