Leprechaun 2

Year: 1994

Director: Rodman Flender

Written by: Turi Meyer and Al Septien

Threat: Leprechaun

Weapon of Choice: Iron Rod

IMDb page: IMDb link

       Leprechaun 2

Other movies in this series:
Leprechaun 3
Leprechaun 4: In Space
Leprechaun in the Hood
Leprechaun Back 2 tha Hood

The tyranist's thoughts
This is a much better entry than number one was. They discarded some of the weird little Leprechaun myth aspects that made the first movie make little sense and went with a better plot than simple greed and vengeance. It is actually possible to see and somewhat enjoy this one without ever seeing the first. Unfortunately, while still ugly, the Leprechaun still isn't scary.

Rish's Reviews
For years I didn't see this movie. Tyranist constantly sang its merits, claiming it to be "the best of the Leprechaun flicks" so many times that when I actually met director Rodman Flender, I told him, "You know, they say Leprechaun 2 is the best of the Leprechaun movies."
Finally, not long ago, for reasons I can never know, tyranist provided me with a copy of the film, and for the same reasons, I watched it. And you know what? It was a pretty good film.
The leprechaun (is he the same one from the original, or a different leprechaun?) awakens after a thousand year sleep to claim the female descendent of a guy who crossed him to make into his bride. She's not exactly thrilled. Nor is her boyfriend.
Now, even though this is a praiseful review, a lot of Leprechaun 2 is still stupid, and the character Warwick Davis plays never comes close to being threatening or frightening (he does nail "annoying" a couple of times, though), but overall, the story is good, and it's more entertaining than the first, third or fourth (I've not seen the fifth film). In fact, there is a sequence about halfway through that's actually great. In it, the hero hides from the bad guy in a local pub, and it being St. Patrick's Day, the place is crawling with dwarfs in leprechaun gear. So, when the real one comes in, everybody just assumes he's one of the phonies, and invites him to get drunk. for some reason, I found this scene to be quite hilarious.

Total Skulls: 17

Sequel skull
Owes everything to/rips off earlier film
Sequel setup
Bad title
Bad premise
Bad acting
Bad dialogue skullskull
MTV Editing
OTS skull
Girl unnecessarily gets naked
Wanton sex
Death associated with sex skull
Characters forget about threat
Secluded location skull
Power is cut
Phone lines are cut
Someone investigates a strange noise skull
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door
Camera is the killer skull
Victims cower in front of a window/door
Toilet stall scene skull
Victim locks self in with killer
Killer is in car with victim
Cat jumps out
Fake scare skull
Laughable scare skull
Blood hits camera
Killer doesn't stay dead
Stupid discovery of corpse skull
Dream sequence
Victim running from killer inexplicably falls
No one believes only witness skull
Blood fountain
Poor death effect
Excessive gore
Music detracts from scene
Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie
Future celebrity appears
No one dies at all
Death in first five minutes skull
Virgin survives skull
Geek/Nerd survives skull
Little kid lamely survives
Dog/Pet miraculously survives
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes
Unresolved subplots
"It was all a dream" ending
Unbelievably happy ending
What the hell? skull