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Audiences unfamiliar with the first film will be hard put to follow the action [from a story by Brian Clemens] as it incoherently hops about in time and space.
Leaden, laden with effects, short on imagination.
Mulcahy and company don't ask us to suspend disbelief; they ask us to pretend we've all had weed-whacker lobotomies.
Highlander 2: The Quickening is the most hilariously incomprehensible movie I've seen in many a long day -- a movie almost awesome in its badness.
Feels more like a brainstorm exercise than a feature length film.
Highlander 2 is a mess. Nevertheless, damn it, it's a gorgeous mess...incoherent, but a joy to stare at for 105 minutes, watching as a franchise is epically flushed down the toilet.
The film is desperately overplotted; events and years rush by and pile up like cars in an interstate wreck. It's also terribly overexplained.
Another substandard sequel.
...[not] as bad as it's been made out to be over the years.
Incomprehensible doesn't even begin to explain it. This movie is the equivalent of the "Hey look over there!" gag. You look, and the guy you wanted to beat up has run away.
The director's cut elevates this misconceived sequel from one of the worst stinkers ever to merely dreadful.
The Renegade version of H2 is one of my favorite "so bad it's good" movies ever!!
The first Highlander was a terrific action, fantasy Science Fiction film that was highly entertaining, and delivered some impressive thrills, memorable action and a great soundtrack. But this sequel, fails to entertain and it's a ridiculous, poorly made film that just doesn't satisfy. This sequel has been said that it ranks among one of the worst films ever made, well I have seen far worse than this, but nonetheless, it's pretty bad. Whatever you've enjoyed about the original is ruined due to a lacking script, poorly constructed action scenes and lack of any memorable moments. I am a big fan of the first film, and I was somewhat hoping that the reviews for the follow up were somewhat false, but they are pretty accurate in describing the film. What really makes this a pitiful sequel is the fact that it the potential of being so good, but the filmmakers just didn't seem to care at crafting a worthwhile follow up to a classic action film. This is just lazy filmmaking at its very worst, and the film is just tedious, incoherent, and pointless in the way that it handles its story and ideas. I had high hope for this one, but like everyone else, I was let down by the lack of good ideas, effective action and good performances. The original Highlander had great performances, a terrific concept and well executed action scenes, which is something that this follow up does not have. Don't expect anything this film, as it fails to entertain and it's a mess from start to finish. If only the filmmakers would have put much more effort into this film, maybe it would have been good; however it's a pointless, unnecessary film.
Opposed by a ruthless corporation, an Immortal investigates whether it's time to remove the ozone shield he suggested blanketing around the Earth, all while he's being hunted by another Immortal (either an alien or a visitor from the past, depending on which version you see) bent on unmotivated revenge. Understandably, this nonsensical, incompetent sci-fi action comedy that changed all the rules and brought back Sean Connery from the dead was an insult to fans of the first HIGHLANDER movie. If, however, you come to it with no attachments to the Highlander mythos, it's an amusing wreck: you watch director Russell Mulcahy make one bad decision after another, fumbling action sequences, adding embarrassing comedy relief, and including a bizarrely bloody train hijacking where riders are slaughtered by improbable G-forces.
At one part of time i would of said this film was awful and was a dreadful attempt to continue a series and ruin is originality and mythology with its weak science fiction twist. But this directors cut of the film is a much better and exceptional version of Highlander 2, is it a worthy continuation to the series? absolutely not, but as a stand alone movie? yes its terrific and great to watch. An electrifying and explosive action-packed thriller. Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery are back wielding swords, kicking ass and showing off their great chemistry. An exhilarating and fun action flick.
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