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Plot: An evil leprechaun is to take the daughter of his slave as a bride, but loses her when the slave sacrifices his life for her. One thousand years later, the leprechaun is determined to take the beautiful descendant of the woman for his bride.
Review: So tonight he can claim his bride as it’s his birthday…interesting.
The imagery and scenery are quite good for a sequel, especially the map part at the beginning. Everything else really is all about damn St. Patrick’s Day this and St. Patrick’s Day that – enough already! I’m sick of that bloody holiday.
There’s quite a few of these films starring Warwick Davis, even one in Space (Hellraiser: Bloodline coming soon!) but they’re all fun movies to watch as they get sillier with each sequel. I’m not saying the script of directing is bad but I’d like a more EVIL Leprechaun opposed to the one in the first two.
As the story progresses we learn old Warwick needs a bride as it’s his one thousandth ann. of losing the one he wanted then. It’s kill kill kill from here and actually some good scenes with the Leprechaun disappearing and protecting his Gold.
This was also actually the final leprechaun film to be released in Cinema’s, the rest were direct-to-video (oh I love that).
This film opened in 252 theatres taking in $672,775 its opening week. Domestically, the film made $2,260,622.
Plot: A demonic ‘scanner’ terrorizes Los Angeles and the only person who can stop him may not have the neurons for the job.
Review: Ahh a nice spin-off from the ‘Scanners’ series of films, and is a very enjoyable watch by all means. Released back in 1995 it does show a bit of its age but for fans of these films – this is a great sequel to the first (which I can’t seem to find on DVD).
I’ve seen the first and always liked it but they really should make more of these.
Well a dumb cop comes across someone in a car that has the ‘piils’ with them (to control the scanning), and he turns out to be the evil scanner – sent to kill the other scanners.
Daniel Quinn is excellent in this as the Scanner Cop ‘Detective Samuel Staziak’ and the same can be said for Patrick Kilpatrick as the evil ‘Volkin’.
There’s an armed robbery scene that sees the Scanner Cop sneak into the building and take control of someone, then nearly every hostage gets some scanning thrown at them. Kane Hodder pops up here as one of the armed robbers and has to rip his headset off from his ear – good stuff. The end of the scene is damn good as he holds back a bomb from exploding with his mind.
A lot of strained facial expressions later the evil Volkin has Sam’s address and goes for the break-in…while eating noodles and listening to his answer phone messages. Now the fight here is pretty cool, psychic powers vs a good old shotgun. Lucky he didn’t fall for the ‘open the door’ trick.
What Volkin is actually doing is taking the life-force of other scanners and somehow this makes him stronger. The bit in the alley scene is some hardcore Scanning action, seriously this Volkin guy needs his Afemmeral (sp?) before he does that to anyone else.
The rest of the story is really is good cop vs evil scanner plot but with more action and those facial expressions again.