Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Highlander (1986)

At a glance:
There can be only one, indeed, as this was the 1986 Russell Mulcahy camp classic that spawned four further Highlander movies, two TV series, an animated series, an animated movie, an animated flash-movie series, 10 original novels and 17 comic book issues - all of which doesn't hold a candle to it. Many decisions in the franchise disappoint but this only goes to show how attractive the original Connor MacLeod idea is - a Scottish clansman who cannot die, as he lives on to discover others like him.
Bad news on the doorstep:
It's been a quarter of a century but there is still talk of efforts for a new movie, namely Summit Entertainment's 2008 announcement about Highlander: The Reckoning but Fast And Furious director Justin Lin seemed to have been dropped out of it now with no further word on a replacement helmer.
Perennial wonderment:
How is Christopher Lambert (pic) the boyfriend of Sophie Marceau?
I can't remember if I cried:
Every time I hear Queen's Who Wants To Live Forever, a song reportedly and believably tailor-written by Brian May to match scenes from the movie, especially those depictin the immortal protagonist's doomed romance for a lover who will eventually outlive him. Of course, this song is now a staple at funeral parlours.
Most memorable line:
There can be only one.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
I don't think this movie has aged one bit. Hope they get the fifth movie out sometime before the end of this century.