30 years ago today, one of the most imaginitive, awesome, and all around amazing fantasy movies ever made was released. And I am a fan.
Highlander is a truly remarkable film, with a big cult following and it's kinda hard not to see why. Great creative story, fantastic characters, fascinating mythology, and the entire soundtrack was done by Queen. It really can't get much better than that. So what's the story? Christopher Lambert plays Connor Macleod an immortal, who has lived for more than 300 years. The film follows his life in 1980's New York interwoven with flashbacks of key moments in his life. The mythology of the movie is the focal point, setting the ground rules of all immortals, The Gathering where all the immortals meet and battle until in the end there can be only one, and the mysterious Prize. It really grabs your attention and gets you invested in the film. But not just the mythos, the characters are interesting. Christopher Lambert is a great lead, Sean Connery is a awesome mentor to Macleod, friggin' Clancy Brown is the most badass, hilarious, and threatning villain I have ever seen and I can never get enough of him! The soundtrack by Queen is perfect, cause they actually wrote the entire soundtrack for the film so it fits almost too well and they are damn good songs on their own. I highly recommend it, I am totally biased cause I love it but give it a chance. I think you might really like it. Great movie!