Legend (2015) is a story about the Kray brothers, Ronnie and Reggie. They were gangsters in London in the 1960’s.
Tom Hardy plays the role of each brother, who despite being twins, were two very different people. Although Tom is the standout star of Legend, he is supported by several incredible actors including Emily Browning, Paul Anderson, Chazz Palminteri, Chris Eccleston, Colin Morgan (who could easily pass as Benedict Cumberbatch’s little brother), Taron Egerton and Sam Spruell; among many others.
Not only is this a story about gangsters, crime, violence, and brotherly interactions, but also about love, commitment, loyalty and shady business dealings. My only major issue with this movie is a common issue for many typical American’s, in that I have a hard time understanding the ultra-thick British accents.
|Rating: 7.0/10 (73,238 votes)
Director: Brian Helgeland
Writer: Brian Helgeland, John Pearson (book)
Stars: Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy, Christopher Eccleston, Joshua Hill
Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Released: 20 Nov 2015
|Plot: The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.|
So I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but the fight scene between Reggie and Ronnie, again, both played by Tom Hardy, was brilliantly done. So well, I mean, just an awesome fight sequence. Throughout the entirety of the movie, Ronnie was totally bonkers. I mean, this dude was really, really bonkers. The dynamic between the brothers is incredibly volatile, like a very delicate balance that wanes from one side to the other which often leads to some kind of mayhem.
All in all, this is an impressive movie, a true modern classic. It has quite a bit of violence and again, the accents were quite difficult to understand at times, but one helluva good movie.