I really wanted to like Legend, I really did, & given that I'm such a… MoreI really wanted to like Legend, I really did, & given that I'm such a sucker for fairy tales I had high hopes for this. But what Legend has boasting in beautiful costumes & a phenomenal performance from Tim Curry in quite possibly the most badass looking demon costume ever doesn't make up for its generic fantasy plot & thinly written story.
Now, if Scott would have made the story focus more on Darkness, change the story to something less cliche, & a more interesting set of characters then Legend could have been fantastic. Sadly the storyline drags to a bore, & it's characters other than Darkness are completely uninteresting. The story isn't very captivating nor engaging, & is wasted on being generic while also focusing on a horribly executed love interest between two actors with no chemistry. The whole "darkness taking over light" plotline isn't very original at all.
Much praise goes to it's costumes & effects, as can be expected from Scott. But Darkness is one amazing costume, character, & design overall. I WISH the movie focused a lot more on him than anyone else.
It's not a bad movie overall, but it has a lot of noticeable flaws that could have been fixed. If anything I'd LOVE to see Ridley Scott remake this movie with a better story, bring back Tim Curry as Demise, & more interesting ideas.
Before I continue with this review I want to point out that I have yet… MoreBefore I continue with this review I want to point out that I have yet to see the original, & as a huge fan of horror movies I'm all for watching it. Now that I've made that clear, this movie was crap.
I saw no coherent story or plot to this. It just became some generic "runaway from the psycho killer" slasher film after the villain was introduced. That's it, that's all the movie is about.
What really irked me about this movie was how uninteresting it was, & how it was casted with a bunch actors no one gives two shits about & will never have a memorable or successful career in their lives (Biel, really?). I don't know any actors in here other than Lee (who makes the movie more worth watching), & Biel, but nobody gives a fuck about her.
Really, all this film is about is just Biel wearing some tanktop to show off her lousy tits & run around from some guy in a skin mask. That's the entire movie.