A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »
When Connor MacLeod sees his old friend Rachel die in an explosion, he's had it with his immortal life and the endless pain it brings him and those he loves. He locks himself inside the Sanctuary, a Watcher-organized retreat stationed on holy ground, where immortals who are tired of the game can go to forever escape it, as well as to ensure that The Prize never falls into the wrong hands. But when an old enemy, Jacob Kell, and his posse of assassins attack the Sanctuary and kill everyone there but Connor, he is forced out into the open and into battle. Kell and Connor were friends once, and knew each other back when Connor was cast from Glenfinnan; he returned when news came that his mother was to be burned at the stake, and in the attempt to free her, Kell was killed by none other than Connor himself, and became an immortal, bitter with hate, and devoted to making Connor's life a living hell. In the present day, Connor's kinsman Duncan MacLeod is attacked by Kell's posse, including ... Written by
All you people saying that the Christopher Lambert is too old to play an immortal should realize that he is only 2 years older then Adrian Paul!!! My God, some of you act like Lambert is 20 years Paul's senior! These guys are basically the same age, so if you call Lambert old, then you are calling Paul old. Lambert is 45 years old, and Paul is 43. At the time of this movie's release in 2000, Lambert was 43 and Paul was 41. Some generational gap eh? If Lambert looked sickly, then it's because he is suffering from myopia, a condition he has always had that has been getting worse.
I stated this in a comment I posted on IMDB.com's "Highlander The Series" section and I will state it here. Christopher Lambert is the superior actor to Adrian Paul. Not only that, but I prefer Lambert's Connor MacLeod to Paul's Duncan MacCleod. I found Connor to be an everyman character, while Paul was an over the top, over manly character. Adrian Paul is so over hunky with that muscular body and pony-tail, that he is unintentionally hilarious. Paul looks like one of those male models spoofed in the movie ZOOLANDER. Come on, the guy looks like a male stripper that should be named "Rico" or something. Guys like Adrian Paul, Antonio Banderas and Lorenzo Lamas are so over hunky that they are all unintentionally hilarious. I know the ladies love Paul, but I found I could relate to Lambert/Connor far more then I could ever relate to Paul/Duncan. Connor was an everyman with a sense of humour, and yet at the same time he came across as well cultured and as well traveled as you would expect an immortal man to be. Duncan was an otherworldy and unreal character with little sense of humour. Duncan was too dark, too brooding. And yes I did find it insulting that the focus of the movie series moved to Duncan. To hell with Duncan, Connor is the real Highlander. I like the TV show, it's very well made and has far better writing and stories then Highlander II-IV ever had. But I wish the TV show revolved around Connor instead of Duncan, if it did it would have been more then a cult favorite. If the TV show was about Connor then it would have really been something on the scale of X-Files or Star Trek. Too bad it had to be about the over the top Duncan.
Long live Connor MacLeod!! The TRUE Highlander!!!!
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