St. Patrick’s day comes once a year and there is much to do. Go out have some fun with friends, drink some green beer perhaps or watch a movie. Since it is a holiday of sorts, why not catch a movie or six? If you want to watch the whole series you can make a day of it, or you can just watch the best one and get your Leprechaun fix. Leprechaun’s are imps that were created to protect the kings gold, back before Christ as the storyline states. Apparently someone forgot to tell this one that the job was over and he could find a new one.
The first of the series starred Warwick Davis, as do the rest of the series but it also co-starred Jennifer Aniston long before her days on Friends. Everyone knows you don’t take gold from a leprechaun. Eventually he starts killing going after his gold. He gets killed when a four leaf clover is inserted in a piece of gum and shot in his mouth. You can’t stop there, oh no, you must push him in a well and set him on fire or he is going to resurrect himself like the Undertaker or Terminator.
In the second installment our nasty little friend goes looking for himself a bride. He can marry any woman he wants. But there is a catch, then again there is always a catch. She has to sneeze three times without anyone saying “God bless you.” He had one in mind in 998 A.D. A beautiful girl with the last name O’Day. But her father put up a fight, outwitting the leprechaun. So cut to 1000 years later when he can just get with one of her descendants. Bridget Callum is her name. He ends his ordeal by getting himself impaled with a wrought iron bar. Don’t think that love was meant to last.
Part three of this series took us to Las Vegas and a movie that went straight to video. After a leprechaun statue is pawned to him, he does not heed the warning and takes the necklace off of it. The leprechaun comes to life killing the pawn shop owner. A teenage boy by the name of Scott finds the dead body and the necklace. He wishes for a winning streak, and he wins big. It is Vegas after all. Others find the necklace making selfish wishes as is usually the case. Scott ends up melting the gold and incinerating the leprechaun.
The fourth of the Leprechaun franchise took him to space.The leprechaun goes to a desolate planet to court Princess Zarina after he kidnapped her with the intentions of marriage. In this sequel he becomes a little Yoda like with his lightsabre as his true companion. Not an exciting flick by any means and my true opinion is that it is a waste of time. He gets his cummupins when the airlock on the ship sucks him into space and he explodes. How do you come back from that?
The fifth and one of the funniest of the franchise takes the leprechaun to Compton Ca. This installment being reigned as In The Hood.It co-stars Ice T as Mack Daddy, a local pimp and music executive. He meets three teenagers who want to make it big in the music industry. With a little promise broken from Mack Daddy all hell soon breaks loose. The three break into Mack Daddy’s compound and steal the necklace from the ugly leprechaun statue, and some of Mack Daddy’s gold. His death this time around will not be revealed so not to spoil the ending. I’m my opinion this is one not to miss.
The other one not to miss and also a funny addition to the franchise is the sixth and final installment Back To Tha Hood. In this one we learn much about our nasty little leprechaun. We discover that he is very defensive when someone talks bad about his mother. Sandwiches will do just fine just don’t add any lunch meat. Maybe some corned beef will do nicely. Gold and four leaf clovers are his only weaknesses as everyone knows. A couple who are having a rocky relationship go for a walk and the girl falls into a hole. This is when it starts to get a little hairy. This too is a must see. It will take you through some thrills, chills and laughs all the way.