The Leprechaun returns yet again to wreak havoc in the 'hood for the second time. This round he goes against a gathering of pot smoking gang-bangers who, you guessed it, die one by one via a hand through the stomach.
Um, that's about it. There's some stuff about the kids wanting a better life out of the streets or something, but come on.
Leprechaun - Warwick Davis
Emily - Tangi Miller
Rory - Laz Alonso
Jamie - Page Kennedy
Lisa - Sherrie Jackson
Cedric - Sticky Fingaz
Written and Directed by - Steven Ayromlooi
Two years ago, we decided to celebrate Saint Paddy's Day with a rousing DVD viewing of the original Leprechaun. There's something to be said about reliving the past, and we paid for it, brutally.
It took us two years to revisit this idea for a reason. Wisely, Wolf decided to jump to the end of the series to get a better idea of what the series encompassed.
To be honest, I'm pretty interested in how in the hell they got to this point in only 5 sequels. The film took a turn as a complete joke. As soon as the Leprechaun came out smoking pot, banging into walls, I knew we were in for a different ride, one that was probably going to leave permanent scarring. Luckily we were in the right mind-set or something because it took us by surprise.
I mean, come on, the flick is about a killer Leprechaun. How they didn't treat this as a joke in the first place is beyond me, but I imagine when we see the rest of the series (finishing up in 2011 if they don't make anymore!) it'll be obvious how the series evolved/degenerated. It's not without punishment, mind you; a lot of the 'jokes' fall flat, like Leprechaun talking on a cell phone for ten minutes.
There are a few ok moments I noticed, though, one in particular during a kill the camera was kept pretty close to L. and his victim, so we see a generous splatter of blood and he stares her down as she dies. Reminded me of my favorite moment in the original Halloween, actually, so that was kind of cool. Other than that the kills are mostly stomach jabbing bores, with a few leg-pulling exceptions.
Dammit, I still don't get the Leprechaun. I know his job is to be mischevious and all that, but really, can't he find anything better to do? Just throw his money away to get stolen only to have to go kill everyone? Get a hobby or something, man, for crying out loud. Does he have benefits for this job? Who is his boss? Where does he eat lunch? How can he teleport at complete random in and out of rooms but not when it's convenient to the running time?
Ow...ow ow...head hurts...
Ok, don't expect too much and you should be ok. Don't think, just go for a few laughs and shut it off quickly after it's done.
One main reason to at least rent it: this movie has our very first uppercut for the site! I've personally been looking for one solid smash to the chin randomly during one of our terrible movies here and not only was I treated to one...I got like 20 in a row! It's awesome! If only it had Eric Roberts in it, the film would get a 10 instantly. Especially if he played the Leprechaun, holy shit.
One more thought: how the line "Let's go fuck up some little people" isn't offensive I don't know.Hide Full Review
Two years ago, we decided to celebrate Saint Paddy's Day with a rousing DVD viewing of the original ...
Logic - no
Random violence - yes
Pointless nudity - no
Warwick Davis being broke - yes
Uppercut - yes
Random rainbows from nowhere - safe to dance in.
Pointless slo mo!
A knife = cleaver?
An uppercut! HOLY SHIT 20 IN A ROW?!?!
Customer - "I look like Raggedy fucking Anne!"
Rory - "Ninja please!"
Emily - "We're turning it all back in."
Rory - "That's a fucking shame."
Guy - "What about my dead wife?"
Rory - "She'll still be dead tomorrow, come on man."
Rory - "Time to go fuck up some little people."