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Here's the original 1986 theatrical trailer for Highlander
The general theme of the original Highlander movie (1986) is
that there are a 'race' of certain individuals who are chosen to be
'immortals' who battle it out down through the ages of time. They
can only die if they are decapitated in battle by another immortal
warrior. Some of these guys are full of darkness, while others are
'good.' They each have to fight each other until the time of the
Gathering, when there can remain only One to receive the Prize
(or something like that).
The film focuses on a particular Scottish Highlander, Connor, and
his battle with the evil immortal, The Kurgen. The story flashes
back and forth between the clans of the Middle Ages and the
present day (to be precise, 1980's America).
The dominant line throughout the film is "There can be only One!"
This refers to the final immortal who alone can gain the Prize of
the ultimate Quickening - that of great power, knowledge and
understanding to help rule the world with Light.
The sequel The Quickening was not as good as the original film
(to be honest, pretty awful really), and as far as any other
sequels are concerned, including the television series, I haven't
seen them. The original movie stands alone. The additional bonus
in the first film is that of Sean Connery playing Christopher
Lambert's mentor and sword-teacher, Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos
Although there is much in this film that reflects the
true spiritual heavenly battle that has been taking
place down through the ages, being loaded with
spiritual metaphors, I do feel that the ending could
have been better, showing a more worthwhile
purpose to 'the Prize' of being given great power and
And it is also very evident that these 'immortals' are
not really immortal at all, in the true sense of the
word of enjoying deathlessness, because they can
die if their heads are lopped off! They do appear
immortal, though, because they live such a long
time, and not much will kill them!
Anyhow, besides some flaws and plot-holes, I still
think this is a good film, particularly when viewed in
the spirit. Those who are familiar with New
Testament teaching will, I'm sure, see some of the
parallels already. If not, I'll let the Spirit show you
rather than explain it all. As Morpheus said to Neo in
The Matrix - "FREE YOUR MIND"
What really makes this movie for me is the great
soundtrack by the rock band, Queen. The opening
sequence of the film is classic. After Sean Connery
narrates a little, Queen burst in with 'Here we are,
born to be kings, we're the Princes of the universe' -
a great song, full of meaningful lyrics when viewed on
a spiritual level in accord with NT teaching! You can
hear it on the jukebox.