Monday Movie Review #2 - Legion

Monday, January 25, 2010

This past weekend, I got to see Legion...finally! It seems like I've been waiting for this movie forever. Below is a brief synopsis.



An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, 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 with the Archangel, Michael.
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Ok, first of all, can I just say how awesome the visual effects were?! Creepy, but definitely awesome. That said, I have to warn you that if you go in clueless as to the context of this movie, you may just be clueless until the very end. Basically, Legion follows a group of people in a small diner that becomes the central point of hope for what's left of humanity. God has given up on the human race, and he's sent his angels to bring about Judgment Day. Led by Gabriel, played by Kevin Durand, the angels are pitted against the Archangel Michael, played by Paul Bettany, who seeks to save mankind's only hope - the baby that Charlie, the waitress at the diner carries. This baby is said to be the one who will lead humanity back out of the darkness of the Apocalypse.

This film is full of rock and roll, crazy visuals, and lots of confusion if you don't know much about the concept of Judgment Day. I guess the easiest way to summarize it would be 2012...only the biblical version. If you go in simply looking for sheer entertainment and nothing more, you won't be disappointed. The story line is jumbled though, so if you expect to go in knowing exactly what's happening and leave with a clear message, you will be disappointed. Based on sheer entertainment value, I give this movie a 3 out of 5. Below is the trailer, if you've not yet seen it.

19 comments:

  1. I was TERRIFIED when I saw a trailer for this at the theater. You have to review Shutter Island for me so I know whether or not to wear diapers to the theater :P

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  2. Trailer does freak me out but looks like something I would want to watch :)I will look forward to your movie reviews from now on..

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  3. OH I love the look of this movie, scary but awesome - I wish I had someone to venture out with! :) I cant wait for this one in DVD! :)

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  4. Ooo sounds scary! I can't wait to see it. Normally I shy from scary but this one is just too intriguing.

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  5. If it's the biblical version of 2012, I wonder how accurate it is? Hollywood isn't exactly famous for historical accuracy. Or in this case, it would be prophetic future accuracy.

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  6. I've wanted to see this movie for months! It's too bad that it's a bit confusing. I understand the whole Judgement Day concept, but it would have been nice to know you gave it more than a 3. I still plan on seeing it, but I'll try not to have my hopes too high.

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  7. We've wanted to see this one but the reviews (including yours) haven't been enthusiastic. Too bad. Maybe video?

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  8. How have I not heard of this movie before? I don't scare easily, but whenever there's creepy crawly movements I get so creeped out. I really want to see this now even though I know I'm going to be so confused, especially with all the biblical stuff.

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  9. THIS IS SO COOL. That poster/picture thing looks really amazing. I've seen the trailer for this one and thought, "I REALLY HAVE TO WATCH THIS!"
    Well, I definitely will. I just hope I don't get too confused.... :P

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  10. Ohh, haha, it's one of THOSE movies. Where you don't really get everything that's happening, but it's so cool you don't really care. And I don't know if I'll be watching this one (not much for biblical and apocalyptic movies), but thanks for the heads up! The effects sound awesome. :D

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  11. Yay! I'm a BIG fan of Paul Bettany since I watched The DaVinci Code... Then I've been watching all of the movies he's in. This is coming out in March here in Brazil, if I'm not wrong. So excited to watch it! Thank you for this post! :)

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  12. Holy crap, that Grandma totally freaks me out! *shivers*

    Thanks for the review...I might see this (Ha, I'll bring my friend that gets scared easily!)

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  13. never heard of the movie, though love Paul Bettany...mmmm. not sure I'll watch it, now that you've given it a mediocre review:-)!

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  14. I saw this over the weekend. I thought the first half was really good and scary, but was somewhat letdown at the end. Good review!

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  15. I would like to see this for entertainment purposes. It looks freaky and exciting. Hollywood may not get Biblical messages right, but they do know how to make a kick-ass movie.

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  16. Glad to know you liked it, great review :)

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  17. I want to watch this also, and I have been waiting for so long I didn't even know it was out! Glad you liked it too :)

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  18. No way I'm watching this. The trailer was ...... it just freaked me out. Thank heavens I was wathcing this in the afternoon and not evening.
    LOL..that grandma is so funny and creapy at the same time.

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