Since they are supposedly planning to reboot this series, I thought another look would be worthwhile. Original Movie: Mostly good. Sort of a sleeper/cult favorite. Christopher Lambert is a very unlikely casting for an action hero. On the other hand, casting Sean Connery as an Egyptian who has spent time in Japan and currently (in the 1500s) working for the King of Spain was a bit odd too. Lots of plot holes. The main reason to watch this movie is the sword fighting and the music by Michael Kamen and Queen. Personally, I think the movie mix is much better than the CD release of the Queen songs. Odd that it took so long to release Kamen's score on CD--didn't happen in the US until Highlander 3 was released, and then it was incomplete. Movie established the tradition of a US release being shorter/editted down from non-US release: a European version. Odd, because the deleted scenes as a great deal of background information. That the girl who accuses McLeod of witchcraft was his girlfriend/squeeze, that the secretary was a girl he rescued during WWII, and an extended version of the humorous duel on Boston Common. And the Kurgan plays with the priest a bit. Some of the sound effects change too--like a lion roar during the final Quickening. Hmm... I'm going to show a woman that I'm immortal by making her stab me in the chest with a knife. She's going to be so arroused by my coming back to life that we're going to have rampant sex... Sure. That's logical. Highlander 2: set in the distant year of 1996 (4 years after the film release of 1992--sheesh), when the ozone layer is gone, McLeod leads scientists who build a shield of satelites that project an energy barrier. 30 years later, mankind has started to devolve under the depressing atmosphere, and an elderly MacLeod is waiting to die. More immortals turn up, McLeaod kills one and is rejuvenated. He kills a second and ressurrects Ramierez. Yet more immortals show up, and Macleod teams up with a hot chick revolutionary to take down the shield because the ozone layer has repaired itself. OK, the firest problem with this movie, beyond the plot, is the fact that there are 4 different versions: The US release, the European release, the Director's Cut, and the Renegade Version Director's cut. None of which is complete. Between the 4, the main difference is do Immortals come from an alien planet called Zeist, or from the distant future. Both versions are buggy, to say the least. Hmmm.. We send our political prisoners back in time, with a memmory wipe, to duel it out. Or, we sent them to a primitive alien world where the people look just like us, and when only one is left, s/he can come back. Why would you allow someone who is a revolutionary the chance to build up a huge repetoir of combat experience, then come back to the world governed by a system they've already lead a revolution against? So they can do it again? The woman who dies in the ward just before the Shield is built is supposed to be Brenda from the first movie. Supposedly, General Katana (dumb name) was a winner of a previous tournament. Oh, there's other another planet populated by humans, or another time stream??? Appearently, in the homeplace, Immortals are still reguarded as freaks??? One Queen song used, but otherwise mediocre pop music and bgm that is otherwise un-noteworthy. Sword choreography is mostly good (except for the flying skateboards. FX are better than the original--about the only thing that is.