Highlander: The Source (Part 1)

The Spoony One | Dec 4 2010 | more notation(s) | 

The final entry of the Highlander series goes beyond rock bottom and drills itself deep, deep into the earth’s crust.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Shaw/542510997 Martin Shaw

    Holy Shit its here!!!!!!!!

    * awesome first post ever* :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1652891867 Kaine Darkle Treadwell

    Fucck they totally fucked it all over with this. I can’t believe i actually waited and paid for this movie

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Blayney/683346875 Michael Blayney

    I haven’t even *seen* Highlander and this movie is offending me. Holy shit.

    Also, Duncan totally reminds me of the emo Dante from DmC.

    • Anonymous

      Nah, Dante at least gets some cool smartass lines, mouthing off to the people he fights. This is just… dull. I agree that this is offensive to even non-fans though. I wasn’t laughing for most of the video because I was going :O the whole damn time. (Though the Mordor comment had me in stitches) I also followed his blip account to see the next video he’s posting tonight… and it’s (finally!) The DEADLIEST CHARACTER Episode 1. It is awesome personified.

    • Anonymous

      Nah, Dante at least gets some cool smartass lines, mouthing off to the people he fights. This is just… dull. I agree that this is offensive to even non-fans though. I wasn’t laughing for most of the video because I was going :O the whole damn time. (Though the Mordor comment had me in stitches) I also followed his blip account to see the next video he’s posting tonight… and it’s (finally!) The DEADLIEST CHARACTER Episode 1. It is awesome personified.

  • Anonymous

    The scene where the Billy Idol guy shows up looks like it came out of an FMV game. The background obviously a green screen and is awkwardly cut off from the foreground props. He also has random useless-looking crap in front of him that would be perfect for a point and click adventure game.
    Rofl at them using papyrus font.

  • Anonymous

    The Mithos and Film Brain line caught me completely off guard…great review altogether.

  • The_Hut

    Hard to believe but this movie gets even more painful to watch. The priest, Giovanni, could not be a bigger ass hat if he tried. I mean… you know what… to hell with that. Wait. Just wait and marvel at how bad this gets. Spoony’s right. This movie is by a giant margin worse than Highlander 2.

  • http://twitter.com/strife17 Eric Draven

    Please tell me that part two comes out oh so very soon

  • Anonymous

    i seen this movie on syfy, i had no idea it was a highlander movie. i stopped watching it about a quarter the way in because i got board. also awesome shirt Sofa king Lol.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Blasi/100000352938138 Joe Blasi

      Yes this seems like a bad scifi movie with highlander tacked on.

      and why is the ending have a part the looks a little like highlander 2 ending where Connor and Louise leave earth for Zeist at the end of the movie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Blasi/100000352938138 Joe Blasi

      Yes this seems like a bad scifi movie with highlander tacked on.

      and why is the ending have a part the looks a little like highlander 2 ending where Connor and Louise leave earth for Zeist at the end of the movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pierre-Dumas/633404316 Pierre Dumas

    Dune by Sci-Fy channal was awesome…

  • Anonymous

    Take heart, guys. The Highlander reboot is coming in 2011, and it’s written by the guys who wrote the first Iron Man movie. Search around and you can even find the first draft and a review of it that seems to be okay. We have to believe! I know it’s not much, but it’s all Highlander fans have damnit! IT’S ALL WE HAVE!

    • http://twitter.com/jfmarchini Julio Marchini

      It can’t possibly get anyworse. Can it?

      • Anonymous

        From what I heard the script isn’t that good and leaves on a cliffhanger that makes no sense.

        • http://twitter.com/ScourgeXLVII Peter Wolf

          And, It does get worse: rather than The awesome Clancy Brown Playing the Kurgan (Known for his appearances as Captain Hadley in the Shawshank Redemption, Lex Luthor, in the DCAU) the role is going to be played by Vincent Jones (known for Juggernaut in X-men III and Sargon in Year one… remember it? It’s that aweful Jack Black/Michael Cera prehistoric Turd… Yeah…) All I can hope is that they take a hacksaw to the ‘canon’ that every installment tries to work with, and solely build off of the first movie’s canon, and maybe the show.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pierre-Dumas/633404316 Pierre Dumas

            Does it need reboot? god -_-

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pierre-Dumas/633404316 Pierre Dumas

            Does it need reboot? god -_-

          • Anonymous

            Are you really judging Vinny Jones as a bad choice for the Kurgan based on X-men 3 and year one? He was barely in X-men 3 and I admit that I don’t remember him being in Year One at all, so I guess his role was minor. Bullet Tooth Tony as the Kurgan is actually pretty awesome.

          • Anonymous

            Are you really judging Vinny Jones as a bad choice for the Kurgan based on X-men 3 and year one? He was barely in X-men 3 and I admit that I don’t remember him being in Year One at all, so I guess his role was minor. Bullet Tooth Tony as the Kurgan is actually pretty awesome.

      • Anonymous

        From what I heard the script isn’t that good and leaves on a cliffhanger that makes no sense.

      • Anonymous

        From what I heard the script isn’t that good and leaves on a cliffhanger that makes no sense.

  • http://twitter.com/jfmarchini Julio Marchini

    The source is easily the worst macguffin ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Baca/100001475108838 Justin Baca

    Hey Spoony, where do u get those awesome posters?

  • Anonymous

    man, that armor really was functional; protects from decapitation and keeps you from scratching after your trip to the vet

  • Anonymous

    man, that armor really was functional; protects from decapitation and keeps you from scratching after your trip to the vet

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510248802 Aaron Gaspar

    I was going to watch this on Netflix, but I was waiting for your review first. Thanks for taking that bullet for me :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510248802 Aaron Gaspar

    I was going to watch this on Netflix, but I was waiting for your review first. Thanks for taking that bullet for me :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510248802 Aaron Gaspar

    I was going to watch this on Netflix, but I was waiting for your review first. Thanks for taking that bullet for me :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbhaslach John Barton Haslach

    Spoony, this is how all Dragon ball fans felt when dragonball evolution came out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jbhaslach John Barton Haslach

      also, is that house really your own house? What is the cost on that?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jbhaslach John Barton Haslach

      also, is that house really your own house? What is the cost on that?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jbhaslach John Barton Haslach

      also, is that house really your own house? What is the cost on that?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jbhaslach John Barton Haslach

      also, is that house really your own house? What is the cost on that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbhaslach John Barton Haslach

    Spoony, this is how all Dragon ball fans felt when dragonball evolution came out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbhaslach John Barton Haslach

    Spoony, this is how all Dragon ball fans felt when dragonball evolution came out.

  • Anonymous

    Highlander really needs to stay away from dark futures and explaining the origin of the immortals.

    And what is it with these films giving the villain an advantage and making him throw it away before the final fight?

  • Anonymous

    Highlander really needs to stay away from dark futures and explaining the origin of the immortals.

    And what is it with these films giving the villain an advantage and making him throw it away before the final fight?

  • Anonymous

    Highlander really needs to stay away from dark futures and explaining the origin of the immortals.

    And what is it with these films giving the villain an advantage and making him throw it away before the final fight?

  • Anonymous

    Stick a fork in this series, it’s done. There is NOTHING that can redeem it after this.

  • Anonymous

    Alright. I do like the flash movie intro.

    –As a special occasion thing. But not as a permanent switch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jfrapart Joel Frapart

    Holy crap! It’s up! It’s up! I am exited.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jfrapart Joel Frapart

    Holy crap! It’s up! It’s up! I am exited.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jfrapart Joel Frapart

    Holy crap! It’s up! It’s up! I am exited.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jfrapart Joel Frapart

    Holy crap! It’s up! It’s up! I am exited.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shea/100000457271499 Michelle Shea

    you know normally I’d rage about the use of papyrus however, in the case of this shit storm of a movie comic sans is far to classy to use

  • Anonymous

    oh man, I remember renting this years ago… never having heard of it, thinking, hey maybe it’s more like the series and it’ll be good? NO just ARGH that ending! Really? Really? That’s it? Just ARRRRGH. Maybe it’s because I’m a woman who thinks childbirth is severely overrated and kind of horrifying but that had to be… just-my brain hurts

  • Anonymous

    oh man, I remember renting this years ago… never having heard of it, thinking, hey maybe it’s more like the series and it’ll be good? NO just ARGH that ending! Really? Really? That’s it? Just ARRRRGH. Maybe it’s because I’m a woman who thinks childbirth is severely overrated and kind of horrifying but that had to be… just-my brain hurts

  • Anonymous

    well this movie is sucking balls already. how far are we in? 30 minutes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jfrapart Joel Frapart

    Hey, that whole Druids speech that you used in the Highlander video game review… What is that a reference to?

    • http://the-doctor.livejournal.com/ Ed

      A segment from the movie “This Is Spinal Tap.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rob-Jennings/1302407658 Rob Jennings

    Wow. That made my eyes, butt and heart hurt all at the same time! Thank God for Spoony because if not for the laughs he gave me I might have died. There must be a secret society of immortals that makes sure every new Highlander movie sucks worse than the last. Oh no… I hope I didn’t give then an idea for a 7th film! *cries*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zach-Gacula/100000350486881 Zach Gacula

    Highlander: *not refusing to stop beating on every highlander fan ever*
    Me and every highlander fan ever: I cant leave highlander! I love highlander!

  • MissAshley

    And this is why when it comes to Highlander I try not to think of anything beyond the the first movie and the first four seasons or so of the series.

  • MissAshley

    And this is why when it comes to Highlander I try not to think of anything beyond the the first movie and the first four seasons or so of the series.

  • http://twitter.com/ScourgeXLVII Peter Wolf

    I thought, when I last saw Highlander, which wasn’t that long ago, They mentioned the source, but it was more like the way immortals couldn’t have children, or why they couldn’t fight on holy ground: It was just described as where the Immortals power came from (In some line, like “we all came from the source, and eventually we will all return there” during Ramirez’ training of Connor)

    On a more relevant topic, I actually remember this on a used movie store shelf, but when I found out Connor wasn’t magically macguffined into it, I put it back.

  • Anonymous

    Aw fuck, I saw that piece of shit when it premiere on the “Syfy” channel and I thought I hallucinated this fucking ass-stain.

  • Anonymous

    You know you’re in for some Deep Hurting when the first thing you see is an intro text in Papyrus.

    NEEEAAAAAAAUUUUUUGH!

  • Anonymous

    lol. Great review as always. Pat’s singing at the end is embarrassing. Haha

  • Anonymous

    lol. Great review as always. Pat’s singing at the end is embarrassing. Haha

  • http://twitter.com/FleacyTheSheep Desiree X

    -I guess I’m a masochistic hillbilly cause I love the way Highlander: The Series hurts me.-Methose and Filmbrain LMAO!-I’m digging the perpetual 5 0’clock shadow on Spoony-The priest bad guy looks like a gay-er version of Totally Hair Ken. -Doctor InsaneO is actually a pretty good dad, he spends a lot of time with the kid.-Wait… the series wasn’t a comedy already?P.S. Spoony has been added to my spell check dictionary I use it so much XD

  • Anonymous

    Ok, so I cheated and went ahead and watched part 2 of this review on blip tv & the special effects late in this movie look as bad as the bullshit in the Mortal Kombat sequel. I’m not a big fan of highlander like Spoony, but after watching these reviews, I can see why he feels like he was anally violated without any lube!

  • Anonymous

    I want to bottle Spoony and sell him as hot sauce, because his hatred in this movie is DELICIOUS.

  • Anonymous

    wow..that fight was…i have no words to describe it

  • Anonymous

    wow..that fight was…i have no words to describe it

  • Anonymous

    wow..that fight was…i have no words to describe it

  • http://www.spazoutloud.com/ SpazOutLoud

    ow……this movie hurts an it’s only the beginning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705636496 Ariana Schoenfuss

    As someone who loved to watch the Sci-Fi channel back in the 90’s, before the rebranding and relentless onslaught of ‘SyFy Originals’ (yeah, they still existed back then, but there weren’t as many and they weren’t QUITE as ass-rapingly bad as they are now), I would like to thank you for castigating the channel for alienating its fanbase almost as badly as the Highlander series has.

    … Now I’m gonna go watch some Lexx, and Farscape. And maybe cry a little.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Mc/100000152293904 Eric Mc

    *starts rocking back and forth*

    Can’t sleep.

    SyFy will ruin more of my favorite franchises.

    Stargate NOOOoooOOOOOOOoooooOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Mc/100000152293904 Eric Mc

    *starts rocking back and forth*

    Can’t sleep.

    SyFy will ruin more of my favorite franchises.

    Stargate NOOOoooOOOOOOOoooooOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/RocMegamanX RocMegamanX

    “THIS IS THE END OF TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!” That line was just so random that it’s awesome!

  • http://the-doctor.livejournal.com/ Ed

    Goddammit, I actually saw this on the SciFi channel, and couldn’t believe what was happening. Keep in mind that I was a big fan of both the first movie /and/ the TV series–I was even able to overlook a lot of the flaws in Endgame. But this…this abomination, this bit of Adrian Paul wankery was just. Too. Much.

    Damn you, Spoony, for bringing the memories all back! :P

  • Anonymous

    I had the dubious honor of watching Highlander: The Source when it first came out on SyFy. At the time, I was half-asleep and hoping that the final degradation of everything I enjoyed in the TV series wasn’t actually playing out before me. Alas, you’ve proven my nightmare was real.

    Could someone just take the Highlander franchise out behind the shed and shoot it already?

    Also, Spoony, you could use some more color on your apartment walls. Try a Norman Rockwall painting, or maybe a Picasso. If that’s too pricy, you could try landscape photos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521140658 Randy Grant

    Wow, I’m happy to say I’d never seen this one before (though I’ve heard of it, unfortunately). It might interest you to know (or not, whatever) that the symbols on The Guardian’s forehead appear to be Hebrew (though it’s hard to tell; there’s no real good shots, and I can’t find anything even as good as I got from still frames of this video on Google image search). I think they’re mem, tet, nun (מטנ or mtn, except the n is the wrong form for that position), which doesn’t make any word that I know of… At first I thought it might’ve been a reference to the Golem, but when I looked that up apparently the Golem’s symbols were alef, mem, tav (אמת, ?mt), for the word “emet.” Yeah, I have no idea what’s up with the symbols on his forehead now.Since one place I checked for pictures of The Guardian’s forehead was Wikipedia, I can now say:@SlyDeathsHead: The reason for the cliffhanger probably has something to do with the fact that SyFy originally wanted this to be the first of a trilogy. Why they thought it could be a trilogy when the production quality appears even *worse* than their usual fare, I have no idea, but they’re well-known for taking good ideas and ruining them horribly (take their horrible misuse of getting Bruce Campbell to sign on for two movies as an example (for which, see Obscurus Lupa Presents: SyFy Double Feature)).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Brennan/100000595177905 Craig Brennan

    Hm, is the new version of Break Me going to be the new standard? I mean, I’m not trying to be a jerk here, and I’m going to watch your videos (and listen to the Irresponsibles) regardless, but the new version just doesn’t compare to the original at all. The vocals just feel like they’re trying really hard for a classic jazzy/blues feel in a song that doesn’t have a jazzy/blues feel.

  • Anonymous

    I watched Highlander : the source recently, knowing that you were going to review it, and I knew as soon as I saw Giovanni, the priest guy, that you had to mention Wakka. I think you missed a bit of stupidity at the beginning of the film, when Duncan attack the thugs, it actually because he thinks the woman is his ex-wife, he even apologize for saving her when he see that she’s a complete stranger. By the way, you do realize that you’ll have to review Mansquito sometime in the future now, right?

  • Anonymous

    I watched Highlander : the source recently, knowing that you were going to review it, and I knew as soon as I saw Giovanni, the priest guy, that you had to mention Wakka. I think you missed a bit of stupidity at the beginning of the film, when Duncan attack the thugs, it actually because he thinks the woman is his ex-wife, he even apologize for saving her when he see that she’s a complete stranger. By the way, you do realize that you’ll have to review Mansquito sometime in the future now, right?

  • Anonymous

    They are going to be making another highlander film. Called Highlander: The Reckoning, it is set to be a reboot of the original 1986 film Highlander. Guess you are going another round with this series then.

    For some reason Cardinal Giovanni looked a bit like Albert Wesker.

    • Anonymous

      ….Oh… There will be a reckoning…

      But it’s probably not what the producers were hoping for…

  • Anonymous

    Okay. Okay. I have to comment right now…

    You made me laugh like an idiot the moment you said “OH FUCK YOU!” right at the moment they even just Mentioned the Immortals…

    That’s gold… Pure gold.

  • Anonymous

    Okay. Okay. I have to comment right now…

    You made me laugh like an idiot the moment you said “OH FUCK YOU!” right at the moment they even just Mentioned the Immortals…

    That’s gold… Pure gold.

  • Ceherz

    love the highlander reviews!
    but the new version of “break me” isn’t near as good as the old one… they fell into the same trap most bands do when they rerecord an old song: they try to play it more clean or tight and in comparison to the old version it sounds way too tame

  • http://lambomatic.blogspot.com/ lamb-O

    How happened that you got an Italian poster of Highlander? ò_O

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me or is Highlander the genre equivalent to I Spit On Your Grave? Getting repeatedly raped in the woods? Thereabouts?

  • Anonymous

    I dont care what you have to say about syfy. Sharktopus was the best movie ever.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Evey-Jr/100000772710027 Richard Evey Jr.

      Was it as good as Devil Fish, the movie it was based on? Not when you watch it with Joel and the bots.

      • Anonymous

        The worse acting, terrible cgi and hilarious techno babble made Sharktopus better than Devil Fish. However nothing is better than a good MST3K.

      • Anonymous

        The worse acting, terrible cgi and hilarious techno babble made Sharktopus better than Devil Fish. However nothing is better than a good MST3K.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deamon-Cohln/100001884720215 Deamon Cohln

    Quote: “On March 2008, Summit Entertainment announced that it had bought the film rights to the Highlander franchise and is remaking the 1986 original movie with Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway writing the script, with release scheduled for 2011. In September 2009, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was announced as director of the film while Neal H. Moritz will co-produce.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deamon-Cohln/100001884720215 Deamon Cohln

    Quote: “On March 2008, Summit Entertainment announced that it had bought the film rights to the Highlander franchise and is remaking the 1986 original movie with Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway writing the script, with release scheduled for 2011. In September 2009, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin was announced as director of the film while Neal H. Moritz will co-produce.”

  • Anonymous

    How did the apocalypse happen?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=787930471 Marty McDee

      There was a back to back Highlander marathon on SyFy.

      Everyone saw that and just thought ‘fuck it’, let’s burn this place. lol

      • Anonymous

        OK. That’s funny. Here’s how the apocalypse happened:

        -All the fans tried desperately hard to end the chronic pain and suffering, so they burned everything. They burned the sets, costumes, actors and everything.
        -Some of the stuff survived.
        -Cheap director showed up and goes, “I can STILL make another horrible HIGHLANDER movie.”
        -Thus, the sets were recycled and all the fire in the background was kept in each shot. The story just says it’s now apocalyptic! The fans (cannibals) tried to take out the actors, but they were killed off. They failed. The movie was finished, and thus one of the WORST endings occured. Tragedy.

      • Anonymous

        OK. That’s funny. Here’s how the apocalypse happened:

        -All the fans tried desperately hard to end the chronic pain and suffering, so they burned everything. They burned the sets, costumes, actors and everything.
        -Some of the stuff survived.
        -Cheap director showed up and goes, “I can STILL make another horrible HIGHLANDER movie.”
        -Thus, the sets were recycled and all the fire in the background was kept in each shot. The story just says it’s now apocalyptic! The fans (cannibals) tried to take out the actors, but they were killed off. They failed. The movie was finished, and thus one of the WORST endings occured. Tragedy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Konstantin-Akhmetov/100000303416185 Konstantin Akhmetov

    Hey, no bashing of SyFy. There is good stuff on it.There’s Sanctuary (airs now). There was Stargate SG-1/Atlantis (now there’s Universe which is kinda meh). And Battlestar Galactica.

    • Anonymous

      Well, those sound like solid Sci-Fi series
      the hell are they doing on a network so ashamed to be associated with that phrase, they changed their named to something so absurdly stupid

  • Ruiner

    This is really the first time I felt like Spoony sort of under sold how incomprehensibly retarded, and mindless the writing and performances were in this film. Though I think if Spoony finished this review matching the insanity ftom “The Source” poor Miles would have found him in their bathroom eating his own feces screaming “it’s from hell” in between mouth fulls just like Super Nanny on South Park.

  • http://twitter.com/theCircleGuy Robert O’Sullivan

    this is actually the only Highlander movie I own

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753345456 Octo Seven

    That guy who said ‘no bashing of syfy’ Must despise science fiction and all of it’s fans. SyFy hates nerds.Why do you think they changed their name to SyFy from Sci-Fi? They don’t want folks like us being their only fanbase, makes em look bad. This is why they fucked up BSG through demands on creative control in the third season and messing up the scheduling for the fourth.

    • http://dragonacesg7.livejournal.com/profile Dragons_Dusk

      When it was first announced that Sci-Fi was going to change their name it went through my MST 3K community were we at fist all believed it was one of the greatest April Fools jokes ever

      and then they really did change it… fail syfy… nice way to make your core fanbase think of either the sound you make when you have a cold or a VD

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Burling/100000173048141 Robert Burling

        Please, Sci-Fi had thoroughly and completely alienated their core fan base long before the name change. That name change was just their open admission that they had absolutely no remorse for it.

        • http://dragonacesg7.livejournal.com/profile Dragons_Dusk

          good point

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Burling/100000173048141 Robert Burling

        Please, Sci-Fi had thoroughly and completely alienated their core fan base long before the name change. That name change was just their open admission that they had absolutely no remorse for it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Burling/100000173048141 Robert Burling

        Please, Sci-Fi had thoroughly and completely alienated their core fan base long before the name change. That name change was just their open admission that they had absolutely no remorse for it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Konstantin-Akhmetov/100000303416185 Konstantin Akhmetov

      Scheduling? There was, you know, a writers’ strike.

      And at least syfy isn’t shoving good shows into the doom slot and then cancelling them like some other channel.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Konstantin-Akhmetov/100000303416185 Konstantin Akhmetov

      Scheduling? There was, you know, a writers’ strike.

      And at least syfy isn’t shoving good shows into the doom slot and then cancelling them like some other channel.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Evey-Jr/100000772710027 Richard Evey Jr.

      They changed the name to SyFy because they couldn’t copyright Sci-Fi. It was purely a business decision. Do you really think anyone other than nerds would watch Anonymous Rex?

  • http://twitter.com/TheCartoonatic The Cartoonatic

    It’s nice to see that you’re taking your vitamins, there. Also: Thank you for refraining from calling the action in the movie “Cartoony,” though it’s harrowing to see that in all likelihood the bit preceding the video game is all we’re going to get of that horrible piece of animation abomination.

    From you anyway. Some others of us may still consider it fair game, then.

  • Anonymous

    Papyrus font…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zach-Helton/1641829796 Zach Helton

    I think I’m one of the few people that saw his piece of shit… Just one night randomly, “oh cool, scifi is showing highlander.” Thank you for tearing this thing apart, it’s way passed time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zach-Helton/1641829796 Zach Helton

    I think I’m one of the few people that saw his piece of shit… Just one night randomly, “oh cool, scifi is showing highlander.” Thank you for tearing this thing apart, it’s way passed time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Williams/15618827 Seth Williams

    His Holiness Cardinal Wesker?

    DON’T YOU THINK?

    • http://dragonacesg7.livejournal.com/profile Dragons_Dusk

      *shudders* holy crap you’re right… now THAT is a scary thought, does that guy EVER die and stay dead?

      • Anonymous

        If Capcom has anything to say about it? Nope.

  • http://dragonacesg7.livejournal.com/profile Dragons_Dusk

    …soooo the password for this “high tech” communication system is the cheat code for War Craft 2 that will suddenly take you to the end of the game animation when your side wins?

    huh…

    wonder what would have happened if he said “glittering prizes” or better yet “show path” then he could see where the damn source is and email it to Methos

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Konstantin-Akhmetov/100000303416185 Konstantin Akhmetov

      better yet, “overengineered codpiece”.

      • http://dragonacesg7.livejournal.com/profile Dragons_Dusk

        that one I don’t remember off the top of my head, what did it do?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Konstantin-Akhmetov/100000303416185 Konstantin Akhmetov

          it plays the “Terran Up The Night” song in SCII.
          yes, it’s anachronistic, but at least there would be a cool song :D

  • http://twitter.com/Adkit2 Linus Fornstedt

    You keep mentioning how the first movie was so brilliant but I re-watched it after hearing you talk about it and I really, really, really don’t see the charm. It’s way too slow, it’s illogical, it’s got plenty of plotholes, the action sucks, the acting sucks (mainly because of the main actor)… it was… basically just as good as the second one although it made a bit more sense story-wise. Seriously, you sound like you’ve let your nostalgia of it take over, it’s not a very well made movie.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.letz Chris Letz

      It’s not like fans are fans due to their own, dare I say, OPINION…

  • http://twitter.com/Adkit2 Linus Fornstedt

    You keep mentioning how the first movie was so brilliant but I re-watched it after hearing you talk about it and I really, really, really don’t see the charm. It’s way too slow, it’s illogical, it’s got plenty of plotholes, the action sucks, the acting sucks (mainly because of the main actor)… it was… basically just as good as the second one although it made a bit more sense story-wise. Seriously, you sound like you’ve let your nostalgia of it take over, it’s not a very well made movie.

  • http://twitter.com/ReveiwerReviewr Jordan Howard

    I personally thought (10:50) he had the hairdo of Albert Wesker and just replaced the aviator glasses with the rose tinted glasses of Elton John

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y2NYSOMAMKYRFL6ZHBJWGSKSQ4 Michael

    This is a brilliant review, this movie has been long overdue for an ass kicking and you’re getting that done right.

    Also, why is the Spoony clone Insano holding the original Insano’s kid? Or am I just inciting more confusion over the multiple Insano confusion?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Doran/100000584164074 Adam Doran

    when he got hit by that truck did he say “hello joe?”

  • Anonymous

    “There can only be one…good Highlander movie and that was the first one!”

  • Anonymous

    “There can only be one…good Highlander movie and that was the first one!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UG632H55PI352IJ677VP3GJU Daniel Opel

    Funny. I recently thought about why Immortals don’t use massive neck protection – and I’ve never seen The Source Oo

    Although, why he even uses such a protection if he’s the Flash is anyone’s guess. I mean, he purposely lets himself getting hit just to show off this armor…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UG632H55PI352IJ677VP3GJU Daniel Opel

    Funny. I recently thought about why Immortals don’t use massive neck protection – and I’ve never seen The Source Oo

    Although, why he even uses such a protection if he’s the Flash is anyone’s guess. I mean, he purposely lets himself getting hit just to show off this armor…

  • http://www.facebook.com/miles.mccready Miles McCready

    Hahaha. That picture of Wakka is me. I love you reviews and I’m flattered that you’d use that. Kind of a weird place to have a “small world” moment, to be honest. Anyways, keep up the hilarious reviews.

  • http://www.facebook.com/miles.mccready Miles McCready

    Hahaha. That picture of Wakka is me. I love you reviews and I’m flattered that you’d use that. Kind of a weird place to have a “small world” moment, to be honest. Anyways, keep up the hilarious reviews.

  • http://twitter.com/osieorb18 Nicholas Zieve

    Can I get a link to your toilet’s twitter?

  • http://twitter.com/osieorb18 Nicholas Zieve

    Can I get a link to your toilet’s twitter?

  • http://twitter.com/Belle_Kel Kelly

    What the hell is Thekla Reuten doing in this movie? She plays Anna! With all the great dutch movies she has done, and a couple of international movies, you would think she would think twice before involving herself in shitty movies. Wow… I can never see a Thekla Reuten movie ever again, without thinking ‘She played in a goddamned highlander sequel!’ I mean how can you go from ‘Twin Sisters’ to this!?

  • http://twitter.com/Belle_Kel Kelly

    What the hell is Thekla Reuten doing in this movie? She plays Anna! With all the great dutch movies she has done, and a couple of international movies, you would think she would think twice before involving herself in shitty movies. Wow… I can never see a Thekla Reuten movie ever again, without thinking ‘She played in a goddamned highlander sequel!’ I mean how can you go from ‘Twin Sisters’ to this!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Oliver-Meyer/1288596186 Oliver Meyer

    So, Spoony….are you looking forward to “Highlander – The Reckoning”? :D

  • Anonymous

    The dystopian future looks suspiciously like a crappy Mortal Kombat movie….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Baca/100001475108838 Justin Baca

      This was the working title: Mortal Kombat III: Highlander , but Highlander : The Source is still stupidier

      • Anonymous

        With a cast of immortals, fatalities are going to be a bit awkward. Kano Wins: Minor Setback!

      • Anonymous

        With a cast of immortals, fatalities are going to be a bit awkward. Kano Wins: Minor Setback!

      • Anonymous

        With a cast of immortals, fatalities are going to be a bit awkward. Kano Wins: Minor Setback!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001776876807 Lars Sørensen

    hehe I got the kung pow joke :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001776876807 Lars Sørensen

    hehe I got the kung pow joke :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Evey-Jr/100000772710027 Richard Evey Jr.

    I soooo have to see this for myself. Thankfully (?) my local library has a copy, because I’d hate to add to this movie’s sales.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Evey-Jr/100000772710027 Richard Evey Jr.

    I soooo have to see this for myself. Thankfully (?) my local library has a copy, because I’d hate to add to this movie’s sales.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Evey-Jr/100000772710027 Richard Evey Jr.

    I soooo have to see this for myself. Thankfully (?) my local library has a copy, because I’d hate to add to this movie’s sales.

  • Anonymous

    IMO the stupid thing about the password thing is that only an Immortal would use “There can be only one” as their password. But if someone was trying to get into their computer they would probably be an Immortal too. And so they would likely know/guess the password!

    It’s the equivalent of making your password “password” XD

  • http://twitter.com/msaman2110 Gabriel Marquez

    Actually, the only good thing that SyFy EVER made was Tin Man, the redux of The Wizard of Oz.
    That kicked ass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mattkind Matthew Hickman

    oh your wrong Spoony someone did see it Me I saw it twice

  • http://twitter.com/what0080 Ares Lancaster

    Look at 15:51. The Guardian passed right THROUGH A CHAIR as he receives the Quickening™. Bad effects at its finest/worst…

  • http://twitter.com/what0080 Ares Lancaster

    Look at 15:51. The Guardian passed right THROUGH A CHAIR as he receives the Quickening™. Bad effects at its finest/worst…

  • http://twitter.com/Scott_is_Bored Scott

    I just watched Knights of Bloodsteel a couple weekends ago. It actually wasn’t all that bad for a TV movie, just stupid.. .. and WAY TOO F@#$ing long.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Baca/100001475108838 Justin Baca

    “There can only Be 1!” Hah, Porn popped up

  • http://www.facebook.com/th33t3rn4lg33k Amanda Gingerich

    It could be worse. They could have done a Buffy/Highlander Crossover because of the Watchers.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, now I know what happened to the franchise!!! There could be ONLY ONE good Highlander script, and they used up all of it for the first movie!! That’s the reason the other stuff is so @%&$$% horrible. Doing otherwise would have been betraying the most sacred principles of the Highlander Codex.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000065433429 Sam Pagano

    And Ziggy played guitar and it was all righ’d it was ALL RIGHT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=725585889 Aaron R Foltz

    Ok, I dunno about the rest of the fans but here is what I got from the first movie as “rules” Note: I disregard all other movies and the TV show.

    1. Immortals ARE born with father and mother but then are abandoned?
    2. Immortals after claiming the “prize” become normal mortals that CAN have a children.
    3. The quickening gives them the power to be in tune with all living things around them.
    4. When the “prize” is claimed the “winner” has the power to know all the knowledge of all people on earth if they focus hard enough
    5. Immortals can seek each other out with the powers they gain from others.

    I may be leaving some things out but with knowing this a sequel and a shit load of prequels could have been done really well.

    My issue with the second movie, and I know Spooney may have touched on this, why is Macleod a failure?? He is probally or IS the smartest man on the earth. Instead of a asshole of a future they could have placed the movie in a pre-utopian time (thanks be to Macleod)

    Macleod could have had a kid and then he/she could have been immortal. Would this work? Who says the Immortals can only exist in the first 2000 years of this planet. This would put a new generation to work on what I will ask next.

    Maybe the PURPOSE of the immortals to pass knowledge into the future generations to ever grow the human conciseness or enlightenment. Thus this game for the prize is to push human existence to new heights.

    Let me know if any of this is as awesome as I think it is.

    • http://twitter.com/theinkbot Lukas Hägg

      That doesn’t make much sense to me. If the ‘purpose’ of the immortals was to pass on knowledge, then there’s some major flaws with that concept. First, the point of passing on knowledge is so that ‘more’ people would be enlightened. Having to kill other people (immortals) to gain that knowledge would work completely against that end. Second, if that really was their purpose, then they would probably be compelled to come forth and spread knowledge to the people much the same way they are compelled not to fight on holy ground. (You could argue that MacLeod got this form of compulsion after he took the head of the Kurgan. If it wasn’t for the case that his conclusion and course of action was so ballbustingly stupid, it might have been a reasonable theory.) And the third flaw, we have books! The written word is a way, waay, more effective way to spread knowledge than ‘one’ guy who knows eveything that everyone on the planet knows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=725585889 Aaron R Foltz

    Ok, I dunno about the rest of the fans but here is what I got from the first movie as “rules” Note: I disregard all other movies and the TV show.

    1. Immortals ARE born with father and mother but then are abandoned?
    2. Immortals after claiming the “prize” become normal mortals that CAN have a children.
    3. The quickening gives them the power to be in tune with all living things around them.
    4. When the “prize” is claimed the “winner” has the power to know all the knowledge of all people on earth if they focus hard enough
    5. Immortals can seek each other out with the powers they gain from others.

    I may be leaving some things out but with knowing this a sequel and a shit load of prequels could have been done really well.

    My issue with the second movie, and I know Spooney may have touched on this, why is Macleod a failure?? He is probally or IS the smartest man on the earth. Instead of a asshole of a future they could have placed the movie in a pre-utopian time (thanks be to Macleod)

    Macleod could have had a kid and then he/she could have been immortal. Would this work? Who says the Immortals can only exist in the first 2000 years of this planet. This would put a new generation to work on what I will ask next.

    Maybe the PURPOSE of the immortals to pass knowledge into the future generations to ever grow the human conciseness or enlightenment. Thus this game for the prize is to push human existence to new heights.

    Let me know if any of this is as awesome as I think it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000065433429 Sam Pagano

    Jupiter could have been much further away than it looked because it is much larger than the moon

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=787930471 Marty McDee

      Thank you, that makes it all totally plausible… *sarcasm*

  • http://twitter.com/SladeXIII David Hayes

    I don’t know if anyone has mentioned it before me, but I thought I’d clear up one thing:

    “Chekhov’s Gun is a literary technique whereby an element introduced early in the story becomes significant later on. For example, a character may find a mysterious necklace that turns out to be the power source to the Doomsday Device, but at the time of finding the object it does not seem important. ” -tvtropes

    I’m sure there is some trope name for introducing a plot element then completely throwing it away, but I’m not sure what it’s call; I’m only sure that ‘Chekhov’s gun’ isn’t it.

    That aside, I’m enjoying a second watch through. Good stuff man. Keep up the awesome!

    Wish you good health this holiday season.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sharkman-Jhones/100000952376546 Sharkman Jhones

      That’s the joke…

  • http://www.facebook.com/SpudimusPrime89 Andrew Falkenhan

    “Unusual is the Dallas Cowboys winning”

    How ironic since they beat the Indianapolis Colts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sharkman-Jhones/100000952376546 Sharkman Jhones

      That’s the joke…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zap-Rowsdower/100000068402682 Zap Rowsdower

    At 16:23 in the review – The Guardian has a David Ryder/David Puddy moment…

    Alright, got that out of my system – who’s up for some Arby’s? High-five…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zap-Rowsdower/100000068402682 Zap Rowsdower

    At 16:23 in the review – The Guardian has a David Ryder/David Puddy moment…

    Alright, got that out of my system – who’s up for some Arby’s? High-five…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zap-Rowsdower/100000068402682 Zap Rowsdower

    At 16:23 in the review – The Guardian has a David Ryder/David Puddy moment…

    Alright, got that out of my system – who’s up for some Arby’s? High-five…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zap-Rowsdower/100000068402682 Zap Rowsdower

    At 16:23 in the review – The Guardian has a David Ryder/David Puddy moment…

    Alright, got that out of my system – who’s up for some Arby’s? High-five…

  • http://www.youtube.com/thefaustianman Faust

    If I could ever make something like a series that people love. Like Highlander or Harry Potter or Star Wars… I would never screw over my fans for some money. I would feel like the biggest ass in the world if something I created was known for sucking so much.

    But I guess I’ll never have to worry about ruining my movies with prequels and sequels, as I just am not talented to make anything someone would want to read or watch. At least I know this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GI7OZMTGLSMTWMDZKPTV2FY2YU Drain

    Welcome back. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515476575 Glen Graves

    I only have one suggestion for your show Spoony, have a Section where your newest features are put up (rather than watching on and finding out about the new ones at the end). I only suggest this because I’m don’t have much of a life and new episodes from you are a big deal, love your show.

  • Anonymous

    I completely lost my shit at the Guardian getting hit by the truck and then screaming, “HELLO JOE!”

    Orbital Wobble.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Gibbon/1060280172 Paul Gibbon

    Something I just noticed–when the Guardian flies away from the truck, he doesn’t twist in the air or even change his pose at all–the CGI guys just shrink him, frozen in the spread-eagled pose, and move him in a vague arc through the air. How lazy can you get?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4GPLPGJZSLMZG3TJZ4VRL3LIQQ Mauricio A

    Goddamn, those green screen effects on the vatican are horrible

  • http://twitter.com/yersifanel Rocio Quintanilla

    I’m a die hard fan of the series too, and this movie makes me laught but also hurts me :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Harryrisk-Hetfield/100000551262921 James Harryrisk Hetfield

    i think my adaptation to highlander 2 would be it would just be called highlander 2, anyway id have it open with connor looking over the city looking at petty crimes using the prize to find those who choose to do evil, u would see connor jump off a building altair style and kill one guy and kill two other guys and have the title spash out highlander 2 in blood across the screen, have the main bad guy a bit like the kurgen but human and wanting to be an immortal but can never be thts why he chooses to kill all other immortals to win the prize (witch could never happen thats the point) so what do u think spoony ? :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Harryrisk-Hetfield/100000551262921 James Harryrisk Hetfield

    i think my adaptation to highlander 2 would be it would just be called highlander 2, anyway id have it open with connor looking over the city looking at petty crimes using the prize to find those who choose to do evil, u would see connor jump off a building altair style and kill one guy and kill two other guys and have the title spash out highlander 2 in blood across the screen, have the main bad guy a bit like the kurgen but human and wanting to be an immortal but can never be thts why he chooses to kill all other immortals to win the prize (witch could never happen thats the point) so what do u think spoony ? :P

  • http://twitter.com/KFJ943 Kristinn Freyr

    Watching Syfy/Scifi originals is awesome, they’re so corny.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lido-Giovacchini/1200196528 Lido Giovacchini

    huh there’s a highlander anime, next time spoony and sage get together they should review that

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-English/511299932 Mike English

    Yeah, given the reviews up here, I’d say that “Highlander: The Search for Vengeance” is probably better than most of the Highlander sequels. I wouldn’t say it’s wonderfully awesome, but it’s got some interesting bits. Plot is pretty basic; this guy (who is Yet Another MaCloud) is out for revenge against this other, older immortal. Another post-apocalyptic theme going on. But Colin’s been after revenge for 2000-ish years.

    The opening is Colin fighting against some freakish mutant Immortal with a chainsaw-sword. I think that’s a good thing to know, to be in the proper mind frame to watch this movie.

    The Big Bad is an Immortal from Ancient Rome, who’s been going through history trying to recreate Rome’s “perfection” on a societal level. Colin jumps him repeatedly throughout history, and either gets pwned and barely escapes or the Big Bad just laughs him off and runs away.

    • sanktmikael

      Chainsaw-sword? Is he a space marine?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jovan-Stipic/1520802005 Jovan Stipic

    THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jovan-Stipic/1520802005 Jovan Stipic

    THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

  • Anonymous

    well, Space is full of Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Stuff so its not all that off that there are orbital wobbles

  • Anonymous

    well, Space is full of Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Stuff so its not all that off that there are orbital wobbles

  • http://UnholyFireDragon.com Pierre Groulx

    Duncan: “What are you?”
    Guardian: “I’m batman… err wait… I’m the guardian.”

    And why does the guardian make me thing of Shrek?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-McClary/504395847 Josh McClary

    You know the whole “I love you but I’m leaving you because I want a child” thing rings patently false considering there are PLENTY of people happily married that are unable to have children.

    There’s also oh…what’s it called? Wait wait, I’ll think of it shortly….oh right! ADOPTION!

    • http://twitter.com/Arella18 Rebecca Wright

      Or invitro fertilization.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mecomber John Henry Mecomber

    The ending should have revealed the Source as the Nufu from Teen Titans totally crushing the fans hopes and dreams of the series by declaring “I AM THE SOURCE!!!” in it’s squeaky voice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001006204452 James Jones

    I just thought of something: If he’s the Guardian of the Source, why wasn’t he, y’know, guarding the Source until the very end?  He’s just stalking these guys around the world for shits and giggles.  What would happen if someone got to the Source while he was dickin’ around with Duncan?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tariel-Corbeau/1388782046 Tariel Corbeau

      What is this source you are talking about? I totally didn’t sneak in and take it while he was doing just that.

  • http://twitter.com/Ayzard Davidson dos Santos

    Man i remenber seeing this movie in HBO …………..aaaaaaaand……….it sucks back then and it sucks now why?!they have to destroy highlander this way? The only good highlander i have see this days its the animation highlander search for vengeance it preety cooooool i recomend ^_^

  • http://twitter.com/Ayzard Davidson dos Santos

    I remenber to see this movie in HBO …..and………..it sucks back then and it will suck until the end of time o_O.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juan-Ponce/100001234723822 Juan Ponce

    i like anime, but this…. i think not

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juan-Ponce/100001234723822 Juan Ponce

    i like anime, but this…. i think not

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001759742791 Tom Neill

    Start making sense movie! START MAKING SENSE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001759742791 Tom Neill

    Start making sense movie! START MAKING SENSE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001759742791 Tom Neill

    Start making sense movie! START MAKING SENSE!!!

  • Anonymous

    why is the picture of frankenfish of the german dvd?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dustin-Smith/100001487648807 Dustin Smith

    I am so glad I watched Highlander before i watched this. now i can be pissed off like a true fan.

  • http://twitter.com/Arella18 Rebecca Wright

    OH GOD THEY RIPPED OF DOCTOR WHO MOTHERFUCKERS RIPPED OFF DOCTOR WHO seriously watch Journey’s End…the last 2 episodes of Donna’s run as the doctor’s companion. The planets aren’t realigning the Daleks are just shifting the earth into the Medusa Cascade to create a reality bomb and destroy everything but the Daleks.

    • http://twitter.com/MorbidJoker JordanM

       Except this came out WAY before those episodes…

    • Erik Kowalsky

       You must be really fucking stupid, lol!

  • ichigoame

    when I played el shaddai i was reminded of that guy..with that hair

  • http://twitter.com/Jesseraygarza Jesse Garza

    This was a very awesome review with very funny jokes and comedic timing. I think you should review the original highlander movie. I would love to see you gush over its excellence and tell everyone why its such a good movie and point out all the things that make it a good movie and a timeless masterpiece. Like the original STAR WARS SAGA, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/elise.simon3 Elise Simon

    Hate to say it but this was my first highlander movie. I was sick as a dog and couldn’t move with food poisoning so i flipped on the first channel with a movie and it was the syfy channel with this movie. It was quite horrible.
    And highlander’s immortals didn’t stop here at the source it spawn a trio of obnoxious romance novels about the immortal highlanders and three witch relatives and how they all get romantically involved with highlanders and time travel and shit. It was a great series for a laugh but I don’t think any hardcore highlander fan should look them up. But shit it beat reading fucking twilight.

  • Eric Hsu

    The version of this movie I own is the leaked Russian DVD that is essentially an early cut of the movie. Now what’s shocking is that I found the early cut to be the BEST VERSION of the movie. Yes, the movie is still shit but the Russian cut is the most complete version (yep it’s the longest version of The Source at 99 minutes). The opening narration is spoken by Methos, the opening titles look better in this version, and the movie thankfully ends on a cliffhanger (Anna reveals she is pregnant and the movie ends) rather than give us a tacked on bullshit explanation.

    That said, I would have never believed they could make a movie worse than the Quickening (there were things I liked about Highlander 3 and Endgame).

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