Leprechaun: Origins (2014) Movie Review

Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

2014 | R | Horror, Fantasy
90 minutes /

User Score: 46/100

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Leprechaun: Origins Review


Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

Leprechaun: Origins (2014) is an American dark horror movie that is the seventh film in its series. It was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada. Director Zach Lipovsky (Tasmanian Devils (TV 2013), Time Upon a Once (TV 2007), Die Hardly Working (TV 2007)) failed at executing this movie. He should have left it alone when he saw the script and walked away. Leprechaun: Origins contains violence, suspense, some good kills, gore, lust, love, adventure and some boredom.

Sophie Roberts (Stephanie Bennett - Grave Encounters 2 (2012), Desertion (2014), Big Eyes (2014)) is majoring in history and her boyfriend Ben (Andrew Dunbar - Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007), Garage Sale Mystery (2013), Alien Trespass (2009)) takes her for granted. Jeni (Melissa Roxburgh - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012), Big Time Movie (2012), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)) is on the trip with her boyfriend David (Brendan Fletcher - Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Rampage (2009), Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)) and they spend most of their time making out. Sophie, Ben, Jeni and David are hoping to get a one of a kind getaway by touring/backpacking across Europe. On their last day of their vacation, they decided to travel to Ireland. They want to find a secluded area in Ireland to have a nice relaxing last day on their vacation. They decided to go to a countryside little pub to enjoy some pints of beer. They met a mysterious man by the name of Hamish (Garry Chalk - Godzilla (2014), Cold Squad (1998), Watchmen (2009)) that sent the curious bunch on an expedition. Hamish told them about “The Stones of the Gods” that is on old tales secret and Hamish even has a cabin that they can stay at - how convenient - right? Hamish told them that they could stay at the cabin and then they will have to take a seven-hour hike to get to the “The Stones of the Gods” and the path is narrow. They, of course, realize a little too late that this is one adventure they should have passed up on.

Leprechaun: Origins did not entertain me in any bit, needless to say, the original Leprechaun surpassed this remake in many ways. I was so looking forward to seeing this movie since it was supposed to contain less Irish folklore and had more of a monster action theme going on. The shaky camera did not help this movie. I could not relate to any of the characters and therefore did not connect with any of them. It was bothersome to watch the movie as they never showed much of the Leprechaun, and when they did, you never get to see the Leprechaun’s whole body. What I can see of the Leprechaun - it was done amazingly well. The set, cinematography and scenarios were good. Save yourselves your money and wait for it to come out on VOD, that should not be too long.

About Leprechaun: Origins 2014

Title: Leprechaun: Origins
Year: 2014
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.3/5 stars from 28 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 28
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Garry Chalk, Mary Black, Brendan Fletcher, Teach Grant, Melissa Roxburgh, Emilie Ullerup, Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar, Bruce Blain, Adam Boys, Gary Peterman, Dylan Postl
Writers: Harris Wilkinson
Director: Zach Lipovsky

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