Lep’s (lack of) lucky charm with women is a little off-putting. The original film that started it all uses the brilliant idea to take a holiday like St. Patrick’s Day and the playful character of a Leprechaun and make the mythical creatures into slasher stars. The sequel is by no means good and features a borderline nonsensical plot where the Leprechaun wants to marry a space princess so he can be the king of her planet. Guy Siner, R 23,272 Our deadly leprechaun is in space to woo a beautiful princess who is impressed with his gold and desires to separate him from it. Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood is an inexplicable Leprechaun sequel, but somehow manages to be a satisfying morality tale. 90 min 8,828 In 2014, Bousman explained exactly what it was about the franchise that appealed to him. Trying really hard to be James Cameron’s Alien, it falls shorter than our star. Beginning with 1993's Leprechaun, the series centers on a malevolent and murderous leprechaun, who, when his gold is taken from him, resorts to any means necessary to reclaim it. In the end Cody saves Bridget and defeats the Leprechaun by impaling him with a spike made of wrought iron, one of the few substances that can harm a Leprechaun. It sounds like it should be good, but so did a Leprechaun reboot. - March 18, 2019 08:04 pm EDT. On a holiday where you’re movie marathon options are The Boondock Saints or Darby O’Gill and the Little People, I like to remind people of the gems of The Leprechaun franchise. Leprechaun 3 is the most purely enjoyable movie in the series while still managing to be scary at times. 1. Not winking at the audience, but still not being scared to be silly at times.". My priority was always to try to inject horror as much as possible, and we got into a rhythm where scenes that would lean into comedy would be punctuated by moments of really, either intense violence, or gore, that just takes you out of it, and gives you a bit of whiplash, just to make it more of a roller coaster. ", He added, "That was basically my mandate, was just make it as much of a roller coaster as possible, and be serious about the craft of making it, and respecting the franchise, and making it as good as I can make it. Filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed Saw II, Saw II, and Saw IV, took to Twitter on St. Patrick's Day to remind Lionsgate how excited he would be to deliver them an all-new entry into the franchise. | 87 min If you're not enjoying yourself making it, then you shouldn't be doing it," the filmmaker admitted. Warwick Davis, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)—yes, the wrestling company—is the studio behind this particular installment. Brian Trenchard-Smith The owls are not what they seem. They have characters that are tolerable and Warwick looks wicked dapper. A few too many cross-dressing gangsters for me and not enough leprechaun smoking the jazz cigarettes with Ice-T. Leprechaun (1 11) Movie CLIP - This is the Nineties (1993) HD Leprechaun (2 11) Movie CLIP - I'm Back (1993) HD Leprechaun (3 11) Movie CLIP - End of the Rainbow (1993) HD These films are nostalgic guilty pleasures. John DeMita, R Beginning with 1993's Leprechaun, the series centers on a malevolent and murderous leprechaun, who, when his gold is taken from him, resorts to any means necessary to reclaim it. Assuming his original form when the clerk removes the medallion, the Leprechaun kills him and goes on a rampage through Las Vegas in search of one of his wish granting coins, which is passed from hand to hand. The Leprechaun. Lee Armstrong, Fantasy, Horror. Director: Despite multiple attempts to revive interest in the series with subsequent installments, none of them inspired the same cult following accomplished by the original film. It ultimately misses the mark and feels like any generic monster movie, which is a very disappointing direction for a reboot and why these plans were changed. An evil leprechaun finds himself in Las Vegas, where he proceeds to cause mischief by killing people, granting twisted wishes, and infecting a young man with his green blood. | The circumstances behind the Leprechaun’s arrangement for his bride are weak, but the fact that he wants to enslave someone to matrimony is more compelling than a hunt for gold. The Leprechaun sequel transplants the conniving killer to Los Angeles, and although there are some wonderfully absurd deaths, it still feels like a step backwards. Tangi Miller, | The creature gets some entertaining personalities to play off of and fits in almost too well into the “hood”. The obvious pot of gold in this franchise is the man himself, Warwick Davis. | Many were unsure where the murderous Leprechaun could go after conquering outer space, but naturally the answer is to the hip-hop recording industry. He recently completed work on a noir anthology graphic novel titled, "Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Noir: A Rag of Bizarre Noir and Hard Boiled Tales" and he’s currently toiling away on his first novel. Leprechaun 2 mixes things up for the franchise as the Leprechaun is out to settle a 1000 year-old vendetta to get a bride. The Leprechaun franchise has held the monopoly on St. Patrick’s Day since the series’ debut in the 1990s. Anthony Montgomery, The most notable thing about Leprechaun is the appearance of Jennifer Aniston in the lead. | No Leprechaun. 92 min None of which are particularly good, but do offer consistency of quality… sort of. No Warwick.