Monday, May 17, 2010

Legion - DVD Review


Starring Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Kate Walsh, Charles S. Dutton, Kevin Durand, Jon Tenney and Willa Holland.
Directed by Scott Stewart.

So in this movie, God has lost faith in humanity and decides to wipe them out, but for some reason never clearly explained, one pregnant woman carries the child that can save humanity. And rather than God just making the baby stillborn, he entrusts this tasks to his angels. One angel, Michael, says no, but another angel, Gabriel, says yes. And so you have one angel fighting to save humanity while all the others, feathered wings and all, are fighting to exterminate them.

And how do most of these killer-angels approach this task? By possessing humans. Since most of this movie takes place at a diner in the middle of nowhere, and that diner is surrounded by possessed humans, it's quite reminiscent of one of George A. Romero's (Timeperiod) of the Living Dead movies.

How can the people in the diner possibly fight back? Good thing Michael brought a lot of guns. Yes, really.

The action's not exciting, the one-by-one elimination of the players is predictable, and the "twist" at the end doesn't really answer questions so much as sweep things under the rug.

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