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Re: Other sucky "sequels" [Re: [vox] [OT]: george lucas - a galactic gasbag]

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 12:04:26AM -0800, Micah Cowan wrote:
> Still, even that didn't suck as bad as, say, the second Highlander
> movie.  Anyone a Highlander fan?  Filled with hundreds of
> inconsistencies with the rest of the line.  The plot?  Douglas MacCloud
> suddenly "remembers" that he's really an alien from another dimension or
> something, and the "quickening" is a special bond he formed with Sean
> Connery's character (forgot his name).  This same quickening allows
> MacCloud to call [Sean Connery] back from the dead to help him, who only
> sticks around long enough to give up his life force to save MacCloud and
> his girlfriend's lives.  Ostensibly, one could simply call him right
> back again....  Some of the cheesiest parts are that Connery suddenly
> appears in the middle of a Hamlet performance, and the interactions
> there; and after MacCloud kills his first other highlander in some time,
> he immediately gets extremely frisky with his just-met female
> companion.  That's our sex scene - tawdry stand-up in the alley. 
> Cheeze....
> When they made the next movie, they pretty much just ignored that entire
> second movie, and pretended like it never happened, making the third
> movie a "second sequel" to the first.

A friend of mine coined the following:

"Highlander: The Original."
"Highlander 2: The Sickening."
"Highlander 3: We're really sorry."
"Highlander 4: The way it should be."

Don Werve <donw@examen.com> (Unix System Administrator)

Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!
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