If Pajiba comments are any sort of barometer, Highlander is the kind of movie we loved as sprats but deride as adults. Some flicks just don’t hold up for some people — that’s just the way it goes. That’s not to say there isn’t still plenty of love for the film, or at least for the Kurgan; its fan exodus does, however, suggest that Lambert’s most famous role hasn’t exactly aged as gracefully as Diane Lane.
We all have these films in our hearts — titles we once cherished but which have since fallen from grace in our personal catalogues. Along with Highlander, one of my biggest fall-from-grace flicks is Split Second, the 1992 Rutger Hauer dystopic that worked magic on me when I was 22, but which, more than a decade on, leaves me with a sad little blackened hole in my chest. I once considered Split Second a nutty, Robocop-style cheese-romp, but now I think it just kind of sucks, despite my persistent love for cheese, nuts, Hauer, and the leather-Uzi-future-alien-extermination genre.
What one-time favorites of your own have toppled off their pedestals?
An Afternoon Comment Diversion / Ranylt Richildis
Comment Diversions | June 11, 2008 | Comments ()