Monday, May 27, 2013

Leprechaun 2 (1994)

The Leprechaun movies were never meant to be serious, right?  Leprechaun 2 actually had a couple alternate titles including One Wedding and a Lot of Funerals, but they just went with the simple sequel title.  This time, we go back in the life of the Leprechaun, when he was denied his chance for a bride about 1000 years ago.  Now it's present day, and he's on the search for a new bride, this time in Los Angeles.

In this movie, the Leprechaun is interfering in the life of two teenagers, Cody and Bridget.  Cody lives with his legal guardian, an alcoholic tour guide named Morty.  Bridget is his girlfriend, but they get into a fight when he has to give a tour when they have a date scheduled.  The Leprechaun uses this opportunity to try and claim Bridget for his wife, but things get a bit complicated when Cody steals one of his gold coins.

Cody and Morty try various types of trickery on the Leprechaun, including a drinking contest, to try and find out where he is hiding Bridget.  But he sees right through their games and sends them on a wild goose chase so that he can both regain his coin and keep his bride.  A battle ensues and the result is fairly predictable, considering that the Leprechaun is typically thwarted in his destruction attempts.

Although this certainly isn't as entertaining as Leprechaun, I was surprised to see that it got a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  It's not that bad, geez!  This is hidden somewhere in the realms of Netflix instant, since it hasn't been suggested to me previously, but check it out if you're in the mood for some laughs and mid-90s corniness.