Saturday, March 3, 2012
Leprechaun In The Hood Review
Upon searching through my archives, I somehow must have missed reviewing this classic straight to vhs horror film starring everyone’s favorite little guy, Warwick Davis. This is the fifth edition of the series and this time around we see our antihero going to where no Irish man dares, THE HOOD! Leprechaun 5 is a laughable and at times scary movie that shows people the consequences of stealing the gold from a deranged lunatic.
The film opens up with Ice T and another idiot discovering the lair of the leprechaun and stealing a magic flute. Then we fast forward to modern times where some lame rappers are trying to make a name for themselves, only to find out that the hip hop game doesn’t look at positive hip hoppers in favorable light. However, through their attempts to make it big, they find that a violent and crazy Ice T will stop at nothing to get his winning flute back!
Wrap up the subplot with the Leprechaun coming back into action and trying to get his gold back, killing anything and everyone that may or may not have his gold!
The movie is a slow moving movie. I found myself getting bored at times, especially since the acting is not at all highbrow or even good. Despite the lackluster acting, the film takes a long time to finally climax, which is a good thing for those that have never seen this movie, but for us that have seen the other films in the series, this one is slower. As the characters find out what to do, and how to do it, we start to see where this film can get scary.
A morality tale this movie is not, but you can try to shoe horn a message in there somewhere, but instead, just sit back and enjoy the serial slaying of the Leprechaun for his gold! Leprechaun 5: In The Hood is by far the funniest entry in the series, except that he goes BACK TO THE HOOD later. The movie mixes comedy, horror, and even gore with an urban setting that is not too unlike other movies in the genre, with one exception, it has Warwick Davis in the center of the action. I liked it enough to watch it again, but it’s losing its luster every time I sit down and watch it.