Highlander 2: The Quickening
release year:1991 genre:fantasy/sci-fi viewing setting:I really can't recall what I expected:a sequel, perhaps? what I got:a really bad sequel
synopsis:It's 2025, and Connor MacLeod is just an old man after the events of the first movie. However, he (and his supposedly-deceased mentor Ramirez) end up fighting against the evil General Katana, who like them is from the faraway planet Zeist.
impressions:On its own, this isn't a bad sci-fi movie. As a sequel to Highlander, though, it's a piece of crap. Immortals really being aliens from another planet? Dead characters coming back to life? I mean, what were they thinking?!?
acting:Christopher Lambert gives a similar, though inferior, performance as Connor compared to his first. Sean Connery is in good form, and rises above the script's limitations. Michael Ironside is sufficiently evil as Katana.
final word:Bad sequel. This is how not to do it.
special note:This movie is also available in the Renegade Version which is said to be better, with a lot of the horseshit edited out. I'll let you know.
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