Highlander: The Source (2007) is a science fiction adventure movie that is the fifth and final installment of the Highlander film series. Director Brett Leonard (The Lawnmower Man (1992), Virtuosity (1995), Hideaway (1995), Feed (2005)) failed at executing this movie that I had high expectations. I am a HIghlander’s fan since my childhood days and was greatly disappointed upon seeing this film. People who are not familiar with the Highlander TV series or film series will be lost while viewing this movie. I am sad that this film was a waste and total failure as I assume it had the potential to be something better than receiving a score of three.
Highlander: The Source starts by showing a few Immortals going on a mission to find the "Source" of immortal power. Zai Jie (Stephen Rahman Hughes - Clash of Empires (2011), The Kitchen Musical (2011), Bollywood Carmen (2013)) is a member of the group, and he used the communications tower in Eastern Europe to tell others of the Source’s location. Skip forward, Former Immortal Watcher Joe Dawson (Jim Byrnes - ander (1992), Wiseguy (1987), Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993), Highlander: Endgame (2000)) is given a mission to find Duncan MacLeod. Duncan (Adrian Paul - Highlander (1992), Highlander: Endgame (2000), Eyeborgs (2009)) reunites with his mortal wife Anna Teshemka, who has visions. Duncan and a few others head to an island that has gangs of cannibals that rules the island. After a few events, we see a numerous amount of battles with some brutal scenes. There is not much to say about this movie except that it mostly consist of a group of people going on a journey and fight battles along the way to get to the Source where one human is entitled to it.
I gave this movie a three because of Adrian Paul’s performance as Duncan MacLeod, it was amazing and also because of the sets. The only good thing about this film is the performances of the actors and the sets. Everything else was a waste and did not make much sense in the movie, even the script/screenplay.
About Highlander: The Source (2007)
Starring: Buckley Norris, Adrian Paul, Saulis Siparis, Mykolas Dorofejus, Peter Wingfield, Jim Byrnes, Thom Fell, Laurynas Jurgelis, Geoffrey T. Bersey, Antanas Surgailis, Laimutis Leonas Ciunis, Rolandas Boravskis, Marina Ivenkova, Thekla Reuten, Cristian Solimeno, Alius Makovskis, Stephen Rahman Hughes, Stephen Wight, Patrice Naiambana, Sakalas Uzdavinys
Director: Brett Leonard