*½/**** Image A Sound B Extras B
starring Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown, Sean Connery
screenplay by Gregory Widen and Peter Bellwood & Larry Ferguson
directed by Russell Mulcahy
by Walter Chaw It is perhaps the very definition of a cult classic: a film so bad it breaks through that fetid envelope into the heady climes of "camp." So much is forgiven when a picture's earnest ineptness translates into that subterranean rhythm heard by those "in the know," and the twelve-year-old in me remembers the derision I ladled upon those who just didn't "get" the coolness of Russell Mulcahy's Highlander. The passage of seventeen years brings the realization that not only have I gotten very old very fast, but that I may have arrived at the age where it is no longer wise to revisit films that I liked as a child.