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DEFENDING HIGHLANDER 2: THE QUICKENING – Fillin’ some plot-holes

February 11, 2012 2 comments

Hey everyone,

It has been said that a work of art is only partially created by the artist, in that its overall meaning is reliant upon both the intentions of the artist and the conceptions of the viewer. In most works of art, whether it is a portrait or movie, the breakdown is usually around 60-70% artist intention, and 30-40% viewer perception. However, some forms of art completely ignore this balance, and put a much heavier burden on the viewer to make sense of what they are witnessing. Such is the case with crap-tastic postmodern art, and movies like Highlander 2.

Now make no mistake about it, I actually enjoy Highlander 2 a lot. In fact, it is my favorite of the sequels! I will concede that it is riddled with plot-holes, and was the product of studio pressure and overactive imaginations. Yes, it is a piece of crap, but with a bit of effort, it can make some sense and, dare I say, be enjoyed. Read more…