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|Highlander 2 - Renegade Version |
The Director's Cut
Actors: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside, Allan Rich
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hunted by alien assassins who use the Earth itself as bait, the Highlander and his mentor enter a final battle to save the planet. Genre: Science Fiction Rating: R Release Date: 23-OCT-2001 Media Type: DVD
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Mollie M. from COLUMBIA, SC
Reviewed on 3/14/2014...
First I laughed at myself for thinking this film was "The Outlander." Once I got over that, the film was shown to a local movie club. I remembered the name "Highlander," not what it was about. Beginning was quite bizarre; by ending I understood the beginning. An unusual good vs. evil film. The intertwining of time and the two male characters was a bit confusing for a while. Overall, Lambert and Connery are superb actors and Madsen also is an excellent performer. If you love a sci-fi highly action-packed film, this is the one for you. All of these actors could have been placed in a much more sophisticated film.
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One of the most disappointing films ever
Pieter A. Ostendorf | Gig Harbor, WA USA | 12/29/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I had waited a long time, years, for a sequel to Highlander to come it. Sitting in the theater with my friends rather than catching the season premier of Star Trek as I recall, we could hardly wait for the show to start. The place was packed, and as the movie progressed, we all remained hopeful, despite the fact it was not good at all. Unfortunately the movie sunk deeper and deeper into a cesspool of stupid plot ideas, and stupider characters. Finally, as we endured the lines, "Remember Highlander, remember, the planet Zeist" someone in the audience started laughing, and soon the whole audience erupted in laughter, and from that point on, jokes were constantly made as everyone laughed at the film, so in the long run, I guess we had a good time, despite being subjected to what was quite possibly the WORST sequel ever to a great movie.
Along with rewriting the original Highlander movie with the stupid planet "Zeist" idea, it felt as if a couple hyper teens had come up with the plot after staying up way too late eating candy and drinking soda. I could imagine this conversation: Kid #1 "Wasn't it cool when the Kirgan in Highlander stuck out his tongue to the nuns?" Kid #2 replies "Yeah, that was awesome, why don't we make TWO characters who stick out their tongues all the time now! And even better, lets have them ride flying skateboards!" Kid #1 "Awesome dude! And remember how cool and dark Batman was? Lets see if they want to sell us parts of their set, and we can have it dark most of the time with steam rising and everything" Kid #2 "Rock on!"
I could go on and on, but what's the point? This movie stunk, the plot stunk, the characters stunk, and the scenery stunk, but the fact that it was the sequel to such a GREAT movie makes it even more disappointing."
"You're Him, Aren't You?" ~ When Is A Sequel Not Really A
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 07/18/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My what a confusing film this is! What happened to the concept of the valliant poet warrior introduced in 'Highlander' and why, or better put how has Ramirez returned, head intact? Even worse, what's all this silliness about the alien nature of the Immortals and their home planet Ziest? ABSURD! (I haven't even mentioned that the original film didn't leave an opening for a sequel. MacLeod was the last Immortal left and the prophecy was fulfilled. Well, so much for plot accuracy).
There's an important lesson to be learned here. That lesson being that in the topsy turvy realm of Highlander sequels don't expect any consistency in storyline from one film to the next, The more you try and make sense of things the less you'll enjoy the movie. Just be happy that Christopher Lambert agreed to reprise his role as Connor MacLeod and be done with it. (Riddle: When is a sequel not really a sequel? Answer: When it's a Highlander movie).
For completist only and even the most hardcore fan has a tough time sitting through this mess."
COULD ANYONE IMAGINE A WORSE MESS?
Roy Clark | Edge of Toiyabe Nat'l Forest, NV | 05/25/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"At least H2 was consistent: The worst scripting, worst directing, worst acting, worst casting, worst editing and worst everything else I've ever seen in a movie. It's the George Bush of movies.
What's worse is that they took one of the best premises around, the HIGHLANDER concept, and so messed and muddled it. In my book this mucked-up monster has replaced BATTLEFIELD EARTH as the most incomprehensible waste of money in cinematic history. (Whew. I feel better. Not much though; but the bad mental taste is somewhat exorcised.)"