Which brings us to the series finale (for now, right?). Leprechaun Back 2 Tha? Hood makes Leprechaun In the Hood seem like the test run for where the series really wanted to go. Now we have a more fully fleshed out storyline, better characterization and performances (especially from Page Kennedy who you may remember as U-Turn on ?Weeds?), improved kills, and funnier jokes. The series has finally come full circle and we?re worrying less about brides and space aliens and golden flute and, instead, focusing on what every leprechaun should be focusing on: getting his gold back. Sure, the leprechaun in Leprechaun Back 2 Tha? Hood might enjoy a little weed, but he also knows how to dispatch of his foes in interesting and gory ways. It?s the best film since the original three and a nice way to wrap up the series. At least until we get the next installment, right?
Another year, another Leprechaun movie, and now we?re talking! Leprechaun 3 breathes some new life into the series after a lackluster second outing. The film finds the Leprechaun running around Las Vegas trying to track down one of his wish-granting gold coins. Chronology-wise, the film appears to take place after the events in Leprechaun In the Hood and Leprechaun Back 2 Tha? Hood but before the original Leprechaun film. Got that? Yeah, us neither. We?re admittedly pretty buzzed by now. Regardless, gone is the search for a bride and back is the murderous evil Leprechaun we know and love. Leprechaun 3 goes a little lighter on the humor in favor of a harder horror bend and the film is all the better for it. After the original, this entry is easily the most entertaining of the series.
“With aspects of the first film’s plot included but shoved to the background, a city setting with random plot points, and questionable choices of tone, Leprechaun 2 is an unnecessary and downright unenjoyable viewing experience.” Evan Slead,