Review Date: August 28, 2000
Director: Douglas Aarniokoski
Writer: Joel Soisson
Producers: Peter S. Davis and William N. Panzer
Adrian Paul as Duncan McLeod
Christopher Lambert as Connor McLeod
Bruce Payne as Kell
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.