Trying to get through some of the fantasy/medieval flicks I've picked up lately, so I watched the director's cut of Ridley Scott's Legend.
Pretty good movie. The effects are easily some of the best I've seen, particularly Tim Curry's costume as the Lord of Darkness, especially for a pre-Jackson LotR fantasy flick. The script was a bit weak at times, but it was generally pretty solid. Acting was also pretty good, with Cruise giving a surprisingly enthralling preformance and Curry being... well, he's Tim Curry, he steals the show in everything.
The direction was pretty nice too, though I can't really rank it amongst Scott's other works since I haven't seen nearly enough of his work to. It really did set the mood, though, mixing a sense of wonder and the whimsical with a sinister, eerie vibe. I also can't compare it to the US cut with Tangerine Dream's score, since I don't own that version. Goldsmith, however, did provide an excellent score to the film and helped establish the 'dark fairy tale' tone that Scott intended.
Solid watch, especially if you're into fantasy films. Gonna try and watch, I dunno, Time Bandits or Flesh + Blood tomorrow, If I don't end up glurging on video games or Game of Thrones.