Though Russell Mulcahy's HIGHLANDER was not tremendously successful in the United States, its popularity abroad merited a sequel. Made in 1989, HIGHLANDER 2: THE QUICKENING waited two years for US release. Once again helmed by Mulcahy, it is a most unsuccessful follow-up.
The film opens with a variation on the standard dystopian future. Things look grim as the ozone layer dissipates rapidly, exposing the Earth to lethal radiation. But salvation is at hand. Highlander Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert), an alien warrior who has traded lonely eternal life for
fragile mortality on Earth, helps develop a vast shield that will shroud the planet in artificial darkn...