Archive for Adrian Paul

Highlander: The Source, part two

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , on January 27, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Adrian Paul looks so pissed off to be in this movie.Picking up from where we left off last time

After forcibly kidnapping Duncan, Joe reveals two facts. First, the Watcher organization no longer exists. Wait, what?! Second, Methos and the other remaining immortals are looking for the Source, and Duncan is required to come along because Anna is joining up with them. Wait, what?!

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Highlander: The Source, part one

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , on January 27, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Oh God. This exists.Highlander: The Source is the suckiest thing that ever sucked.

Believe it or not, it is worse than Highlander II. It has worse characterization than Highlander: Endgame. It was intended to be the first part of a trilogy of films, but instead stands as one final middle finger to fans. It systematically goes through everything that is iconic about the Highlander franchise and destroys it.

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Highlander: Endgame, part three

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , , on January 22, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Yes, I'm still complaining.Okay, I’ve recovered from my near-psychotic break from the first half of this movie, and I’m ready to finish it off.

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Highlander: Endgame, part two

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , , on January 22, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Yeah...I'm depressed too, Connor.Now that I’ve gone over all the behind the scenes crap that Highlander: Endgame went through, it’s time to dig into the movie itself. But first, I’m going to mention something positive: I like the opening. It follows along with the first Highlander movie in providing just text narrated by one of the main characters – in this case, Christopher Lambert as Connor.

In the days before memory, there were the immortals. We were with you then, and we are with you now. We are driven by the endless fight to survive in a game which knows no limit of time or place. We are the seeds of legend, but our true origins are unknown. We simply are.

That’s some pretty good stuff, focusing on the immortals as beings of magic and legend who have followed humanity through the ages. The last bit is admittedly a little out of place in this movie, which never touches on the origins of immortals. It would probably fit better in a film that tried to explore the source of immortality

Did somebody say The Source?

Did somebody say The Source?

No! Go away! You don’t exist yet!

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Highlander: Endgame, part one

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , , on January 22, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

This poster once seemed so awesome.I hate Highlander: Endgame. I don’t hate it because it’s a bad movie – it is, but not the worst film in the franchise. No, I hate this movie because it stinks of lies.

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Highlander: The Series, seasons five and six

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , , on January 8, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

The Four Horsemen, key villains in season five.One thing I forgot to mention last rant was that Adrian Paul took over as the director for a couple of episodes in season four (“Homeland” and “Methuselah’s Gift”), and he also got behind the camera for two episodes in the fifth season (“Revelation 6:8” and “The Modern Prometheus”). Probably not coincidentally, three of the four episodes he directed are among the best in the series. Again, Adrian Paul isn’t a terribly great actor, but his contributions made Highlander: The Series the success it was. Unfortunately, as he lost interest in the series, the show also went downhill.

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Highlander: The Series, seasons two through four

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , on January 7, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Duncan and Richie are back for more.Despite struggling a bit early on without a clear direction, season one of Highlander: The Series was popular enough to warrant a continuation. That alone was remarkable enough – the franchise hadn’t exactly shown itself to be terribly viable beyond one movie up to that point. The second season did face some major hurdles, with the lead actress leaving the show and some budget cutbacks. Despite these problems, the show hit its stride and went on to produce some of the best moments of the franchise in seasons two through four.

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