“How bad could it really be?” I asked.
“It couldn’t be worse than Leprechaun 4 : In Space could it?” I wondered.
Turns out the answers were “Horrendous” and “Yes” respectively. So, lets talk about the latest franchise “rebooting” prequel. Leprechaun : Origins.
Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
Simple enough, and seemingly harmless right?
WRONG. This movie is actual garbage. Now, if you’ve read my earlier reviews, you know that I’m not someone who is necessarily opposed to reboots and remakes and re-imaginings, as long as some effort is made to preserve the spirit of the originals and to build on the universe created by the original. This movie strips any and all charm found in the originals, and tries (with zero success) to make this the ‘grittier’ version of Leprechaun.
Remember Warwick Davis? The original films were certainly nothing special, but they did have a certain charm that came with Davis’ performance. In this case, our Leprechaun remains mostly unseen for the majority of the film, and when we finally do see ‘Him’, we’re treated to… well, this :
So, Leprechaun himself is fully devoid of any charm. the cast is dull and unlikable, and the plot is asinine.
There’s really not much more to say about this movie. Don’t watch it, it’s shit. End of story. Fuck you WWE studios, and this movie in general.
FINAL GRADE : F