Another apocalyptic film with Biblical overtones, only this time not starring a blind Denzel Washington, and set in the approaching apocalypse rather than after it. Also, rather than the hunt for a dusty old book, we’ve got a bunch of stragglers stuck at a run down truck stop on the edge of the Mojave desert, one of whom is preggers with the second messiah. Add in a fallen angel who’s decided to go against God by doing God’s work, and a foul mouthed old lady with a walker who goes all The Exorcist half way through her verbal assault – that includes the c word (gosh) – on the bunch previously mentioned misfits.
But wait, this film has a twist, even though the legions of people who swam the truck stop look like they are possessed by demonic entities, they are in-fact possessed by angels doing the will of God.
Legion is pretty light on story-line and cliches, but strong on action and surprises. it’s an entertaining way to spend an evening, especially with you’ve got a cold drink to help dull the brain and allow you to just enjoy the film as a piece of entertainment, rather than trying to drive a truck through the plot holes.
With only slight tweaks to the story-line, Legion could even have been a zombie flick.
So kick back and relax, this one isn’t going to tax your brain.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Release date: October 27th, 2010
Stars: Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palick
Length (Minutes): 100
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Languages: English, French, Italian
Subtitles: Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Italian
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Studio: Sony Pictures