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Legion Movie Description Online

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Angels with machineguns? More like
withmachineguns. As in, one lonely angel against thearmies of God. Who ya got?In this case, the fallen angel is one Michael (PaulBettany, taking a break from more high-minded stuff togo genre), who has gone rogue in order to savemankind. As Michael relates, God has given up on uslowly humans, and has sent his angels down to Earth to take out the trash. It’s not anapocalypse, with rain, fire, brimstone and all that good stuff, but more of anextermination, and the angels are God’s exterminators. The first to go are the weak-minded among us, who are taken as vessels by the angels to do the dirty work. So basically you’re screwed if you watch the E! Channel for more than 10 minutes a day, or thinks “Two and a Half Men” is funny. Zing! But back to our movie.A wingless Michael lands in L.A. in the midst of God’s housecleaning, promptly grabstwo duffel bags fill with machineguns, and hightails it out into the California desert.Meanwhile, at the lonely, isolated diner of Paradise Falls, gimpy proprietor Bob (DennisQuaid) and his son Jeep (Lucas Black) eke out a miserable existence, both financially andemotionally. Jeep only has eyes for Charlie (Adrianne Palicki), a waitress at the diner who is eight months pregnant, the father of the child having gone with the wind. It’s hereat Paradise Falls that the final battle for mankind is about to take place, involving a selectgroup of disparate people, including lost traveler Kyle (Tyrese Gibson), short order cook Percy (Charles S. Dutton), and couple Howard (Jon Tenney) and Sandra (Kate Walsh)and their rebellious daughter Audrey (Willa Holland).Parts “The Prophecy” and parts “Terminator”, “Legion” is not what you would calloverly original. Co-written and directed by former special effects man Scott Stewart, the
follows the plot beats of James Cameron’s two “Terminator” films so closely that Ihalf expected to see Cameron’s name in the credits. Whereas Cameron concerned himself with time travel and unstoppable cyborgs, “Legion” goes the supernatural route, with possessed humans and a winged angel (Kevin Durand) armed with a tricked out mace.But unlike Cameron, Stewart doesn’t quite seem to have his bad guys all figured out. Thelegion of angel-possessed attackers, in particular, are incredibly easy to kill and their abilities vary greatly. Sometimes they are inhumanely fast and can defy gravity, and other times they act like hooligans that can be taken down with a 
punch to the face. A perfect example: Doug Jones has a cameo as a possessed ice cream man who gets takenout a minute after showing up.“Legion” starts off with a bang, but does lose a lot of steam in the middle part, whereStewart, a first-time feature film writer/director bogs the narrative down with so much
 pointless character pathos that each time one character gets his five minutes to recountsomething from his youth, it invariably leads to another character getting his fiveminutes. There are a lot of five minute moments during this part of the movie. It’s veryrare that a horror movie (or an action movie) takes so much time out to “get to know” itscharacters, but let’s face it, there’s a reason why we don’t really need to know too muchabout these people. For one, they’re fodder, to be picked off as the film goes along; andsecondly, they just don’t matter in the larger scheme of things. Besides, Stewart kills thecharacters off in such “blink and they’re dead” moments that you wonder why we even bothered to learn their names in the first place, much less where and how they grew up.One of “Legion’s” main draw for me was seeing dramatic actor Paul Bettany try his handat an action role. It’s no wonder Stewart quickly cast Bettany in his upcoming film, thehorror-action movie “Priest”, because Bettany has just the right combination of leadingman good looks, physicality, and acting chops that most actors in the genre simply lackseven at the pinnacle of their career. Bettany easily and effortlessly brings all of that to bear the first time out. The added benefit is that he looks just as credible taking a punchand going Rambo as he is delivering some of Stewart’s very earnest lines. Without adoubt, Bettany’s presence keeps “Legion” from being forgettable. Don’t get me wrong,this is a film that may eventually find a loyal following on 
or cable, but I’m doubtfulit will stick in the general consciousness long after it’s faded from theaters.“Legion” has assembled a nice, balanced cast of newcomers and old vets to surroundBettany. Dennis Quaid and Charles S. Dutton keep the kids honest, and the film is better for it. I would have liked to see more done with the various characters, especially Duttonand Quaid’s, but I suppose the story was always going to be about Adrianne Palicki’sCharlie and Lucas Black’s Jeep, with everyone else providing filler material. Although Ilike Black and Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”), they are mostly overshadowed by theexplosions, flying bullet casings, and Paul Bettany keeping everyone alive. Stewart pullsa last-minute deus ex machina towards the end that I found to be unnecessary because itdoesn’t work in the context of the story, and seems to undo a lot of what’s come before.Then again, it’s definitely a crowd pleaser moment, and I don’t fault Stewart too muchfor it.I didn’t expect “Legion” to break the mould, and for the most part it did meet most of myexpectations. Ironically, had the film been a direct-to-DVD release, “Legion” would havemet and exceeded all expectations. As a theatrical release, though, it probably needed justa little bit more to hit a home run. Confining much of the action to the Paradise Fallsdiner greatly limits Stewart’s ability to deliver an “epic” feel, but I suppose acombination of a limited budget (at least by Hollywood standards) and this beingStewart’s first film, it was probably very wise to limit the scope while hinting at a much bigger picture offscreen. For a former special effects man, there’s surprisingly very littlemonster make-up in “Legion”. Mind you, not that there aren’t any, but I had expectedthat someone who has been making a living in the field for as long as Stewart has (he’sworked on everything from “Iron Man” to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) to bringmore in terms of monster action.

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