Highlander II: The Quickening Review

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In the year 2025, the ozone layer ihas been all but destroyed have been destroyed. Connor MacLeod and Juan Rameriz swoop in to help save the world. They face a battle with the planet Ziest and a money grabbing company seeking to profit from the lack of ozone.


A totally incoherent sequel to the imaginative but not exactly perfect original, with aliens from the Planet Zanussi persecuting Christopher Lambert in a murky future hell of post-ozone degradation. Sean Connery dragged back from death for a bare-faced cameo, Michael Ironside sneering as a dictator of the universe who can only summon two evil followers, and Virginia Madsen wondering what the hell she’s got into.

With a plot that swallows itself, a series of story premises that will have you scratching your head, and some very tired visual fireworks from director Russell Mulcahy, who seems to have graduated from promising to has-been without passing through success.

No plot, no real story, no point really.