Archangel Michael falls to Earth to save
a waitress and her unborn child from a legion of angels intent on destroying humanity.
God has lost faith in humanity and Michael hasn’t lost faith in them.
The battle is set at a diner in the middle of nowhere desert. Jeep
loves the waitress while his father wants Jeep not to make the same mistakes that he did.
A married couple and their teenager daughter are also at the diner as they wait for their car to be fixed. Soon all hell breaks loose as the people working at the diner and the customers have to survive the
angels who can possess the bodies of the weak minded.
LEGION is an entertaining action film with
emotional resonance. The scene between Jeep (Lucas Black) and the Archangel
Michael(Paul Bettany) has to be my favorite as Michael says he had faith in humans due to Jeep wanting to protect a woman
who may never love him (and being lost on the way to being found). Bettany
and Black are the standout actors in this film in addition to Willa Holland doing all she can with what little she was given
for the role of a sexy teenager. The trailer did make the movie just feel
like a dime-a-dozen horror film. However, I’m glad I checked the
film out on DVD and the trailer misrepresented the film. It’s the
emotional moments between the characters that save LEGION from just being another genre action film with I know that actor
and this actor.
CREATING THE APOCALYPSE- a look at the
making of all of the physical effects in the film from prosthetics to stunts to car stunts
HUMANITY’S LAST LINE OF DEFENSE- the cast and crew talk about the actors and the characters they play.
FROM PIXELS TO PICTURE- a look at the visual
effects of LEGION
Rounding out extras are previews for other
Sony titles including A PROPHET and HARRY BROWN.
FINAL ANALYSIS: LEGION is better than what the trailers let on about the film.
It makes for a decent rental at least.
This DVD review is ©5-15-2010 David
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