Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996)
Leprechaun 4: In Space Plot Synopsis:On a distant planet, a power hungry Leprechaun kidnaps a Dominian princess, Princess Zarina, and plans to make himself king, but not if a bumbling brigade of space marines have anything to say about it. Their commander is a mad scientist by the name of Dr. Mittenhand, who's half machine thanks to one of his "experiments". Once on the planet, Leprechaun is blown up, but quickly is reborn through one of the marines (ala Alien) and wreaks havoc aboard the ship, meanwhile Dr. Mittenhand plans to use the princess for his experiments to make himself whole again. But now, after many of the marines are killed, Leprechaun turns Dr. Mittenhand into a grotesque monster and plans to blow up the ship. The remaining marines have to stop his evil plans and blow *him* up.
Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) Review
Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) is an American science fiction horror comedy movie that went straight to video. This is the fourth film to the Leprechaun series. Brian Trenchard-Smith (Leprechaun 3 (1995), Night of the Demons 2 (1994), BMX Bandits (1983)) is a director that is known for a lot of horror thriller movies and science fiction movies. I am a fan of his movies and look forward to seeing more movies from him. Leprechaun 4 lost its touch and became something that I do not want to see again. Hopefully Brian does not make a fifth installment of this series. Making a fourth movie was pushing his luck, and it failed because it was overdone although it was in space. I do not recommend watching Leprechaun 4 unless to want to see all that is in the series. It failed miserably, and I was disappointed. The movie contains sexual content, violence, suspense, mutant spider, bad language and some frightening scenes for younger kids.
Leprechaun 4: In Space starts off on a deserted planet where a Leprechaun (Warwick Davis - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)) wants to become king of the planet. He decides to try to court Princess Zarina (Rebecca Carlton - A Quiet Little Neighborhood, A Perfect Little Murder (1990), A Match Made in Heaven (1997), Baywatch (1989)) so he can take over her planet and rule it when he becomes king. Some marines went on an expedition to kill the Leprechaun and succeed or so they thought. Kowalski (Geoff Meed - Unthinkable (2010), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Fast Five (2011)) was so happy at killing the Leprechaun that he urinates on the Leprechaun’s body. The marines kill most of the crew members of the ship in an effort to kill the Leprechaun once again after the Leprechaun emerges from Kowalski’s private body part. The movie is sort of interesting from this point on because we see how a mutant spider is invented.
I gave this movie a score of a five because I neither love it or hate it, but I will not see it again. It was a huge disappointment after seeing the three previous Leprechaun movies. The director failed at executing this movie to its full potential. It could have been an awesome hit like the other three movies in its series.
- Leprechaun 4: In Space Rating Scores
- Our Score: 5
- Overall Score: 4.03
- IMDB: 3.5
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Runtime: 95 minutes
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy
Total Avg. Votes: 5,415 MPAA Rating: R
Leprechaun 4: In Space Writers: Mark Jones, Dennis A. Pratt
Leprechaun 4: In Space Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Production: Trimark Pictures