Highlander: The Source (2007)

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On the twentieth anniversary of the cult sci-fi hit Highlander, the legend is reborn in a new trilogy that follows Immortal Highlander Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul) on his journey to discover the origin of the first Immortal and unlock the secret source of eternal life. As the world crumbles to chaos and the city falls down all around him, MacLeod's memories drift back to the time he spent with his one true love. Later, when MacLeod comes into contact with a close-knit band of Immortals that include the mysterious Methos and mortal Watcher Joe Dawson, the group sets out on a mission to uncover the secret that has eluded his people for centuries.
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R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Adrian Paul
as Duncan MacLeod
Jim Byrnes
as Joe Dawson
Thekla Reuten
as Anna Teshemka
Cristian Solimeno
as The Guardian
Thom Fell
as Cardinal Giovanni
Saulis Siparis
as Man in Tyres
Buckley Norris
as Captain
Patrice Naiambana
as The Elder
Stephen Wight
as Reggie Weller
Sakalas Uzdavinys
as Security Guard
Geofrey Bersey
as Brother Radu
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Critic Reviews for Highlander: The Source

All Critics (4)

It does seem to wrap up the story of Duncan MacLeod a bit, but then again, the original film did that.

Full Review… | August 17, 2008
7M Pictures

Surely this is the final nail in the coffin lid for this film series. If it isn't, then something is truly wrong with the universe.

Full Review… | March 5, 2008
Filmcritic.com

Just when you think that this is a franchise that can't sink any lower . . .

Full Review… | February 24, 2008
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Stripped of all sense of sword-wielding regality and epic posturing of emotions, The Source is nothing less than a parody of what has come before.

Full Review… | March 31, 2007
DVDTalk.com

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Full Review… | April 15, 2012
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

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Full Review… | March 3, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Highlander: The Source

½

A ultra-stylish and frequently cool action-packed thriller. A bold, fun and new take on the classic adventure series, even thow not the best film in the series but still pretty good. A non-stop adventure filled with suspense and dazzling action. Adrian Paul, Jim Byrnes and Peter Wingfield are back at it in their great roles. Paul once again wins us over with his great portrayel from the series and its great to see him wield swords and show off his star power.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

½

This movie was more like a bad music video than something special in the hIghlander lore. The Highlander legend takes another hit.

John Manard
John Manard

Super Reviewer

Well to start off here I watched this movie not because I had a huge desire to see it but just because I seen the other films in the series so I thought I would at least take a look and believe me when I say that Highlander: The Source is pure crap on every level. It's not even bad on a campy or kitsch level of enjoyment. It is actually grating and painful to watch. Set in a dystopian future, the planets are about to allign, and the last remaining immortals believe this will lead them to the Source of their immortality. Problem is, the Source's "Guardian" a superfast immortal, has awoken and hunts them down. Put that way, the plot sounds decent enough. The problem comes with how it is executed. The movie looks and sounds dirt cheap, with bargain-basement special effects. Even the opening narration sounds like someone recorded it on youtube. The director wraps the whole thing up in a painfully amateur-looking MTV music video style, complete with choppy and incoherent fight scenes. The story is utterly incoherent, inconsistent, and virtually non-existent. Perhaps ( so I've heard anyway) it is because the producers butchered the original script by Peter Briggs, apparently throwing out every decent idea they could find. One of the worst affected elements is the Source itself, which is literally reduced to a magical sandpit. The movie is also peppered with "action" sequences that honestly would not look out of place in a "naked gun" movie. They are (unintentially) comical, yet boring and irritating at the same time. The worst offender of all is the fast-motion fight at the end. The characters are also awful. The "Guardian" himself apparently has the mentality of a five year old. The guy is a complete idiot, and poorly acted. Our merry band of immortals include a stereotypical "Cockney Geezer", a priest who looks like "Max Headroom", and the rest seem embarrassed and bored to be in the movie. I'm not a fan of Adrian Paul and I even felt sorry for him having to be in this piece of trash They also managed to butcher Queen's "Princes of the Universe" with a emo cover version. And I believe the Guardian actually sang it at one point. Let's put it this way. Watch if your a diehard and I mean diehard Highlander fan otherwise avoid.

David Ladd
David Ladd

Super Reviewer

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