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Highlander (1986)

So that was the 80s ? — Written by Simzilla on 21.01.2023

The film is about immortals who can only die when beheaded and have been battling for centuries, and the last one alive will win "The Prize".

The film has a unique and intriguing premise, but its execution leaves something to be desired. The pacing is slow in parts and the story jumps around in time without clear explanations, decreasing the spectator focus. The special effects, while impressive for the time, appear dated now, just like the vision of the ultimate bad guy, being far more ridiculous than he is scary.

The performances are also a mixed bag, with Christopher Lambert as the lead giving a wooden and unengaging performance. On the other hand, Sean Connery as his mentor, Ramirez, gives a strong and charismatic performance.

To remain on stars giving, the last fight contains timeless shots and the soundtrack by Queen adds to the film's epic feel.

However, it does not make up for the film's shortcomings.

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