Movie Review: Legend

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Director: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston, Paul Bettany, Colin Morgan, David Thewlis, Tara Fitzgerald, and Taron Egerton.

Set in the 1960s, LEGEND is based on a true story of the Kray Twins (Reggie & Ronnie), who left their mark on the London underworld, using all means necessary to rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

Not bothering with their early years, the director focuses on the main narrative, constructed through the beginning of Reggie’s relationship with young East End lass Frances (Emily Browning), Ronnie’s release from a mental hospital and their subsequent loose-cannon behaviour.
While the film has it's share of a love story and the treating of a mental illness, you have opted for a movie based on crime! Worry not for, LEGEND ticks that off episodically as well in a brilliantly choreographed manner.

In yet another stroke of awesome acting, Tom Hardy plays both twins, Reggie and Ronnie, and he does it so well that you seriously do forget it’s the same guy. While Reggie is reasonable, smart and caring; Ronnie is a paranoid, violent sociopath; Who honestly is far more interesting and fun to witness, of the two.

What pulls the movie down is the drab supporting cast for, none of them seem to hold you on; And what hampers even more is the ol' English accent. A couple of words here & there go amiss; and you end up relying on the subsequent sequences to figure out what happened.

All in all, LEGEND makes for a worthy watch over a tub of Popcorn for which I give it 3 SHORS on 5! But, if you don’t like your movies to celebrate criminals, avoid LEGEND for, it treats London’s notorious Kray twins as if they were tragic heroes. Cheers.

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