Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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
'Legion' is a badly made stupid mess. But its also quite possibly the most entertainingly awful film that I've seen in a long time. Its fundamentally terrible across the board with its ridiculously idiotic script and laughable performances. Yet somehow among the shower of shit it throws at you I was oddly entertained.
As a taster to the films ridiculousness: near the start of the movie an elderly women on a zimmer frame enters the diner where our protagonists are. After a brief introduction she reveals that she is possessed by a demon by calling a women a *bleepety* *bleep*, then gets hit with a frying pan and crawls onto the ceiling (with laughable CGI I must add). The whole thing culminates in her 'bitchslapping' Dennis Quaid over a table and darting across the room like she is on wheels. Its so awful I think it might actually be a stroke of genius.
Religion induced idiocy.
This film isn't bad, it's completely and utterly stupid.
And that's far, far worse.
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…
It's lightweight stuff with barely an ounce of plot beyond pitting good against evil and while I can't put my finger on why exactly I like it, I know that I do.
It's a shame the world wasn't set on fire by Paul Bettany's first foray into action territory with the fun double bill of Priest and Legion because I think he makes for a solid, unique action man.
My wife, her sister and I wanted a fun, dumb action movie to watch. LEGION lacked any fun in its dumbness. Rather embarrassingly–and inexplicably–I had hopes for LEGION. I thought the cast would be strong enough to weather anything. It also seemed like they got their angel warrior visualizations from comics—Ennis’s GHOST RIDER for something too. The bright lights. Even though LEGION had online buzz (undeservedly), it seems forgotten (thankfully). The post readership’s steadily dwindling.
Yucky, poor direction, RIDICULOUS third act.
Really wanted to love this (angels with machine guns!) but the idea was just way too underdeveloped. The whole thing takes place in one boring location, not enough supernatural shit. The lead character is the dude from the Fast and Furious Japan movie and it honestly took me almost the entire movie to realize that he wasn't supposed to be partially retarded. Good cameos by Doug Jones and the mercenary dude from Lost though.
Wanna make this movie fun? Everytime someone says Jeep's name shout "BEEP BEEP"
Otherwise its a load of crap.
A group of strangers fight for the welfare of humanity.
Absolutely ridiculous story and not even well made, the cast is at loss in this mess.
This should have been a fun movie to watch but it took itself way too seriously and ended up just being pretty boring.
Alright so what do Angels and guns with crazy possessed by angels people all have in common? A really bad movie, like common it just was so terrible!
1 star for a stupid, stupid, theologically INANE storyline with lots of IDIOTIC dialogue- 3 1/2 stars for awesome SFX with minimal reliance on CGI. Don't tackle this kind of stuff, Hollywood, if you can't work intelligently with it. Ugh. I will say about the SFX, though, that horror is perhaps the only only genre that really understands why doing SFX the old fashioned way is so important.
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- The Haunted Castle
- The Bewitched Inn
- The X-Ray Fiend
- The Devil in a Convent
- Faust and Marguerite
Contains every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the letterboxd database.
If there is any…
- Epic Movie
- Sucker Punch
- Meet the Spartans
- The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
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