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Friday, May 14, 2010

LEGION Blu-Ray Review

LEGION Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: At a remote desert truck stop, the fate of the world will be decided. Evil's armies are amassing. Armed and united by the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany, The Da Vinci Code, Iron Man 2), a group of strangers become unwitting soldiers on the frontlines of the Apocalypse. Their mission: protect a waitress and her sacred unborn child from the relentless, bloody siege of the demonic legion. Also starring Dennis Quaid (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Vantage Point), Tyrese Gibson (Transformers) and Lucas Black (Jarhead).

Review: I don't know what it is about religious-themed film that intrigues viewers.  When I see a movie I want to see a fantasy world, so I get that bit, but I enjoy seeing something far removed from my daily life and religion is so inter-twined into most people's lives that you would think they'd rather explore different topics, but movies like Legion show us otherwise.  The basic premise is Angels vs. Demons battling it out over the future of humanity.  While not exactly biblically accurate, its certainly Christian-themed with the basis being a reality where God, Angels and Demons exist.

Paul Bettany is creepy.  Can I just say it?  Can't it be said?  The guy just creeps me out.  He has ever since the DaVinci code.  He just has a creepy demeanor, lol.  This movie is rather mindless and action-driven, regardless of the implications of a religious theme.  Don't let that fool you, this movie is far more geared towards action, suspense and horror junkies.  I honestly don't know how happy religious folks will be with this film.  If you're loosely religious you will probably enjoy it.  Basically, "God" decides humans are done for and sends down angels to destroy them.  Paul Bettany decides to defy God and defend humanity.  Bullets, blood and insanity prevail as the fate of the world is determined at a truck stop. 

The film looks great in high-definition.  With all of the graphics involved, its definately the only way to view this film.   Legion holds relation closer to Kevin Smith's Dogma, rather than the Book of Eli, which is just fine in this reviewer's book.

Rating: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Religious Themes, Horror movie fans, Suspense