Will Duncan overcome the Guardian and claim the Prize? Or the Source? What was everyone fighting for again?
Is it even the same writer for these movies? Also, you needed a “What The Fuck” counter.
Pretty sure that would break by the time this movie was over.
I’m pretty sure it would break from just the Queen sequence, let alone the ending and all of the violation of the basic tenants of Highlander.
According to IMDB, neither of the people involved in writing this abomination have ever done a single other screenplay before or after.
Nice shout out to Until We Win
My beloved Queen! Bastards! What they did to the original Highlander! Bastards! Would it make me a lesser man to go curl up in a fetal position and cry now?
Not much else to say that I didn’t say in the Part One comments except that I was actually afraid that your head might explode for a moment there, Spoony.
I think your rage broke, Spoony.
woah watching this and the live stream weird 0.o
I see the gunblade I’m scared to watch
What the fuck was with the combat in this movie? It’s obvious nobody knew choreography worth a shit so they just basically used anime speed-lines for everything. To say nothing of the ridiculous plot, horrible set-design (I get it, they love green screens!) and just… well, everything. This movie is un-defendable as a movie, let along a Highlander sequel! It’s pissing me off and I’m not even a fan of the series!
So instead of a quickening for a finale Duncan got a quicky. I’m Glad I never watched this movie… It really does seem to break all the rules that no fan wants to see broken.
Great review. Say could you post a link to Pat’s “Show must go on” song.
Here’s the thing. George Lucas is an inept filmmaker, director, and writer. But you can at least say that he knows what his films are *about*. Star Wars, at its core, is about making moral choices; The Force is just a plot device to enhance this. And crappy though the prequels were, even they held true to this central theme.
The same goes for Highlander 2. It was rancid and *violently* stupid. But it’s assault on the franchise was based on continuity, not a betrayal of the franchise’s basic principles (immortal people fighting each other in a millenia-long game to claim the prize by being the last). Even Highlander 2 held true to the “There can be only one,” ideal, even if it tacked on “on Earth” at the end of that.
Highlander Endgame *could* have been a good movie. The basic plot idea was fine; there was nothing fundamentally wrong that a good script doctor, better directors, and competent actors couldn’t cure. Endgame was bad because it was a horrible movie.
But The Source? This film was obviously made by bumbling inepts, but it was also made by bumbling inepts that *hate Highlander*. It’s a film so bad and so much of a betrayal of the franchise that it isn’t even worth *swearing at*. Calling it “shit” is *too good* for the film. It’s crap.
It isn’t even plain and simple crap. Or pure crap. It’s a film so bad that it doesn’t deserve *adjectives*.
The “I’m the guardian” thing at the end reminds me of Lucas Lee
THE PAWER UV FRENDSHIP. This just looks like some really bad shounen anime someone tried making with real people. Only a 7 year old boy with too many hours poured into star wars and indy jones would like this.
I beg to differ. I watched some of the filler episodes of Naruto (after which I had a short stay in a mental hospital). Even THEY still weren’t as bad as this movie (which I thought would have been impossible). At least shounen anime own good fighting scenes and have a stable if cheesy end-game result. This was a lot worse. The end result wasn’t friendship, it wasn’t even love or any of that crap it was “if you’re a nice guy and you touch the glowing light thingy you get to bang this chick and have a kid.”
… And yes, this is even worse than some of the shoujo I watched in the distant past, and I sat through the first season of the Fushigi Yuugi (never, ever, ever watch that show if you don’t want to go insane and start swinging an axe in the proximity of someone’s neck). When you’ve sunk lower than one of the crappiest shoujo anime of all time, you have officially damned yourself to the seventh circle of hell. I have it on good authority that the seventh circle is also the one Stephanie Meyer has a reservation for, THAT’S how bad this movie is.
HADDAGEBURN?! HADDAGEBURN, HADDAGEBURN?!
See … I now wonder if Highlander wasn’t always shit, they just lucked out with the first film. They didn’t really know what they were doing, it could easily have been as crap as ALL the other Highlander movies and shows etc, they just got really, really, lucky and somehow it worked.
Spoony, I wondered whether you knew the first movie was originally different to the version we all know today?
I never saw the FIRST, first edition of the first film, as it was only shown in the USA to the best of my knowledge. The British gaming magazine White Dwarf reviewed that original version and MASSIVELY slated it as being absolute rubbish – but then later posted a second review of the version which reached Britain (the version we all know today), which was apparently VERY VERY different to the original American version the reviewer originally saw. The reviewer thus felt obliged to post a second review of the new edition explaining this one was radically different, almost an entirely different movie which improved the bad stuff in almost every way.
So … was that first great movie we know and love actually originally as bad as all the other Highlander movies?
Btw, personally, I’m unconvinced the Source (which I’m glad to say I’ve not seen and never will) is in fact worse than Highlander 2. See, I think disappointment has to be a factor in your lack of enjoyment of a movie and by now surely no one expects new Highlander movies to be good? So the disappointment factor is greatly reduced, yeah the movie is atrocious, but then surely you expected … no, knew! … it was going to be. When we old school fans went into the movie theatres to see Highlander 2 for the first time we had no such cushion of cynicism, we went in like lambs to the slaughter. We didn’t know, man … we just didn’t know. It was like going into a room expecting to sit down to your favourite meal and in fact being coshed from behind and waking up strapped faced down on a torture table, while ‘the homes’ from Pulp Fiction strapped on their leather behind you. That remains a factor in my hatred for Highlander 2. That sickening disappointment.
The original writer must’ve slaved for months trying to realize what makes the immortal qualities interesting and how it can be exploited. And the rules must’ve gone under flux a number of times to make the screenplay work. And it DID work. It worked fantastically. But that’s because everything in the Highlander mythos was created in service to THAT script.
And that’s how all stories of fantasy should be done. Special qualities, designs, and effects should never stray from their original directive: To align in service to the story.
Spoony was absolutely right in the H2:Quickening review. There was no wiggle room for a sequel whatsoever. Perhaps a prequel, though. But there will be a remake, and if the Iron Man cast is worth the salt I gave them credit for, I look forward to it. But then again, I feel like I should know better than to get my hopes up for the climate of Hollywood these days.
You haven’t seen? Oh, you simply MUST see! Especially if you are a fan of the series. One thing that cannot be captured in a review is how incongruous the whole thing is: we are used to reviewer skipping from scene to scene so we allow for skips… But this movie does the same thing in actuality. It is a BAD movie. So bad, in fact, I laughed my ass off watching it with out the review. It really is ridiculous. XD
But I do agree, the disappointment factor is huge in determining how truly awful a movie sequel is: Jurassic Park anyone?
Oh. My. God.
You weren’t kidding when you said that this hadn’t even begun to suck.
Also, LOL @ 6:12.
Oh Spoony, you can’t have a quickening unless you reviewed Highlander 3!
“Who wants… to live… forever!?”
I cracked up so hard!
So now, cut back to all the other immortals left – and if this franchise has taught us anything it’s that there are always plenty more left after the “end” – and catch their reaction to this new definition of There-can-be-only-one….
(1st immortal): “What the frack? I went around chopping heads for 800 years so I could win, what, the chance to knock up some of the women I sleep with? Oh, yeah! That was worth it! I’m glad we went around killing each other for that!”
(2nd immortal): “Do you think we all need to wear rubbers now, or just him?”
(3rd immortal): “God, I hope not! I mean, way to screw up a sweet gig… First you get to live forever, but since no one could guess that the prize, oops, “source” was something so insignificant and stupid we all assume it’s like world domination or something and spend what could have been a bliss filled eternity screwing gorgeous women through out time without fear of consequences and generally outliving the hell out of everyone, no! We get to spend our lives in transient fear fighting for our heads. Now, someone’s gone and shown our lives to be a waste, and to top it all off, taken away the consequence-less sex!!! Yeah, Thanks!”
(Methos [the real Methos, not the poor Methos that was forced to say those words and act that way because the script said so that was presented in the movies, but the REAL Methos]: on the floor in hysterical spasms at how his 6000 years of life have been ultimately without any purpose whatsoever.)
Now the utter ass rapery of what Connor, Ramirez, The Kurgan and so many believed to be their purpose in life, has been fucked over to a mere shell of the grandeur it once held, to now include, alimony payments. Can we please have Zeist back? Compared to the Source, Zeist seems well thought out, inviting, and totally Oscar worthy.
How dare they fuck up a Queen song!!! RAGE!!!”!#!”egwjsefh
Giovanni’s head pops off like a rock’em sock’em robot!
If the planets were that close to earth there would be no earth. Mostly because you can fit 4 earths into the Eye of Jupiter. And that’s a pretty damn small part of Jupiter. How could the screenwriter put down “planets are now visible to the naked eye” without the words “gravity” “impossible” or “literal stupidity” crossing his mind?
Why am I going on about the planet thing? Because THAT WAS STILL THE BEST PART OF THE MOVIE. That’s how bad this thing is!
How stupid ARE the filmmakers of this movie? Wait… I think I just answered my own question.
God, I can’t believe how bad things got in the end. Anyone remember the first movie? How good it was? What did humanity do to deserve THIS? Was it the Bible? The Koran? The freaking Popol Vuh? Was it the tendency we have to kill small furry animals and wear their skins? COME ON! If it’s all the genocide, believe me we can fix that by killing all the people involved. Please, will SOME deity out there just come and bail humanity out of the mess of highlander movies?
They do clips of the entire movie in the last 6 minutes. Seriously, you didn’t need to watch this movie. Just watch the last few minutes and you don’t miss a thing.
Stop calling a Mullet a Mohawk!
Mullets are not Mohawks!
What Billy Idol-a-like had wasn’t a mullet either…..I’m not sure what the hell it was actually, it was neither mullet nor mohawk. A MulletHawk?
Actually, I think he looks more like the bastard spawn of Ziggy Stardust and The Situation.
As a man WITH a Mullet, I was thinking the same thing every time spoony said it, heh. Billy Stardust there *almost* has a Jerry Springer Mini-Mullet, but it’s certainly not a mohawk.
Though in all fairness, if my brains weren’t already fried by having a Mullet, this character’s very appearance would kill enough of my brain cells to the point where I’d start calling charlie brown’s hairdo a Mullet.
I thought for a moment you just edited in the Queen song. When I realized the truth, though I…I think have developed an ulcer out of sheer rage.
It’s not over either. They are remaking the original Highlander movie. It will be released in …. wait for it…. 2012. THE MAYANS WARNED US!
No. No. No. No. No. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I can’t take this anymore! How many of these damn things do they plan to make?!
Oh God….Justin Beiber as Connor MacCleod. AAAAAAAAARGH! You know they’ll PG-13 the hell out of it and the cast will be the first thing they fuck up.
Lets be hopeful. Look how they saved Batman. There is some small glimmer of hope that this will be an awesome movie.
Of course, that’s how they get us, isn’t it. Using that small glimmer of hope to draw us in, just to snap their jaws shut on us like some viscous angler fish. A viscous rape hungry angler fish…
The guardian totally sounds like The Gatekeeper at the end… or The Gatecleaner.
DO EET YOU MAGGOOOOT!
Jesus, the credits song.
Nice gunblade spoony. Also, I want to know what your thoughts on the third movie.
Well, yeah, Spoony. The world was overtaken by roving bands of cannibals in the time between Endgame and The Source.
You must have missed Highlander: The Road.
Is it weird that I did the “THIS. IS. SPARTA!” at the exact same time as Spoony?
Awesome review Spoon!
And yet they made another Highlander-related tie in in recent years, The Search for Vengeance, a Japanese-produced animated film which seems to be set in a completely different continuity entirely starring Colin MacLeod. It also happens to be completely unbelievable in that it manages to be genuinely half-decent.
… And now you know what scares me? I heard something about a remake of the original Highlander… And seeing this, i can only hope it’s not real.
When he’s running on the roof, watch it, it goes from slates, to bricks, back again to slates! and the bricks wobble! Also, anybody else think that the guardian absorbed the ultimate warrior at some point?
Thinking about it this actually reminds me so much of a show that used to be on channel 4, Spoonster, if you ever get a chance, try and catch an episode of “Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace” It’s intentionally bad but takes itself seriously, the writers claim to fame and main bragging rite being that he’s “One of the few people who have written more books than he’s read” (Which sounds suspiciously like one or 2 people who i went to university with…)
EDIT: I am in no way saying that The Source was intentionally bad, that achieved that honour all on its own merit DX
,,,so the source just gives you a kid? Just…fucking adopt
But you see, someone could never love an adopted or surrogate child as much as they love one that shares their DNA. It can just never be the same.
…yeah, that message shows up a lot in media, and it’s quite obnoxious.
Good morning, Spoony and fellow Spooners.
1. Well, I don’t know about anyone else, but I like the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Dune” and “Children of Dune”, as well as “Farscape”. So the channel wasn’t a complete loss.
2. I was hoping for some kind of Quickening at the end of one of these “Highlander” reviews. The idea that it did absolutely nothing for Spoony was a nice, unexpected touch.
3. I’ve seen the first “Highlander”. It wasn’t bad, but I have NO IDEA how that movie could make people this loyal to the series. At least the TV show “Heroes” gave people an entire first season of good stories before spending the next three seasons infuriating the Hell out of most of its fanbase.
4. As for “Star Trek Voyager” sucking, “Scorpion” and “Year of Hell” were good. I can think of a few others, but their names escape me at the moment.
Oh, and as for the planets being that close to Earth, even Thundarr the Barbarian got the effects of that sorta right.
Okay… during the closing credits with Pat singing, the strangest thing ever happened. All the birds simultaneously just dropped off the trees… dead. Never before have I seen anything like that in my life…. :D
It rained frogs here in Blackpool…..do you think it means something? I mean, I’m an awful singer and I’ve never made it rain amphibious life….kudos to Pat.
Nah, it’s probably nothing to get hung about. Just some weird coincidence, that’s all…
In Australia 3 two-headed cats were born from a goat with boils, a murder of crows died mid-flight (ironically) due to a freak series of lightning bolts, and 76 cows dropped dead of dehydration in one hour.
I’m not quite sure why, but this was within a couple of hours of that video hitting the net…
Oh wait, that last one might have just been because of the horrible draught that has wiped out half our agricultural stock, Ba-dum-dum-chh… (Ow! My keyboard jumped up and hit me in the face again!)
my giant descending fan stopped
….Were you hoping to absorb the power and knowledge of the Jaguar CD? …..Do you -want- that?
1. I yelled ”The Is Sparta” simultaneously with the Spoony One xD How awesome is that?
2. The … Agh … Blargh … He drills him into the ground … he DRILLS him … into the ground …
3. I just … The … The source gives you a child … Just f*cking adopt you f*cking assminor!!!
4. The Mortal Kombat fights are better than this piece of crap …
5. The ”Super speed” special effects are some lame I facepalmed and gaged at the same time
6. Nice Gunblade :)
7. Queen … QUEEN? NO!! Leave Queen alove movie!!!! Fuck your ass with a rusty gunblade!!!
8. Oh God … I can’t believe this movie exists … I mean … I can make a better movie with my friends and a simple camera …
14. THIS is how they rewards the fans of the series??? THIS???
45. I still can’t get over the fact that THE PLANETS ARE BIGGER THAN THE FRIKKIN MOON!!! WOW!!!
184. I don’t even … what is this?
wow… i dont think ive ever seen you so angry during a review, spoony :O
The final battle reminded me a bit the one at the end of The chronichles of Riddick, but WAAAAAAAAAAY crappier.
Oh, and I think my soul has been completely shattered by that Queen raping…
the closing song of pat singing the show must go on by queen ? can anyone link me to the source footage ? it sounds pretty stellar & I respect anyone who is willing to make an ass of themselves at karaoke, that aside great job spoony very very funny
Soooo.. is Anna Whatherface an immortal too? If she’s not, couldn’t she just get impregnated by someone else? Regular couples do that all the time. No bebehs from him, then get the bebehs from a kind donor and you totally have biological offspring AND a relationship with your One True Love. If she is an immortal it’s not really going to get her any more pregnant to breakup with Adrian Paul.
Did the logistics of getting pregnant just not occur to anyone writing this? You don’t get pregnant by getting married, nor does a Zeistian stork bring them when your heart is pure and you really really want it.
What about Highlander: The Final Dimension, you’ve skipped over that one.
I don’t think Spoony is going to do that one because he always says it was okay.
After this one, anything seems at least okay…
Excellent review Spoony. I now know the pain that those who can shout “There can be only one!” now feel thanks to the collective mass of one thousand amateur screenwriters taking out all unique and sensible input with the remains thrown into a deep morass of the long forgotten studios and TV stations. I can’t say that the remake will be better, but we can only hope.
So…you liked it?
The cover of Born to the Kings wasn’t THAT bad. I mean, it was done by somebody who doesn’t have the angelic gifts of Freddie Mercury and the rest of Queen, but still: its good for a mortal. Come on!
Also the Guardian dude is fucking hilarious and awesome. He made this review for me.
You mean, the writers were like Bella Swan with regards to continuity?
And by the way, that only works when you are Immortal.
I think the Guardian could have been cool if he was more like a silent Michael Myers-type figure instead of this goofy bastard mugging for the camera. Are we supposed to be intimidated by him?
I’m taking it that The Guardian was supposed to be like The Kurgan, but Clancy Brown was too busy making Krabby patties to take part in this fine film.
But yeah, though that’s probably what they were going for, they failed with vim and gusto, didn’t they? I like your idea. He would be a much more imposing figure if he was silent and predatory like Michael Meyers.
Really, every villain in the Highlander movies is a failed attempt to replicate the Kurgan.
Good fucking god. I think I got cancer just from what you showed us.
congrats on feeling strong enough health wise to review the Source…. I guess…
yikes, I think I rather go watch something that makes sense, where’s me some TNA impact?
The singing by pat felt like a ear rape…
Anyway, I actually bought this DVD before I realised that it was not highlander, but some shitty film. Never watched mostly because the Quickening scared off any attempt that the series could’ve been done well.
After all this Highlander stuff is said and done, which I assume it is now(?), I can say I’ve never felt more pity for a group of fans of anything. I complained that the FF series betrayed the people who loved it with garbage like 12, 13 and 14, but Christ.. the Highlander people have just been getting assfucked with a barbed dildo for decades.
Shit! This is worse than Endgame, and Endgame is shit! But then again Highlander is a shitty series.
When the fans can come up with better origin stories for the existence of immortals than the creators then you know something is wrong. I think the best i’ve ever heard related to the immortals being the descendants of the Nephilim.
There was so much room for a Hulk Hogan joke while mentioning Immortals so many times. I am surprised he didn’t use it.
Maybe he’s saving it for the reverse, to reference this movie while having to explain stuff from TNA Impact.
So is this the “Highlander Experiment” website now?
All I could think of whenever the Guardian was on screen was the guy from Erasure’s Always music video. Ya know, the Robot Unicorn Attack song. Don’t believe me? Go youtube it and be amazed! Oh ya, and this movie was shit yadda yadda…. I would just be stating the obvious at this point. Great review as always and AMAZING job at the charity drive last night! The first 5 min alone had me dying. So glad you didn’t break anything this time.
Spoony but I hate to say this but they’re remaking the “Highlander” with writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway writing the script, with release scheduled for 2011
This movie made me say: Why, Why, Why, And Why?
The scary thing about The Source is that it was planned to be the first of a three-part story arc. How? Why? Where could it possibly go from here?! Amazing they were pretentious enough to think they’d get funding for even a Source 2. Ridiculous. Also, in the “Russian” cut of The Source, not only did Duncan spin around Gaurdian like Daffy Duck on acid, but Anna got tractor-beamed up into the planets behind her and spun circles even faster than Duncan while moaning like a damn porn star, lol, plus there was no stupid montage recap either.
Kudos to Pat for putting himself up as the sacrificial lamb of awesome on that stage as he proceeded to slaughter himself and that song.
The whole baby thing…is not that bad…I mean this actually make sense. Instead of being immortal by power, they actually become immortal by the fact they have a children who pass on their existence. If you look to the whole series(movie, series, anime), the whole thing about the fact immortal can’t have children seem important, they always put that issue, is actually the only thing who seem relevant and from the first movie. I’m not saying it should be the only prize…specially if you look to someone like The Kurgan, the only reason he would accept to raise a child, is to trow him into a pit.
Now, the rest is pure crap. Even the head protection is kinda stupid, because the Guardian don’t need a protection. First he have super speed, making him clearly invulnerable to attack, he actually choose to be hurt; which actually make sense, because he want to be killed. They try to suggest that being the guardian is not a good thing. Sure the guy have super speed and possibly others powers, but he also been cursed by becoming the guardian…so what the hell he want to survive, to kill the others, or to use a inverse helmet. Second reason why the whole helmet don’t make sense, he survive with a sword put in his throat…sure the guy has been not decapitated, but even for a immortal this actually seem to hurt, to do something…but no this actually do nothing, establishing by the same fact is probably not gonna die that easily. The only reason he would need the helmet is because this is actually part of the fucking curse….which don’t explain why suddenly and magically he loose the whole protection. There no way to explain this, no reason, no explication. The only character who need that helmet are the others immortal…which open the question…WHY NEVER BEFORE SOMEONE USED THIS? I mean the most lazy, stupid, insipid, bad, screenwriter actually manage to find something good and new(and being the most lazy, stupid, insipid, bad screenwriter ever just screwed up the whole idea)…and nobody actually though it could be interesting, did that actually mean the others immortal are even more stupid.
The Elder what is that thing….first who put him on(or IN) that chair, he supposedly been cursed immediately, which I suppose become effective at best some weeks after the curse, a painful and long transformation. Did the person(the source?) actually made a temple for him to rest and to be protected, a way for the others immortal not kill him, and let him suffer….oups this actually don’t make any sense, well not anymore, because nobody seem to have problem to kill in a sacred place now. And by the way, if he is called The Elder did this actually mean the guy is even older than Methos.
By the way what actually happen to Methos. Did he die by the hand of the cannibals? Did he became mortal after Duncan bang is new wife? What happen to him…Personally I hope is dead, no more sacrilege to actually one of the rare good character of the series, the other being Joe(trully the serie have only three good character Ritchie, Joe, and Methos)
“The only character who need that helmet are the others immortal…which open the question…WHY NEVER BEFORE SOMEONE USED THIS?”It make sense, if you think about the first movie, where these whole immortal fighting was a game. Wearing such a protection, would be against the rules, like fighting on holy ground. But since the second movie all spin-offs accumulate to fuck on the “game”-aspect of the original movie. It makes no sense to not wear such armor.
Without Christopher Lambert it’s Fakelander anyway.
And how did the planets go back to orbit?
MacLeod’s spinning maneuver not only drove The Guardian into the ground, it also unwound the centripetal anomalies of the planetary orbits. Either that, or it was the power of love.
Oh my God, that is really extremely poor writing
Well, you know. . .
The power of love is a curious thing.
Really? You didn’t include the scene in the fight in the forest where one of the cannibals was decapitated by a sword thrown into a tree, while riding a horse and firing a machine gun? That’s the one scene I saw and thought “Hm. Maybe this isn’t a completely worthless pile of shit.” Of course that was stamped into the dirt once the guardian spun like the Tasmanian devil into the ground, but it’s a memorable scene nonetheless. Worth mentioning at the very least.
You know the worst part about The Guardian spinning into the ground is? The’s blocking Duncan. That seems to imply he’s CORKSCREWING HIMSELF into the ground.
This thing makes me think that one day someone will make a movie where General Katana’s two minions come back to life and become the protagonists.
Wow, what a giant pile of stupid. I didn’t honestly want to believe that this could be worst than Highlander 2, but yeah, you’re right Spoony.
The ONLY thing enjoyable with this whole stupid film was when you added Benny Hill’s Yackity Sax to the final fight. At least that had some entertainment value to it, and proves that Yackity Sax can make anything better.
When I saw on IMDb that viewers had given a lower rating to Highlander: The Source than Highlander II (3.2 against 3.6), I thought that that was impossible, having seen Highland II. I now know, thanks to Spoony taking the bullet for the rest of us, that these people were absolutely right.
this isn’t the end of highlander this a remake coming 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.
Part of me wonders, can an immortal kill a non immortal on holy ground? I know they can’t kill each other, but maybe there’s a “screw mortal, kill them anywhere you damn well fill like.”
Oh, and the wife agrees, only Queen should ever EVER sing Princes of the Universe.
How in the heck did you find a Highland the Source poster?
Hey Spoony, thanks for raping our minds with our consent. What a terrible movie!
That said, I actually REALLY liked some of the ideas in the movie. If done in a better movie and with a bit more setup I would’ve really loved to see the idea of the neckguard thingy and the end “twist”. It would’ve been nice to have it like after the first movie so that the whole “there can only be one” mumbo-jumbo would’ve actually been incorrect. Of course it would’ve had to be executed a LOT better that in this horror, but technically it’s a very nice twist.
hopefully you can put this god-awful franchise to rest now and finished the FFX review
Fun fact for you, the small swords Duncan is using are Butterfly Swords, often used by Wing Chun practitioners, if they didn’t have the crappy speed effects it might have been a decent fight scene.
Everybody have fun tonight
Everybody wing chun tonight
You couldn’t resist that joke, could you?
Don’t worry. I was planning to do the same thing. =)
I would just say that if you are a true fan of the “Highlander” concept, then there was only one movie – the first one – and all the rest are “Highlander” movies IN NAME ONLY. This has happened before; there was a spaghetti Western called “Django” (the guy who drags a coffin with a Gatling gun inside) and ten jillion alternate title “sequels.” So it is with “Highlander.”
“SyFy: never made a good TV movie, but watch us try.”
I’m not even a Highlander fan but good god! I even feel raped watching all this trivel! What were they thinking!
Man, this movie’s fucked up… Oo
I now that movies, series etc. love to portray the moon as being roughly 10 times as big as usual, but THIS is just ridiculous!
But can you imagine that SciFi – sorry, I meant Syfy – was planning on making a whole TRILOGY of Highlander movies? Thank god this one sucked so bad…
Better hope the remake won’t buttfuck the first movie…
This was actually playing on a TV in Target one day. I saw the ending there. I was frozen in place, horrified, as I watched the worst movie I had ever seen.
And then I found out if was a Highlander movie. I’m pretty sure I shat myself right there…
Ya, I saw this when it aired on TV. It was so horrifically bad as well as insulting to the series I wanted to burn my tv just for showing it to me.
Seriously, if anyone thinks this would be good to watch- seriously don’t. It’s seriously a travesty to film and fans of a franchise anywhere.The ending is just the final punch to the brain matter after repeated pummeling to what you liked about highlander IN ANY FORM. Whether you’re a fan of the cartoon, series, or original movie. It says it was all bullshit.
Fuck this stupid movie.
Good god, I never could have imagined it’d be that bad. I am so glad I trusted my instincts, and stayed far away from that horrible movie.
I also like that you have the italian poster of the first highlander movie ! Is it any different from the us version ?
You know what saddens me for you Spoony. From here on out, I am willing to guarantee, you will be remembered as that one reviewer who showed to the masses how his love for highlander was thoroughly and meticulously raped and violated.
…I wonder if there’s a Highlander Anonymous Support Group somewhere…
So did your Quickening not work because the Highlander franchise and world are now completely dead thanks to the indignity of this film?
Sure! Make random people immortal and sterile. Then, centuries later, give ONE of them the gift of having children. Uhm… why not test them first and then grant immortality to the ONE with the pure heart? Ahem…
IT MAKES NO FUCKING SENSE!
highlander 2 the zeist part was a better plot line as to why they are immortal and prize part of them going back in ending where they do go back.
highlander 2 has parts that can be worked into a ok B moives without the highlander name.
But this movie sucks
I actually imported the Highlander sequels from the US so I could get the films in their correct aspect ratios and the DVD extras. I actually paid near $30 to get The Source alone. That’s how much I love Highlander and it’s concept.
What really pisses me off about The Source is that of all the sequels, it had the best idea. Why are “we” immortal? And can “we” end it? And it fucking squandered it!
Imagine if the first sequel opened with the remains of a plane crash. Flames everywhere. The night sky as red as the pits of Hell. Debris scattered everywhere. The mangled bodies of the dead passengers litter the place. And in the middle of it all stands Connor MacCleod. His clothes are all torn up and he is covered in soot. But there isn’t a scratch on him. He, and we, now know that the prize isn’t actually receiving his mortality. And so begins his quest for The Source.
I have never even seen any of the highlander movies, but just seeing clips of this movie makes me feel violated.
Its like this movie was made by people who’s only exposure to Highlander were the three facts and the Queen soundtrack. This was one of the best, angriest Spoony rants in a long time, and I fucking loved it!
Seriously? Duncan took up butterfly knives after losing his katana? While butterfly knives are awesome weapons, I don’t even think those knives are efficiently made!
I train with a pair myself, and they’re actually really awesome! There’s no way they can screw up knife fighting with those frickin’ machetes!
… And yet, they did. I need to throw up for an hour…
Actually, I like the animated series a Lot. It’s not the same, it’s its own canon and you kind of have to take it as such. My mom never liked it at all and was as confused and angered by it as you, but I could take it as it was just as I could the regular series and the first movie. I won’t say it’s excellent, but I will say it’s not the worst thing in the whole Highlander franchise.
It needed more Methos.
That being said… I can’t believe my grandpa bought this movie. It sucks balls the size of Jupiter. It doesn’t make any sense, Methos isn’t actually Methos except at the end of it all when he slips away and goes “I’m out of here. I’m not dealing with this bullshit anymore”, and Duncan just… *sigh* I miss Duncan being Duncan. I miss Dawson actually being awesome instead of getting his ass handed to him in two seconds.Damn it, even Quentin MacLeod would do better and he’s just a teenager!….. with an awesome red mullet. Gotta love the mullet.
i have to say that the only thing i remember about highlander is the animated series.And i liked it.
The Quickening!!!! (Goes to McDonalds) The French Fries!!!!!!
Oh my fucking god.
That.. was a horrible fucking excuse of a movie. I thank any deity that is even remotely loving in this universe that I only sat through the Directors Cut version of the first movie. This piece of shit movie was poorly edited, lazily written, full of plot holes, awful characters, and a ending so horrid, that I swear my stomach just turned in a violent wrenching that I almost felt like puking the dinner I had earlier.
Sweet Jesus, this is like the biggest middle finger movie I’ve ever seen. It’s the worst sequel since… Saw series? Blair Witch 2? Star Wars prequels? Blues Brothers 2000? God, those were tolerable when I first saw them, but The Source…
There is no justice in the world.
[Had to look up worst sequels ever to remember what shitty movies I saw. Now I wish I hadn’t. :( ]
That guy just wrecked Jim Raynor :(
I remember this movie came out in Russia first (already not a good sign). My friend and I downloaded it from P2P. Obviously, we were horrified by what we saw. Then the Highlander producer went online telling everyone what was released in Russia was just a work print and not the final version. The real version would be so much better. He was lying; only a few minor changes were made. The silly “fast-forward” fights and the lame plot still remained. The producer slipped on some ice and died a month or two later and my reaction was, “Good.”
I had this sitting in my DVR box for the longest time and only realized it after seeing that this movie was coming up for review. Where do I start? The anti-Christian Christian stereotype? The fact that even I, someone who likes the “stop evil without killing” ending thought this was contrived, out of character for the series, and wouldn’t have worked in an original property? The weird superpowers of the Guardian? The back-story for the origin of Immortals that made Zeist almost make sense? The sub-sub-subplot with the baby?
There’s nothing about this movie that wasn’t wrong, and I was laughing at the first few segments before finding more interest literally shredding my old bills.
What is this I don’t even
Seriously, though, I can’t believe my eyes and ears. I kinda want to believe that all this was some kind of nightmarish delusion. But no, this movie actually exists. Somebody wrote this. Somebody directed this. I wouldn’t wanna have this …. garbage in my resume, thank you very much.
It’s remarkable how apt the Highlander franchise is at taking everything loveable about it and putting it in a meat grinder. You loved Ramirez in the first one? Well, guess what, we’re bringing him back!….he gets chopped up by a ceiling-fan.
Connor? Goes all emo and challenges Duncan to a bullshit fight instead of manning up and standing up to Kell and loses his head for nothing! He was THE Highlander and he did NOT deserve that.
Joe Dawson? Another cool character, cut down for pure shock value. Another raised middle-finger towards the fans, as they are the only ones who even know who Joe is!! I’m kinda surprised that Methos didn’t bite the dust, as well.
And then, of course, the ending, which invalidates everything the series stands for. AAAAAARRHHHH!
Next up: Highlander – The Reckoning. Let’s take this train-wreck of a series and remake/re-boot it. I’m not looking forward to it. Then again, the series has already hit rock-bottom….it can’t get any worse. I hope.
Anyway, thx for this awesome review, Spoony. We appreciate your torments. This film can really change the nature of a man…for the worse.
wow, but that sucked. The movie, not your review.
C’mon Spoony; Do the anime. Its the only one u havent touched on yet! Finish the circle!
Wow, that movie really was attrocious! To quote South Park – “They’re raping him!”.
Although it’s nice to see you in good health again, Spoony!
it sound like the guardian was gonna say
“Im the juggernaut bitch!!”
As far as movies pissing me off goes, I think the Source has completely surpassed Transformers 2. The review was enough to piss me off. How do they keep fucking this up? The series had a good start and despite some screwing around with the mythos of the series and general stupidity of the writers, it had potential. Of course it was all wasted by the end of the series (Dark Quickening bullshit specifically and the whole killing off Richie thing).
I asked the same question with the Source as I did Endgame. What the fuck happened to Amanda and why couldn’t they use her instead? At least it would have made a little more sense and might have actually made the audience give a little bit of a damn.
Highlander as a franchise is both sad and interesting. It has somehow managed to survive on one incredibly excellent movie and a few good or decent seasons of a series. Do all of us Highlander fans just enjoy pain so much that we keep coming back for more? Its really bad that I have to say this but: Transformers 2 is a more faithful adaption of its source material then the Source. Hell its a better movie in general.
One that wasn’t really pointed out in the review: the last 5 minutes of the movie contain a montage of all the important scenes, with the woman spelling everything out for you. In case, I guess, you fell asleep for the previous 80 minutes? Or you mistimed a bathroom break, and got back after the commercials had ended?
I understand having flashbacks in a TV series. I don’t, however, really need a recap of the story I just watched.
As for the anime, it’s decent. It has nothing to do with any other Highlander, as far as I can recall, and it’s again post-apocalyptic, but I’d tentatively say it’s better than any movie but the first (not that that’s difficult). I think Spoony actually said as much in the commentary on one of the other Highlander reviews.
did anyone one else notice that this movie sucked sooooo bad that spoony resorted to a GUNBLADE!!!!!!!
I may be wrong but form the ff8 reviews he did i was under the impression that the gunblade was a physical monstrosity that summed up his hatred of ff8 perfectly and yet this movie has damaged his mind soooo much that one has manifested in his hand magically? Quick Doctor Insano we need your anti magic field with dongly thing to fix this.
I could believe Vince Russo wrote the screenplay if there were more sword fights in cages.
Only if The Source were on a pole.
….and only if David Arquette swooped in at the last minute to kill Duncan and steal the Source.
Great review, I laughed my ass off pretty much from start to finish; the only time I wasn’t laughing was when the movie utterly baffled the shit out of me.
Good LORD. I never thought I’d say this, but The Source makes Highlander 2, Final Fantasy X, Battlefield Earth and Star Ocean 3 look like brilliantly concieved, well-written masterpieces of fiction in comparison.
Also: Wow, that’s the angriest I’ve ever seen you, haha. Not that it isn’t 100% warranted.
I watch The Source when it showed on SciFi. I remember the feeling of my childhood being ass raped by a rhino. This review made it hurt just a little less. Thank you.
I think you’re exactly right, Spoony. I think the writers of Highlander the series were sick and fucking tired of writing the show. They apparently decided to rape the entire franchise as a great big middle finger to everyone who kept clamoring for more.
I am so glad I decided to skip this movie. And I hope you didn’t watch the animated series long enough to see the Anti Gun Episode. Which is the episode that has Quentin going mad with power over finding an AK 47 that has infinite ammo.
Of course, the animated series also had an episode that revealed that the Clan Dundee had cannons as their secret weapons. The writers of the animated series must have wanted to piss on that very special episode.
There’s a metric fuckton of F.U.’s in Highlander writing.
Thanks to you Spoony I have become a fan of Highlander. I was too young to appreciate the first movie when I saw it and I can’t say I’m sorry. God knows if I had been a fan I would have watched all of these awful movies. But go figure I’ve become a fan in time for the remake. Joy.
This has to be one of the funniest reviews you’ve done. It’s good to see you get so much use out of that gunblade. Also great end credits, listening to Pat sing was hilarious. Can’t wait for your next review.
I was once a happy man.
Highlander to me, was that movie I once watched on television, with the awesome soundtrack, that I knew nothing more about, than that it was awesome and that I had it recorded on VHS. I never thought there was a sequel, why should there be one? It was finished.
I was innocent, naive…
Then I learned that there was Highlander II, and suddenly I felt betrayed. That movie that was so awesome and that I knew basically nothing about had turned into the birthgiver of a horrible legacy into an instant.
And now I sit here, doomed to contemplate: Why? Why did they do this? Why did they go as far as releasing Highlander: The Source? I was once in a state of bliss with that one little, entertaining masterpiece, and now… Oh, this is causing me more grief than the sweet entertainment the first movie brought upon me. What has happened… Sweet sorrow, pure hatred, take me to your realm of ranting. How I wish I never knew ye, but now, let the fires of rant come upon you all.
Thank you Spoony, your rants carry our spirit within them.
You know, in that weird red scene of the first group to seek The Source, when you asked where the hell they were, is it wrong that my first thought was, “Planet Zeist”?
It is fantastic to see you have some color in your face Spoony especially on my birthday (which is today). Dude, you thought Endgame was as worse as the quickening then this movie beat Endgame’s dick to the dirt, this movie is the worse shit ever made. It is so fucking catastrophically bad that it is hard to watch it without going insane and try to cut someone with a box cutter. I heard they are making a remake to the first movie and they have a hell of a director because if they don’t, I have a feeling you are going to cut his head of with the gunblade. I hope to see your review of TNA from last week. FTW Spoony
Well, I’m scarred for life. I don’t know who wrote this but I would love to meet them and ask how they could possibly live with themselves after writing into the screenplay, “Cut to a montage of Duncan set to Princes of the Universe.” and “Duncan spins around the Guardian so fast that Duncan buries him up to his shoulders.”
Damn, just… damn.
ah, Highlander the comedy. this movie was all over the place. Still……..need more flashbacks
there could be only one good movie
I’m guessing this was one of those “I had some half-assed ideas of my own that I wanted to put in a movie, but I could only get a job doing a film in another series, so I’m just going to graft ‘em on there like a severed Soviet puppy head” -type deals.
At least it avoided adding a giant mechanical spider…no, wait. I’m sorry. That would have been better. Try this: giant mechanical spider, piloted by the head of the Kurgan on life support. It was built by an immortal mad scientist, and he’s been collecting the severed heads of all the slain Highlander villains, using them to build a small army of Spider-Cyborgs, keeping them in a state of un-death that prevents The Prize from being collected in The Game proper, so the Mad Scientist could seize it himself with his foul creations in the name of SCIENCE™!, and the moral of the movie is about Good and Magic triumphing over the Soulless Machinations of Science. Except that they imply at one point that the mad scientist was Merlin, so that kind of muddles it. And Duncan decapitates the Spider-Kurganbot with one of those giant bucket-excavators, so that kind of undermines it, too.
There, thirty seconds to come up with that. Longer to type it. I’ll let Syfy know where they can send my check.
Great video, nice to see you doing reviews again. :)
Best review in a while!
Oh Spoony, when will you ever learn? “There can only be one” doesn’t apply only to the Game, but to the series as a whole.
Yeah, I saw this a year or so ago…al I could say was…”You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell! “
Well this movie ruined my favorite queen song….there is only one movie. I’ll block the rest out.
I may get some negative feedback for this question but, have you checked out Highlander: The Search for Vengeance?
Already has. He said it was just “okay”.
o ok cool. yeah i felt the same, seeing how i’ve never seen the first Highlander movie
Lalalalalala I can’t hear you Spoony. Lalalala. If I can’t here you then I can continue to live my life as though this movie never existed-lalalalala. Joe is alive still and there is no mohawk priest with too much bleach. lalalala.
I always loved Methos and he is never utilized well in these movies. I did, however, enjoy seeing him in all that leather. That’s what I’m taking out of this movie.
I saw part of this on the Sci-Fi channel (I can’t stand to call it SyFy) and thought it was absolutely horrible. There’s no way that this can be related to Highlander in any way. This is absolute shit and I don’t understand any of it.
Thank you for showing the awful crap so that we can all share your hatred, Spoony. And it IS worse than Episode 1 (which was the most tolerable, in my opinion, of the prequels).
I’m sorry you didn’t get your own Quickening, Spoony. :(
Holy nudgefucket, I’ve actually seen this movie. It aired in the middle of the night here (Norway) and I honestly (not knowing the title of the mvoie) believed it was a terrible tribute/parody of the actual Highlander series. Wow….
Here’s hoping the Highlander Reboot of 2012 will be of any merit to the original Highlander and not include anything about different planets, or source of all idiocy. I wasn’t even a fan of Highlander until I saw the Highlander television series and Duncan, then I watched the first one and it was amazing. Treating the idiotic movies as separate entities helped a LITTLE, but still hurt… oh the pain … the PAIN … to quote Dr. Smith.
I was actually shocked, and I may have missed you saying it, but in the ending I seen on the Scifi channel. They name the kid Connor…If you really want to think about it…which I don’t…Highlander II takes place after this movie with that Connor.
I’m laughing so hard it hurts! and It also hurts that I’m a highlander fan! Is this a parody of the real series? No? Why?! xP
The game that had the beam of light train was Phantasy Star Universe.
You know the worst ? This isn’t the original version of the movie.
Editing was made in an attempt to inject some sense and dignity (i swear…) after the original version appeared on P2P networks before the official release.
The main changes were about the apparitions of The Guardian, who was a lot more present. In particular, the first meeting between Duncan and The Guardian was twice longer at least. The last battle was longer too.
Oh, it was also supposed to be the first part of a trilogy. I think the bullshit conclusion has been added when they understood it’s not gonna happen (I don’t remember it from the first version).
Oh, by the way, that’s an awesome video you made here.
(Sorry for my english, i’m french and don’t have the skill of Benzaie.)
The fuck is this films problem with Armenians? So they have to piss us off as well as highlander fans? We just have to be cannibalistic savages? For those who don’t know (and its not hard to guess) ARMENIANS ARE NOT LIKE THAT!
He gets a lot of mileage out of that Gunblade, doesn’t he?
the highlander reviews are the best,you should do the anime…cartoon or whatever it is
You know… this movie almost looks like an allegory for sperm and the egg. There can be only one!
You Rock Spoony
Apparently the movie decided to rip-off 300 so that all the fans of highlander can come in unison and go “I am sparta!” — all 300 of them! — ;-)
That singing at the end was like suffering through Biji. But I survived, can you?
On March 2010, producer Neal H. Moritz stated in an interview that “We’re staying true to the mythologies as a whole of the Highlander series. Now there are certain things between all the different Highlanders that conflict with each other, but we’re trying to stay true to the core of what we believe Highlander is and it’s a movie that’s going to be made for the fans of Highlander but also for people who are new to the franchise.” He also expressed interest in incorporating the music of Queen in the new film, just as the original did. On February 9th 2011, it was announced that Melissa Rosenberg was “in negotiations to come on board the Highlander reboot to work on that script.” — http://collider.com/melissa-rosenberg-highlander/75464/ THERE IS NO HOPE ;(
dont worry now you know what us alien fans feel like
though the disconnect from part 4 with the other 3 parts of Alien bugged the hell out of me it was never that bad as this piece of crap.
Even in part 4 one could see that there was at least some form of trying to please the fans and at least Weaver and Perlman seemed to have fun making the movie.
There is nothing redeemable about HL-TS. Well maybe the one thing that came out of that **** of a **** is the review from spooney :)
should be the fysy channel
this hurts and yet is very hilarious
Huh. I didn’t even know this movie existed and now… well, buying copies of the Highlander sequels just so I can run through through with a giant sword seems a little expensive, yet I can almost taste the catharsis…
I’m glad that you included Pat the NES Punk’s ear-drum-destroying little performance there at the end. This is clearly one of Insaneo’s experiments in inducing vomiting in his enemies: subject them to a movie that makes Doomsday look good by comparison (it also has sword fights, cars, cannibals and idiocy) then unleash the baying of the hounds of hell.
They actually had a great reward at the end that could have led into a sequel. They just needed to use the magic reset button. McCleod goes to live what’s left of a mortal life on the private island he buys with the money he makes and new immortals are born to start a new contest. Ta-da. Better set of sequels, better tv show, better cartoon, and don’t even have to have the McCleod as anything more than a reference if that.
Why must they never fight on holy ground? Sky grows dark, thunder and lightning, sword starts to vibrate and explodes. Why? Because you DO NOT FIGHT ON HOLY GROUND! If you do bad stuff happens with no explanation. If something like this happens every time that rule is broken they will figure out that there is a rule and it will be obeyed. But no, they just never thought of trying it before apparently.
I want that gun blade! I wonder wear he got it?
Just look up Gun Blade up in google and you will find it.
I didn’t even like Highlander really (It was a good premise, but I just didn’t think the movie was that well done at all), but my gods I cannot fathom how far it sank. Thank goodness I’ve never seen The Source myself, because I don’t think I’d have reacted so reasonably as Spoony, and I say that as not a fan of the original movie no less.
at 5:12… is that brentalfloss?
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE… Highlander Movie -_-
Thorne Westfall :THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE… Highlander Movie -_-
and THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE…highlander animation
Yakity Sax…during…climatic battle. Yeah, I’m done. I got nothin’ else
Of course they didn’t use Yakity Sax in the final battle scene. You can tell Spoony just layered it over because it’s about goofy enough to warrant it. But if they had, I’m pretty sure we would’ve seen the mother of all Spoony “WTF” faces.
Yea, I got confused at first because Spoony said he didn’t add anything – But the real fight scene does feature talk between them and sound effects for the swords. It is however almost as ludicrous as it appears with the Yakity Sax.
there is anime (a anime movie from japan) is better that this movie
Okay, so this is the worst thing I have ever seen. Thats clearly worse than titanic the other animated musical oO
this is worse than tidus’s laugh
Oh dear god! What? Just… what? This movie actually could have done something to tie together the inconsistencies in the Highlander universe (or at least some of them). Like how can Connor get the Prize in the first movie when all the Immortals from Highlander The Series are still alive? But no, it had to be a POS.
I’m going to go and rewatch some episodes from the TV show in order to re-bleach my brain. I want to mind-wipe myself into thinking that only the first movie and the TV series exist. I recommend that you all do the same!
Highlander the source… KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FUCKING FIRE!!! AAAAAA!!!!!
the source was truly terrible but i think highlander 2 was worst
It’s funny, Spoony’s rant right at and after the Star Child moment is pretty much Mass Effect 3 fans everywhere railing at the ending.
No immortality for spoony. Shamely.
In a fit of depression after seeing this rant; i’m going down to a New York garage and cutting my own head off. This movie abomination-gaahh!!
Sadly, every time I think of Princes of the Universe, all I hear is the source version in my head. I know the Queen version almost by memory but this version is so bad that my mind overrides it. Godsdamnit.
Monsieur Mohawk! that’s great! As a Catholic I laugh at that as it shows the ridiculousness of this particular character.
Hey Spoony, you should review the Highlander anime: The Search for Vengeance. I think you’ll like it.
I’ve only ever seen the original Highlander, and these reviews make me really glad about that. At the same time, they also depress the hell out of me. It’s as though everyone who took a stab (no pun intended) at the Highlander series was actively trying to make it progressively worse. Fuck, George Lucas couldn’t have raped a franchise any worse that this!
The only thing that keeps my brain from hurting is imagining every Highlander property to be set in it’s own alternate universe. Considering how fast and loose it plays with the continuity, that’s not a hard thing to do.
The only thing that keeps my brain from hurting is imagining every Highlander property to be set in it’s own alternate universe. Considering how fast and loose it plays with the continuity, that’s not exactly a hard thing to do.
Sorry about the belated response… I’m enjoying all of your videos so much, but only as of about 2 weeks ago, when I discovered them. :)
To be honest, the end does make a certain amount of sense… But then, I’m coming from a somewhat unusual position.
See, I saw the entire series, and the original Highlander movie (afterward), and about 2 episodes into the series, I was already asking the questions: “Why? Why can there be only one? Who established that rule – originally? Who was it that told the immortals that ‘in the end, there can be only one’… and why do the immortals just take their word for it, to the point where they live their entire lives around it? What’s the prize, and why does everybody want it so badly? Do they even know? And if not, why are they fighting a game and killing each other off, when they don’t know who’s calling the shots, or where or who the prize will come from, or if there even truly is a prize at the end?”
None of these obvious questions were ever answered. At all. Not even, “it’s a mystery…” None of them were ever answered, AT ALL At least, not that I ever saw. “Because Sean Connery said so,” is not an adequate answer to any of these questions.
So about three seasons in, I actually developed a theory of my own, because it was the only thing that makes any sense to me. It goes like this: The game is a hoax. In ancient days, way back before Methos, an alien race discovered our planet and planned to take it over. Only problem: those pesky immortals. They couldn’t be killed. So they came down to the still-primitive people, and planted the idea in their heads that they have to kill each other off, and then the last one standing would get some sort of wonderful prize in the end. And everybody believed it, and continue to believe it to this day, to the point where nobody ever thinks to even question it.
Seriously. THAT is the only explanation for the game that ever made any sense to me.
So… Yeah. I guess I’m not terribly upset about the end to Source for invalidating the premise of the show… because the premise of the show was never valid to begin with. To be valid, it has to be adequately explained. And it never was.
is anyone else bashing their heads in @ 5:47?
I’m not a big enough Highlander fan to care about the zeist stuff, etc(plus Highlander 2 was my first so how was I to know), but I(like Spoony mentioned in the Highlander 2 review) still have to wonder how you watch Highlander and say “there’s room for a sequel” never mind whole fucking series of films and stuff