Leprechaun 4: In Space
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
On a planet in a distant galaxy, a power hungry Leprechaun, holds a beautiful alien princess hostage in order to marry her for her royal title. With her title and his beloved gold, he'll be able to rule the universe. While making his maniacal plans, what he doesn't count on is an invading platoon of marines from Earth, to save the princess and foil his plans. An accomplished trickster, the Leprechaun stows himself away on the orbiting spaceship and wreaks havoc on the crew in an attempt to recapture his bride.
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★★★★ review by Tony the Terror😼 on Letterboxd
Almost everyone says this one is awful because it’s set in space and I’m over here saying that’s exactly why this one is so good. I really think that my “favorite” entry in the series would be either part 3 or this one depending on my mood, but for now I’m gonna say that part 3 gets the edge because of Caroline Williams.
This shamelessly borrows from so many infinitely better movies that it actually becomes a better movie for doing it. There are pieces of Alien, The Fly, Little Shop of Horrors, Austin Powers (which came out a year later so you gotta wonder who borrowed from who here), Alice in Wonderland, Return of the Jedi, and more running around inside this mess and I love it, but there are two specific reasons why this is so great. One is that Lep is blown up at the very beginning all Jason Goes to Hell style and after a guy pisses on his remains, Lep is reborn through the guy’s penis and he literally rips through the crotch of the guy’s pants. Then there’s a scene where Lep’s severed hand is floating through space giving everyone the middle finger and tbh that is such a frequent mood.
He doesn’t rhyme non-stop in this one and I didn’t miss that so much as I missed him cracking himself up every time he came up with one of those thymes, but it’s still a stupid fun STUPID movie.
Bananameter: 🍌 i feel like the title speaks for itself here 🍌
★★★½ review by maskull on Letterboxd
"I am no longer Mittenhand. I am now MittenSPIDER!!!"
Anyone ever notice that odd films in this series are about recovering the Leprechaun's gold and even films are about him being horny?
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. is in this. Debbe Dunning is in this. There's a dude named Mittenhand. So far so good....What the heck? Why is the Leprechaun not rhyming anymore? Boo!!! Some good gore but also some terrible fx. Maybe these weren't meant to be seen on Blu Ray.
Anyway you get what you expect from Leprechaun in Space...a very low budget Aliens rip-off full of one-liners, bad acting, and goes bat sh*t crazy in the last twenty minutes of the movie.
Maybe I hit my head today but I'm really enjoying these movies so far.
★★★★ review by Julius Kassendorf on Letterboxd
Leprechaun Goes to Space
Make no bones about it, quality-wise this is sub-Canadian sci-fi television. Bad acting, flat cinematography? And semi-cheap sets.
But we're not here for production values, we're here for bad dialogue, insane plots, horrific jokes and general WTFness. It delivers this in spades. The frame rips off Alien, but also The Fly and those 1950s embiggening movies. There's also a space princess and hypnotizing breasts and...it's really all thrown in with no regard for logic or sanity.
Really, though, isn't that what we want from a movie called Leprechaun 4: In Space?
★★★★★ review by MeowMeowBeenz on Letterboxd
The peak of film making.
★★★★ review by Schlocktalk on Letterboxd
On 'Life's too Short', Warwick Davis' life is made out to look kinda terrible. Thing is, if you take 'Leprechaun 4: In Space' into account, it seems SO MUCH WORSE! In all honesty, 'L4:IS', as we in the Schlock biz like to call it, is insanely entertaining. Another Brian Trenchard-Smith masterpiece, of crazy visual non-sequiturs, rip offs of ostensibly better films (I'm looking at you, 'Aliens') and one homicidal munchkin's quest for his pot 'o' gold... in space. Because THAT makes sense.
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