Saturday, May 22, 2010


Directed by Scott Stewart
Starring Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Kate Walsh, Kevin Durand, Doug Jones

What a weird film. Legion is a cousin of sorts to the Schwarzenegger wham bam End Of Days 'cause you once more have the religious, age old battle between god and evil, but instead of personal struggle of belief, it's here fought with automatic weapons.

 Bettany plays the archangel Michael, who comes down to earth on the eve of the apocalypse to protect a holy child who's supposed to bring salvation to humankind. They take a stand on a remote gas station in the middle of nowhere. Demons and biblical plagues are a plenty and if your cup of tea happens to be supernatural action, Legion just might be for you. In other case, maybe it's better to keep strolling on the selection down at the local video store. Legion is fun in terms of entertainment, but anytime a film dealing with religious beliefs doesn't take ANY kind of stand either way, it's a bit of a disappointment.

Legion on viihdyttävä, mutta ei kovin fiksu toimintaelokuva tuomiopäivän kynnyksellä käytävästä taistelusta hyvän ja pahan välillä. Demoneita ja raamatullisia vitsauksia riittää ja pelkän hyvin toteutetun toiminnan ystävät saattavat saada kicksinsä, mutta Schwarzeneggerin End Of Days-tyyppinen yliluonnollinen vs. konetuliaseet on melko tylsä asetelma, jos mukaan ei ole leivottu edes hitusta kritiikkiä.



Jangsara said...

I guess you own this one?
For some sick reason I would love to see this (even though it's a actionmovie :P), so if you could bring it with you next time you come here?

EdWood said...

Sure, I'll swing it by the next time ^_^