3 (1995) is labeled Horror at IMDB, and is rated 4.0/10. Were it
really a horror film, I would agree with the 4.0, but they finally
realized that the Leprechaun story was a much better comedy spoof than
a horror film, and went for the comedy on purpose. It is still
rather uneven, but is, in my opinion, far better than the first
two in the series. Michael Callan is on his way to start college in
LA, and decides to see Vegas on the way. He meets Lee Armstrong, who
is having car trouble, drives her to her job as a magician's assistant
at a casino, and talks her into getting him in to see it,
despite his age.
|He loses his entire school
fund at the tables, goes to a pawn shop to turn his watch into another
wagering stake, and ends up with a leprechaun's gold coin. He wishes
to be back at the tables on a winning streak, and voila. For the rest
of the film, the Leprechaun is trying to get his gold back, as it goes
from hand to hand through a comedy of errors.
|Heidi Staley has a lengthy and
well lit nude scene, first on TV, then crawling out the
screen and seducing the sleazy casino owner. She shows
breasts, and buns in a thong.
||This is not a great film, but some of
the jokes worked, the gore was way over the top, and the make-up was
impressive. Don't plan to write your masters thesis about this film,
but it could be a good mindless break from writing your thesis.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C, but for comedy/horror.
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