What he said:
In Legion, God decides he's tired of humanity antics and
decides to have it wiped out by his army of angels. His only
problem is that Michael - the angel of all angels - has decided he
doesn't agree with this and is taking a stand!
Sounds exciting, right? Well it starts off that way with a scene
in a diner involving a bunch of strangers and a creepy old lady.
When the S hits the fan, it's initially pretty fun. Unfortunately
it's all downhill from there.
Exit fun, interesting, stuff, enter matter-of-fact and boring
action. Have you ever seen a movie where the character just seems to
be in no real danger? They never miss a shot; take out loads of bad
guys with a single punch, essentially walking their way to safety?
Yeah, that's this movie. Plus the story was also pretty unclear in
God wanted to wipe out mankind. I get that. The rest is pretty
fuzzy and I wasn't all that interested in figuring it out.
Rating: Thumbs down.
This movie review was written for your reading pleasure on
November 22, 2010.
What she said:
Lots of blood, lots of sweat, and lots and lots of gore, so how
is it possible to get bored? That's what I keep asking myself after
wasting two hours of my life watching Legion. Actually, I
didn't waste the full two hours. There was a period of about 20
minutes or so where I fell asleep. I'm assuming those were the
really awesome 20 minutes where the whole movie came together and
everything made sense. I know I'm probably wrong.
Legion starts out with a bang. You really start to
think all those negative critics reviews got it wrong. But indeed,
they were correct. This film gets slow and repetitive. And worse,
the plot gets super loopy.
Here are the basics. So these people are all at Paradise Falls,
a remote highway rest-stop/diner when hell's demons take over the
planet. They have to ward off these evil zombie-like killers, while
saving humanity. Apparently, this pregnant waitress holds the key
to continued human life. It's her unborn child. Beyond that, I was
totally confused. Paul Bettany shows up as the angel/bodyguard
Michael, although he isn't exactly forthright in explaining what the
heck is going on. Lots of shooting and lots of severed limbs, but
not a lot of excitement. Again, I wonder if that's even possible.
I know that I should go back and watch the part of this film that
I slept through, but honestly, it was bad enough that I really don't
want to. I'm just going to steer clear of this heaping pile of dung
for now, and maybe someday, if I'm really, really bored and Legion
is airing on one of the free movie channels, I'll catch up on what I
Diagnosis: Thumbs down.