Excerpt: A small group of people are together in a remote diner in the Mojave desert New Mexico to have a quick snack or because their car broke down when suddenly all outside connections break off. The TV has no more picture and all phone connections are down.
Excerpt: I know it’s wrong to judge a book (or a Blu-Ray, as the case may be) by its cover, but I just couldn’t help myself. In one hand there’s “Legion”, with an angel of sorts holding a gun in one hand and a knife in the other. Cool!
Excerpt: Scott Stewart deserves credit for making Legion into a film that could be described as both a blasphemer's delight and a right wing Christian propaganda flick, but I suspect the audience it finds will be closer to the geek/stoner collective, who will take in its self-serious absurdity smiling with...
Excerpt: Why is it that almost every religiously-themed apocalyptic film needs to place the onus of mankind’s salvation on the shoulders of a child? It seems like this is one of the most overused of clichés in horror and, yet, people continually employ it for their hackneyed scripts.
Excerpt: When God loses faith in mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael.
Excerpt: The core of Legion is a baby, currently inside the womb of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki). That child is the savior of humanity, or at least that is what angel Michael (Paul Bettany) tells the audience.
Conclusion: If you really want to give your home theater a vigorous workout, then rent 'Legion.' You can overlook the hackneyed script, ridiculous dialogue, and tired visual effects, and just focus on how good it looks and sounds. (Also, the extras aren't totally abysmal.
Excerpt: The Film In Legion , the end is sight, but it will take a painful hour and 40 minutes to get there. The basic plot is sort of a twist on similar "end of the world" themed movies - with a mix of The Seventh Sign and The Terminator .
Conclusion: This may very well be a first for a major motion picture: Legion is at times halfway intense, invigorating, and fun, but it's also completely devoid of significance and proves downright goofy at the same time, and that's not to even mention the ridiculous "God as the bad guy" angle.