YMMV / Legend

  • Awesome Music: The Tangerine Dream score. Especially the...oh, to hell with it, the whole thing. If righteousness and beauty had a transcription in music, for instance, it would be the unicorn theme. The original score by Jerry Goldsmith is pretty awesome too. Because, well, it's Jerry Goldsmith.
    • Even so, Jerry Goldsmith was upset by Scott's rejection of his score that he never spoke to the director ever since and up to his passing.
  • Award Bait Song: "Is Your Love Strong Enough?" & "My True Love's Eyes".
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Well, there's plenty of weirdness on display throughout the film, but during Lili's dance with the animate black dress, an evil-looking cherub comes to life on the tabletop. Lili doesn't notice it, it doesn't intervene in any way, and once the sequence is done, it's never brought up again.
  • Broken Base: Over the score. Even those who like Jerry Goldsmith's score wish the American release music was retained for the Dress Dance.
  • Cult Classic
  • Evil Is Sexy: Dark!Lili and Tim Curry as a shirtless, ripped, deep-voiced devil.
  • Fridge Horror: In the U.S. Re Cut, it's implied that Jack and Lily have sex. Which is fine until you remember the goblins are following them and tracking their every move.
  • Ham and Cheese: Tim Curry's performance
  • Hilarious in Hindsight
    • Blunder wears what looks like a Dovahkiin helmet.
    • The movements of the sun and moon are controlled by a pair of unicorns.
    • The Lord of Darkness makes his first appearance by walking through a mirror. This was the climax of John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness just two years later.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many people don't care about bland Tom Cruise and bland Mia Sara, and just want to see Tim Curry ham it up as Darkness, and the other faeries and goblins, too.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The Lord of Darkness. Probably the greatest film Devil in history.