Most franchises, especially those long enough to have a body that you need to count on more than one hand, end up early on creating a set of rules and tropes that usually govern the sequels.
And its that low budget fantasy film type setting that isn't at all convincing and looks cheap and disenchanting.
Its very reminiscent of our recently covered Mannequin 2 and another horror classic from that time, Troll 2.
It begins very well — I applaud the filmmakers for going back to Ireland to start in an attempt to define history and character for the titular troublemaker.
The sequels will take the leprechaun to Vegas, space, the hood and Hollywood, and as random as artifacts in each new episode of Friday the 13th: The Series, each one plays out in its own self-contained, sitcom-like story.
As ludicrous as it is to see these nonsensical rules being applied to the leprechaun on his thousandth birthday he gets a bride, he has to make her sneeze three times, etc.