Highlander: The Source

In a world without end, their will is eternal. But a quest for the source of immortality will awaken the Guardian.

Action Fantasy
86 min     4.018     2007     United Kingdom


The world is falling into chaos. As he roams a crumbling city, Duncan MacLeod, the Highlander, remembers happier times before the love of his life left... Hopeless and alone, MacLeod finds his way to a band of immortal companions, including his mysterious friend Methos, and a mortal, Watcher Joe Dawson. Together this small group sets out on a quest to find the origin of the first Immortal.


Filipe Manuel Neto wrote:
**A movie that really isn't worth our time.** After a good first movie, a series of sequels that alternated between the horrible and the tolerable, and even a TV series (which I've never seen, but I don't feel like watching either), the Highlander franchise brings us the latter. film, which tries to be the sequel to its predecessor. What we have here is, essentially, a TV movie made with a very limited budget and the small minds that usually work for TV. I wish I could say a little more about the script, but the only thing I will say is that the film, set in the near future, shows a dystopian and dark humanity, and the Immortals try to find the Source of Immortality in Europe (and we can assume it's the origin of the powers and immortality they already possess, of course). Duncan, like Connor before him, is doomed to cheesy suffering in all things women, but his girlfriend, by an incredible coincidence, the kind that only happens in movies, is the only living being who knows the way to that source! In addition to a poorly written and absurd script, we have bad dialogue, innocuous and very idiotic villains and a series of characters that are simply underwritten. Adrian Paul is quite weak, and seems to only be able to handle the role of protagonist for his youth and heartthrob appearance. Thekla Reuten, who is tasked with being the beautiful girlfriend of this film, also doesn't do anything particularly relevant and the rest of the cast doesn't deserve a real mention, because they do nothing more than show up, say what they have to say, die at the moment when they need to die. It seems that the producers were looking for students out of the dramatic course to make the film! Technically, we have standard cinematography, a little more televised than cinematic, and some decent CGI and special effects, but little else. Set in Eastern Europe, the film chose the filming locations reasonably well and is visually pleasing in many moments, but it doesn't bring anything truly good or surprising. The soundtrack takes advantage of some Queen hits, but in the voices and interpretations of other people.