Legion 2010 R CC

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(342) IMDb 5.1/10
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At a remote desert truck stop, the fate of the world will be decided. Evil?s armies are amassing. Armed and united by the Archangel Michael, a group of strangers become unwitting soldiers on the frontlines of the Apocalypse. Their mission: protect a waitress and her sacred unborn child from the relentless, bloody siege of the demonic legion.

Starring:
Paul Bettany, Lucas Black
Runtime:
1 hour 41 minutes

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Legion

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Product Details

Genres Action, Fantasy, Horror
Director Scott Stewart
Starring Paul Bettany, Lucas Black
Supporting actors Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton, Jon Tenney, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland, Kate Walsh, Dennis Quaid, Jeanette Miller, Cameron Harlow, Doug Jones, Josh Stamberg, Yancey Arias, Danielle Lozeau, Luce Rains, Bryan Chapman, Denney Pierce, Kaye Wade
Studio Screen Gems
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This movie has great special effects and is well acted.
J. Schaller
The unborn baby is there and it's up to these humans and Michael to destroy the people who have been possessed by God's angels.
MasterAP
In fact, I really don't want to give this movie review much of my time it was that bad.
Anthony R. Cush

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161 of 183 people found the following review helpful By Chris Pandolfi on January 27, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
God has lost faith in humanity, something that hasn't happened since the days of Noah. But instead of a flood, He has sent down a legion of angels, who possess the bodies of weak-minded people, turning them into ... certainly not demons, but then again, there's nothing angelic about these people, so maybe there's no other way to describe them. Anyway, it seems the only one who has kept the faith is the archangel Michael (Paul Bettany), who directly disobeys God by protecting what he was sent to destroy: A pregnant young waitress named Charlie (Adrianne Palicki), whose child was prophesized to be humanity's salvation. Upon finding her in a middle-of-nowhere New Mexico diner - named, appropriately, Paradise Falls - Michael leads a stranded group of strangers in an apocalyptic battle against the angels, who descend in droves.

What I find fascinating is that, for a film that comes across as nothing more than a violent, gory supernatural thriller, "Legion" tells a thoroughly absorbing story, one that, oddly enough, sends a message more hopeful and satisfying than the one sent by the duplicitous "The Book of Eli." I suspect few will latch onto this, since more time is spent on bloody shootouts and cornball dialogue; a basic shot consists of Bettany toting heavy artillery while someone over his shoulder swears loudly. Another basic shot shows a possessed person transforming hideously, and yes, this includes the overhyped scene of the old woman in the diner. And yet, in spite of all this, the subtexts are there, and there are moments of compelling character development.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Michael Butts HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 31, 2010
Format: DVD
LEGION is one of those movies you should probably hate, but I found myself liking it anyway. Paul Bettany plays a heaven-weary archangel Michael who disobeys God's orders to wipeout mankind. When archangel Gabriel steps in to punish him and carry out the order, all heaven breaks loose!
The film's setting in a desert cafe is the battleground and a small gathering joins in the battle.
Aforementioned plot holes aside, the movie uses its premise effectively with a good cast and visuals. Maybe hokey but fun!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Karen Joan VINE VOICE on December 30, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I was never a fan of horror movies, but my husband has convinced me to watch a few, and I've really come to like certain ones. I now add LEGION to that special list. LEGION is a different kind of horror flick. Not much horror, not much gore, plenty of action, and a surprising amount of goodness and light. The general plot is that God has lost hope in mankind and has sent a plague of angels to wipe it out. But one of his archangels turns against him and comes to Earth to protect humanity. Archangel Michael still truly loves mankind, and will lay down his live to save us all. Despite this description, LEGION is not irreverent and not overly religious. But, I am not going to dwell on this aspect of LEGION, because the movie doesn't dwell on it.

I knew nothing about LEGION before we started, but as I watched it, it sure felt like a Stephen King novel: a group of strangers, stranded at an isolated diner, must fight off hordes of evil. And even though it is NOT based on a King novel, I was just as completely absorbed by LEGION's story.

I took a look at what the critics on Rotten Tomatoes had to say about LEGION, and they hated it. Loathed might be a better word. And I think most of the comments are justified, although some are just snobby. Is this a perfect movie? No. Are there clichés and genre cross-overs? Yes. Did I enjoy watching it? ABSOLUTELY. LEGION is definitely one of those films where the whole is much more than the sum of its parts.
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Kathy W TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 24, 2010
Format: DVD
I really enjoyed the movie, although it had a fair amount of gore. I thought it had a decent storyline and decent CGI. The acting by Paul Bettany was strong and is what actually held the movie together. He portrayed Archangel Michael. Dennis Quaid was really just a "name" filler. While Dennis had a part through most of the picture, it was only as background.

This was an apocalyptic film. The basic premise is that God is tired of the Earth humans trashing the Earth and each other with wars, killing, etc. God calls his army of angels together, led by Archangels Gabriel and Michael, and tells them to go down to Earth and kill us all. Gabriel orders Michael to kill the unborn baby of a certain girl, because this baby represents hope to mankind. Michael is torn between God's order and Michael's own love for mankind. Although many humans are not behaving as God wants, Michael still sees a few good and loving people who will not give up. So Michael decides he will give God what He NEEDS, not what He says He WANTS. Michael descends to protect the pregnant girl and ensure the baby is born.

The story begins with Michael leaping down to earth on December 23 at about 1 a.m.. Shortly after that, he cuts off his wings, grabs a whole bunch of guns and ammo. Confronted by 2 police officers, he tells them, "It's starting. There isn't much time." After a brief negative encounter, Michael heads off in the police car, which the officers no longer need. (What the heck???)

We switch to a scene in the California desert. There is nothing around for miles except a very simplistic diner, called "Paradise Falls" owned and operated by Dennis Quaid. His son works there too, as a handyman. A young girl also works there and lives in a small trailer on the premises.
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