“I come here for a fucking shootout. A proper shootout with some proper men. Like Colonel Custer and Geronimo, you ever heard of them?”
Over the last few years, Tom Hardy has made a habit of not only picking great movies, but also insisting on being the best thing in them. Even in a mess likeThe Dark Knight Rises, Hardy’s Bane was a big part of what made it watchable. He somehow managed to outshine James Gandolfini in The Drop and was a one man powerhouse in Bronsan. Even when taking a back seat to Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, his take on the titular character still made sure it was a Mad Max movie. He is possibly my favourite actor to have emerged in the last decade. So when I heard there was a movie with double the Hardy, I knew I had to see Legend.
Reg Kray (Hardy) is the king of East End crime in 60s London. He owns a successful casino and meets the perfect girl next door (Emily Browning as Frances). Reg’s literal partner in crime is his identical twin brother, Ronnie (also Hardy). With the aid of a little strong arming, the certifiably insane Ron is released from a mental hospital after an assault charge and is back by his brother’s side in time to fight off an attack from rival London gangsters. (more…)