I loved this movie so much back in the day, and watched it countless times. Watching it again now, it’s still pretty great, and features some really nicely shot fighting sequences — like the showdown at the end in front of blue-lit windows, with shadowy figures in combat, sorta like what we see in that iconic Shanghai scene in Skyfall. Maybe I’m overthinking it though, but I did get confused by the rules of the immortals — which I guess they ended up completely dumping for the sequel, and then the TV series. Like, if there can be only one, then why is it that back in the highlands they didn’t all kill each other — wasn’t that a gathering? And why did Ramirez train Connor, since there can be only one? Whatever, it’s a fun 80s action movie.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.