An Important Leprechan Contribution Brilliantly Executed (by dianerpessler-46164)
Director Zach Lipovsky has done some extraordinary work with this essential film in the Leprechaun Canon. Harris Wilkinson's brilliant screenplay adds a great deal of vital background information, explains unexplained motivations from previous cinematic entries, and ties up some troubling loose ends. Beautifully filmed and with a dark atmosphere of overwhelming fear and dread, this is the epitome of motion picture horror. The Leprechaun franchise has never been better served by any other effort since the original Leprechaun masterpiece of years ago. In honoring those origins while <more>
offering a bit of a fresh artistic vision to his film, Lipovsky has managed to not only pay tribute to what amounts to a cinema legend but even breathe new life into the mythology. No one who has followed the Leprechaun saga and even students of the series should be more than pleased with what Leprechaun: Origins achieves.
Watch it yourself before you judge (by telloladeamor)
Thats right I give it a 9 out of 10. This by far for me anyway the best wwe movie besides see no evil. I thought the marine was bleh, 12 rounds was aight , but the rest of the wwe movies are absolute boring rubbish. I thought this film was gripping, had a great story, and I liked the change in character from the original lep movies. You have to enjoy slasher and or monster movies to like this film. It reminded me a lot of Texas chainsaw, see no evil, etc. Those types of films. If you like those kinds of movies you will want to check it out. I liked how it was a true horror movie without that <more>
comedy like the lep series back in the day. I am not a fan of comedy in horror. I think it is pointless and ruins the movie. This was all horror all the way through. I give it a 9 since it is the best wwe movie imo.
Solid if confusing franchise entry (by kannibalcorpsegrinder)
Hiking through the Irish countryside, a group of tourists encounters a group of demented locals living in a remote village offering sacrifices to a deadly leprechaun intending them to be next and must find a way to fight off the villagers as well as the deadly creature.This one isn't nearly as bad as its reputation. One of the strongest aspects of this one is the fact that there's a lot of work done here to enhance the historical connection of their trip with the folklore of the area. The film features some rather enjoyable work about the story of the Celtic origins of the area, from <more>
their stories about the past settlers and it's connection to the different monuments around the woods to the different measures of protecting them from the creature as it sets out to hunt them one-by-one all manage to readily make this one quite nice in that regard. As well, there's plenty of incredibly fun action to be had throughout here which carries this one along quite fast and frantic, with the opening stalking of the couple lost in the woods, the later scene of the group getting chased through the woods into the secondary cabin where not only do they come face-to-face with the true intentions behind the arrival there and a pretty enjoyable brawl in the woods where they're captured and prepared for the sacrifice. The ensuing fight with the creature when it appears is rather decent as well, and the final lead-up to the brawl in the cabin where it tracks them down for its final big fight is a big highlight, yet none of this is possible without the glorious high-impact action with them trapped in the cabin unaware of the creature stalking them outside. Discovering their trapped inside, the first hints that something is inside with them and the different means of barricading themselves away and it breaking through which really enhances the suspense of the situation and gives this one a ton of action along the way. The finale does come close to the impact of this one, with the scenes of them inside the truck and escaping into the woods with the creature right on them and leading into the house ambush which is rather tense and gives this some solid action to finish this off on a high- note. Along with the fine gory kills, these here hold this one up over it's few flaws as it did have a few troubling issues. The film's biggest problem is the fact that the creature never really seems consistent in its motivations. Initially it seems to be after them for encroaching on its territory, then it goes after the franchises' storyline of the desire for gold and then it becomes a part of the sacrificial storyline which doesn't make any sense and contradicts most of the other issues here as it never really seems to be consistent within itself. Neither of these really make it play that well into the franchise as well which gives it a rather odd feeling of being just an ordinary creature on the loose and has nothing in common with the others so it does feel somewhat out-of- place in that regard. The other problematic area is the rather lousy special effects on the creature itself, which is usually so blurry and distorted by the rapid-fire quick-cut editing that you never get any kind of view of it and can tell what it looks like until the end despite it being present most of the movie. These here really drag it out.Rated R: Graphic Language and Graphic Violence.
So tired of seeing so much whining.... (by angelwench70)
Most of the reviews here do nothing but whine about it not being like the original. Well, I am glad it wasn't. I don't think a horror movie should be more of a comedy than horror. No the acting wasn't spectacular, but they did OK and it was fun to watch. I do think they could have done a little better on the leprechaun monster, as it did look like it had been burnt or something. But the leprechauns of Celtic lore made them out to be horrific monsters anyway. And in all, I think this was a good little horror flick, so thank you to the director and screenwriter for taking it a <more>