"Once again a new version of Highlander is revealed; combining elements of the first film & the series into one..."
When Highlander 2 & 3 arrived being a fan of the first Highlander movie it was: a big disappointment, to see the downhill effect, of the story, being rewritten; into-something-completely-new; not adding up to the first. Now once again a new version of Highlander is revealed; combining elements of the first film & the series into one; & I: found this film to be much more entertaining, then the seconded film but nowhere close to being as good as the first one. In this version: the prize was not won by Conner. The game still continues on & the gathering is believed to be getting nearer.
Conner starts to feel the effects of loneliness so he calls Duncan in Paris to come to New York. The kinsmen meet up at the beginning in New York but when Conner's apartment on Hudson Street gets bombed by an old obsessed enemy (killing-Rachel-his-secretary; whom-he-raised-as-his-daughter-after-World-War-2) he disappears for a while leaving Duncan to find more about the new enemy that he will shortly be facing...
Elements from the series are added in one of which I did not care much for is the watchers; A secret organization that does surveillance of the immortals for the sake of preserving history.
The love life's of both Conner & Duncan are added, Conner's gaudy cliché of mourning the death of his first wife Heather continues well a former love of Duncan's that makes for a flash back sub-plot resurfaces & is a part of the main-plot.
Flashbacks like in the movie & the series are put in. The swordfights are all well done: & the lightning effects, of the quickening are placed in, as well.
The script maintains a lot of elements from the movie & series; occasionally there are discrepancies that do not add up to what a fan well remember from previous movies but the entertainment shouldn't be greatly affected. The dialog of it that critics have sighted to be substandard is pretty accurate; tho for viewers or fans most of what will want to be seen in a movie like this is the swordfights.
The directing was nothing special & the soundtrack in no way compared to the first Highlander & the main villain of this film was a little on the cheesy side.
I give this film a C + (Common) & I'm giving it a generous rating.