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WATCH: Oliver retro-reviews Highlander II : The Quickening

May 13th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Highlander II : The Quickening – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…

Highlander II : The Quickening (1991)

The first Highlander movie wasn’t that successful at the box office but it became very successful on home video and distributors from around the world were begging the producers for a sequel. But they kept arguing the story ended and there was no option really for a sequel. But down to pressure and of course money they went ahead with Highlander II.

What we the audience got was a total disaster. The new film destroys the mythology and history that the first film set up and set our hero Connor Macleod in the future trying to save the world from overheating due to the damage done to the Ozone Layer.

It’s a totally mad and bonkers sequel but before I give too much away we need to understand what went wrong…

Oliver’s review:

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I'm an LA journalist who really lives for his profession. I have also published work as Jane Doe in various mags and newspapers across the globe. I normally write articles that can cause trouble but now I write for FTN because Nerds are never angry, so I feel safe.