I don't think I have ever seen a film with more inexplicable things happening. And I don't just mean confusing (although there are plenty of those), but nearly everything in this entire film happens without reason or purpose. I liken it to The Fellowship of the Ring but instead of having the council meet in Rivendell, the journey just begins! And the only time you know anything is when Gandalf says "Well, we're here!"
in conclusion, please riff Legend. Not for Tim Curry's performance. But for literally everything else.
@Starkadder Either one, really. I'm actually talking briefly about Legend in a book I'm working on--explaining why so many events are inexplicable and come from nowhere--and for research, I watched both versions. While the Director's Cut makes some things clearer, it also spends longer on scenes that have not much going on, almost like it's trying to pad its own runtime. For example,nat at one point Jack (Tom Cruise) and Lili (Mia Sara) are in the forest and the camera keeps cutting back and forth between them as they look at each other. Back and forth. Back and forth. No dialogue. It boggles the mind.
Theatrical or Director's Cut?