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Have you ever seen that one movie with that dude in it? Chances are someone here has, and they want to talk to you about it. Grab some popcorn and discuss all things relating to the silver screen.
Legion is another movie following 2010's early trend of Bible-inspired stories. Unfortunately, the story writer and director forgot to read the Bible first. Now, that's not to say that Legion is a bad movie, it really isn't. Legion takes a lot of concepts of what we know about religion, faith, choices and loyalty, and turns them upside down.
The movie takes place almost entirely in a small middle-of-nowhere service station in California. A small group of people, half of whom are lost geographically, the other half lost emotionally, are stranded at this service station when this "Angelic Apocalypse" begins. Unfortunately, this apocalypse was apparently done by a bunch of people possessed by angels, yet they behave more like zombies than rational, intelligent beings, with a few exceptions. So, pretty much the whole movie is an angel who apparently went through extensive firearms training and a group of random people shooting brainless possessed humans who's only real tactic is the human wave, despite the fact that they all drove their cars to get there.
Very little back story is given on any of the characters, except Jeep, and what story is given on him is that he is desperately in love with a woman who doesn't feel the same about him, but he keeps trying. Given his options of where he is though, I would probably keep trying too. Very little is said about why the baby in the movie is so pivotal to the survival of humanity, nor why this baby can apparently keep the zombie angels at bay.
Most of the acting in the movie holds pretty well, though I think this is more a part of good casting rather than writing or directing. It's easy to play a hillbilly when you are one. However, the action sequences hold themselves well enough to keep you entertained, and there is enough suspense and "WTF?" moments to keep you awake. When all is said and done, Legion was a good movie, though for many it may not be worth the price for the theater tickets ($20.50 for two tickets, what has the world come to?!), but I definitely recommend seeing this movie at some point, it isn't a waste of your time.
When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.
You've given me a 50/50 reason in going to see it.
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Meh, I'm still trying to figure out what the hell that grandma commercial meant. Good review, though
It was stupid. The old lady part was the best part of the whole movie though.
Finally saw this and it was what I thought it was going to be. Action was alright and script was kind of cheesy. Some parts of the movie were interesting and others felt like it was forced to move the story along. Could have been better, but wasn't expecting too much.