Review 41: Legend

Review is like app or game coverage but for movie series, television shows, comic books, and other geeky entertainment. It's great stuff you can watch and enjoy on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV! On this week's episode — Legend is Ridley Scott's 1985 fantasy adventure starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and Tim Curry. So gather round as a bunch of nerds who require the solace of the night get together to talk about it, and it's much better Director's Cut. With Don Melton, Matt Drance, Guy English, and Rene Ritchie.

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • This was one of my favorite movies as a kid. One of the truly great fanasty movies of the 1980's, maybe of all time. I believe it is one of the most influential movies in the science fiction and fantasy movie genres. And it doesnt get the credit it deserves. Proof look very closely at the golbins, in Lord of the Rings. Fifteen years between the movies, do you see the resemblance. It is also a Ridley Scott movie. He is famous for Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and countless other Oscar nominated and winning movies. And lets not forget the iconic Mac commercial from 1984. Even this movie was Oscar nominated for best make up. It has a great performance by Tim Curry as Darkness. Probably know best other movies such as Clue. With this all said I am glad you did this movie. And it would great paired with Never Ending Story as a double feature. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Totally agree. I loved it when I saw it. I didn't know who Tom Cruise was then though, he was just the guy in the movie as far as I was concerned. I think that's where most of the criticism came from if I remember correctly. The fact that Tom Cruise was in it somehow "ruins" it for people.
  • Yeah, Darkness was one scary dude when I first saw it. Now, I kind of think of him as Hellboy's daddy. ;) Fun movie. I should check out the director's cut. Another 1985 fantasy movie they could discuss is LadyHawke.
  • I loved Ladyhawke so much. I watched it again a few years ago and realised just how bad the soundtrack was for the film. It was a terrible 80's cringe. In my opinion Basil Polidoreus' score for Conan the Barbarian (the best 80's fantasy movie!) that is timeless and still fantastic to listen to.
  • Legend without Tangerine Dream? Ugh. I'll take the Theatrical version, TYVM.