Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery return in this much despised sequel to the Queen soundtracked Highlander. This time around MacLeod (Lambert) is an old mortal man with an elderly Jewish woman's voice, and Ramirez (Connery) is back from the dead, destined to destroy the giant shield around the earth and kill the needlessly evil General Katana (Michael Ironside). Virginia Madsen also appears as an eco-terrorist with a highlander fetish.
The original film went significantly over budget and the producers wrested it from the filmmakers and cut it into an incomprehensible mess where the highlanders are rebellious space aliens, but this fact is never adequately explained. The version that we watched (known as the Renegade cut. Available on Netflix Instant.) is something like the second or third recut, with deleted scenes added in and some opening crawl to explain some of the plot. It's still an incomprehensible mess, and we shudder to think of what The Quickening is like.