I recall being sort of excited about Legend before but the novelty of Double Tom Hardy wore off around the time the movie came out. Probably because I remembered why I don’t really fangirl over any of these people anymore. There are a myriad of reasons why I never made an attempt to see it, but I won’t even go into it. Actors are actors and real people who suck as much as the rest of us. It would be really great if society didn’t pretend that wasn’t the case, but what can you do? All I can do personally is take everything and everyone at face value and judge them by what’s on the screen because the only thing ‘real’ about most actors is the fact that they’re acting.
Anyway, soapbox aside, I wasn’t very sold on the concept of this movie for several reasons. The first being that The Krays story has been told many, many times and it isn’t even an interesting story. They were gangsters. They did gangster stuff. One was a little bit ‘off his rocker’ and they both ended up in jail. And as I suspected, the writer did his best to ‘humanize’ at least one of them, to the point where it was almost kind of jarring when he went kind of crazy. Perhaps that was the point, but again, I was really just wondering what the story was here. (more…)
More Tom Hardy. Woo! But this trailer literally tells me nothing. I guess it is just a teaser. Though all I can see is that some guys are shooting at other guys, it looks like it could be interesting.
Tom Hardy has interesting facial hair. Leonardo DiCaprio has interesting facial hair and interesting hair in general. I can’t tell if it’s real or weave. Or man extensions. Whatever you call them. Meave.
The setting is kind of nice to look at. I can’t remember where they filmed this now but all I know about this movie is that there was a lot of drama on set. And that Tom may or may not have punched/choked the director.
To conclude, I kind of want to see a movie of the set more than I want to see the actual movie, lol.
I watched this movie again recently and I was kind of bemused at how terrible it is. It should probably be called This Means Catfish. Or This Is Creepy. I don’t know. I only watched it for Tom Hardy because this is the one movie where he’s not bulked up to the high heavens and speaking in an awful accent (I’ve gotta keep it real with you, Tom).
First of all, TWO TOM HARDY’S. I’m not a fan of movies glorifying real life criminals, but hell, The Kray Twins have been done many times before so it’s a moot argument at this point and anyway, it’s DOUBLE TOM HARDY.