This is definately a film of the series, rather than the fourth highlander film. Its hard to explain with out spoiling the plot, but the film is set in the duncan universe of highlander, and is in definate contradiction to the original film. There is a knowledge of the series required to really understand and appriciate this film, as people like joe dawson and methos are not really introduced, and if your not familiar with the series, then you won't know who the hell they are. If you are a fan of the series as i am, then you will love this film, it's a must see. It has some great emotion, and great fight sequences, it will make you cry and cheer. For non-series fans however, i would rate this film as two stars. If you havent seen the series, you probably wouldn't know whats going on.