Mary Poppins Returns
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It does seem to wrap up the story of Duncan MacLeod a bit, but then again, the original film did that.
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.
Just when you think that this is a franchise that can't sink any lower . . .
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.
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.
This movie was more like a bad music video than something special in the hIghlander lore. The Highlander legend takes another hit.
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.
What a hunk of junk. This movie was poorly made and that is the bottom line. It takes place a long while after the last movie and has a few of the tv show characters in it but that is where the connections end.
Adrian Paul is a dark and jerky version of his character and that really killed it for me right off the bat. The character I had grown to enjoy over the years had completely changed.
The story was silly and so rushed that you were wondering what the point was. They were charged to go on this quest for the immortal version of the holy grail and they spent a good twenty minutes talking about how difficult it would be to find it and how some had been looking for it for thousands of years. So they head off on the quest and manage to find it pretty fast without much trouble at all. That was pretty stupid.
There is also a rock video type sequence that takes place after a sub par action sequence that really raises the cheese meter quite a bit.
In the end Duncan takes out the bad guy in a fight that lasts a minute or two and then we get a really dumb five minute long recap of the whole movie and then it's over.
The whole movie was a waste of my time and left me wondering no more why the movie was supposed to go to the theater at first and then was reduced to a direct to DVD flick only to make its premier on tv instead.
Even if you are a fan of the franchise you should stay away from this one.
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