LEGEND (Theatrical Release USA 1986)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.0|5.0 Starsììì

Legend—Tom Cruise’s 7th theatrical film release—doesn’t deliver despite the direction of Ridley Scott, a director who gained formidable skill over years of effort. The film has a low budget presentation and does not extract itself from that position throughout its delivery partly due to a small, trite storyline and its lack of continuity and flow. Special effects lack professional presentation, (i.e., the unicorn horn wobbles on the horse’s head). The quality of this director’s later films such as Black Hawk Down, Body of Lies, and Gladiator far surpass the quality of Legend.

Storyline

Darkness fights for more than its share of space by an ingenious plan to eliminate unicorns, guardians of light.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ridley Scott for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Arnon Milchan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jack (Tom Cruise), Lili (Mia Sara), Darkness (Tim Curry), Gump (David Bennent), Blix (Alice Playten), Screwball (Billy Barty), Brown Tom (Cork Hubbert), Pox (Peter O’Farrell), Blunder (Kiran Shah), and Oona (Annabelle Lanyon).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The film shows as a low budget film both in presentation and story.

Ben Meyers

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