on 25 March 2003
Fin Rigan McCool (Big Mick), the last King of the Leprechauns, has woken to find the woodland surrounding his home in Ireland has been forested to make way for new development. Returning home from collecting food from a mansion on the hill, his story becomes intertwined with siblings Ethel (Brittney Bomman) and Tommy Barrick (Andrew Ferchland) who have been forced by their father (Jack Scalia), a powerful business man, to spend the summer in a mansion with his soon to be wife, a woman they have never met.
Once in Ireland, the children quickly grow to dislike the woman, Laura Duvanne (Veronica Hamel). Their worst nightmare is realised when they discover her to be an evil water banshee with magical powers and a hatred for all things green. Aided by her sinister butler, Simpson (David Warner), the children discover the duo's plan of intending to flood the surrounding forests of the mansion to make way for a reservoir.
Ethel an Tommy come to become good friends with Fin and housekeeper, Mary, uniting in their fight to destroy the evil witch and bring happiness into their fathers life.
With a slight feeling of a CBBC mini-series, The Last Leprechaun is a nice, enjoyable movie aimed at children; fairy tale like plot, magic, baddies, humour, romance, special effects and a funny little sidekick. My favourite character has to be Fin (The Leprechaun,) he's quite funny even when he's not trying to be, especially when he wakes up from his long sleep. And again, David Warner is playing a baddie, actually, with his clothing it looks as he has just jumped ship from Titanic into this movie.
on 28 November 2011
I first saw this film on tv years ago, missed the first 5 or 10 mins, i watched it with a nephew I was babysitting he was about 8, he is now 18 and when he saw me watching it recently ihe had to sit and watch it with me ! Both big kids,