The final entry of the Highlander series goes beyond rock bottom and drills itself deep, deep into the earth’s crust.
It’s a shame that what started as such an awesome series hit rock bottom right after the first movie and kept digging deeper with each movie.
Thank you Spoony for taking the time to post an uncut version. Don’t get me wrong as annoying as the commercials can be (especially those horrid Bing ones) they are still reasonable in order to support the site. The uncut versions are just extremely convenient for those of us who enjoy watching your reviews multiple times as time goes on. Most of Spoony’s reviews have a strong amount of replay value.
I love that Spoony always has his “Immortals Collection” version of “Highlander” close by! :)
Great work as usual, Spoony. Being a fan of Highlander, I can really understand how this movie could piss somebody off that much. I remember seeing about half an hour of this on the “SyFy” channel and then turning it off, my perception of movies being forever distorted. But anyways, really funny review. Can’t wait for the next one!
The best thing about the movie is Anna in a red dress :)
I’m not particularly a Highlander fan by any means (though I really enjoyed the first one) but even I feel offended after seeing clips of that movie. Bloody hell. This is why I don’t watch SyFy movies. Hilarious stuff, Spoony.
Pat singing at the end was hilarious.
Oh man, I’ve been looking forward to this review for a long time. I read a similarily enraged written review/recap a few years ago but seeing this on video gives it a whole new dimension. Great job!
BTW, in regards to something said early on in the review: I hate to break it to you but this WAS theatrically released in places: it was released in Portugal (where I live) and I believe in Russia as well. I remember the critics avoiding this like the plague and the only critic who dared to see the movie made a one paragraph review where he simply stated the movie was awful in all aspects and that the Guardian was “one of the most ridiculous villains in all of cinema”. A fitting reaction.
Just to depress everyone reading this even further, THIS movie was theatrically released here while Shaun Of The Dead wasn’t and Hot Fuzz only made in 2 or 3 theaters after insistent picketing by a popular comedian. Let that sink in for a moment.
Ok, so, adding a fourth rule to the whole immortal thing: 4.They must kill other immortals next to a window, or something explodable. Also, I think the script writers just wanted to hear British people say the word “wobble”.
It was as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced… Oh, wait, no. That was Pat singing!
I am speechless. I’ve watched only the first 3 movies, and I’d had enough, but to sit through the TV series, the game, the Endgame, then through this, and to make those reviews… Wow. You’ve got to be an immortal yourself. I’d die a long time ago.
BTW: Syfy is a very appropriate name for this channel. In Polish it means “zits”, and that’s what their movies are: really ugly zits of cinematography. If you enjoy such a thing, I recommend “Stonehenge Apocalypse” – one of the absolutely worst movies ever. I don’t know how anyone can make those films. They’re atrocious, they’re unbelievably stupid, they’re ugly. And someone pays people to make them! And someone WANTS to make them! How? Why?!
Syfy channel is trying to recreate the old 50s to 70s cheesy monster movies. None of those movies were great either so, for directors or actors in their first movie, I can’t really get upset with how bad the Syfy Original Movies are. They can only be laughed at and taken for the tongue in cheek terribleness that they present.
But they don’t SEEM to be intentionally cheesy. Mostly because they’re boring and fugly. And while 50s monster movies look and feel cheesy today, doesn’t mean they were cheesy at the time. They were just guilty pleasures, like today’s Spiderman or, I don’t know, Stargate. Syfy movies are nowhere near Emmerich level, not because they’ve got lower budget, but because they’re too dumb to be entertaining.
I join the asking of -why- I mean, yes, even now adays a many movie companies try to cash in money on bestselling movies/shows even though noone of the original team is willing/able to join the project, but hell, at least those stay true to the original canon at least in SOME points.
The only way this movie could be any better is if it were on fire.
That sad part?…… They’re remaking the original, why can’t they just let the franchise die???!?!?!?
Well, look on the bright side. It can’t POSSIBLY get any worse than THIS.
I actually have some hopes for the remake. In this era of having series’ planned as trilogies from the start, they might have some idea of where they want it to go, and how they want the mythology to develop. Highlander could have been a much better franchise if the writers hadn’t gone “Oh shit, the movie was a success and we don’t have any plans for sequels! Quick, quick, figure out….uh….aliens! Sorcerers! Orbital wobble!” At least it can’t be worse than this….mind you, I would have thought this couldn’t be worse than 2, so what do I know?
Spoony, I just noticed that your middle finger is dramatically longer than your pointer finger. This means, according to medieval witch hunting practices, you are a werewolf. Thought you’d like to know.
Hello, SPOONY T.R.A.X.
Know what fucking killed me of this stupid ass shit movie? When they remixed Queen FUCK!
Well….there can’t be another good Highlander film…there can be only one.
I’m staggered by how often I seem to have missed what seem to be huge cultural experiences… I’m quite thankful that there are people like you to analyze the crap out of pop culture and give me a bit of a leg up on such things so I have a very broad range of conversational arenas in which I might perform with another.
Thankful, and a bit envious, though I’m not the type to simply lie (lay?) back wistfully and wish. I’m a bit more proactive, as I hope you will soon see… (also kudos on getting people to watch the same video twice!)
this isnt the last higlander movie trust me there was an anime
He also hasn’t done Highlander 3 ether. I think he doesn’t want to because he said “they weren’t horrible”.
i can not see you video’s can you have a look paz
i can not see you video can you have a look paz
So what was added in this video?
Nothing; it’s just not divided into two parts.
i can not see any of you’r video at all and ther do noy wock wane i go to bliptv eave ther have not wock for over 9 hors i am in the uk if that holp paz have a look
Pat’s fuckin nuts…. LOL
The video will not load!! I may have to resort to hysterical sobbing at this point.
Is this any different from the previous 2 parts?
Yes, this is both parts joined together. I.E. Uncut.
Know this, it’s parts one and two, nothing new added.
Sci Fi has always been the most “epic fail” place for Science Fiction. It creates and features stuff that is so damn cheesy an stupid you can’t even consider the stuff to be “horror”. It is the place that every failed product ends up, and some are so bad they are actually made there, called “Sci Fi original movies”. Those are the bottom of the barrel, like this movie. Best advice? Never watch the piece of shit channel. It lost its value many years ago when it failed to evolve with the times. Cheesy shit was amusing 10-20 years ago, now it’s just stupid.
Thank god it’s not the only place to see Doctor Who.
Anyone else remember that Leonard Nimoy narrated Sci-Fi channel special about Highlander 3? Yeah it gave me a good sense of hope. Then I saw it. Boo.
The Source was available on Russia DVD before it got aired on Sy-Fy. Ruined again!
When that Russian DVD came out, didn’t the creators of the movie claim that that version was unfinished or something?
The singing during the credits caught me off guard. hahaha
this imaginery island where teh source is located, is quite large, despite the small size as they showed on map (that cannot be more than 20km in diameter), and it got everything: citys, woods, plains, enough terrain to cover at least 2 days of driving…
yeah i know there are many more idiotic stuff and plotholes in this movie, but that is one of them that Spoony kinda missed… ok – nvm :)
Mmh, there’s something I’ve been thinking about: Maybe “There can be only one” was the password for the video chat, not the computer. Still begs the question why they didn’t use an easier form of communication…
Oh Gawd, what a movie. Did anyone else think that the Guardian looked a bit like John Cena?
Who directed this movie?
I have some questions for you:
1) If a character loses their immortality powers by being too close to the source, how could Duncan spin supernaturally around the Guardian and bury him into a hole?
2) What happened to the unbeatable move? Why didn’t Duncan simply use that?
3) If the Elder (Jabba the Hut) wanted his immortality, why did he lead a group of immortals to the source? Why did it fail for him while he clearly didn’t kill anybody? Why didn’t he just go by himself?
4) At what point can you NOT kill somebody to trigger the source? Is there a line on the ground where you can’t kill anybody, else the source won’t let you have children? Else the source turns you into a giant shitslug and some other douche into the Flash?
5) Where are people getting fuel? Did you get if from the cannibals? NO YOU DIDN’T!! YOU BLEW UP THE FUEL TANKER!!
6) How does the Guardian know where everybody is?
7) Early in the film, the diegetic narrator announces the source is a Holy grail: WHERE WAS IT?? I didn’t see any grail…maybe Monty Python beat them to it? Where was the GRAIL!
8) If Duncan couldn’t beat the Guardian in the first fight, how could Duncan win in the last fight?
9) Why did the immortals have to sleep in the cabin? I thought immortals didn’t have to sleep? Don’t give me that “too-close-to-the-source” bullshit. One or the other! THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! Does getting close to the source make you weaker or not? Pick one and stick with it!
10) Why does Duncan makes the statement, “One thing’s for sure, if we can be killed then so can the Guardian,” if he doesn’t intend to kill the Guardian at the end of the movie?
Wow. How does a story about immortal swordfighters begin to suck so much? Boggles the mind.
Okay, for some reason I can’t view any of Spoony’s videos now! I’ve got latest Flash Player update and yet, when I click play on a video, I just get the loading circle in the centre of the player and nothing else. The videos never load. Can anyone help?
Even when you refresh it?
Assuming you’ve done that then the next step would be to clean your web junk, sometimes keeping so much information makes the load stop in its tracks or slow it to a crawl. For this I recommend CCleaner to wipe your internet cookies, just remember that log-ins, passwords, etc. will be gone afterwards.
Exactly the same for me; living in the UK if that makes a difference.
Shouldn’t make a difference mate, I’m UK too and I’ve been watching Spoony’s vids for over a year with no problems.
You know, for a second there, I was actually worried they really did have the Benny Hill music playing.
That ending…wow. I don’t think this is the worst installment in a series (the number one spot for that is something I don’t care to mention or even think about), but it definitely is up there. It’s not that it was a low budget film made by someone who didn’t know anything about the series; the people who made it had clearly seen the first one, and chose to end it…like that.
i saw this movie in SF Chanel and i think like any fan you first think how interesting it looks but then it hits you this movies not just a piece of shit because that word does not give justest on how bad the movies is but this movie just killed the franchise the only way to fix this is to do a total re-right of the highlander universe the continuity making all the movies and series non-existent and starting from scratch and even that may not work because they will not know how its sad really i remember the good old days os the show and the first and 3rd movie
So what’s the difference with the two parter apart from that it’s just one part? I didn’t notice anything new or different.
Oh, an italian Highlander poster. How’d you get that?
How about he reviews a good Highlander movie that just got released, like the Highlander Anime that came out a few years back that was fantastic and literally didn’t do any Bullshit. It was just good story about revenge and redemption, and really isn’t that what Highlander is all about?
Didn’t he state that the anime, while not bad, wasn’t good either?
It may not have pissed off the fans as much, but the producers managed to piss off the director by cutting 10 minutes out of the movie against his wishes. (A director’s cut was later released in Japan, though, which restored that footage.)
I actually knew that Highlander: the Source existed because it’s in the DVD rental machine I use has it. It has “the Source”, but not the original. How does that even WORK?!
Okay, as a Roman Catholic myself, I gotta ask: WHY DO PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE CATHOLICS INVOLVED IN THEIR SHIT?!?! I’m serious! Catholics are always at the center of EVERY DAMN CONSPIRACY in these shitty movies! Catholics are NOT that interesting! We go to church, play bingo, and we don’t eat meat on Fridays! WE. ARE NOT. THAT. INTERESTING!!!
Sorry, I’m done.
And, in defense of SyFy, they did make ONE good thing: Alice. I like that better than the Tim Burton movie, actually. Don’t ask why, I just do.
P.S. Tell Pat to never sing again. Ever. xD
I personally think it’s the Cassock.
Those things make anyone look intimidating and badass in windy weather. =)
Good point. xD Cassocks are always pretty awesome. The hair on that one guy sorta negates any badassery though. I mean…really? I have never seen a priest that looks like that. Do they just assume that fashion sense will die with civilization? (It might, but not to THAT extent!)
Haven’t you seen Fist of the North Star? Mad Max? Played a Post-Apocalyptic RPG?
Fashion sense is the first thing that mutates when the bombs drop! X0
DEAR GOD that was an atrocious movie, it burns my brain to think about it. If you think about it the catch phrase is right, there can be only one, at least only one good one. and @ ScreechTheMighty the reason is not so much because of modern Roman Catholics but more so about the past, if you think about it the Roman Catholics of the past were… well kinda dicks. No Offense. I’m talking about the far past. And sadly the damage never really healed.
Really? All of them in the “far past”?
St. Francis? St. Claire? St. Stephen? The millions before even that who lived and died for the sake of others? Who still do?
Also: Name me one group (whether religious or secular) who did not have some members behave like dicks in the past. Yet it seems that Catholics get the brunt of it.
I’m not Catholic myself and even I think that they get a raw deal.
So, this movie is about Destroying a franchise
Fart out a Baby haha!!1!
Wow what has happened to the Sci-Fi channel. I have not watched it in years since my Cable quit carrying it. Recently they put it back an I find its now called SyFy an has the worst movies I have ever seen playing like 24/7. I hope it was just a bad movie marathon or something cause if its like all the time then jesus christ. Hard to believe its the same channel that used to have some decent original series on it like Farscape.
As for this movie good lord in heaven yeah that is worse than Highlander 2. It does play out like fan fiction written by a 12 year old. With an ending written by his girlfriend. An the Guardian for a second there I thought maybe he could be a good villain with the whole neck armor thing. I was even going to let that whole first line slip by where he says “Thisistheendoftime!” I think. But then he kept doing stuff like that an I just started laughing.
Good god that movie was so bad me and my mother couldn’t even riff it, we just changed the channel and I’m glad we did.
The Guardian is about the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. I almost peed my pants every time he showed up. I think the funniest part though was the awkward silence between him and Duncan.
The video won’t load, this seems to be a UK things according to the comments? What’s going on? I’ve been looking forward to this all day.
I’ve tried loading videos on other blip.tv sites, like Doug’s and Brad’s etc. Nothing, not one of them is loading for me. Just the spinny loading circle of death. Have blip.tv decided that we British aren’t entitled to awesome videos anymore? :(
What is it about Britain that seems to end up getting videos blocked? I’ve lost count of the number of videos saying ‘Not available in your country’…
Noah If you’re reading this, then can you look into what’s going on? I’ve been watching your videos for years and I don’t plan on stopping now.
Can’t get anything on TGWTG to load, or Cinemassacre or even on Red Letter Media, so it’s got to be an issue with blip.tv – so yeah, if you see these comments Noah can you take a look into the problem sir?
I checked the actual blip site and the video’s seem to work, I wonder why they don’t work on other websites, I hope it gets resolved soon because the new episode of the nostalgia critic comes out wednesday.
It seems very much on and off, one second they work, the other second they don’t. (on the blip.tv website)
Still no working videos today. I’ve sent Spoony a message on Twitter and I’ve also sent Brad a message on Facebook. I can only hope that somebody is going to sort this out.
same here, it was working yesterday but now none of the video’s will load.
I wonder spoony…What do you think of Search for Vengance…
He actually did a small written review for that one. The link: http://spoonyexperiment.com/2010/06/05/highlander-the-search-for-vengeance/
Basically, it’s okay, but compared to the rest of the sequels, it’s the second best movie in the series.
Wonder why Spoony’s never done the Van Pebbles Highlander?
He did a written review.
Not listed anywhere. At least not in the review section. And I looked before I posted.
It’s not there anymore. Hmmm.
I was wondering who was singing after it said pat i could tell. wow i wonder if he got boo off stage.
Saved to my Walkman – I now have a bunch of your videos on it, and they really come in handy during longer trips. Thanks again Spoony, thou art the greatest :)
Good God. SyFy really needs to stop making movies based on existing properties. Likewise avoid the Deathlands movie. The director freely admits he just read a Cliffnotes of the book series and completely just left out key characters and changed how people behaved and basically raped the small fanbase of that as well. Damn you SyFy…and damn me too.
Would you agree that the whole immortals can’t have babies would have been more impacting with Fayth instead of Anna.
I don’t think ignoring the rules, terms, and backstory of the first movie is really trying to be a sequel.
So, SYFY canceled and discontunued Mystery Science Theater 3000 (church chores ahh) so they could should more of this pile of whale shit. WHAT THE FUCK MAN!!!
Maybe it’s some kind of conspiracy.
Clearly SyFy is really an experiment to see if it’s possible to create the world’s least likable television channel and somehow make it profitable.
And they are having great “sucess”.
I saw it when it was new. I love watching awful movies and I thought it was a glorious train wreck of a movie.
This is the wonderment of basic cable, at it’s finest, and still, I’m thinking that if it were a drinking game, I’d be dead.
“Drink whenever the Catch Phrase is uttered”
“Chug whenever they ass-rape a staple of the series”
Even if those are the only two rules, you’re still drunk as fuck.
I gotta wonder why Spoony keeps skipping Highlander 3. Seems sorta strange to me.
Spoony barely mentioned it in his Endgame review; I imagine he doesn’t really want to review it, because he thinks it’s an okay movie and would have little to rant about.
Well, knowing his updating methods, it will come out right after his next FFX/ Ultima 8 review in a month or two. Lucky for me patience is one of my virtues.
Come on Spoony, tell us about The Sorcerer and Final Dimension. And the cartoon series.
That… you… that wasn’t editing? That actually happened? It… what? What? WHAT? RANDOM MUSIC VIDEO WHAT WHY WHAT
i just what- OH GOD YAKETY SAX WHAT i am so very glad you added yakety sax otherwise my brain would explode what
*brain oozes out ears*
Dear Spoonyone and Fans,
Please hear this song. “Tranquility” a song I made for the Spoonyone and to all who just needs a nice mellow relaxing tune.
Please tell me what you think by commenting on my video. I hope you all enjoy.
Ewwww UNCUT!!! Sweet!!!
Fuck? there can be only one?? That is what I call buttfucking the main premise! Hope you are feeling healthier, spoony!
I think you should review Highlander III: The Final Dimension. It’s also a fairly terrible Highlander sequel but in light of the Quickening, the Source and Endgame, it might be the best of the lot.
I second that!
Can there be only one of these piece of shit of a movie ?
I really hope so.
I didn’t know that Albert Wesker was an immortal, or a Catholic priest.
Good Christ, they BROKE SPOONY!
Those BASTARDS! -:F
Noah, dude… do you have any idea how fucking sick I am of people bashing Star Wars Episode 1? It doesn’t change anything to the Star Wars Universe – it just fills in with stuff you old-school fans of no open mind can’t accept or comprehend. It’s one of the most fantastic movies ever, MADE BY THE SAME FUCKING DIRECTOR WHO MADE THE OLD ONES, AND THEREFOR IS CANON – and everyone seems to make fun of it all the damn time. Whenever I hear people nitpick it, I can’t see ANYTHING that actually deserves to be bashed. Midi-chlorians; so what? Big motherfucking deal. Jar-Jar Binks; so what? He was kinda funny, and sure as hell wasn’t painful – take a chillpill! How about the extremely awesome podrace scene? The awesome lightsaber fight in the end? Darth Maul? The hilarious droids? The perfect music? Oh, it’s a lighthearted movie? Yeah, like Star Wars never was fucking lighthearted…
CAN PEOPLE STOP TO FUCKING BASH STAR WARS EPISODE 1, FOR FUCK’S SAKE?!!!!!!!! Does anyone know how hard it is to be a person who happens to love it? Well, I DO!!!
People with differing opinions make me SO ANGRY…
GOD, WHY CAN’T EVERYONE LIKE THE SAME THINGS THAT I DO!?!?
That’s not what bothers me, kid. What bothers me is that so many people feel there’s a need to bash it all the damn time.
But hey; it’s okay. I understand you don’t have a brain. :)
Apparently it does bother you if you’re so annoyed by people bashing it, sport. Most normal people can let that stuff slide off of their backs pretty easily without flipping the fury toggle.
Come again? I totally blanked. :D
I like episode one. It doesn’t bother me if a lot of people hate it. It bothers me there’s little variation between bad sequels/prequels/reboot.
Why not more of “this hasn’t fucked up my childhood memories since Indiana Jones: kingdom of the crystal skull” or “leathal weapon 4″
You have the right to love Episode 1. I am very happy for you.
But just because it’s made by George Lucas doesn’t mean it’s canon. Even he gets mixed up in his own story…
For example, Han Solo shot first in 1977, and in 2004 Greedo did. A paradox althought made by the exact same director. What whould you consider canon in this? It makes no sense, so I guess I can choose whichever version I
Dont be so angry, just pretend haters do not exist.
Just as haters pretend Episode 1 does not exist…
What the…? No, it’s not a paradox. It’s his movies, and he wanted to change it. Granted, it’s kind of a pointless change I don’t get – but it IS his own change. So therefor, what he changed it into is canon, regardless of what the fans are saying. Sorry, but that’s reality. I also think it’s kinda stupid he couldn’t shoot first anymore (even though the whole subject is really overrated… I mean, seriously – there’s even a T-shirt).
And I don’t “pretend” anything. Only idiots “pretends” such things. Then again, haters of Episode 1 fits into that category.
Have a nice warm glass of shut the hell up.
Wow… that comment would be silly even if you would be 6 years old.
Wow…what a shit comeback.
Stick to comedy.
LOL… you’re as smart as a seastar. Fuck you.
It’s not reality… it’s just a movie; a fiction. You believe whatever you want.
Call “suspension of disbelief” the fact that I go against that “reality”.
I can do that with the Bible too :)
…. the movies exists – they are reality. I never said what’s IN the movies is reality… smartass.
http://www.redlettermedia.com/phantom_menace.html (<— check this out kurvos)
Why would I check again that retarded review made by a dumbass? Go and fuck yourself, retard.
That was uncalled for. You are a rude person.
Why the slovakia refrence?
Whereas I can accept that “the prize” would be the ability to be immortal AND have a child, and I can even accept that the immortals had the whole “there can be only one” thing WRONG all this time… I can NOT accept the bullshit way they went about presenting it in this movie. Nope, no sir. No way.It would have been an incredible twist to end the franchise on, had they pulled it off right. But they didn’t even come close to pulling it off in ANY way, much less “right”.
Seriously, the first time I watched through, I didn’t even realize the woman, wasn’t Faith. lol.
At least this review answered the eternal question about Noah’s underwear. Briefs!
I love that he still used the intro with them on the bookshelf, even though he removed them for
the rest of the review.
And so the immortal’s child would grow up to be the most powerful psyker in the universe, who would unite humanity once again under the Pax Imperialis, create the mighty Space Marine Legions, battle the Ruinous Powers of the Chaos Gods, and forever watch over and guide mankind from his Golden Throne.
Like your typical fanfic I presume? Or at least ones that don’t involve slash.
Considering syfy’s track record of crappy made for TV movies, I wouldn’t be surprised if they actually made one that connected Highlander with Warhammer 40K or Dungeons and Dragons or Star Trek or Dr. Who or Earth: Final Conflict. They could call it “Star Trek 40K: Dr. Highlander’s Final Dungeon.”
Best show idea ever.
DEATH TO THE FALSE EMPEROR!
THE VIDEOS ARE FINALLY WORKING!! Someone must have been listening, I guess. Now I can finally torture myself with the further misadventures of the movie series that just keeps hurting :D
I can’t believe I saw that on the first TV airing. My god…
to me the Highlander trilogy is 1,3 and Endgame, at least 4 still has a little respect for the franchise. i’m not even going to watch this ‘remake’ that’s coming out unless they stay true to what makes highlander HIGHLANDER. I’m all for sequels to the first but DO IT RIGHT!!!! unlike 5!
My theory is that this movie was originally a musical (which isn’t that bad an idea come to think of it, the original has a very operatic feel). They changed it at the last minute, but couldn’t get the Guardian’s actor back, so they had to leave his singing in there.
It’s odd, but the best “Highlander” story apart from the original that I’ve seen actually didn’t have anything to do with the franchise; it was the manga series “Blade of the Immortal”–and that’s not entirely me being a fan. Lots of swordfighting, but almost no supernatural SFX tripe, creative (and grisly) uses of physical immortality and regeneration, and a fairly good go at exploring the effects of immortality on the mind and the wider society, and on being trapped in a cycle of violence by the nature of what you are.
You hit it right on the money, Spoon-meister! At least The Source was so bad, you knew Highlander The Search For Vengeance couldn’t get any worse. And actually, I did like this animation movie.
I’d like to add one little fact. Highlander: The Souce was playing in dutch theaters at the time. There was even a premiere for it in Amsterdam. I was thinking of going there, if Jim Byrnes would have been attending… (He’s the voice of Inferno in Transformers: Beast Wars and Thrust in Transformers Beast Machines). But no one attached to the movie bothered showing up. No one except the girl who played Anna. Because she’s actually a rather famous dutch Actress, and this movie was her first “Hollywood” movie. So because of her, a bunch of dutch people did see it in theaters. (I waited for the dvd, myself).
Syfy…the syphillis channel…
Well, with all the child molestation scandals in the catholic church nowadays, this guy’s hairdo explains quite a lot.
Was it ever specified that the decapitation has to be done with a blade held by another immortal? ‘Cos that shotgun is a good alternative.
So the guy just explodes? At least Thunder in “Big Trouble in Little China” had a reason to blow up…
Is it just me or does that Queen cover sound suspiciously like Black Sabbath’s Zero the Hero?
You have to stop this. If you keep on the highlander kick they’ll make one that’s highlander the source to the power of highlander the quickening. I can see it in my mind and it burns.
I just saw the version of the ending fight where Anna spins around like freaking Wonder Woman. If anyone missed that, go on YouTube with “5 minutes highlander source” for keywords. So much spinning… The Guardian spins, Duncan spins, Anna spins, they’re like possessed dreidels.
I swear, sometimes I think that the saddest thing about these crappy Highlander movies is how the worst ones all come in several versions because even the makers of the films know they suck and keep trying to put the damn things together right. And every bad guy since the Kurgan wants to be the new Kurgan…
I saw this movie and it barely watched it because I kept flipping channels. At least Highlander 2 and Endgame kept my attention.
This movie made me cry so freaking much… I just could not fathom how they managed to just ruin everything that was ever good, interesting, and even mediocre about the franchise. It’s as though they took every bad thing from the “Do Not Ever Do” list for Highlander and threw them in a blender, drank it down, then threw it up.
This may be too soon Spoony, but there is a Highlander anime movie,
Highlander: The Search for Vengeance
Plot Summary: Colin MacLeod, the immortal Scottish Highlander, travels with the wise-cracking ghost Amergan in search of the immortal despot Marcus Octavius, who killed Colin’s lover on the Celtic plains centuries earlier. The once great city of New York is now submerged under water, with only one dominant fortress towering over the sea, the fortress of Marcus Octavius. MacLeod is torn between saving the survivors of New York and hunting down his nemesis.
I think they made it just to hurt you :(
He actually liked that movie. Lurkmoar.
Isn’t that the plot to ‘Afro Samurai’?
I agree you should check this one out Spoony,
But in my opinion, Search of Vengeance is really not that bad in comparison to the rest.
Yes, there are some flaws, like the introduction to another McLeod fucks up the canon a little bit, but at least the original mythology is respected (including not fighing on holy grounds). And honestly, after all that planet Zeist bullshit, returning to the roots can’t possibly be a bad thing. Plus, it’s pretty damn well animated.
Give it a chance, it’s not as bad as it sounds
Take a look at the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC7_COSRIR8&translated=1
Yet it’s better than every live-action Highlander sequel put together, as well as that fucking tv show(s).
Which wouldn’t be hard.
Aww, c’mon. The TV show wasn’t bad.
I actually enjoyed this movie in all its cheesetasticness. Not due to any merit of the film though. I think its the many years playing Vampire: the Masquerade LARP. I’ve apparently become preconditioned to enjoy and at least pretend very hard to take seriously any ridiculous nonsense as long as it comes wearing a trenchcoat, wielding a katana, and blaring heavy metal.
I like the way Spoony says “therrrre.”
Way to threadjack, guy. I’ll bet that was you on the phone being annoying about FF9, huh? Face it, Spoony was *nice* to him/you.
I can laugh about it. Spoony helps.
This is my first time posting, and i just wanted to say I love this stuff, i always get excited when i get home from work and a new video is up and ready to be watched, even if it’s just a Vlog, you’re a great inspiration keep up the good work Spoony
I said this in another comment, but I like punching fans(like me) of Highlander in the balls. The ending that I seen on the SciFi channel has the child being named Connor. So…if you like sorting the movies by continuity. This movie would bring Connor back, just in time for the horrible future in Highlander II.
would it count as a decapitation if you sliced into his chest in two symetrical cuts that join up at a certain point, thus removing the head and the neck from the body? it should, but highlander seems to be a bit wayward on its rules so maybe it doesn’t count unles “your head is seperated from your neck” like Ramirez says in the first movie.
Oh God…you used my friend’s Wakka as an example.
Your friend does a really good Wakka. Hopefully he won some cosplay award for that because he literally looks like he could play Wakka in a movie. God help us and knock on wood, please no Final Fantasy 10 movie, but still.
That singing at the end is really good. I want to download it.
nonsensical plot, shit that makes absolutley no sense, and the feelling that somebody kicked you in the nuts spat on you,and gave you the middle finger and ran laughing out loud thinking he is funny for doing it this seems like somthing uwe bowl is behind which is possible considering that the syfy channel likes to put his movies on there channel sometimes. and that is the scource what the fuck really a baby making machine, not some key to infinite knowledge or an ability to make you a god, no that would make too much fucking sense they had to make this a mystical dick potency for immortals so they can have babies. this movie sucks and like the last airbender movie I can only go to treebeards reaction when he went back to isengard with all the trees cut down i honestly have no idea what the say to a movie like this.
…You know your movie sucks when you have to steal a line from Mortal Kombat…
Oh god…this movie is airing on the Siffy channel right now! How is this crap still airing?!
A little trivia the building he broke in to is actually the Vilnius TV Tower.
I really can’t see the difficulty in making a movie based on Highlander. For instance the second film I was just in total shock that they change the fun fantasy setting and suddenly say they’re aliens, not only that but no explaination about why they’re immortal. Was it really that hard to make a movie that was fantasy based where either they made a sequal where Mc Cloud ended in a mystical realm like some sort of Tornement or something before gaining the full prize, like the prize at the end of the fire was the qualification round or something and then at the end the winner can either become a perfectly normal human being or gain the powers of a deity to become a God of their own world. Simple and I never even went to a film course or something in collage.
A much better idea would’ve been making a prequal, showing Remerez’s past. Think about it, he was a Egyption that ended up in Spain. Not only that but he first ended up in Japan where he had the katana blade forged by his wife’s father, more then 500 years before they made swords like that.
Another point would be also showing him who taught him these things. Who told him “There can be only one” and how many of them travel the world, decapitating others like him. Did he have a mentor too sort of like with Obi Wan in the Star Wars Prequals?
It just boggles the mind that there can be a single great film, with a pretty simple premise and then all of a sudden a sequal comes around the corner and fucks up everything and then later down the line this bullshit movie is made that fucks up everything EVEN MORE!
I really hated that religious guy. I hate Zealots, but some can actually be good characters and this one was insanly stupid, especially when he’s hanging up there going “God wouldn’t let a true Christian Die” I mean, oh so was Jesus not a true Christian in your eyes or the various Saints who were Martyres? Also I could guess that he may have become religious because of the whole “Cannot fight on holy ground” rule but at the same time this film shows that the rule has no consiquence what-so-ever. It’s like being told not to press a button even though that button has no live wires running through it and could never be used for ANYTHING!
I didn’t get the continuity in Endgame…this just makes things even more confusing and makes me want to write a fanfic, even though I know no one will pick it up, there will be bettter ones out there making it pointless.
Yeah, I know! The one dimensional “Christians r teh ebul!” carricature (with the horrid haircut) really gave me a headache (and not just because I’m Christian myself, he was genuinely grating to listen to with that screeching voice).
Especially since we have the character of Darius in the series (a peaceful, wise Franciscan monk who tries to guide Duncan in doing the right thing).
And for what, I ask you? What was the point of that character?
Hell, what was the point of any of the cavalcade of failures masscardading as immortals?
Gah! This movie drives me bonkers!
Dude, don’t say that in public (argi ne gėda prisipažinti, kad vienas iš tavo šalies simbolių buvo panaudotas šitame šlamšte?)
First of all, Spoony, I know this is random, but I really like your hair in this video. I just… I just needed to point that out. I like your hair.
Second of all, on a slightly more relevant note, I’m pretty sure this is my favorite review of yours. Seriously, I was laughing my ass off. More than usual, I mean.
Third of all, nice shirt!
I’m not even a huge highlander fan.
all I ever did was watch highlander 1 and I thought it was awesome.
When I heard the ending to the movie with all it’s crap I screamed, broke crap, and then yelled NOOOOOOOO (in that special tv series video game way)
I love highlander 1 and that’s it. Nothing more. The only highlander thing I ever did other than that was watch your highlander reviews which made me laugh a lot.
yet I still feel raped by this movie especially because through the first film I know all the laws of the immortals being broken, raped, and set on fire here.
I can’t believe anyone would ever think it was a good enough film to even put on the syfy channel.
all my flailing around even threw out my right arm, that’s how mad I am at the movie’s end. Yet I was laughing the entire time through just about everything else.
This world is torture when it comes to highlander sequels and spin offs.
I’m on the brink of walking into the studio and shooting everyone involved with this film.
looks like Spoony and I share more than just a first name, we also share the same feelings for highlander the source but I doubt we share the same feelings for the rest of the films as I have yet to become the giant highlander fan I am probably destined to become.
also as a very small side note:
you said that people suffered through the video game yet in your review you stated that nobody could play the game because they system it was on was almost impossible to get working.
so there, those are all the facts that I have on highlander and everything thing else involved in this video.
also highlander 2 and phantom menace suck as bad as privateer 2
they’re both sequels which lake creativity or effort.
but this, this is like taking privateer 2, raping it, raping it, raping it again, making it shoot you in the face when you play it, and then raping one more time for good measure so that it just flat out sucks.
oh yeah also you add a plot twist where it shows that the big bad guy could have harness a natural planetary energy to solve all the financial problems which caused him to go insane and also that the evil cat people could have been easily soothed if you showed them a cat nip supply hidden in the mines on their own planet.
that is the privateer equivalent of this film, and that statement is being generous as highlander the source vs my vision of privateer 3, highlander the source is so much worse it would kill privateer 3 before the comparison blog, vlog wars, and TV show started, was heard of, or even though about.
just try to understand this giant mind blowing destructive message.
Fantastic review, one of you best. I’m not sure if you’re gonna be happy about it – but apparently there is one more Highlander movie: http://www.legendaryheroes.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=H1324
Maybe you should check it out. Of course, it can’t be worse than “the source”, but… who knows.
Eh, technically it’s not really a movie. Just a two-part episode.
I always despised the fact that while the first two Alien movies were great, the latter two were complete garbage. Compared to the Highlander movies though, the Alien franchise REALLY lucked out.
I feel your pain, Spoony. I feel your pain.
What the hell is Guardian yelling at 16:18? I only understand “This is the (something something)!”
THIS IS THE END OF TIIIIIME!!!!!!!11
if i may: I AM ACTIIIIIINNNNGGGG!!!!!!
hell, at least the phantom menace didnt destroy the series it was part of, you could re-write or cut one scene and heal it all.
this is just something from hell. a movie series with Sean “Shag Your Mother” Connery to start it off and a SYFY movie to end it?!
hell at least the prequel star wars got better and its tv show is actually good.
I remember catching this movie on SyFy channel before they became SyFy, I think I got to the part when they were going to see the Elder(?) immortal, I think. All I could do was keep going WTF? the entire time, as I just kept going, this isn’t Highlander.
I use the font at the beginning when I feel the urge to be old timey or fancy. It’s sad when a movie uses such a common font.
Doesn’t Jupiter have an intense, deadly radiation belt, too? I wonder if that’d kill everyone faster than gravitational stresses.
But is it worse than revenge of the fallen?
Of course it is worse than Revenge of the Fallen. Revenge of the Fallen wasn’t built on the back of a great movie with amazing back story which was destined to suffer progressively worse and worse iterations to culminate into a proverbial knife in the gut to Transformers fans everywhere and an utter destruction of the franchise entirely.
In the case of Michael Bay’s Transformers, we can watch it and tell ourselves “Hey, this has nothing to do with my favorite childhood cartoon – it is a reimagining and, thus, while it is terrible I can tolerate it because the sanctity of what I once loved has been kept pure, despite this.” That is not possible with Highlander because every iteration beyond the first has been awful and this is established canon with the main character being Duncan Macleod from beginning to the end. This is unforgivable. Highlander fans deserved better than this.
I just watched this last night. Nothing will ever wash that memory away.
I hear there’s a remake of the first movie planned. At this point this is best thing that could happen to the series
omfg i just watched the source. 0.0 to highlander fans its like get your liver removed with a dixie cup
haha, Highlander: The Source is on Netflix
It was also playing on SyFy the other night. I cried.
and the gay version of princes of the universe is on itunes
I admit I only say the TV show, but when I watched this even I felt raped.
I just noticed something.
If you’re a really nice guy but not strong than the guardian would rape you with a sword, you’d die, and you wouldn’t win the prize so YES, THE PRIZE IS ABOUT STRENGTH YOU FREAKING RETARDED FILM, CRAP, THING!!!
I wrote a freaking huge page or two of comment about a month ago and now re-watching this just makes me want to get highlander 1, 2, end game, and the source just so I can truly experience what these movies… pieces of crap… THINGS are capable of doing in the case of mental scaring. Also I’m not calling highlander 1 a piece of crap, I need to watch it so I can compare 2, end game, and the source to it so I can see how bad they screwed up.
There is the anime too. The one made in the same year as Highlander: The Source.
oh great as if they couldn’t show the pitchfork up Highlanders ass any further there’s an anime series JUST LET THE FRANCHISE DIE WITH SOME DIGNITY YA COCKMAGGOTS
its only one movie called Highlander :the search for vengeance it is done in anime style, but it was incredibly well made. Its actually one of my favourite OAV’s right up there with vampire hunter D or Ninja Scroll. I’d check it out dude it some how manages to salvage the greatness of the first highlander, and pretends like the rest didn’t happen.
No zeist.. or aliens..
just good ol’ highlander awesomeness done in the style of the first movie.
well before syfy it was..sci-fi i used to watch this channel all the time when i was achem “Younger” when my mom used to make me watch horror movies to get rid of..”Fears”
Thank goodness you also cut away from the questionable song “The Sun Is Gonna Shine”…I honestly don’t know if it’s even in the film because thankfully I never saw it but do own the soundtrack. However I did hear some of the opening notes…so it probably is. Also Spoony have you had a chance to hear Highlander: A Celtic Opera…yeah a proposed stage performance of a Highlander story about Duncan where he has…wait for it…yet another wife…ah but this time she is brought back by cloning her. A soundtrack was produced and so far has not found a backer. But where else can you hear the rhyming of grave with DNA…sigh!
at frist this movie seems barable even though the priest guy but then………….it sucks more wang than any gay or whore could ever dream
I’d just like to point out: there isn’t a single cardinal in existence, who’s younger then 70. This Giovanni guy barely looks old enough to be a vicar, much less a bishop. A cardinal? In your dreams, blondie.
what about cesare borgia he became a cardinal at 25 and left the cloth at 32
it seems the Highlander suffers from an illness that i am calling Highlander syndrome in which a movie franchise begins its life with a really good or pretty decant movie but then it just spirals down into the shitter with hollywood’s atempt to cashin on the money possibility and so the franchise starts to develop leprosy and it grows a cat tail until is coughs up its heart and lungs and dies a slow and painful death. And highlander the source was the last symptom of this fatal movie illness. And many movies suffer from this like the Neverending Story franchise
I think SciFi has strained from it’s roots.
So, wait a minute…It isn’t about strength, and yet it wasn’t about death; it was about life. *brain explodes*
EVERYTHING IS WRONG WITH THAT FUCKING ENDING! There was no continuity from this to the movies or series and, going by the implications of the movie’s ending-speech, since when is strength equivalent to death and since when do you have to have a lack of strength to have life and “purity of heart? WHAT! THE! FUCK! And while we’re at it, what the hell happened to what they said about never having children?! Hmm?!
Spoony, if you ever go on a killing spree, can I join you? LOL
The child they had at the end was a “gift from the Source” according to the voice over chick. That was the prize, not infinite knowledge according to this piece of shit. Bravo movie, way to shit on the franchise.
Hey nice german DVD-box screenshot of Frankenfish ;)
@Duncan: nice furcoat man! xD
they’re rebooting highlander….good news is they wouldnt let it be this bad.
It’s being written by the women who adapted the Twilight movies and directed by the man who made The Fast & The Furious.
“…aauugh! Nine Inch Nails video!” I lol’d so hard xDDD
But the Bad news is that it still will be bad. Maybe not this bad, (hell, almost certainly) but still bad.
Okay, I should point this out: Duncan is wielding Balisong or Butterfly Knives. Yes, these are actual weapons for those of you who have been pointing this out. HOWEVER: They were used for disabling, light cuts, and thrusts. Not Decapitation. So it still makes no sense why he would use them.
Does he have a pair of tighty-whiteys chillin’ on his shelf? Dude, what?
I changed my computer password to ‘therecanbeonlyone’ just because of this video :)
The reason Faith wasn’t chosen for this movie is because in continuity, she’s dead… She got her head cut off by an Immortal he spared XP So… she’s dead because of Duncan, yay! <<" FAIL!
Me and my friends were going to watch “the source” but before we watch a movie we like to watch a review of it…and since i like the spoony vids, i suggest we watch this video… And after a while we got wraped into the review and at 30:57 when they mentioned that the crazy christian’s name is “Giovanni” they all started laughing…why…My name is Geovonni….He just made me ashamed.. And any other person named Giovanni should be as well…And people named John…Yea even you need to bee ashamed…Your name in italian was that babbleing fruitloop’s name…nice
Apparently the creators of the Series have officially declared The Source “non-canon.” Can’t say I blame em after watching this review!
I want to know how the elder, turned into this big immobile ballsack, actualy GOT anywhere.
Around 26:40 or so, and Spoony’s reaction perfectly mimics my own when I watched this movie shortly after it premiered.
I think Spoony said he wouldn’t review that one since it didn’t reach the hellish level of fail the others did
Nope. He’s only ever touched upon it in the Highlander 2 Review, along with Endgame and The Source.
Maybe he’ll review Highlander III after his vlog for the new Highlander remake with Ryan Reynolds as Connor MacLeod.
There can only be one good Highlander movie.
i don’t know the third one was okay the first is the greatest but the third wasn’t bad
Actually, there’s only two good Highlander movies; the first one and The Search for Vengeance.
Even though that joke is pretty good, you forgot one minor detail. This is the internet, the home of the most pedantic people on this planet.
Am I the only person who loves how Spoony says “MOR-DORR!”
… “It wasn’t about death. It was about life.”?
Didn’t Raiden in Mortal Kombat say that? wtf, movie?!
strangely enough christopher lambert did star in the highlander.so really,it’s not too shocking.
I don’t think so. Hehehe.
heheh I see what you did there
I think Spoony should make a review of the movie “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” it’s a fucking hell to watch it.
I think that one is sort of… intentionally bad though. They were at least trying somewhat with the Highlander series
I’ll rather take Zeist over this purity-baby-bullshit! What happened to the supreme knowledge and all that! That is a prize, this is just some stupid attempt of the typical “you should be like Jesus” preaching! WHY RUIN HIGHLANDER WITH THIS CLICHE!
What, immortals can’t addopt? Really?
This movie have probably one of the worst endings in the history of cinema.
And one of the best reviews because Spoony was berserk!
Actually immortals can adopt. Connor McCloud adopted a daughter during World War 2.
You know, I just noticed, the projector things they use for the video conference at the beginning of the movie (at least I assume they’re the projectors) look like they were designed by Aperture Science, and I can’t help but feel that that would have been a much better plot for this movie. At least it would have been funny…
Wow…This perfectly mirrors my reaction after seeing HL2. I even was incensed enough to write a multi-page letter to Panzer/Davis about all of the plot-holes and non-canon B.S. I think I can trace my inability to ignore even minor plot-holes in any movie or TV show to this mind snapping moment…Yes, HL2 ruined my ability to enjoy about 98% of all movies ever made.
The BBC really is going broke. They’re showing this crap tonight (Saturday 8th October 2011).
You can put your mind at rest Spoony.
This will no longer be the worst film in the series as they are remaking Highlander and the same woman that wrote the script(s) for the Twilight films is on board.
That’s right, emo immortals that spakle in moonlight.
I can see the big fight at the end already. Conner and the Kurgan lay down thier swords, hug and kiss and agree to live together.
As long as it’s just the script writer and not Stephenie fucking Meyer herself, I’m hopeful they won’t turn the new movie into a filmocalypse.
Anyway, I’m with Team Ramirez. lol.
the script writer also works on showtime’s dexter, so it could go eitherway
Considering the source material (pardon the pun) I’d say the screenwriters did a fantastic job of damage control.
Sure, it’s polishing a turd, but damn it the poor bastard that went arms deep in the turd deserves a bloody Oscar for simply limiting the mental WMD that is Twilight.
Don’t get me wrong, it still sucks, but I’m just Saiyan.
i love this movie.. clearly the best of the hole highlander series.
serious guys, you just don’t get it… but i have to admit that starwars
episod 1 is not as good as episode 2- 3. you know saying highlander 1 is
better than the source is like saying gostbusters 1 is better that 2… i nerver like this medeval shit whatever setting anyway…
Are you being sarcastic/trolling, or do we have to euthanize you and your family?
You really fail at life, you know that?
Why do I feel that the actor who played the Guardian seem to be the only person who gave a damn throughout the movie?
I dunno about you, but he was my favorite actor in the movie, because he was the only one who seemed to be having fun. Sort of like Jeremy Irons in Dungeons & Dragons.
so spoony which is worse, this or breaking dawn
Not speaking from personal experience with Breaking Dawn, but since Highlander actually started really well and had an interesting premise that it was built on before it was systematically obliterated this is probably worse in comparison since Twilight never really had anything going for it.
I have to say Spoony, your house is pretty damn nice. But yeah, I really want to know, what’s the worst film you’ve ever seen?
what highlander movie is in the Background right next to the poster of THE SOURCE
The one on the right is the original. The one on the left is Highlander III.
That building is a TV tower in capital city of Lithuania in Vilnius. They probably shot the film in my country because how cheap it was for them to rent the locations. I am ashamed for this shitty sequel being made in my country.
All 3 Transformers were made in my country. How do you think I feel?
The 3rd one was made in my CITY! I’m just glad Dark Knight shot there first so it could be balanced out.
That was the reason, alright! There was a commentary track or a making of or something wherein the producers said they were worried about making a high-concept movie on a Scifi Channel budget, so instead of going to Romania like they did for Endgame they went to Lithuania. Lithuania has some very substantial tax breaks for film production, so that was the only way they could get this onscreen. I’d say it could have benefited from an extra couple of years for the CGI to improve, but hey. It is what it is I guess.
Did anyone else hear the ship captain say “there are Armenians on that Island. Canibals.”
1:44 Oh my god he’s turning into doctor cox!
Did anyone actually believe that the benny hill show theme was in the final fight?
Well Spoony does say he did nothing to the footage!
Hee hee. Hey Spoony, I like your cry of triumphant bloodlust at the end. That made me smiley.
Is that you singing at the end Spoony?
That’s Pat the NES Punk
Hey Spoony know any good wrestling companies in AZ?
Highlander getting raped isn’t over with yet people take a look see and cry along with all the Highlander fans. http://my.spill.com/profiles/blogs/ryan-reynolds-confirmed-for-highlander-remake
Pat singing is the best thing ever invented by a human.
I… I need to admit something. This was the first Highlander movie I ever watched. This movie was showing on the TV when I was sick and at home. When I asked mum about it, she said she had heard about Sean Connory being in Highlander.. And yes, the title on the TV-list was only Highlander. So I watched this, and refused to watch any highlander movie ever again until I discovered Spoony.
Something Spoony would probably be unaware of is that the original writer of Highlander the Source asked to be credited under a pseudonym in the final product. And later a new writer actually signed onto the Highlander forums to ask fans what they wanted in a Highlander sequel. His script was never used. The writer, Peter Briggs, eventually explained on the forums that his script took out the planets aligning bit but the producers kept forcing him to put it back.
I’m ashamed to say I own this movie. Got it on VHS. I still morn the loss of that $3.
well, let’s examine this: the powers of saturn and jupiter. saturn represents difficulties that are almost insurmountable. as for juperter, it represents the heroic ambitions that surround the stereotypical hero. in summary, saturn and jupiter contstantly war against each other and are the laziest way to try to make the story in some way symbolically significant.
THIS IS THE END OF TIIIIIIME!!!!!!
Watched this video so many times… and only now I noticed that on 07:57 “Registration” “login” and “password” is written in russian… Очешуеть )))))))