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When the last angel falls, the fight for mankind begins.
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.
Apparently I've seen this before? Well that fact was more of a revelation than the apocalyptic bollocks that they managed to conjure from that book of the Bible. A ludicrous plot sees The Archangel Michael (Paul Bethany) pop down from Heaven, cut off his wings and head for a diner hoping to save a pregnant waitress's unborn baby. You'd think he'd be armed with lightning bolts or the wrath of God, but no, he has guns...lots of guns, and tattoos.
God has lost Faith in mankind and decided to wipe us out. No flood this time, just an army of Angels who seem to possess humans at will. To say this film is stupid would be an understatement, it's…
For greatest (or only) enjoyment, watch this while drunk and laugh all the way through at the unintentional but prevalent humor brought forth by everything that is Legion. Another fun thing to do is predicting the characters lines and see how many you can get right. My score: 3
Religion induced idiocy.
This film isn't bad, it's completely and utterly stupid.
And that's far, far worse.
Well this is an intriguing premise, God has lost faith in humanity and instead of using a flood to wipe out humanity he's sending an army of angels. But the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany) thinks this is a bad call and voluntarily goes to Earth to protect the next savior. Well this is going be cool! An angel flying around using a flaming sword or some holy artifacts to.....wait he doesn't have wings and he only uses plain old machine guns. Well surely there will an epic backdrop like a famous church! The Hagia Sophia or Notre Dame or......a roadside diner?!? Really?!? Well surely Michael fighting an army of angels will be really......he only fights one angel and the rest…
Film 15/30 of Scavenger Hunt Challenge #4
Task #8. A film featuring a humanoid character with wings
So, humanity is beyond hope - it's time to be wiped off the map... Except this baby who's actually humanity's last hope... So, humanity is NOT actually beyond hope then?
So, the big guy who lives in the clouds and watches us masturbate - was just bored and wanted to reset his Animal Crossing town? Or start a new Sims family - if that floats your boat... Personally I'm an Animal Crossing guy - I can't get enough of those talking animals. Especially the talking squirrels - when they walk around and their tails bounce - it makes me happy...
God is a capricious asshole.
Legion follows a group of people (including Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Kate Walsh and a pregnant Adrianne Palicki) who are stranded in a diner in the middle of a desert. When the diner is attacked by a possessed old lady (one of the movie's highlights), the collective begin to think something's not right. When the TV signal stops and the desert is flooded by a giant swarm of locusts, exiled angel Michael (Paul Bettany) shows up to confirm what we've been thinking all along: Shit's fucked. (By shit's fucked, I mean that Palicki's unborn child is actually the saviour of mankind and we'll all be saved if the diner inhabitants can weather the invasion of…
I will tell you that Legion started off that it was going to be "Terminator" with Angels, which I was expecting before the showing. Then, out of nowhere, it turned into a grade B zombie film that made absolutely no sense to me and it got worse and worse from there, even though Paul Bettany was the only redeemable quality about it. Please! Stay away from this pile of farts!
Utterly stupid movie with some neat special effects. I am actually quite satisfied by the way many people were upset with the theology. I actually thought the twist was quite clever. The biggest problem is the dialogue which is ridiculously hackneyed. Rather too many of the best bits can be found in the trailer. Still, as far as shit movies go, this is pretty good fun. (Please note, I am giving this movie the same rating as f***ing Twilight. Do not take this as a strong recommendation, ok?) I must say that I found this a bit of a guilty pleasure because even though it was awful, I couldn't help but enjoy it anyway. Then again, unlike the guilty pleasure…
I see that everybody I follow has rated this movie much lower, and it's easy to understand why: it's honestly not very good.
But then again, Paul Bettany.
Some half decent direction of a poor script and proof that having Paul Bettany in your film immediately gives you an extra star.
"I don't even believe in God," says Dennis Quaid's character Bob early on in Legion. "That's okay," replies Michael, an angel played by Paul Bettany. "He doesn't believe in you either." And so the tone is set for your regular apocalypse shoot 'em up horror thriller.
Charlie (Palicki) works as a waitress at Paradise Falls, a diner in the middle of nowhere. Well, Arizona, but it's much the same thing. Charley is eight months pregnant, the father is "out of sight, out of mind" and only Jeep (Black), the mechanic son of diner owner Bob (Quaid) seems to care about what happens to her or indeed the baby. Meanwhile, Michael (Bettany) arrives on earth with a mission - to ensure…
it is very stupid.
100 minutes of my life lost so bad.
Once again I watch a movie for Paul Bettany. I was not disappointed, the cinematic images were great although the plot could've been better.
What if God were Skynet and the Terminators were angel? That’s pretty much what Legion is, a sort of horror rip off of The Terminator. Having said that I do enjoy the film in all its B movie glory, I like the doom of gloom of it and the single location is nice. The cast is also pretty strong with Paull Bettany being the stand out as the archangel Michael. Yes the movie is ridiculous and plot kind of stupid but I enjoy the action and violence of the film. The Ice Cream Man played by Doug Jones was very creepy and I wish they had done more with him.
I just started this films sequel show Dominion and from the pilot I enjoy it so far.
Paul Bettnay has fun with the film. It's an entertaining B action movie.
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