David Quinlan is a member of The Watchers - a secret society of scholars and historians who record the secret histories of The Immortals, but never interfere. But when David becomes ... See full summary »
Michael Jason Chandler,
Thomas La Rue
HIGHLANDER: DARK RECKONING spotlights the character of Willem Caelius, a 2,000 year-old Immortal holy man who finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery that quickly makes unclear who ... See full summary »
James Cheung T.,
A post-modern movie musical told in 30 fragments, or 'Frags', which can be watched individually or as a whole. Using a technique called 'popfictionlife', the story is a mixture of fictional... See full summary »
The world is falling into chaos. As he roams a crumbling city, Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander, remembers happier times before the love of his life left... Hopeless and alone, MacLeod finds his way to a band of immortal companions, including his mysterious friend Methos, and a mortal, Watcher Joe Dawson. Together this small group sets out on a quest to find the origin of the first Immortal and The Source of their immortality. Written by
Davis & panzer Productions
Russell Mulcahy was attached to direct the film early in development. Mulcahy disagreed with Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer on the direction of the story, as he wanted it to be a prequel focusing around the first-ever generation of immortals, thousands of years before the original Highlander (1986), with Adrian Paul only appearing as Duncan MacLeod in a framing story. On the other hand, Panzer and Davis wanted to follow up Highlander: Endgame (2000) and have Duncan appear throughout the whole film. Eventually, Mulcahy left the production, feeling that a repeat of the events that resulted in the critical and commercial failure of Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) was about to happen. See more »
In the scene at the monastery, Duncan and Joe breaks through the monastery door with Joe's jeep. A few minutes later, as the Guardian arrives, Reggie goes out to fight him, and the monastery door is unharmed. See more »
You're a smart guy, Reggie. How come you make believe you're not?
Now what makes you say that, love?
[Anna playfully slaps him on the shoulder]
When people think you're a bit of a cabbage, they tend to underestimate you. That's good for keeping a head on one's shoulders when you're immortal.
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What went right with the Highlander TV series starring Adrian Paul? First it was the main protagonist that really got into the role of the highlander, second it was the fact it it had very good swordplay and martial arts action and third it was those well done flashbacks into history, that showed many different time-lines and presented conflicts that lasted for centuries...
So, what is wrong with this movie? All the things stated above are missing...Yes we have Duncan , Mythos and Dawson but the script is really poor, the main villain is ridiculous , there are no flashbacks no swordplay whatsoever. All we get is a clown jumping around talking gibberish (the so-called guardian) and a crappy story about the "legendary" source.
The direction tries to seem cool but it ends up rather boring, and the acting is poor. Of course I wasn't expecting any great acting or imaginative direction but at least I was expecting some believable special effects...I didn't get those either the SFX are bad and uninventive. Obviously the movie hasn't got a big budget but it would have been adequate if it was used properly and with a story that didn't involve guardians with superpowers and other cosmic forces.
In the end it just feels sad that the Highlander franchise probably ends with such a bad movie. It's even worse than "Endgame" and that is really an achievement. Adrian Paul isn't much of an actor but give him a Katana and let him do his martial stuff and he'll work some magic. Unfortunately in this movie he does nothing of the above so in the and we get nothing , not even a good action scene...
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