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Highlander: Endgame (2000)
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Review Date: August 28, 2000
Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
Writer: Joel Soisson
Producers: Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer
Actors:
Adrian Paul as Duncan McLeod
Christopher Lambert as Connor McLeod
Bruce Payne as Kell
Plot:
(From what I understood) A really bad highlander dude comes to the present looking to whack out the nice highlander dudes in order to gain their power and become the mightiest immortal...or something along those lines.
Critique:
A complete and utter mess. Disjointed, incoherent, boring, corny, filled with bad dialogue...and that's just the first thirty minutes! This film doesn't seem to know what to do with itself. It's confusing to anyone who doesn't know the series (I include myself in that group) and apparently a "let down" to those who do know the series (I include die-hard HIGHLANDER fan The Arrow in that group). The film doesn't explain anything about itself...it just goes from one inexplicable situation to another. One moment they're in the present time, the next moment, they're in Italy in the 1600s. Why? Who knows. What are they talking about? No idea. Flashbacks mixed in with the present, mixed in with a few spontaneously cheesy fight sequences every now and again, and I even remember seeing one flashback scene which went even further into its own flashback scene!! Hullo...?!? Confused yet? I was and I basically stopped giving a crap about anyone in the film when I realized that neither the writer or director was interested in presenting me with any kind of semblance of a story.

Random swordplay, Mad Max-like dudes showing up in motorcycles in the 1800s? Or were they in the present at that time? Who knows...and to be honest...who seriously cares! This series should have been shot in the head and put out of its own misery a long time ago, but sadly, someone at the studio decided that it still had a little life left in it. Please, please...for the love of God and all that is holy in the world of movie-making, and mostly out of respect for those who loved the original film, put this series to bed and end it! Even Christopher Lambert knew enough to play second fiddle to Adrian Paul in this one. The director also tries to do the best he can with the muddled material, but all he could come up with is plenty of slo-mo action, some fast-motion fight scenes and lots of smoke everywhere. And is there anything spectacular about the sword-play or fight scenes? Nope. Oh boy, and I haven't even gotten around to the greatest piece of over-acting that I've seen in years. The man who plays Kell in this movie, Bruce Payne, should get a ham trophy for literally chewing up every piece of scenery that he gets near. Overacting is not a hobby for this guy...it's a living! He's also very funny, not purposely though. All in all, the movie stinks. Nuff said.
(c) 2016 Berge Garabedian
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