Highlander II: The Quickening (Highlander 2)
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Highlander II: The Quickening (Highlander 2)
At the end of Highlander, Juan Ramirez (Sean Connery) died and Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) was rendered mortal. "Highlander 2: The Quickening begins in 1999 when Connor solves the problem of an ever-depleting ozone layer on the earth by devising a giant shield around the entire planet. The earth is saved, except for the fact that it is now a continual 99 degrees, and the earth is plunged into 24 hours of darkness. 40 years later, Connor is an elderly man with liver spots, heading out for the opera. Then there is a flashback of Connor recalling his halcyon days on the planet Zeist… More

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"Audiences unfamiliar with the first film will be hard put to follow the action [from a story by Brian Clemens] as it incoherently hops about in time and space."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Mulcahy and company don't ask us to suspend disbelief; they ask us to pretend we've all had weed-whacker lobotomies."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"The film is desperately overplotted; events and years rush by and pile up like cars in an interstate wreck. It's also terribly overexplained."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Incomprehensible doesn't even begin to explain it. This movie is the equivalent of the "Hey look over there!" gag. You look, and the guy you wanted to beat up has run away."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"It would be best if we all just agree amongst ourselves that this movie never happened."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Leaden, laden with effects, short on imagination."
‑ , Time Out
"Feels more like a brainstorm exercise than a feature length film."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Another substandard sequel."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The director's cut elevates this misconceived sequel from one of the worst stinkers ever to merely dreadful."
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"It would be much more fun to see the film makers point fingers at each other over why this sequel is so bad."
‑ , BBC.com
"Highlander 2: The Quickening is the most hilariously incomprehensible movie I've seen in many a long day -- a movie almost awesome in its badness."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Highlander 2 is a mess. Nevertheless, damn it, it's a gorgeous mess...incoherent, but a joy to stare at for 105 minutes, watching as a franchise is epically flushed down the toilet."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"...[not] as bad as it's been made out to be over the years."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Beyond redemption."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"In short, lots of action and wild stunts, lame comedy and a story that makes no sense whatsoever."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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