We recently came across the movie Legend and my interest got caught straight away. It seemed to have all the pros that you would expect from a good movie. However, I was wrong – a bit. Let’s take a closer look.
- It’s made by Ridley Scott
- It’s about magical kingdoms with fairies and gnomes and unicorns
- It includes a young Tom Cruise (you know, before he got his teeth fixed and became all Scientology indoctrinated)
However, then I decided to watch it and it really wasn’t as good as I expected.
What’s Legend About?
Legend is about a princess who falls in love with this creature who is a bit like Peter Pan. Peter Pan knows where unicorns are, which she touches. However, the evil dark lords are after the horns of the last remaining unicorns (there are two) and the main dark lord also wants the princess as his bride. She touches the unicorns, which means it’s her fault that the world starts to turn to darkness and she figures out that unless she solves the problem, the world will move to permanent darkness if the second unicorn were to die. Whilst she is fighting all this evil by using her feminine charm, Tom Cruise and his elfin friends are trying to save her
What I Liked after Watching
- I really liked the princess when she went all goth. She looks way better.
- The Sprite is super-pretty.
- It has a bit of good humour in here and there.
- The colours are really pretty, before it turns into night anyway.
- The acting is mediocre to say the very least.
- The end scenes are rushed, as if they wanted to get things over and done with already.
- Most of the humour is really stupid.
- The movie is complicated and makes no sense half the time, something that I know Ridley Scott can do much better.
- If this was Tom Cruise’s first movie (is it?), I really don’t get how he ever got another acting job.
- The Sprite is way prettier and interesting than the princess, yet she doesn’t find the lover of her life.
I really wasn’t keen on this film. Legend has too much darkness in to be really suitable for kids, but it is too childlike to be suitable for adults. A two out of five tops to be honest.