Two Scottish clansmen, immortals who have lived for centuries, must join forces against an immortal bent on destruction and revenge. In this final chapter of the “Highlander” saga, the evil Kell has become the most invincible immortal ever, amassing the supernatural strength of the 600 immortals he has killed over the centuries. The only thing that stands in his way is the continued existence of Duncan and Connor Macleod. But when Connor and Duncan are forced to enter the fray, they discover the rules have changed, as they come face to face with vicious new assassins, each one possessing lethal skills in the martial arts and fencing.
For a film wall-to-walled with violent movement, it’s deadly dull. This is the fourth installment, but the same old thing: morose warriors must battle evil warriors. The direction is aimless, the dialogue often laughable and the charmless characters seem determined to take James Dean’s moodiness to the extreme. (I mean, lighten up guys. I know living forever in Scotland must be a drag, but surely you’ve heard some good jokes over the centuries.) They live forever, but where is God in all this? It’s not about spirituality or good vs evil. Nor is it about character development. It’s just one sword fight, martial arts battle or posterior-kicking after another.