Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you know that this post is going to be about Highlander.
(And, damn, that movie totally came out nearly 30 years ago!)
If you’ve never had the opportunity to view this… classic (*cough*) film, then you should definitely make the time.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a terrible movie, but there’s just something painfully delightful about watching Christopher Lambert run around in the worst 80s fashion (jeans, white tennis shoes, over-sized tan trench coat), with the worst 80s haircut (I can’t even describe it), while trying to fend off a punked-out, sociopathic Clancy Brown (he seriously looks like he just stepped out of a Sisters of Mercy music video) who wants his head. Hell, we even get flashbacks that include Sean Connery, lending everyone’s favorite Scottish accent to an Egyptian immortal from Spain (yes, you read that correctly).
And did I mention the soundtrack? Queen. Need I say more?
Anyhow, if you’re curious why I’ve decided to drop this recommendation on the internet today, seemingly out of the blue, well, it was less spontaneous a decision than it seems:
The Alamo was screening Highlander tonight for one of their many, many, many special event screenings. (Reasons why I love the Alamo: too many to count.) My very good friend, JS, revealed to me that he had never seen this fine example of American cinema, and we simply had to remedy the situation.
They even had Scotch eggs on the menu…