I’m with ScottyMcD on this one. I first saw the original Highlander when I was about 17 (ten years ago…ugh) and I thought it was pretty damn cool. A bit cheesy, yes; not the greatest acting, yeah; but it had a lot of style. After seeing the first film I thought I would check out the sequels and I was just like…wtf? For a while there I had trouble watching the original Highlander because I kept thinking about all of the so-called "back story" that we were shown in the second one. Thankfully I have been able to put most of the movie out of my mind and am now able to enjoy the original again. All I have to say to those who have seen the first movie and none of the sequels is that I wish I were you.
About Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991)
Starring: Michael Ironside, Virginia Madsen, Sean Connery, Christopher Lambert, Rusty Schwimmer, John C. McGinley, Steven Grives, Peter Bromilow, Allan Rich, Pete Antico, Randall Newsome, Max Berliner, Roderick Cameron, Russell Mulcahy, Eduardo Sapac, Ezequiel Eskenazi Storey, Nora Zinski, Michel Peyronel, Jacques Arndt, Sebastian Morgan, Nicolas Deane, Bruno Curichelli, Helen Buck, Daniel Trovo, Andres Geringer, Diego Leske, Matt Johnston, Phillip Brock, Julio Breshnev, Héctor Malamud
Director: Russell Mulcahy