Legend (1985) - Tamara's Never Seen

  • Published on Mar 16, 2018
  • Tamara and Doug check out Ridley Scott's 1985 dark fantasy adventure film, Legend.
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    Legend is a 1985 American dark fantasy adventure film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, David Bennent, Alice Playten, Billy Barty, Cork Hubbert, and Annabelle Lanyon.
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Comments • 942

  • ryan shannon
    ryan shannon 10 hours ago

    You watched the wrong cut, the American theatrical release was terrible

  • Maxwell Dowie
    Maxwell Dowie 11 hours ago

    the other version is better.

  • roman14032
    roman14032 7 days ago

    alice playten played blix

  • Smiles x
    Smiles x 7 days ago

    ..... Reservoir dog. This is why you guys shouldn't ever have been the person to watch Legend.

  • KlingonCaptain
    KlingonCaptain 12 days ago

    I have still never seen Legend...

  • ibrahim shabazz
    ibrahim shabazz 21 day ago

    I hope he does a Tim Curry month

  • ibrahim shabazz
    ibrahim shabazz 21 day ago

    Nostalgia Unikitty

  • Raider Dre420
    Raider Dre420 21 day ago

    Y'all are out of your fucking minds!

  • Steve Codwell
    Steve Codwell Month ago

    I love this film!

  • ed young
    ed young Month ago

    Doug looks so mad he's like "I wanted to be princess luna!" Tamaras like "Nope your princess celestia."

  • Amarie
    Amarie Month ago +1

    The movie is wonderful. This review is SO BORING. 2:58 DONE

  • voodoochile333
    voodoochile333 Month ago

    Pretty much nailed it.

  • LunaDiggory Tennant
    LunaDiggory Tennant 3 months ago

    I really was unable to finish this movie. It looks gorgeous buttt I was just so bored, the characters were so Boring and I found the plot difficult to follow. Don't know if it was just me

  • Samuel
    Samuel 3 months ago

    Legend is one of the finest examples of 'style over substance.' And the style is gorgeous.

  • Ольга Котулева

    Oh yeah, that’s so true! But I forgive the boringness, because of the hottest Tim Curry ever, the cute princess in the beautiful dress (I’m a fan of this kind of medieval style), the original music and songs are great, and of course the whole picture looks absolutely stunning to me (AND LITERALLY EVERYTHING IS COVERED WITH TONS OF GLITTER, SO SHINYYYY). I just adore how it looks and this is the only movie I forget for how boring the story is
    Maybe the first cut (150 minutes) was more clear, the story was better, but probably we’ll never know this

  • Aphextwins77
    Aphextwins77 3 months ago

    It still blows my mind that Robert Picardo was the swamp witch lol.

  • Fenris30
    Fenris30 4 months ago

    Giving the release dates I think Legend was the inspiration for the original Legend of Zelda. Put a cap on Tom Cruise and he's Link. He even has a pixie. Darkness is Ganon. Lily is Zelda and so on.

  • munsonman1
    munsonman1 4 months ago

    This was one of Tom Cruise's earliest roles. Check out his not-yet-Hollywood-perfect crooked teeth, lol. Tim Curry was the PERFECT casting for this movie. That woman green-goblin thing was Robert Picardo, a.k.a. the Doctor from the Star Trek Voyager series.

  • Mr. Mediocre Gamer
    Mr. Mediocre Gamer 4 months ago

    It's always a pleasure to take the life of a brave man...

  • chadergeist82
    chadergeist82 4 months ago

    It was not BORING! Raspberries to you two!

  • chadergeist82
    chadergeist82 4 months ago

    There is only 2 director's cut...the UK version.

  • Imozart0341I
    Imozart0341I 4 months ago

    This movie is the reason we have legend of Zelda series

  • Receiving Lemons
    Receiving Lemons 4 months ago

    I actually didn’t think Lily was a “good and pure” character. I thought it would’ve been a lot cooler if she did agree to marry Satan, she was so attracted to the shiny stuff and lured by a fancy dress. I think it would’ve been more interesting. Despite the paper cut outs that are the main characters and how long this movie feels, I adore it for the environment, and come on, who cannot love Tim Curry as Lucifer himself?

  • Catie F
    Catie F 4 months ago

    I think Legend's story works more for children and the reason people remember loving it was because they watched it as a child.
    About the characters, I always assumed that Lily (the girl) was a noble woman (princess?) and Jack (Tom Cruise) was a boy who lived out in the forest, maybe raised by fairies (that was the only way I could explain his clothes).

  • portland 182
    portland 182 5 months ago

    The US had a completely different cut, dub, and music to the rest of the world. Darkness is not revealed until 1/2 way through the film in the original cut, in the US cut Darkness is revealed immediately so the 'big' reveal later is ruined (putting Darkness on the DVD sleeve is a dick move!). The original cut has an orchestral score by Jerry Goldsmith, the US cut has pop songs and Tangerine Dream. The reason it cost so much was that the set and the stage burned down during filming, and had to be rebuilt from scratch.

  • DrRiddlez2015
    DrRiddlez2015 6 months ago

    Legend is an acquired taste...I saw in the theaters as a kid and I love D&D so thats why I see no fault with this film and for the record "Darkness (Tim Curry) and "Meg Mucklebones (Robert Picardo) are the TRUTH!!!

  • Anthony Ramirez
    Anthony Ramirez 7 months ago

    It was the 80's what do you expect. I was a kid back then and loved the movie. Maybe you should save your ranting for the crap that's out now.

  • Agatha Runcible
    Agatha Runcible 7 months ago

    Watch the director's cut. It's not just longer and with different music: The American version you saw was recut so drastically that it's practically a different movie. They cut whole portions of conversations out, so half the movie doesn't even make sense. That opening scene in the cottage, for instance, feels so stilted and awkward in the American version. We probably don't care about Jack & Lily because they weren't really the main focus of the original version & a recut was never going to fix that. The director's cut is much easier to enjoy as an exercise in atmosphere and style.

  • Zarina A113
    Zarina A113 7 months ago +2

    You HAVE to do a Nostalgia Critic for this!!!

  • Travis Foster
    Travis Foster 7 months ago

    I love this film & am not ashamed.

  • Hounddog Qix
    Hounddog Qix 7 months ago +1

    Mia Sara was so beautiful in this film. I had a childhood crush on her after seeing this and Ferris Bueller.

  • Happy Badger
    Happy Badger 7 months ago

    Most of the questions asked-- are answered in the dialogue. To be honest about the errors and knowledge gaps... Do some reviewers read a cliff note version and don't actually see the film ? Not you, obviously. Luv your show- keep on rocking ! :-D. (Say hi to Ike.) P.S Part of this could be a case of "what version did you see ?"

  • Lucky Tremendous
    Lucky Tremendous 7 months ago

    Shame you guys never saw the directors cut, it’s honestly a lot better then the original versiona

  • Conor Phillips
    Conor Phillips 7 months ago

    Most of that 30 million clearly went into the glitter budget.

  • T Shoemake
    T Shoemake 8 months ago

    This film has good eye candy, but the story is really generic.

  • Kat W.
    Kat W. 8 months ago

    I LOVED this movie from childhood.....thou hast movie SINNED!

  • No One
    No One 8 months ago

    This movie always reminds me of the creator of the earth.
    If the Lord of Darkness feels the earth to be corrupt, then they should put it back into Darkness and quit wasting everyone's time.
    Why blame humans over a situation the creator made with the making of the earth and species?

  • Michael Miller
    Michael Miller 9 months ago

    The Director's Cut (which was really the European theatrical cut) addresses many of your characterization concerns. The US theatrical cut was murdered because studio execs thought the US audience wouldn't be interested in any of that stuff. Lilly (played by Mia Sara) is established as an actual princess that regularly sneaks out of the castle to visit the people, and Tom Cruise's character (name escapes me at the moment) is essentially a nature guardian that becomes enamored of her. It adds about 30 minutes to the film, but it is the right kind of longer since it makes an awful lot more sense.

  • D-Repa slp
    D-Repa slp 9 months ago

    WHAT !

  • Joel Berkey-lewis
    Joel Berkey-lewis 9 months ago

    Thank you Doug and Tamara I have never seen Legend and still dont want to see it. Thank you for helping me decide naa.

  • harry bean
    harry bean 9 months ago

    tamara ever see mirrormask? oz great and powerfull?

  • Bekah Sp
    Bekah Sp 9 months ago

    I also found it dull, but it was very beautiful. And Tim Curry was so scary! I had nightmares. But I did watch it when I was very young... I guess I should watch it again.

  • TheNorthernwolfman
    TheNorthernwolfman 9 months ago

    The swamp witch was played by Robert Picardo who was also the hologram doctor on Star Trek Voyager.

  • Kaagh178
    Kaagh178 9 months ago

    Lord of the Rings has spoiled people. This was the 80s, guys.

  • Kaagh178
    Kaagh178 9 months ago

    This Channel isn't as Awesome as it once was..........

  • Kaagh178
    Kaagh178 9 months ago

    Dark Crystal was awesome too. WTF guys?

  • Eronicavel
    Eronicavel 9 months ago

    As what others have said, watch the director's cut. The US Theater ver. is the worst ver. due to the shear amount of cuts it had.

  • Eraex
    Eraex 10 months ago +1

    The movie was slaughtered by studio editing. The longest director cut makes it so much better

  • Vipre60000
    Vipre60000 10 months ago

    Oddly enough there is a cut you'd probably like, I recall it addressing a lot of the issues you have. Different narrative and I believe different voice audio as well. Shame you'll probably never watch it due to this version souring you.

  • Mugthraka
    Mugthraka 10 months ago

    To be honest, this movie is knowed and famous, only for Tim Curry performance as The Darkness

  • Sam Nolan
    Sam Nolan 10 months ago +1

    I actually love Legend! Its one of my favorite films. I cannot believe you two didn't think more positively of it. Also Lily is a princess. Her father is a king of that land. They mention that in there. She's called Princess Lily in the film. No way is Legend boring. Same with Dark Crystal. Both Legend and Dark Crystal are amazing films. Im a sucker for 80s fantasy films. To each its own. Both films were very popular in the 80s. Maybe you two would think differently if you saw the Director's Cut. The theatrical version seems more rushed. While the Director's Cut is more slow paced, and goes more into the detail with the story.

  • Rickettson
    Rickettson 10 months ago

    Tom C. won't talk about this movie, won't acknowledge he was in this, which I find hilarious! Oh and FYI there is a body (ambiguous if the vague human-ish prisoner was dead or not) being chopped up in the dungeon scene. And a statue in the dinner scene is alive....but maybe seen more in the director's cut! Really its the little things, and you gotta just be swept away by the larger then life attempt at being timeless story. And holly F-ing cow the Tim Curry Mirror scene scared the bejeezes out of me as a kid!!

  • William Reed
    William Reed 10 months ago

    Saw it in the theater back in the day, loved it then and love it now.

  • Robert McKinnon
    Robert McKinnon 10 months ago

    Go fuck yourselves!

  • Joshua B
    Joshua B 10 months ago

    Thank you! I didn't see it growing up but I kept hearing how amazing it was & eventually when I finally saw it I was like "this is boring as hell" 😐

  • AngelWolfPlays
    AngelWolfPlays 10 months ago

    Are we ever going to get an official NC review of this movie at some point?

  • TheGreatHibiki
    TheGreatHibiki 10 months ago

    Beautiful... but yes very boring.

  • JCB 84
    JCB 84 11 months ago

    That's what Tim Curry really looks like. It takes hours of makeup to make him look normal...ish.

  • Pirate Style Jutsu
    Pirate Style Jutsu 11 months ago

    Tamara has big zonkers.

  • Savannah White
    Savannah White 11 months ago +1

    Tangerine dream fits better it's a little darker and whimsical....

  • Elly Baerman
    Elly Baerman 11 months ago

    I shouldn't bother but-- Tim Curry played Darkness, not the Devil. The movie hints to Darkness' father being more Devil. Lilly, the lead female, was at least a Lady, a high born girl who was not being at all proper by eschewing the conventions of a lady her age and instead frolicking in the woods among the peasants. That comes out in the dialogue between Lilly and the peasant woman in the woods whose house she ransacks (Lilly was a brat- she should've been smacked a few times, stealing peoples' food and untying the clean laundry so it has to be washed again. BIATCH, they didn't have wash machines!) Tom's character Whatshisface, was a wild child- raised in the woods by faeries and such, supposed to be truly in harmony with his surroundings, so even less than a peasant. He and Lilly shared an innocent love, or some crap, because he broke the Faerie Law or whatever to show Lilly the unicorns. Gump first freaked over this, but because Tom's pecker ruined the world for love, it was forgiven. Sort of. In the end, 'love conquers all' and Lilly, it seems, will run off and marry her wild man because he brought back the ring. Oh JACK, that was his name. A lot of the background characters like Gump and Jenny Greenteeth are all very old faerie lore legends that most people don't know these days. Faeries used to be outright d-bags that caused more harm than good for humans; everything was blamed on them and you didn't piss them off. In fact, the height of science, at one time, was that faerie sprites held everything down so it didn't float away because gravity was not understood. Also, I read that the director's cute or the European release was much different and ended with Lilly (a princess) leaving Jack as he was just a summer fling. The tone and music and the darker setting for the European release might be of more interest. US release was candy coated and dipped in Tangerine Dream sauce.

  • adankseason ADS
    adankseason ADS 11 months ago

    Same thing happened to me! Everyone told me to watch Legend. Some how I missed it as a kid. Looked amazing. I watched it and it was so freaking boring! I love movies and watch a lot of them. I couldn't hardly stand sitting through it. I assume everyone is just nostalgic about it.

  • Jeff Frizzell
    Jeff Frizzell 11 months ago

    Can you critique the movie willow?

  • GoddessOfWhim2003

    i freaking hate this movie. Tim Curry and Mia Sara are better than this, Tom Cruise well he's Tom Cruise. it's so bad. someone told me it was great and i was in my Tom Cruise phase so i had to see it. no, no, that's 1 hr 34 mins. of my life i want back

  • Matthew Curran
    Matthew Curran Year ago

    I've loved this film since I was little. Both versions. Though the Director's cut is more in depth. It's better than a lot of fantasy these days. One of the things I love about 80's fantasy is that they just drop you into a world and just go with it. No need to give us a backstory. That's left for today's world.

  • Lucinda Jennings
    Lucinda Jennings Year ago

    Um, of course it feels like a fairy tale, it was supposed to be a fairy tale.

  • TechTexN
    TechTexN Year ago

    Part of the reason for the big budget was the first set caught fire and they had to build another set if I'm not mistaken. Correct me if I'm wrong though. But yea, if Tim Curry was pretty much the highlight of this movie. His costume was bad-ass. The rest was too weird. I wonder if Nostalgia Critic should do this one.

  • Lord Delow
    Lord Delow Year ago

    the original soundtrack is boring as hell, the tangerine dream soundtrack is so much better. lily was a princess, and jack was a boy who grew up and lived in the forest. hence the whole quest for her ring to pick a suitor she deems worthy.

  • Chris Hunter
    Chris Hunter Year ago

    What HAS Tamara seen?!

  • Watching the Moon

    This movie literally gave me nightmares for years

  • Ludlow Ryder
    Ludlow Ryder Year ago

    The original script is worth a read. Quite a lot of the dialogue was removed for the film itself and Cruise has disowned the USA released version as stereotypical fantasy though endorses the Directors Cut.

  • ö. . ,
    ö. . , Year ago

    Why is there a dick with balls on Dougs head?

    MR SMITHERS Year ago

    My mom used to love Legend and I always passed out 4 hours in.

  • Kurt Bergeron
    Kurt Bergeron Year ago

    Sh*t,...now I have to go watch it. Operation Heartbreak.

  • Kurt Bergeron
    Kurt Bergeron Year ago

    This was one of those movies that was on HBO like everyday for a year....that shirtless kid? That's the kid I wanted to be. I used to play him in the yard (not shirtless) wondering if I could use my sled to funnel light, but I think I just wanted the bow and arrow. As a kid, it WAS magical...but I haven't seen it since. I'm SURE you're both right about it, which saddens me. #lovetimcurry

  • Reanna Peterson
    Reanna Peterson Year ago

    I understand your reactions, I saw it as a kid and I was captured with how whimsical it felt, and I love unicorns lol.

  • John Nandy
    John Nandy Year ago

    Has Tamara seen Time Bandits yet? Terry Gilliam's first big non-python picture (although John Cleese and Michael Palin are in it). The fabulous David Warner gives one of the most evil movie villain performances of all time. Also it has a great theme song at end performed by its Beatle producer George Harrison:

  • Evan Tomiko
    Evan Tomiko Year ago

    Lili was supposed to be a princess and Tom Cruise the forest guardian or something.

  • Miles Trombley
    Miles Trombley Year ago

    So pretty, it's boring!!!

  • Shayla Ballard
    Shayla Ballard Year ago

    Well, duh you're wearing the white one, Doug. It wouldn't match Tamara's outfit!

  • Movies & Mythology

    My buddy, Bernardo, and I (Mark) just watched and reviewed Legend last night. Episode to be released March 29, 2018. Legend is a highly-significant spiritual movie and (here's an odd interpretation) the protagonist and the antagonist are the same character (IMO). Check out our review of Highlander to get a taste of the direction we take when analysing movies.

  • cartmanrlsusall
    cartmanrlsusall Year ago

    Freddy got fingered watch that one,its a life changer

  • gary chundrlek
    gary chundrlek Year ago

    Have a suggestion for you. 70s musicals. Sgt peppers lonely hearts club band, Tommy and phantom of the Paradise. 😁

  • Joseph Chastain
    Joseph Chastain Year ago

    I love Legend and Dark Crystal...

  • Eruanna
    Eruanna Year ago

    It really depends which version you watch. I'm from Europe and we got a different cut which is an excellent fantasy movie with a lovely soundtrack. It was one of my favourite movies from my childhood and I cried when the VHS broke. So when I found it online I was over the moon...until I started watching it. It was a completely different movie with plots and scenes that were topsy-turvy and disconnected and made no sense at all, on top of which there was a horrible 80s pop soundtrack that made me want to puke! It was then that I learned about the different cuts and versions and realised just how much credit is due to the post-production process and how it can tip the scale from a good movie to an utterly horrible one! In the end I managed to hunt down my version, which is lovely to this day and try to forget I ever encountered the others.

  • Attack of the The Eye Creatures

    I've tried to watch this movie 46 times, and I still can't complete it.

  • wildsmiley
    wildsmiley Year ago

    I love Tim Curry's devil and Mia Sara's goth Lily is just...wow. Legend has its charms.

  • DomainofDotArt
    DomainofDotArt Year ago

    But the Music was great too.

  • jmr1415
    jmr1415 Year ago +1

    Watch Cruise in Rainman: his is a far more interesting performance than Dustin Hoffman's.

  • Schlock Jocks
    Schlock Jocks Year ago

    Gonna drop a bomb on ya...the green goblin woman was Robert Picardo.

  • Acerbicon
    Acerbicon Year ago

    Tim Curry and the visuals are really the only good thing about this movie.

  • Theresa Cherco
    Theresa Cherco Year ago

    Tim Curry as the devil is awesome

  • drakocarrion
    drakocarrion Year ago +1

    My opinion of your taste just dropped significantly.

  • soshiangel90
    soshiangel90 Year ago

    I actually did see this movie as a kid and I honestly only remember the scenes with Tim Curry. I often would get it confused with one of the Neverending story sequels. Only recent resurgence pointed out to me that this was it's own movie.

  • El Mostrito
    El Mostrito Year ago

    Ugly one-horned mule.

  • KageMaxwell
    KageMaxwell Year ago

    I still to this day want Darkness' teeth. They're so white and his canines are so pointy.

  • Procrastinating night owl

    You must watch howls moving castle it’s an amazing movie and I know that you’ll love it!!!

  • Serpent Sepia
    Serpent Sepia Year ago

    How can you guys not understand that Jack O' The Green is a forest child and Lily is a princess who hates being a princess and wants to be like common people? Also Blix is played by a woman and she also plays Gump's voice. The guy who played Gump has a growth disorder, so he looked like a kid but had a deep German voice and accent. It's like you guys are bashing this movie of the sake of bashing it and not even trying to understand it....

  • TrollDragomir
    TrollDragomir Year ago

    Even as a kid I watched it for the Lord of Darkness. Tim Curry alone redeems this movie for me.

  • Dizzale
    Dizzale Year ago

    legends can be now and forever, loved by the sun