Not entirely sure why they wanted to make a second Leprechaun movie set in a black neighbourhood, but never-the-less, here it is. Owing nothing to the previous movie, or any of the other films for that matter (which is par for the course with this series) Warwick Davis returns as yet another evil Leprechaun, who this time is after some local Priest who has stolen his gold and has been spending it on various community projects.
Now I'm assuming this is another different Leprechaun, as he's got a different costume this time, plus that one was in Vegas at the end of the last film, but anyways. Fortunately, the Priest is prepared and manages to defeat the malevolent midget with a very special batch of holy water. But then dies of a heart attack before he can finish spending the loot. However, the stash of gold is later discovered by a small group of friends under an abandoned building site, who take it and proceed to start splashing out.
The only downside to this, is that by taking the gold, they inadvertently release the Leprechaun, and pretty soon the group and their friends find themselves being stalked at every turn by the foul mouthed, pint sized pixie with the dodgy Irish accent. Guess they shouldn't have ignored the warnings of that old fortune teller (never a wise move in a horror movie).
Whilst the previous film was quite amusing, this one unfortunately falls short of the mark. Whilst there are one or two funny scenes of the Leprechaun getting high on weed and talking dirty to some girl on a mobile phone, there is little else that's particularly memorable and overall proves to be somewhat mediocre. Whilst the previous film at least had well known rapper and actor Ice-T, the most prolific actor they could muster for this one was rapper Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones, though this was before he became a US TV actor and so only has a small role.
I wouldn't go so far as to say that the film is a write-off, but it's probably about on par with Part 4 and as such, is one for fans of the series only.