Fantasy geeks who grew up watching movies like the Dark Crystal, Krull, Labyrinthe, Willow, and The Beastmaster will probably have rose colored goggles when judging this movie. Nostalgia makes it difficult to view most 80's movies objectively. Even still, in my opinion Legend sticks out as one of the better fantasy movies of that decade. I honestly think it even holds up to most modern fantasy, special effects aside. It's definitely an odd one though, and if you get the chance you'll want to see the directors cut version to contrast it with the version you might have seen on the old rabbit ears or cable.