Highlander ... the opposite of a chick flick?
For three years now, we've been looking for the proper treatment to give 1986's Highlander, starring the haggis-eating Christopher Lambert and the Spanish peacock-struttin' Sean Connery.
It's hard-to-qualify movie: Is it just a straight-forward guy flick? Or a sci-fi movie? A fantasy? Or just a really good opportunity to listen to non-stop Queen songs for 90 minutes? (All of the above!)
Just yesterday, longtime fan Rupe from Tamoka Park, Maryland, writes in to argue the point:
"Hey Steve. I'm wondering if either of you fellows have any love for the cheezyfest that is Highlander. I'm listening to the chick flicks podcast and the letter read on the show mentioned A Kind of Magic, which is the Queen album that most of the movie's songs are on ... except for Hammer To Fall (featured in the scene with the crazy Vietnam vet), as that's on The Works (the one with Radio Ga Ga)."
"In any case, it's directed by Russell Mulcahy, who directed many a double-Duran video! And the finale takes place on top of Silvercup Studios, home of the Sopranos sets."
"I could go on and on ... but when it comes to the sequels, TV series, books, etc... keep in mind my personal Highlander mantra: "There should have been only one!"
Nice argument, Rupe. I've never subjected myself to the sequels, so would I have to do that before we could do a proper podcast? My guess is that Sean Daly will whine and moan in any case. And what does everyone else think: Should we cover this movie as part of a larger topic or is Highlander worthy of a podcast episode of its very own?
TOP 5 HIGHLANDER LINES TO USE ON SEAN DALY:
5. "You have the manners of a goat. And you smell like a dung-heap!"
4. "I apologize for calling your wife a bloated warthog, and I bid you good day."
3. "You look like a woman, you stupid haggis!"
2. "Tonight you sleep in hell."
1. "Hello, pretty..."