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Critic Reviews for Legend
All of the special effects in the world, and all of the great makeup, and all of the great Muppet creatures can't save a movie that has no clear idea of its own mission and no joy in its own accomplishment.
A remarkable and bleak fantasy thriller for folks that like their fantasy based on thick characterization and less humongous battles.
Thatcher. Reagan. Flock of Seagulls. These weren't the only evil things from the 1980s. There were also Hollywood fantasy movies such as this one . . .
The cool costumes and set designs almost make it worthwhile, so long as the sound's turned down and you don't have to hear the witless dialogue
Audience Reviews for Legend
Fantastic sets, costumes and relatively good acting do not make up for the silliness of the plot in this 1980s teen-boy fantasy flick. It's fun to see Cruise breaking into the major Hollywood ranks, be fore the embarrassing couch-jumping incident, but in the end, it's still Cruise and his skin-deep acting. Marginal fun, but this is one Legend that deserves to be forgotten.
Growing up, "Legend" was one of my absolute favorite movies. The story, the images, and especially the amazing makeup job of Darkness just did for me what few films did. It's the story of good versus evil in a fairy tale setting. Darkness(Tim Curry) uses a Princess named Lili to lead him to and help weaken two unicorns. Once the unicorns are dead, he can plunge the world into a never ending ice age. However, Jack(Tom Cruise) teams up with elves and fairies to rescue Lili and destroy Darkness forever. May think a movie with fairies is gay, well screw you, this movie is freaking awesome. It holds up amazingly well, especially in high definition. Looks like it was made this year(well some of the scenes are dated, but overall it looks amazing). Darkness is probably the absolute coolest looking villain in movie history. As a kid he was absolutely terrifying to watch. Ridley Scott wrote and directed this and he did an amazing job, and proves again he is one of the best directors ever. If you want to introduce your kids to a great fantasy movie, then I would say start with this. I cannot wait to share this with my son as he gets older.
Something different this way comes... Having said that, you'd possibly expect more than what you get here. However, good special effects and various creature creations always gathers my interest. We don't really get that anymore, so this is an example of something you look back on and think hey, this is kind of cool.
|Jack:||You don't really plan on eating me, do you?|
|Meg Mucklebones:||Oh, indeed I do! Hahahahaha!|
|Meg Mucklebones:||Oh, indeed I do! Haha!|
|Darkness:||What is light without dark? What are you without me? I am a part of you all. You can never defeat me. We are brothers eternal!|
|Darkness:||Oh, Mother Night! Fold your dark arms about me. Protect me in your black embrace. I sit alone, an impotent exile, whilst this form, this presence, returns to torment me!|
|Blunder:||She was so sweet I could eat her brains like jam.|
|Pox:||I could suck her bones...!|
|Pox:||I could suck her bones!|
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