Highlander II: The Quickening


The original Highlander was a wild, way-better-than-it-needed-to-be celebration of ’80s excess. A very cool movie filled with visual delights, courtesy of director Russell Mulcahy, one of the greatest of all music video directors.

Highlander II is almost universally derided as a baffling misstep, despite the return of Mulcahy and Highlander stars Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert.

According to the documentary Highlander II: Seduced by Argentina, the film suffered due to conflicts between Mulcahy and the film’s bonding company, and the bonding company took control of the final film. The original deserved better than this bad sequel.