Leprechaun Returns (2018 TV Movie)
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Overall, if you want to turn your mind off and watch a senseless movie (and who doesn't every once in awhile) you could do much worse. But then again, you could also do much better. If you're a fan of the original movies, you'll probably find some value to it. If you were not a big fan of them, this one won't change your mind at all. Very mediocre and low budget. 5/10
This is more like the first one, it's entertaining and doesn't take itself too seriously. It was surprisingly more gory than I was expecting- great job with that btw! I like this new Leprechaun, they did a good job with keeping his personality pretty much the same since he's still supposed to be the "original Leprechaun". The acting from the college students was better than average. I would love to watch more sequels!
This is more like the first one. It's entertaining and it's still a horror/ comedy but doesn't get really silly like the other sequels did. It was surprisingly more gory than I was expecting- great job with that btw! I like this new Leprechaun, they did a good job with keeping his personality pretty much the same since he's still supposed to be the "original Leprechaun". The acting from the college students was better than average. I would love to watch more sequels!
Great great screenplay as well!
For the most part, there was quite a lot to like here. Most of the film's better qualities are due to the fact that this one feels like a genuine sequel to the first one and really sells being a part of the franchise. The fact that the house comes back into play once again is a fine piece of continuity, but the characters returning in some familiar roles makes for some solid manner of easing into this one. Adding onto that some fine callbacks that are part of the original and this one offers up a great continuity to the series. That helps to make the slasher scenes all the more enjoyable. Starting with the fine sequence of the Leprechaun emerging from out of the victims' body, this one manages to employ a fine mix of creepy and cheesy. The film manages some creepy scenes with the appearance of the hat stalking her in the flooded basement or the encounter in her bedroom where she finally meets up with the creature, while the cheesiness shines through in the mailman encounter or the later scene with the boyfriend in the woods that results in the best kill of the film. Fueled by a fantastic finale which has some ingenious tactics at the forefront as well as some nice gore, these here hold this one up rather nicely. There are some minor problems with this one. The main issue here is the rather scattershot matter this treats the leprechaun during his rampage as he seems quite unfocused. Knowing that he has the main girl trapped in the basement, who's the only one that's capable of helping him, the fact that he completely ignores her in order to focus on the escaping group which allows her time to discover the way to stop him. Seeing as how that's completely counterintuitive to what his plans are and being so omnipresent about this really doesn't seem likely. The other issue here is the overlong finale that has two or three solid places to end and keeps on going as if unsure of which finish it wants to utilize, turning into a farce of the situation. These here are what hold it back.
Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence and Graphic Language.
Cons: Not scary Not funny Lacks sex appeal Boring characters Some feminism and male bashing
This seems to be a sort of direct sequel to the first Leprechaun. Yes...I cannot believe it either. It stars a character from the first...who returns for a paycheck, I mean to advance the plot. It is very tame....It wants to be more, but it lacked the sex appeal...although there is sex.
There are a few lines, but it's delivered poorly and the film does show some cheapness. The Leprechaun seems less fun and funny this time around. I think it is due to the era we are in, Liberalism and the reluctance to push the envelope.
I wanted to like it, but the slight push of feminism really holds it back, and so does the acting and plot. 4 out of 10. Maybe with friends it can be better, but overall, as a fan of the series, might be the worst of them all.
I think this will be my last Leprechaun film, without Warwick Davis to pull it out it just has no appeal to me. Linden Porco did a good job, just wasn't the same.