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Leprechaun Back 2 tha Hood (2003)

  Tags: Laz Alonso, Leprechaun, Leprechaun Back 2 tha Hood, Leprechaun in the Hood, Sherrie Jackson, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Steven Ayromlooi, Sticky Fingaz, Tangi Miller, Warwick Davis

Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)
Reviewer Rating: 
5

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Rating #: 
5/10
Director: 
Steven Ayromlooi
Runtime: 
87 minutes
Cast: 
Warwick Davis, Tangi Miller, Sticky Fingaz, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Laz Alonso, Sherrie Jackson


After watching part 5, I had no hope for this film, but after viewing the first minute I noticed it seemed to have a bigger budget, because the first thing we see is a preacher man attempting to hit a rainbow with a shovel. Hmmm, interesting. I watched the movie with an open mind and actually found it somewhat enjoyable (at least more-so than the previous two sequels). Looks like having a bigger budget really does pay off in the end; at least in this case.

I dunno if this film takes place after the previous movie, but apparently the lep is still in the hood and a group of local hoods stumble upon his gold underneath an abandoned site where a Youth Group building was supposed to be formed. They take the gold and the leprechaun is back to reclaim it. The plot is pretty simple, but it works.

It was good to see the leprechaun making some good kills and I was happy to hear that when he talked it wasn't all lame rhyming. Even so, lep couldn't escape the hood or it's seemingly endless supply of marijuana, because we once again see him smoking a bong and making an ass of himself as he walks around someone's kitchen while high. It's actually somewhat funny. That's one good thing this movie has going for it - decent comedy. I was hoping to see more gore, but we don't really get to see much. Some blood spraying here and there and maybe someone's jaw on the floor, but not much else. I guess that saves time and money.

It was pretty cool seeing lep getting shot up by a group of guys and their machine guns. I don't remember seeing that in the previous films, but it’s been a while since I seen the other ones, so I don't really remember. Actually the leprechaun gets his ass kicked a lot in the movie, but the little bugger just keeps on coming back. From the previous movie the lep had some interesting powers that we don't see in this movie. I guess maybe it was only a temporary thing.

In the end the movie is simple and predictable, with some decent humor thrown in. The script could use a little more work and it would be nice to see a little gore action, but otherwise it's a decent flick, but nothing special. You can expect to see this movie hit your local video shelves this December.

If you're a fan of the series, then you'll probably dig this film. It's better than the previous two sequels, but still not better than the first two movies. Worth a check only if you're a fan, otherwise, avoid!

Posted on September 29, 2011 - 9:44pm | FrighT MasteR

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