Friday, August 8, 2014

Podcast: Highlander: Endgame (2000)

We continue our theme of “Unnecessary Sequels Readily Available on Netflix Which Involve Immortality, Resurrection, and Christian-motifed Revenge Plots” to bring you our second reviewed Highlander movie: Highlander: Endgame!

Wiping away all memories of Highlander II: The Quickening, Endgame brings in the star of the Highlander television series Duncan MacLeod (Adrian Paul) as he carries the torch from the ridiculously haircutted Connor McLeod (Christopher Lambert). Evil highlander Jacob Kell (YSM favorite Bruce Payne) is killing highlanders in some elaborate 500 year old revenge plot, and it’s up to Duncan to stop him. There are also large gaps in the highlander mythos which we assume are filled by Highlander III: The Sorcerer and the television series, though Endgame does a poor job of bringing us into the fold. Mostly the movie is a mishmash of self-contradicting highlander rules enforced by either the Watchers, a mortal group calculating highlander power levels, or no one. It’s not entirely clear.

If you like horrible period drama wigs, a confusing confluence of western and eastern influences, and Bruce Payne mugging his way through the movie, Highlander: Endgame may be for you! We’ll do our best to nitpick highlander rules, contemplate the aggressive nature of immortal sex, and discuss the prevalence of the White Guy Karate throughout the film.

Some Notes:

  • Please direct complaints to: Duncan MacLeod, 123 Highlander Street, Scotland.
  • In adherence to Rule 34, here's a link to a Google search of Highlander slash fiction (probably NSFW). This genre has apparently lied dormant for a while, since most website devoted to the topic are still within a Highlander webring.
  • If you're able to kill an immortal by cutting off its head, is it really an immortal?
  • Available on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.


  1. Do you realize how pretentious you come off as? I can't imagine anyone liking you in real life if you come off as so self-important and condescending. Are you even aware of how inflated your ego is, and that you're not the smartest person in the world?