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Subj: Highlander Endgame aka Highlander 4
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 at 09:50:37 pm EST (Viewed 321 times)



Both this movie and the 80's DUNE movie are proof that bad editing and editorial disagreements in post production will really kill a move far faster then weak plot and acting.

The concept for Highlander Endgame was somewhat interesting but the overall execution was flawed. The trailer for the film showed Kell as having super natural powers but all that was just trailer footage and never used in the movie. Instead he was just an evil immortal that cheated and broke all the rules of the Game, with the possible exception of the Holy Ground rule, and stalked Connor for centuries.

There is the theatrical version and then the Producer's Version which added some scenes and dialogue to try to make this wreck more cohesive but overall......nope.

Also the Duncan/Connor fight was forced by Connor's depression and was nothing but pure fan service. Connor's dialogue in the fight even implied that as he taunted Duncan with the idea that every day he thought as to which one of them was the better one, etc etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highlander:_Endgame#Alternative_versions

A better idea for the movie in my opinion, would have been to have the villain of the movie kill Connor in the opening scenes. Connor's Watcher and the villain's watcher agree that this immortal needs to be stopped, even though the Watchers are not supposed to pick favorites or take sides. So, Connor's watcher goes to Joe Dawson who is the Watcher/friend of Duncan and tells him what happened and gives him Connor's katana. Joe tells Duncan who is both grieved and enraged, etc.

Duncan wants all data the Watchers have, meanwhile the villain learns of the Watchers and begins to deal with them as well as taking down some of Duncan's immortal friends like Amanda, and Carl from the tv series.

Methos would be in it, possibly losing his head to either give Duncan a massive power/knowledge boost or else the villain takes his head. Can't decide.

The Watchers do not want this immortal to be the one to get the Prize and they want to protect their own so they "bend" their rules to give Duncan the information on the villain, and give him some prep time for the fight of his life.

As a tribute to his clansman, Duncan will wield Connor's sword in the fight.




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