Vincent Canby argues, "He's created a series of fancy, plastic sets that keep the eye busier than the mind or the heart. When he runs out of dandelion fluff, he fills the air with cherry blossom petals and, later, with snow so fine and glisteny it looks to be sugar, plus 1,500 icicles made of resin and hot wax." (Canby 1986) Canby is stating that the film's set design is all style and no substance, making a mockery of the atmosphere and the overall effects of the set locations. Perhaps he has a point, possibly stating that there's no meaning or not a strong enough plot behind Scott's vision.
List of illustrations
Figure 1. Scott, Ridley (1985) Legend Movie Poster. At: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Legendposter.jpg (Accessed on:9/11/11)
Figure 2. Scott, Ridley (1985) Lily and Unicorn in the Fantasy Forest. At: http://www.ferdyonfilms.com/?p=9649 (Accessed on:9/11/11)
Figure 3. Scott, Ridley (1985) Lily (evil). At: http://www.mylot.com/w/photokeywords/the+legend.aspx (Accessed on:9/11/11)
Variety (1985) Legend. At: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117792529?refcatid=31 (Accessed on:9/11/11)
New York Times Review Vincent Canby (1986) Legend (1985) The Screen: Ridley Scott's 'Legend'. At: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9A0DE2DC1E38F93BA25757C0A960948260&partner=Rotten Tomatoes (Accessed on:9/11/11)
Roger Ebert (1986) Legend. At: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19860418/REVIEWS/604180302 (Accessed on:9/11/11)