The lone warrior Colin travels with the wise-cracking ghost Amergan through the ages searching for the immortal despot Marcus Octavius, who killed his lover on the Celtic plains tens of centuries ago. On his quest, he discovers New York is submerged, and one dominant monolith fortress towers over the seas. Colin can save the survivors, but his sword only hungers for the blood of one man. Despite many lifetimes of training, Colin has failed to vanquish Marcus on the great battlefields of history. Can he finish what he started and stop Marcus? Will Colin lead the people to freedom or become consumed by hate? There can be only one.Written by
In the uncut Japanese dub, there was more of an emphasis that Connor (the hero) was a fool who was only focused on vengeance while Marcus (the villain) was the exact opposite who was able to thrive through the destruction of all the empires he was associated with over time. This was specifically pointed out during the original, extended WW2 scene in the church when Marcus conveyed to Connor that for the 2000 years they had lived how he had learned to write poetry in 36 different languages, could paint like Rembrandt, and could play piano like Liszt, all the while Connor did nothing but focus on his hate which accomplished nothing. This further explains why Marcus always referred to Connor as 'barbarian' (and not by his name) throughout time, and why he had such a cavalier approach to Connor as a legitimate danger during all of their encounters. See more »
Written by Ville Valo
Performed by HIM
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I am big fan of Yoshiaki Kawajiri and it pains me to see such a production with his name on it. Yes, the visuals are great, but even they get irritating as the movie goes on, because someone decided that almost every action scene and many of the ordinary ones should be done with 3D, and when you see that same method re-used for the 50th time in just 80 minutes... well not only isn't it impressive anymore but very annoying.
Whatever the problems the movie had, I wouldn't be that disappointed if it wasn't the *STORY* - awful, cliché after cliché, unbelievably cheesy b-movie lines and one of the worst juxtaposion of sex scene ever (lighting candles??? what the hell?!)... The script really ruins everything good, and the characters are very flat and stereotypical, not to mention most of their designs are almost copy&paste from Kawajiri's previous works. And not only the characters are copied but whole scenes (e.g. the battle on the rooftops - Animatrix: Program), and though not 1:1 you still get a bitter deja-vu quite often.
So thank you but I'd stick with Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Ninja Scroll - Highlander is no way near them.
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