Little Green Man

Little Green Man

MovieBob guides you through the Leprechaun franchise.

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Ah... cult horror/comedy cinema... not a huge fan of the genre. Still, better than an Easter themed version...

I always felt bad at how height-challenged actors--even great ones like Davis--always get typecast as comic relief ("it's funny 'cause he's wee!") or any manner of dwarves, elves, munchkins, pixies, aliens, etc. That's why I'm pretty sure Peter Dinklage's casting call in Game of Thrones went something like this:

DAVID BENIOFF: We want you to play a dwarf in our new fantasy series.

PETER DINKLAGE: [bored sigh] Another comic relief pixie, eh?

D.B. WEISS: Actually, your character is a Machiavellian schemer and gets all the best lines.

PETER DINKLAGE: [intrigued]...go on...

DAVID BENIOFF: And when he's first introduced, he's in bed with four buxom, nubile and nude young ladies.

PETER DINKLAGE: [agog]...Where do I sign?

Falseprophet:
I always felt bad at how height-challenged actors--even great ones like Davis--always get typecast as comic relief ("it's funny 'cause he's wee!") or any manner of dwarves, elves, munchkins, pixies, aliens, etc. That's why I'm pretty sure Peter Dinklage's casting call in Game of Thrones went something like this:

DAVID BENIOFF: We want you to play a dwarf in our new fantasy series.

PETER DINKLAGE: [bored sigh] Another comic relief pixie, eh?

D.B. WEISS: Actually, your character is a Machiavellian schemer and gets all the best lines.

PETER DINKLAGE: [intrigued]...go on...

DAVID BENIOFF: And when he's first introduced, he's in bed with four buxom, nubile and nude young ladies.

PETER DINKLAGE: [agog]...Where do I sign?

Tyrion Lannister is gold-plated AWESOME. Also reminds me of his scene in Living in Oblivion where he rips into Steve Buscemi for thinking putting a dwarf into a dream scene makes it automatically weird and surreal

I recall that the first time i've ever heard of the Leprechaun movies was when it was referenced in Wayne's world. Still haven't seen any of them, but I'll always remember Garth freaking out to Wayne's impression.

Warwick Davis is a brilliant actor, definitely in the top tier of this-generation actors. It's sad that he doesn't have the opportunities the rest of them do, because he knocks every role he plays out of the park.

Willow was such an feature of my childhood that I forget that it wasn't a huge success and that many people haven't heard of it.

My favorite part is how Val Kilmer gets cleaner throughout the movie.

Well, horror is one of the few genres so fast and loose with continuity that a "reboot" can be called an iteration without a number and you couldn't tell.

As long as you're on the subject as dark twist on whimsical things, have you ever seen Rare Exports or it's pre-movie shorts?

I LOVED Willow, and even though I always thought the Leprechaun moves were a little too dumb, I will always remember them for this:

Good god, I'm old.

Ne1butme:
I recall that the first time i've ever heard of the Leprechaun movies was when it was referenced in Wayne's world. Still haven't seen any of them, but I'll always remember Garth freaking out to Wayne's impression.

Ninjas... Damn...

Four Weddings and a Funeral is _still_ popular darn it!

Ditto for the Waynes World reference. I actually met Warick Davies Years ago when I was a runner. He was in the BBC canteen and i said Hi and asked for the obligatory autograph, he couldnt have been nicer. He seemed pleased that I said I was a fan of Willow rather than Star Wars.

I grew up in the same town as Hornswoggle. Even worked at a Dairy Queen that he worked at for a whole.

MovieBob is right Leprechaun in Space is the best of them, and Brian Trenchard-Smith makes fun movies.

hmm... looks like a new one will be on SciFi tonight. What timing.

theg8wood:
hmm... looks like a new one will be on SciFi tonight. What timing.

I swear that syfy does this all the time. New movie comes out? Syfy low budget movie comes out just before. Weirdest thing in the world.

I hope they either keep Hornswoggle's involvement to a minimum, or do a Leprechaun version of Seed Of Chucky. Either way, really.

According to Brian Trenchard-Smith he was originally going to direct "Leprecaun in the Whitehouse" around the time of the Cliton/Lewinski thing but it didn't get up, rest of punchline goes here.

 

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