Here There Be Dragons – Episode 5: Legend

Nash looks at Ridley Scotts 1985 big budget fantasy epic. Would this finally be the fantasy blockbuster Hollywood had been seeking? Lets find out!

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7 comments

  1. I actually didn’t mind Tom Cruise in this.
    Mostly, mind you, that this was also Pre-Scientology-Conversion. but even still,
    despite him now being a freakin’ wackoid, he’s still a really cool actor, in my book.

    • One thing I will point out though. The dialog.
      the script itself left a fair amount to be desired, but the dialog 9 times out of 10 was in my view, quite masterful. it was down-right poetic. and that’s something that even the best of fantasy films today increasingly lack., a sense of intellectual whimsicality. the stuff to not only let you know it’s a story, but a memorable one. everything is far too real. or realistically related. even in fantasy & sci-fi.
      as if fiction were supposed to be considered reality. and there is no excuse for so,
      no matter what justification some may have for it, it is not a good enough excuse.
      sometimes, a story must be just that. a story. and that’s the way this movie was portrayed.
      not a realistic eventful experience, but just a story of lore and wonder.
      grant it that yeah., like I said, it leaves some things to be desired. but that doesn’t mean it didn’t make up for it’s lacking even at least a little bit where it could. the visuals, and especially the dialog/lines/quotes, they were very well envisioned & portrayed, even by the lesser skilled actors.
      movie wise, it was kind of down. story wise, it was a fair-ways up. at least through my eyes it was.

  2. I’m not sure what Nash says he is “seeing” in the brief scene where we see Jack entering the tree cave…

  3. It’s a shame they couldn’t cut off one of Tim Curry’s horns, it would ahve made an awesome bong.

  4. Wow. You really should have listened to that fairy. Now Donald Trump is dangerously close to a presidency.

  5. I can’t stand the director’s cut. It feels like it takes forever to get to anything, the ending enrages me, and while some of the scenes being elongated make the scenes make a bit more sense, the music literally makes the whole thing feel like it’s an eternity later when it’s done. I’ve never heard a more boring score in my life. Even Twilight’s fucking score has more personality; sure, that personality is lame and depressing, but it at least has Some personality. Jerry Goldsmith’s score lacks any of the character he’s ever put into any other score than this one.

    I’ve heard people claim the U.S. release has a terrible, dated score and I can tell you I not only love the Tangerine Dream score but it’s on par with Dune for me. It’s unique, it feels perfect for the movie and the store, and it doesn’t put my ass to sleep while listening to it.

    For me, I love the U.s. release. It doesn’t feel nearly as long as the director’s cut, it keeps my interest, and though some of the scenes being cut up do cause me to wonder what happened between them, it’s not so bad that I’m left being annoyed by it. I just kinda roll with it. Music makes the movie for me and if the score is boring and annoyingly long and samey it’s more or less going to just enrage me or make me stop watching.

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