Highlander. I’m sorry, but I hated it. Yes. Hated it. Quite possibly my most unpopular opinion yet. In the dictionary definition for “cheesy/campy”, there should be a still of this movie. The best part of the movie was the 18th century duel scene which was pretty funny and a brief breath from the dullness of the rest of the film. The fact they didn’t even bother to hire an actual Scottish actor for MacLeod’s part showcases the sheer incompetence here.
However, there were lots of unintentionally funny moments throughout the film. Particularly the first time you see Heather as an old woman. I burst out laughing because of how shitty the makeup job was. She looked more like she had a fucking skin condition more than anything else.
Queen’s music was great, though. But not even that, nor could Sean Connery’s wit and charm, save the film. And I’m certainly not going to watch the universally panned sequel.
Proof that '80s pop culture gets too much praise.
HOWEVER…if this film isn’t MEANT to be taken seriously, then I take back most of what I said.
P.S., If you liked this movie, that’s fine. But don’t you dare do the whole “YoU jUsT dIdN’T gEt iT” rhetoric.