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The first three months of 1995 kept me broke and my wallet empty. Living outside of California for the first time in my life, I lived with my mother in Albany, Oregon, where I wasn’t very popular and spent the majority of my time listening to Nine Inch Nails and playing Donkey Kong Country. I spent more time in the theater than I did at home, and well, why wouldn’t I? Just in those two months (and I still have the stubs in a box somewhere I bet) I spent my hard earned allowance watching such greats (and not so greats) such as Highlander: The Final Dimension, In The Mouth Of Madness, The Mangler, Hideaway, as well as Before Sunrise and Legends Of The Fall (I’m a horror guy through and through but if you say you don’t have a soft spot for the last two films that I mentioned, »
When the opening moments of a film see Sean Connery explain through voiceover that he is part of a band of immortals born at the dawn of time, immortals that are locked in battle with one another until only one remains, you know that you’re in for something special. When this opening monologue is followed immediately by a title sequence to the tune of Queen’s ‘Princes of the Universe’ and an opening sequence that cross-cuts between a contemporary wrestling match and a Medieval Scottish battle one begins to sense the sort of cinematic lunacy that is to follow.
You’re watching Highlander, the tale of the immortal Connor ‘The Highlander’ MacLeod’s present and past lives. Rarely are films able to assume plots of such bafflingly Metal proportions; the fact that these immortals can only die through being beheaded reinforces the distinct possibility that the film’s plot could, »
- Toby Neilson
2 items from 2013
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