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Postby Bad Wolf » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:37 pm

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if you watch in this order its a bit more pallateble(sp)

+ Highlander
+ Highlander III
+ Highlander: Endgame

+ Highlander II Renegade version - if your sadistic ^^

on that note .. SciFi is going to be showing the new animated series ..
http://www.scifi.com/schedulebot/index. ... &feed_req=

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Dudes what are you talking about? Highlander 2 was the best movie of all time. I wish I was from Geist. Wait a minute let me sit down, oh crap what did I just write? Seriously though Source has been in production for a looooong time, they're have been problems along the way with people being concerned that it was going to be another Highlander 2. I've heard that early drafts had an all young cast with no mention of the MacLouds and it was to be a new starting point. That got changed quickly when Adrian Paul and Christopher Lambert were brought on board.
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Postby Autobot032 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:53 pm

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Loki120 wrote:
Psychout wrote:NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Highlander is the only film in history where the sequels are even worse than those in the Matrix series, without exception.
The original was gold, pure gold, and every sequel has tarnished it beyond repair.

Endgame was utter crap; who the hell ever told Wrestlers they could act? Mario Van Peebles is about the only thing worht watching in H3 and if Connery couldnt save the series, what hope did he have? And H2 is just unspeakable filth of a movie.

Id rather they just remade the TV series (without 'Richie' this time) that was way better.


Considering that the new movies are based on the tv series and the main character is Duncan and not Conner (Richie is dead) you should be a happy camper.

Don't agree with you on Endgame, however, I actually found it just to opposite. However, I'm also looking at it as a continuation of the series and not the original movie (though elements are incorporated), I can view it from that perpective and be quite happy.

I'll agree that both versions of Highlander 2 were total and utter crap. There was absolutely no way to save that movie, and Highlander 3 was...ughhhh, plot holes galore, but came a long way to trying to repair what happened with the previous film.


I don't know. As a standalone, Highlander 2: The Renegade Version* works as a entertaining sci-fi film. I will admit that when combined with the other films, it does tend to make your brain bleed.

Highlander II: The Quickening...now that film...no hope, no hope at all. (minus five points to me for using a TF:TM ('86) reference.)

Let me ask you this, if they stuck you in a room and you had to watch Highlander II, but they gave you a choice between the three versions (The Quickening, The Renegade Version, Digitally Remastered Director's Cut*) which one would you choose?

*=(and about the new digitally remastered Director's Cut, it looks nothing short of fantastic. If nothing else, the visuals alone are insane.)
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Postby Thenedain » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:03 pm

Autobot032 wrote:I don't know. As a standalone, Highlander 2: The Renegade Version* works as a entertaining sci-fi film. I will admit that when combined with the other films, it does tend to make your brain bleed.

Highlander II: The Quickening...now that film...no hope, no hope at all. (minus five points to me for using a TF:TM ('86) reference.)

Let me ask you this, if they stuck you in a room and you had to watch Highlander II, but they gave you a choice between the three versions (The Quickening, The Renegade Version, Digitally Remastered Director's Cut*) which one would you choose?

*=(and about the new digitally remastered Director's Cut, it looks nothing short of fantastic. If nothing else, the visuals alone are insane.)


I know, this is one of those things you're never supposed to admit to in public but....

I actually liked Highlander 2: The Quickening. 'course, I was like 15 or 16 when it was released, so I blame the folly of youth for my mental imbalance there.

Now, The Renegade version is a different beast altogether. I don't mind saying I liked that flick. It's wonky when put in with the rest of the movies, but then each movie after the first totally seemed to try to reinvent the whole blasted backstory. Poor Connor. Guy's got the Prize and all that, yet for some reason there's always ANOTHER random, lost Immortal coming out of some damned cave somewhere and fudging with him. In retrospect, the Highlander series probably should never have seen a sequel, but so long as we've got 'em, I suppose we should make the best of 'em, eh?

Oh... and Masters of the Universe rocks. I don't care if it's nothing like the cartoon, it still rocks. Skeletor gets the prize for being perhaps the coolest licensed bad guy ever brought to the screen, simply because he was so much better than his cartoon counterpart. He's got some of the best lines ever.

"Tell me about the loneliness of good. Is it equal to the loneliness of evil?"
"I am not in a giving vein this day."

That whole sequence before the Eye of the Galaxy where he gives his big monologue is just plain awesome. Frank Langella is my hero.
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Postby Autobot032 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:42 pm

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Autobot032 wrote:I don't know. As a standalone, Highlander 2: The Renegade Version* works as a entertaining sci-fi film. I will admit that when combined with the other films, it does tend to make your brain bleed.

Highlander II: The Quickening...now that film...no hope, no hope at all. (minus five points to me for using a TF:TM ('86) reference.)

Let me ask you this, if they stuck you in a room and you had to watch Highlander II, but they gave you a choice between the three versions (The Quickening, The Renegade Version, Digitally Remastered Director's Cut*) which one would you choose?

*=(and about the new digitally remastered Director's Cut, it looks nothing short of fantastic. If nothing else, the visuals alone are insane.)


I know, this is one of those things you're never supposed to admit to in public but....

I actually liked Highlander 2: The Quickening. 'course, I was like 15 or 16 when it was released, so I blame the folly of youth for my mental imbalance there.

Now, The Renegade version is a different beast altogether. I don't mind saying I liked that flick. It's wonky when put in with the rest of the movies, but then each movie after the first totally seemed to try to reinvent the whole blasted backstory. Poor Connor. Guy's got the Prize and all that, yet for some reason there's always ANOTHER random, lost Immortal coming out of some damned cave somewhere and fudging with him. In retrospect, the Highlander series probably should never have seen a sequel, but so long as we've got 'em, I suppose we should make the best of 'em, eh?

Oh... and Masters of the Universe rocks. I don't care if it's nothing like the cartoon, it still rocks. Skeletor gets the prize for being perhaps the coolest licensed bad guy ever brought to the screen, simply because he was so much better than his cartoon counterpart. He's got some of the best lines ever.

"Tell me about the loneliness of good. Is it equal to the loneliness of evil?"
"I am not in a giving vein this day."

That whole sequence before the Eye of the Galaxy where he gives his big monologue is just plain awesome. Frank Langella is my hero.


Oh I'm more than willing to admit that I enjoy Highlander 2. I even bought the latest version of the Director's Cut on DVD. (I've got all of the Director's Cuts on DVD.)

It's really not that bad of a movie.

Oh and I love the MOTU movie. I have it on DVD as well. Cheesy as hell, and Tom Paris (before he was cool and running Voyager and all) is there, but hey...it's a classic of schlock!
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Postby Loki120 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:16 pm

Autobot032 wrote:Let me ask you this, if they stuck you in a room and you had to watch Highlander II, but they gave you a choice between the three versions (The Quickening, The Renegade Version, Digitally Remastered Director's Cut*) which one would you choose?


I choose the fourth, hidden answer, Bob. Having my brain liquified and gouged out through my nostrils.

But seriously, there simply was no saving that movie. They tried, but they did not succeed. Whether they're from another planet, or time travelers. They were both really bad ideas.


Thenedain wrote:Oh... and Masters of the Universe rocks. I don't care if it's nothing like the cartoon, it still rocks. Skeletor gets the prize for being perhaps the coolest licensed bad guy ever brought to the screen, simply because he was so much better than his cartoon counterpart. He's got some of the best lines ever.

"Tell me about the loneliness of good. Is it equal to the loneliness of evil?"
"I am not in a giving vein this day."

That whole sequence before the Eye of the Galaxy where he gives his big monologue is just plain awesome. Frank Langella is my hero.


There absolutely no one else who could have pulled off Skeletor so perfectly and not come off as uber cheese. He's the best part of that movie.

Autobot032 wrote:Oh and I love the MOTU movie. I have it on DVD as well. Cheesy as hell, and Tom Paris (before he was cool and running Voyager and all) is there, but hey...it's a classic of schlock!


Ten points for getting that one. I didn't even realize that it was him until I picked up Masters on DVD a few years ago. I did remember Courtney Cox though, there another who had to pay their "dues" before.
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Postby OmegaExtreme » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:30 pm

I am banking on another highlander 2 fiasco. The thought the source is some alien thingie looking for a human to be it's key to unlock some stupid power on one specific immortal is just ******. And the bad guy.. ******, ******, ******. Imagine Jim Carrey with a stupid helmet, a sword, and moves like The Flash. Seriously. Supposedly there can't only be one highlander immortal, just there's only one who can make it to the source..or something, iunno.. I gave up. They released the movie in a couple other countries, but have done some editing to try and have it make more sense to an American crowd, so hopefully what I just said will have no bearing on it's final cut. But don't keep your hopes up! And don't worry, Adrian Paul forgot how to fight [not to mention he's like 48, roflmgdao. Okay, so he was 46 when the movie was shot, big whoop.] You will come to regard Highlander 2 as a fantastic piece of Cinema after watching this. I promise.
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Postby Loki120 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:49 am

Well, that's that. Highlander: the Source is going directly to TV instead of the Box Office.

http://www.mania.com/55635.html

Highlander will appear on the Sci-Fi channel Sept 15. Kinda split on this, I would have liked to see it on the big screen, but I definately understand the reasons behind the move.
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Loki120 wrote:Well, that's that. Highlander: the Source is going directly to TV instead of the Box Office.

http://www.mania.com/55635.html

Highlander will appear on the Sci-Fi channel Sept 15. Kinda split on this, I would have liked to see it on the big screen, but I definately understand the reasons behind the move.


That leaves me kinda bummed :-(
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Loki120 wrote:Well, that's that. Highlander: the Source is going directly to TV instead of the Box Office.

http://www.mania.com/55635.html

Highlander will appear on the Sci-Fi channel Sept 15. Kinda split on this, I would have liked to see it on the big screen, but I definately understand the reasons behind the move.


That leaves me kinda bummed :-(


Well one can assume that at one point it will come to DVD in some extended form. Maybe with some nudity, always go for the nudity.
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby EdmundDante » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:00 pm

why in the TV? we all now how good Hihlander movie eh?..newbie in the house.
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Postby Autobot032 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:23 pm

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EdmundDante wrote:why in the TV? we all now how good Hihlander movie eh?..newbie in the house.


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Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:22 pm

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EdmundDante wrote:why in the TV? we all now how good Hihlander movie eh?..newbie in the house.


Zombie thread! Look out! Kill it! Kill it!


Or we could talk about the remake that is set to star Ralph Fines.
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby NOBODY LOVES WHEELIE » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:36 pm

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Wow talk about a blast from the past.

The Source was beyond awful in fact it actually moved all the other Highlander films up a notch.

Actually it makes Raven look good.

Last I heard the Paul franchise is dead. They intend to reboot everything with a brand new film.

No suprise Endgame was a mircle that it got to screen and performed terribly...while I loved the film it went through several edits, rewrites and delays before they dumped it in theaters in a spot that was essentially the toilet of release dates. Raven tanked on the small tube, and then The Source was sooooooo bad no distributor would touch it...even worse when audiences finally saw it, it became apparent just how bad it was, I mean it wasn't even critic bad...it made no sense and was just horrible to watch.

So maybe reboot is the way to go here.
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:40 pm

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NOBODY LOVES WHEELIE wrote:Wow talk about a blast from the past.

The Source was beyond awful in fact it actually moved all the other Highlander films up a notch.

Actually it makes Raven look good.

Last I heard the Paul franchise is dead. They intend to reboot everything with a brand new film.

No suprise Endgame was a mircle that it got to screen and performed terribly...while I loved the film it went through several edits, rewrites and delays before they dumped it in theaters in a spot that was essentially the toilet of release dates. Raven tanked on the small tube, and then The Source was sooooooo bad no distributor would touch it...even worse when audiences finally saw it, it became apparent just how bad it was, I mean it wasn't even critic bad...it made no sense and was just horrible to watch.

So maybe reboot is the way to go here.


Ralph Fines is set to play Connor. I think he could do a good job.
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

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NOBODY LOVES WHEELIE wrote:Wow talk about a blast from the past.

The Source was beyond awful in fact it actually moved all the other Highlander films up a notch.

Actually it makes Raven look good.

Last I heard the Paul franchise is dead. They intend to reboot everything with a brand new film.

No suprise Endgame was a mircle that it got to screen and performed terribly...while I loved the film it went through several edits, rewrites and delays before they dumped it in theaters in a spot that was essentially the toilet of release dates. Raven tanked on the small tube, and then The Source was sooooooo bad no distributor would touch it...even worse when audiences finally saw it, it became apparent just how bad it was, I mean it wasn't even critic bad...it made no sense and was just horrible to watch.

So maybe reboot is the way to go here.


Yeah, I think it's pretty much past due for a reboot. Connor's dead, Duncan's won the prize and found the source, Methos is...whatever at this point, the Watchers no longer matter anymore, the story line is dead.

A reboot would be a great idea.

Endgame had potential, and you could tell they put some money and effort into it. Better special effects, brought back most of the original film's cast, and the story had promise, but the finished product was a mess. Ever see the director's cut? It actually loops a scene in the final battle, uses it twice and it's apparent to the point that anyone watching would catch it. It's almost like the disc skips and then you realize it's the film itself.

Still, I found it to be an enjoyable experience.

The Final Dimension was a rehash of the first one, and while I thought Mario Van Peebles was a lot of fun, I just found it to be too much of a ripoff. Still watchable, but a ripoff.

The Renegade Version of II is a guilty pleasure, and nonsensical, but fun nonetheless. I can't even watch The Quickening. Egad it was awful.

The original...pretty hard to top (which none of the sequels did), and outside of a reboot, the current series can't hold a candle to it.

The Raven, I watched about 5 or 6 episodes and found it to be...boring. Kinda like Angel spinning off of Buffy, minus...well everything that made Angel work. The Raven was just piss poor.

Highlander The Series had some great moments, but I've seen better shows. Eureka and Warehouse 13 come to mind. I think having an immortal of the week was an idea that petered out rather quickly. Some stories were compelling, some were funny, but for the most part...bleh.

So, yeah, it's time for a reboot. I hope the keep the core characters and put them in new surroundings and new adventures, it just wouldn't be Highlander without MacLeod and Ramirez. I wouldn't mind seeing an updated Kurgan.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ralph Fines is set to play Connor. I think he could do a good job.


This is the second time you've mentioned this. I've not been able to find anything on this. Where are you getting this news??
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:21 pm

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NOBODY LOVES WHEELIE wrote:Wow talk about a blast from the past.

The Source was beyond awful in fact it actually moved all the other Highlander films up a notch.

Actually it makes Raven look good.

Last I heard the Paul franchise is dead. They intend to reboot everything with a brand new film.

No suprise Endgame was a mircle that it got to screen and performed terribly...while I loved the film it went through several edits, rewrites and delays before they dumped it in theaters in a spot that was essentially the toilet of release dates. Raven tanked on the small tube, and then The Source was sooooooo bad no distributor would touch it...even worse when audiences finally saw it, it became apparent just how bad it was, I mean it wasn't even critic bad...it made no sense and was just horrible to watch.

So maybe reboot is the way to go here.


Yeah, I think it's pretty much past due for a reboot. Connor's dead, Duncan's won the prize and found the source, Methos is...whatever at this point, the Watchers no longer matter anymore, the story line is dead.

A reboot would be a great idea.

Endgame had potential, and you could tell they put some money and effort into it. Better special effects, brought back most of the original film's cast, and the story had promise, but the finished product was a mess. Ever see the director's cut? It actually loops a scene in the final battle, uses it twice and it's apparent to the point that anyone watching would catch it. It's almost like the disc skips and then you realize it's the film itself.

Still, I found it to be an enjoyable experience.

The Final Dimension was a rehash of the first one, and while I thought Mario Van Peebles was a lot of fun, I just found it to be too much of a ripoff. Still watchable, but a ripoff.

The Renegade Version of II is a guilty pleasure, and nonsensical, but fun nonetheless. I can't even watch The Quickening. Egad it was awful.

The original...pretty hard to top (which none of the sequels did), and outside of a reboot, the current series can't hold a candle to it.

The Raven, I watched about 5 or 6 episodes and found it to be...boring. Kinda like Angel spinning off of Buffy, minus...well everything that made Angel work. The Raven was just piss poor.

Highlander The Series had some great moments, but I've seen better shows. Eureka and Warehouse 13 come to mind. I think having an immortal of the week was an idea that petered out rather quickly. Some stories were compelling, some were funny, but for the most part...bleh.

So, yeah, it's time for a reboot. I hope the keep the core characters and put them in new surroundings and new adventures, it just wouldn't be Highlander without MacLeod and Ramirez. I wouldn't mind seeing an updated Kurgan.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ralph Fines is set to play Connor. I think he could do a good job.


This is the second time you've mentioned this. I've not been able to find anything on this. Where are you getting this news??


Oh man where did I read this, it was awhile ago I think People or cinescape.com. I might have the name wrong, might be his brother Joseph.
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby Autobot032 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:57 pm

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NOBODY LOVES WHEELIE wrote:Wow talk about a blast from the past.

The Source was beyond awful in fact it actually moved all the other Highlander films up a notch.

Actually it makes Raven look good.

Last I heard the Paul franchise is dead. They intend to reboot everything with a brand new film.

No suprise Endgame was a mircle that it got to screen and performed terribly...while I loved the film it went through several edits, rewrites and delays before they dumped it in theaters in a spot that was essentially the toilet of release dates. Raven tanked on the small tube, and then The Source was sooooooo bad no distributor would touch it...even worse when audiences finally saw it, it became apparent just how bad it was, I mean it wasn't even critic bad...it made no sense and was just horrible to watch.

So maybe reboot is the way to go here.


Yeah, I think it's pretty much past due for a reboot. Connor's dead, Duncan's won the prize and found the source, Methos is...whatever at this point, the Watchers no longer matter anymore, the story line is dead.

A reboot would be a great idea.

Endgame had potential, and you could tell they put some money and effort into it. Better special effects, brought back most of the original film's cast, and the story had promise, but the finished product was a mess. Ever see the director's cut? It actually loops a scene in the final battle, uses it twice and it's apparent to the point that anyone watching would catch it. It's almost like the disc skips and then you realize it's the film itself.

Still, I found it to be an enjoyable experience.

The Final Dimension was a rehash of the first one, and while I thought Mario Van Peebles was a lot of fun, I just found it to be too much of a ripoff. Still watchable, but a ripoff.

The Renegade Version of II is a guilty pleasure, and nonsensical, but fun nonetheless. I can't even watch The Quickening. Egad it was awful.

The original...pretty hard to top (which none of the sequels did), and outside of a reboot, the current series can't hold a candle to it.

The Raven, I watched about 5 or 6 episodes and found it to be...boring. Kinda like Angel spinning off of Buffy, minus...well everything that made Angel work. The Raven was just piss poor.

Highlander The Series had some great moments, but I've seen better shows. Eureka and Warehouse 13 come to mind. I think having an immortal of the week was an idea that petered out rather quickly. Some stories were compelling, some were funny, but for the most part...bleh.

So, yeah, it's time for a reboot. I hope the keep the core characters and put them in new surroundings and new adventures, it just wouldn't be Highlander without MacLeod and Ramirez. I wouldn't mind seeing an updated Kurgan.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ralph Fines is set to play Connor. I think he could do a good job.


This is the second time you've mentioned this. I've not been able to find anything on this. Where are you getting this news??


Oh man where did I read this, it was awhile ago I think People or cinescape.com. I might have the name wrong, might be his brother Joseph.


I could see Joseph doing it. Ralph is just a tad too old to pull it off.
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:16 pm

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NOBODY LOVES WHEELIE wrote:Wow talk about a blast from the past.

The Source was beyond awful in fact it actually moved all the other Highlander films up a notch.

Actually it makes Raven look good.

Last I heard the Paul franchise is dead. They intend to reboot everything with a brand new film.

No suprise Endgame was a mircle that it got to screen and performed terribly...while I loved the film it went through several edits, rewrites and delays before they dumped it in theaters in a spot that was essentially the toilet of release dates. Raven tanked on the small tube, and then The Source was sooooooo bad no distributor would touch it...even worse when audiences finally saw it, it became apparent just how bad it was, I mean it wasn't even critic bad...it made no sense and was just horrible to watch.

So maybe reboot is the way to go here.


Yeah, I think it's pretty much past due for a reboot. Connor's dead, Duncan's won the prize and found the source, Methos is...whatever at this point, the Watchers no longer matter anymore, the story line is dead.

A reboot would be a great idea.

Endgame had potential, and you could tell they put some money and effort into it. Better special effects, brought back most of the original film's cast, and the story had promise, but the finished product was a mess. Ever see the director's cut? It actually loops a scene in the final battle, uses it twice and it's apparent to the point that anyone watching would catch it. It's almost like the disc skips and then you realize it's the film itself.

Still, I found it to be an enjoyable experience.

The Final Dimension was a rehash of the first one, and while I thought Mario Van Peebles was a lot of fun, I just found it to be too much of a ripoff. Still watchable, but a ripoff.

The Renegade Version of II is a guilty pleasure, and nonsensical, but fun nonetheless. I can't even watch The Quickening. Egad it was awful.

The original...pretty hard to top (which none of the sequels did), and outside of a reboot, the current series can't hold a candle to it.

The Raven, I watched about 5 or 6 episodes and found it to be...boring. Kinda like Angel spinning off of Buffy, minus...well everything that made Angel work. The Raven was just piss poor.

Highlander The Series had some great moments, but I've seen better shows. Eureka and Warehouse 13 come to mind. I think having an immortal of the week was an idea that petered out rather quickly. Some stories were compelling, some were funny, but for the most part...bleh.

So, yeah, it's time for a reboot. I hope the keep the core characters and put them in new surroundings and new adventures, it just wouldn't be Highlander without MacLeod and Ramirez. I wouldn't mind seeing an updated Kurgan.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Ralph Fines is set to play Connor. I think he could do a good job.


This is the second time you've mentioned this. I've not been able to find anything on this. Where are you getting this news??


Oh man where did I read this, it was awhile ago I think People or cinescape.com. I might have the name wrong, might be his brother Joseph.


I could see Joseph doing it. Ralph is just a tad too old to pull it off.


It is Joseph. On the official Highlander fan page they were asking who the fans wanted to play Ramirez. I hope they go back to Gregory Widens original story because there are some elements that could carry over well.
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby vegetacron » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:44 pm

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I just can't get into Adrian Paul as an actor. The original Duncan McLeod played by Christopher Lambert was the best imo. Once he left the franchise, it just kinda went downhill imo. But theres tons of people who love the Adrian Paul Duncan, and thats totally cool, i just got spoiled by the movies. lol
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby Autobot032 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:56 pm

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vegetacron wrote:I just can't get into Adrian Paul as an actor. The original Duncan McLeod played by Christopher Lambert was the best imo. Once he left the franchise, it just kinda went downhill imo. But theres tons of people who love the Adrian Paul Duncan, and thats totally cool, i just got spoiled by the movies. lol


I can understand that. Me personally, I have no problem with Paul. In fact, I think some of his performances as Duncan were excellent, and he's great as a Highlander, but I can understand why Lambert is accepted better by some.

I mean, he nailed that role like it was tailor made for him. The slight hint of a muddled accent mix, the longing for the past, the aching for his lost love, the ability to handle the sword like a pro, amazing. It was like he had actually become Connor MacLeod.

Adrian Paul was okay doing the same thing, but he'll never be Connor. The one good thing to Highlander: The Series was the ability to have comedic episodes, such as the one where Duncan gets blown up in one of his buddy's cons, and it explored pieces of the immortals world that hadn't been seen in depth before, but the immortal villain of the week thing grew old, quick.

I realize that's the point of their universe, to hunt each other down until the prize can be claimed, but that bit 'o storyline works better in a movie trilogy where everyone gets a chance to shine. You really don't need much more than that, to tell the story.
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:33 pm

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vegetacron wrote:I just can't get into Adrian Paul as an actor. The original Duncan McLeod played by Christopher Lambert was the best imo. Once he left the franchise, it just kinda went downhill imo. But theres tons of people who love the Adrian Paul Duncan, and thats totally cool, i just got spoiled by the movies. lol


Christopher Lambert played Connor McLeod Adrian Paul played Duncan McLeod who was trained by and a clansman to Connor. Lambert appeared in the pilot episode of Highlander the series and was mentioned here and there over the years. The premise of the series was that it took place after the first movie probably after Connor found out he wasn't the "one."
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Re: There can be only one(New Highlander movie!)

Postby EdmundDante » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:12 am

good to be back!!

Either way, the movie was good.
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