Legion (2010)Closed Captioning
Scott Charles Stewart
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When God loses faith in mankind he sends his Legion of angels to wipe out the human race for the second time. Man's only hope lies in a group of misfits holed up in a desert diner. With the help of the Archangel Michael, these strangers must deliver a baby they soon realize is the second coming and their last chance at redemption.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 101
- Fresh: 20
- Rotten: 81
- Average Rating: 3.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: There are no orgies of planetary destruction; the action almost never leaves the diner, which may be just as well, since a short scene in heaven looks as if it were filmed on the set of a community college Shakespeare production.
Rotten: Legion may traffic in signposts of the apocalypse, but the whole affair mostly indicates that we're in the movie wasteland that is January.
Rotten: The down time between action scenes is deadly dull and the film's hoary cinematic shorthand (i.e., a young Black man enters the film to the sound of hip-hop and fights with his baby mama) is more terrifying than anything else served up.
Rotten: This feature debut by writer-director Scott Stewart may sound like an enjoyably goofy theo-horror romp, but it's a serious penance.
Wow, I cannot stress enough how much of a waste of time and money it would be for you to buy or rent this movie. I am a VERY forgiving movie watcher, yet I could barely sit through this flick. Despite the attempts to explain the events, the character interaction simply leaves more questions than answers. The movie completely glossed over possible story paths that would have been new and exciting to see, and instead opted for a tired, heavy-handed, cliche morality tales that is more suited to an after school special that a blockbuster film. Look, it was a really cool premise and I was really excited to see the film, and was totally disappointed in the final product.
This movie is excellant, if you pay attention to more then just the effects and the actors. If you think about the ideal behind this movie, it can give you quite alot of pause for thought. In a way, this movie could have absolutely nothing to do with religion. For me, it outlined how much we take for granted in the world, and the feelings people contain when put into life threatening, or extraordinary situations, for example the young man played by Lucus Black. Although he was very unconnected to the woman and her child, he felt a great sadness at the fact that there was no father, they were not sleeping togather nor dating, yet he felt compelled to help her in anyway possible. You do not find many people like that these days, so they are qualities that should be sought out much more often.
If you have ABSOLUTELY nothing better to do...
If you Have ABSOLUTELY nothing better to do, then go to the zoo. If there is no zoo in your area then I suppose it would be acceptable to watch this movie:-) One way to enhance your viewing experience is to down a mouthfull of nyquil just before you push play. Enjoy