“Here we are! Born to be kings, we’re the princes of the universe!”
Those amazing lyrics belong to the song being performed by Queen while the opening credits are rolling in the first Highlander movie.
Highlander – it’s a mystical journey about love and this crazy rule about how there can be only one with Queen ballads playing in the background, throughout. Watching the series with older eyes, I’ve noticed some things that a younger version of myself didn’t reflect on. The first being, was there ever a moment during filming when Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery shared raised eyebrows and felt that somehow the roles had been confused? It just seems strange that a Scottish actor would play a Spanish character and a French actor would play a Scottish character. The second thing I reflected on, after watching all three movies (not counting the fourth one), was how would an immortal be treated if he or she was real? More specifically, what would one have to consider when dating an immortal? And what better time to discuss hypothetically dating immortals than on or around Valentine’s Day? Here are ten of my insights in no real logical order:
1) Your immortal date might put a knife in your hand (first date thing, of course) and force you to stab him or her to prove they’re immortal. Though only a technicality, you just bonded with your date by helping them kill themselves.
2) A follow up to number one – realize that the dying and coming back to life trick to them is a practical joke that literally never gets old. And that there will be a lot of “baby I’m going to live forever” comments.