Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991) Movie Review

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1991 | R | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
91 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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Highlander 2: The Quickening Review


In the future, Highlander Connor MacLeod must prevent the destruction of Earth under an anti-ozone shield.

Russell Mulcahy directed Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) had an estimated $30 million movie budget. However, it grossed $15.5 million at the US box office. Christopher Lambert as Highlander Connor MacLeod returned for the sequel along with Sean Connery another Highlander named Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez.

Highlander II: The Quickening focuses once again on Connor MacLeod, but this sequel fast forwards us into the future in the year of 2024. In this future, the ozone layer around the Earth has deteriorated, and MacLeod helped in the construction of a giant "shield" to protect people from dying. MacLeod lost his immortality after defeating the last Highlander in Highlander (1986). He is now an old man until new Immortals come to Earth, MacLeod is again rejuvenated to do battle.

Highlander II: The Quickening is a bit cheesy, and the acting could have been better. The style is there, but the film lacked the finesse and polish it deserved. This Highlander movie is the start of a terrible spiral as the Highlander franchise never picks up or improves on the first film.

Shame, I am hoping for some Highlander reboot in the future.


About Highlander 2: The Quickening 1991

Title: Highlander 2: The Quickening
Original Title: Highlander 2, Highlander 2: The Quickening, Highlander II, Highlander II: The Renegade Version
AKA: Highlander II: The Quickening
Year: 1991
Runtime: 91 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Michael Ironside, Virginia Madsen, Rusty Schwimmer, Sean Connery, John C. McGinley, Randall Newsome, Christopher Lambert, Steven Grives, Allan Rich, Pete Antico, Peter Bromilow, Jeff Altman, Jorge Ochoa, Edward Nutkiewicz, Diana Rossi, Jorge Varas, Paul Bucossi, Alan McCormick, Harry K. Garvin, Karin Drexler, Miguel Fernández Alonso, Mausi Martínez, Max Berliner, Roderick Cameron, Russell Mulcahy, Eduardo Sapac, Ezequiel Eskenazi Storey, Nora Zinski, Michel Peyronel, Jacques Arndt
Writers: Gregory Widen, Brian Clemens, William N. Panzer, Peter Bellwood
Director: Russell Mulcahy