Leprechaun 2 (1994)

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2.5 Overall Score
Story: 2/10
Acting: 3/10
Visuals: 3/10

Warwick Davis

Bad, unfunny script

Movie Info

Movie Name:  Leprechaun 2

Studio:  Planet Productions

Genre(s):  Horror/Comedy/B-Movie

Release Date(s):  April 8, 1994

MPAA Rating:  R

leprechaun 2 bar scene warwick davis

A leprechaun walks into a bar…

Denied his bride one thousand years ago, the Leprechaun (Warwick Davis) is back to claim the descendant of the man who crossed him.  Cody Ingalls (Charlie Heath) is a young man giving crime tours of L.A. with his drunken uncle Morty (Sandy Baron).  When his girlfriend Bridget (Shevonne Durkin) becomes the target of the Leprechaun, Cody must save her and prove that he is innocent of the growing list of the Leprechaun’s crimes.

Directed by Rodman Flender, Leprechaun 2 is a horror comedy.  A sequel to 1993’s Leprechaun, Leprechaun 2 sometimes goes by the title of Leprechaun II:  One Wedding and a Lot of Funerals to tie into the popular Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).  The movie was panned and made a poor showing at the box-office.

leprechaun 2 pot of gold morty sandy baron warwick davis

I knew I shouldn’t have eaten that whole pot of gold!!!

I saw Leprechaun when it was new…and had no interest in Leprechaun 2 as a result.  Over the years there have been multiple Leprechaun movies and the series left the horror comedy style to go deeper into other genres like sci-fi horror comedy and gangster horror comedy (to varying results).  Leprechaun 2 just feels like a dull sequel that has no hook.

The movie feels ultra-low budget and the story just drags and drags.  I hate movies where the main character is framed for crimes he didn’t commit, but this one is even worst because even if he had been arrested, it would have been easy to prove Cody is innocent just from evidence (regardless if there was a leprechaun).  The movie’s story never gains momentum and the laughs don’t happen.

leprechaun 2 go kart warwick davis

He does love his go-karts…

The main cast (outside of the Leprechaun) is very, very amateur.  They feel like they are just delivering the lines.  Warwick Davis is the star of the film and (logically) the best part of the movie as the Leprechaun who delivers multiple quicks and smart-ass comebacks.  With some of the other Leprechaun films, Davis is at least helped by the plot but here he isn’t.

The movie is cheap.  It looks cheap and the sets are awful.  The Leprechaun itself is alright, but the movie can’t get over its B-Movie nature and it wasn’t really necessary a B-Movie in the traditional since it was granted a box office opening.

Leprechaun 2 might be the worst Leprechaun film.  The movie simply is dull and lacking humor which they try to force in.  The sequels to Leprechaun 2 go for all-out low budget humor and it works better.  Leprechaun 2 was followed by the straight-to-video Leprechaun 3 in 1995 (which is also pretty groan-worthy).

Related Links:

Leprechaun (1993)

Leprechaun 3 (1995)

Leprechaun 4:  In Space (1997)

Leprechaun in the Hood (2000)

Leprechaun:  Back 2 tha Hood (2003)

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