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Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

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Not related to the previous Leprechain films. Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

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Zach Lipovsky

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Sholom Gelt (as Scott Salter), Harris Wilkinson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dylan Postl ... The Leprechaun (as Dylan 'Hornswoggle' Postl)
Stephanie Bennett ... Sophie
Andrew Dunbar ... Ben
Melissa Roxburgh ... Jeni
Brendan Fletcher ... David
Garry Chalk ... Hamish
Teach Grant ... Sean
Bruce Blain ... Ian
Mary Black ... Mary
Emilie Ullerup ... Catherine
Adam Boys Adam Boys ... Francois
Gary Peterman ... Irish Farmer
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Storyline

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality. Written by Lionsgate

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A Horror Icon is Reborn.

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Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for horror violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Duende: As Origens See more »

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WWE Studios See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Star Dylan Postl stated that he had never seen any of the previous Leprechaun (1993) films, and he has since chosen not to view any, as he wanted his performance to be his own creation, without the influence of the prior films. See more »

Goofs

When Sophie finds the Irish book about the leprechaun in the cellar she informs the others that 'Tuatha Dé Danann' means leprechaun. The Tuatha Dé Danann in Irish mythology were actually a tribe of kings and queens with supernatural powers that were worshiped as deities. See more »

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David: Did He Just Call Me a Nancy Boy?
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Follows Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) See more »

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A crappy and highly unnecessary humor-free "reboot"
29 September 2014 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

Going in to watch this movie the ratings were indeed alarming, at 3.3 one could hardly expect a masterpiece I knew that.

I did think that possibly the low ratings could be due to die hard fans of the leprechaun series being angry with the lack of Warwick Davis and the movie not staying true the story.

And while that is all true, the movie is just completely different in all aspects of the original franchise

Now, I'm not gonna say that the Leprechaun series is a classic, or even good for that matter, they kinda aren't, but one thing that they always manage to do is entertain... This one does not

And while the Leprechaun series playfully played with the silliness of the plot and at many times would be better viewed as a comedy than a horror, the whole comedy aspect is totally disregarded in this "reboot" it takes itself and it's characters way too seriously and that definitely stands in it's way from making this enjoyable

The leprechaun as a character is also completely changed, while Warwick Davis was a witty green faced leprechaun in the original movies, the new Leprechaun can't even speak and he looks more like an alien than the Leprechaun we know and love

He's also a lot taller than the original, the bio says he's 4.4 but he looks average-sized tbh in the movie

The first 45 minutes is bearable but the last 35 minutes is almost exclusive to the cast running back and forward in the woods

On top of that while it's supposed to take place in Ireland, it's filmed in Canada with American and Canadian actors with bad Irish accents

There's really not much good to say about this movie, if anything, even if you look beyond the fact that it's a reboot and watch it as a standalone movie it's still a crappy movie


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