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Legend (2015) review
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A good movie

Since I'm a big fan  of Tom Hardy, I was really eager to check out this movie, especially since the material sounded pretty awesome. Well, eventually, it turned out to be a decent watch but not much more than that, to be honest. I mean, it was really neat to see Hardy playing a set of twins and he delivered here another fine performance(s) but, unfortunately, the movie didn't have much else to offer, I'm afraid. Sure, the directing was decent enough and it was visually convincing but, in spite of this strong material, I didn't care much about the story after all. The first mistake was to have Frances, Reginald Kray's wife, telling this tale. I mean, I won't blame Emily Browning who was not bad but her character was just boring and rather thankless. I mean, she obviously knew what she got into when she got involved with Reggie but she still spent most of the movie complaining about his lifestyle so she wasn't really the most interesting narrator. But, to be honest, it wasn't really much better with the Kray brothers. Indeed, right from the start, Reggie was introduced as the usual handsome charismatic leader and Ronnie as the usual unpredictable psychopath (they also spent way too much time on the fact that he was gay when, in reality, it was something he was actually trying to hide at the time) but, even though you spend more than 2 hours with them, you don't get to learn really anything else about them. Anyway, to conclude, even though it turned out to be slightly disappointing, it was still an interesting story and Tom Hardy was just awesome so I still think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 

Added by johanlefourbe
8 months ago on 1 April 2018 07:35