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"It's a kind of magic",
This review is from: Highlander (DVD)
This movie is a real gem. I don't really understand why critics were so hard on it, much less do I understand why a few people here are insulting the movie itself (I know the DVD transfer was bad, so I relate to those people) or why the movie was so cheap, then again, the quality of the transfer of this movie would explain it. But this movie is excellent in all aspects. It's unique, and it unfortunately has had its glory destroyed by lousy sequels and TERRIBLE TV shows.
In terms of the acting, contrary to what other people claim here, Christopher Lambert's performance is first rate, and I think it a shame that he has subsequently appeared mostly in bad 1 1/2 star flicks and hasn't since had a real breakthrough in movies. Sean Connery adds real style to the movie with his acting, but it's a shame that he's in there for such a short time. Clancy Brown is as sinister as ever as Kurgan.
The visuals and effects are great by any standard and the swordfighting scenes are excellent
And WHO could possibly diss the rocking musical score by Queen? With such a strong opening theme ("Princes of the Universe") a truly emotional ballad ("Who Wants to Live Forever") and their smash hit single ("A Kind of Magic") just to name a few, you can't go wrong. If you learned about this movie just by being a Queen fan, and first watched the movie out of interest in their score (my situation), you're in for a real treat.
To fans of this movie who were disappointed by the latest transfer, My only suggestion is to wait a while for the Highlander Immortal Edition which will be released April 16, 2002. It promises better sound and picture quality, the uncensored Director's Cut, Commentary, and plenty of Queen material including music videos to their songs from this movie which are musical and visual masterpieces (I've seen them). Plus it's in anamorphic widescreen format, and anamorphic seems like a good way to go especially for a movie like this.
In any case, this movie is a winner and magic in it's strongest form. There can be only one.
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Initial post: Oct 8, 2012 5:13:48 PM PDT
There are parts of this movie that still do not make sense to me because of the jumping around between England and Scotland and America especially that scene where he's sitting in the stadium and then goes down into the underground garage and was battling with that dude in the sunglasses, it seems to me that there are pieces of the story missing where it doesn't explain the plot or where the characters came from.
Posted on Nov 12, 2012 4:56:20 PM PST
Definitely wouldn't call the TV series terrible at all.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2013 9:23:45 AM PDT
Aaron Nicewonger says:
Whats confusing for you? Ill happily help explain everything.
Posted on Mar 26, 2015 5:23:50 PM PDT
Mark Logan says:
This movie is the original and cannot be surpassed. Squeals . TV shows are not in the ballpark. The original is the best. Oh, by the way, critics are losers. They can't act. they can't write, they can't direct, I wonder if they are alive.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2015 9:55:17 PM PDT
But writers make lots a moolah.
Posted on Mar 26, 2015 9:59:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 26, 2015 9:59:46 PM PDT
Queen had Much better music on other albums that did notke the cut Innuendo was one of thier best in my opinion.
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