“Legendary” would be great if it was the only movie that ever existed.
Cal Chetney(Devon Graye) is picked on at school. He’s a bit of an outcast and only has one friend. So he make plans to get revenge on his tormentors… wait, no, that’s not right. He follows in the footsteps of father(dead man) and brother(John Cena) by joining his high school wrestling team.(Ugh)
Cal’s father and brother were both… legendary… wrestlers. Cal is far from it. He would ask his brother for help, but he hasn’t seen him much since his father passed away. So, he tracks his brother down and asks him for help. (That was easy enough.) His brother eventually agrees to take him on, but they hide it from their mother because that’s where the real rift exists.
Danny “I killed a Predator and so can you” Glover is the best part of the movie as the wise black mentor; only because he uses the word “whom” correctly, which is more than you expect from anyone in a WWE Studios movie.
The wrestling in the movie seems pretty legitimate, but, as with the other WWE Studios movies I’ve seen(“The Chaperone“; “Knucklehead“), there is absolutely nothing new in “Legendary”. It’s a bunch of middle of the road melodrama and there’s no real reason you should find yourself watching it.
“Legendary” is a lot like high school wrestling, it doesn’t do anything specific to offend you(aside from the spandex), but you still don’t want to spend two hours watching it. “Legenday” gets a Nap During.