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For a movie who’s most famous tag line is “there can be only one,” there are sure a ton of Highlander sequels, TV spinoffs (live action and animated), novels, comic books, and reboots. But that should come as no surprise; this is Hollywood, and the immortal Scottish swordsman epic is one of the most indelible franchises of the past 30 years.
The original Highlander arrived in 1986, and is easily the most hallowed of all Highlander properties, featuring the holy triumvirate of genre stars: Christopher Lambert (NCIS: La, Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes, Mortal Kombat), Sean Connery (The James Bond, Dr. Jones, The Rock, The Untouchables, The Hunt For Red October), and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers, ER, Flubber, Pet Sematary II, John Dies At The End, and ubiquitous voice actor). The hit spawned Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991), a TV show starring Adrian Paul that »
- Andy Greene
The film culture of the early-21st century has been dominated by sequels, prequels, reboots and franchises. The growing insecurity of Hollywood in the face of piracy, the rise of online media and a resurgence in TV drama, has all led to a multitude of sequels designed to perpetuate the money-making ability of an idea for as long as humanly possible. In the process we’ve ended up with a lot of bad sequels, and today we’re marking the 10 follow-up films that we really could have done without.
For the purposes of this list I am discounting sequels that were straight-to-video, straight-to-dvd or even straight-to-tv like Highlander: The Source. This is because these were generally seen by far too few people to have done any real damage to a franchise: even if you hate American Psycho II or the straight-to-video Disney sequels, they’ve not resulted in their respective »
- Daniel Mumby
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