“Good, not great”
The story of the Kray twins is very interesting. Two identical twin gangsters Reggie/Ronnie Kray owning the east end london during the 50s/60s. There is so much you can tell about the twins, the stories are endless! Too bad, the film didn’t really focus more in depth about the Kray twins. The narrative could have been a little bit better, it felt too clunky.
The strength(s) of the film. without a doubt, it’s all about Tom Hardy. Tom Hardy’s performance as the Kray twins is fantastic. You completely forget that these two characters (Reggie/Ronnie Kray) are played by the same person. Hardy does a great job making both characters very different and exciting to watch. The soundtrack I thought was phenomenal.
In terms of the weaknesses of the film, I think the primary weakness is the pacing. It won’t keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole runtime and at times ‘Legend’ might seem a bit boring. The film drags a little in plaecs. Another weakness is Emily Browning’s character (Frances). I thought the character of Frances wasn’t really developed as it should be.
In conclusion, Legend is a good movie that I think everyone should see! It has it’s faults but Tom Hardy’s incredible performance is worth the ticket. The film could have been better but by all means what we got was not terrible. It’s a fun enjoyable ride with some rough bumps along the way.
Rating – ★★★