Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

Directed by Zach Lipovsky. Written by Harris Wilkinson. Starring Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, Stephanie Bennett, Brendon Fletcher, Teach Grant, Melissa Roxburgh, Andrew Dunbar and Garry Chalk.

Plot: four friends visiting Ireland find out that leprechauns are real and that one of them is after them.

Okay, let’s drudge through another shit show. This “darker version” of the leprechaun story is crap. It’s about four friends that go to Ireland and get swept up by a story an old man (Chalk) and his son, Sean (Grant) tell them about the gold that used to feed the area. But the old man’s a dick, so I don’t why they ever listen to anything he says. Although, Ben (Dunbar), one of the four, is a dick, too, so there’s that.

It’s a very scenic movie, I’ll give you that, but everything else is just about useless. Like, the friend who decides that they should hunker down in the creepy attic, without inspecting it first, and without thinking of breaking the window so they can just get outside and away. And the girl in the beginning, who obviously got her boyfriend killed, well, we just wanted her to die.

And what about the guy who keeps having a change of heart? And how many times were they going to go back and forth between deciding to try to kill the leprechaun or to run away from him?

The leprechaun costume sucks. It’s not scary. There are no boobs. The new rules suck, too. Now, if you take his gold you can’t just give it back, you have to pay it back in flesh. Like, what? A lot of the acting sucked, although we did like David (Fletcher). He was cool.

******SPOILER ALERT******



What was the mess about Ben and Sophie’s (Bennett) relationship? I mean, he obviously didn’t want to be with her. He wouldn’t even sleep with her later in the movie. We thought he had something going on with Jennifer (Roxburgh), but that never went anywhere either. And yet, he still pops up at the end with this great sacrifice of his own life to save Sophie’s. What?

And the end is shit, too. Sophie manages to kill the leprechaun, but then drops the weapon, OF COURSE! Then, she runs to the stones which apparently is base or something and a safety, but there’s more leprechauns there. And they chase her. And then it just ends. Like what the hell? It’s like the writer didn’t know how to end it, so he just walked away. And the credits, too. The credits are an hour long with little blurry pictures popping up that mean nothing. Then, there’s a weak jump scare at the very end like you’re still even paying attention. Pretentious!!!

We weren’t expecting gold here (get it), but we were expecting way more.

Our score: 13.

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