Leprechaun: Origins (2014) Movie Review

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Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

2014 | R | Horror, Fantasy
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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Leprechaun: Origins Plot Synopsis:

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

Leprechaun: Origins (2014) Review

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.

  • Leprechaun: Origins Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 3.55
  • IMDB: 3.3

About Leprechaun: Origins 2014

Title: Leprechaun: Origins
Year: 2014
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Reviewer: Score: 2 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 1.77/5 stars from 4,118 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 4,118 MPAA Rating: R
Leprechaun: Origins Cast Starring: Garry Chalk, Mary Black, Brendan Fletcher, Emilie Ullerup, Teach Grant, Melissa Roxburgh, Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar, Bruce Blain, Adam Boys, Gary Peterman, Dylan Postl
Leprechaun: Origins Writers: Scott Salter, Harris Wilkinson
Leprechaun: Origins Director: Zach Lipovsky
Production: Lionsgate Films
Website: http://www.lionsgate.com/he/
Language: English
Country: USA