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Legion

  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Scott Stewart
  • 100 mins
  • 15

Summary

The Archangel Michael turns his back on Heaven and travels to a small-town diner to protect a pregnant waitress and her unborn child from God's wrath. Action fantasy, starring Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki and Willa Holland.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Angels and demons battle for mankind's future around a desert diner in this post-apocalyptic debut feature from noted visual effects technician Scott Stewart. More than a little silly, it veers between high camp and supernatural hokum, as an overqualified cast gives the portentous, Bible-based action far more conviction than it deserves. There's imposing Paul Bettany as a rogue archangel out to protect the new messiah; Dennis Quaid doing his grizzled best to defend his Paradise Falls desert diner; and overtly macho Tyrese Gibson gunning down God's army of minions, including a spider-walking grandma, a possessed ice-cream van man and an evil blond cherub. The mock serious tone helps raise the entertainment value enormously, but when the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) turns up with bulletproof wings and a bladed mace, this overblown tale becomes more formulaic and far less fun.

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Credits

Cast

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MichaelPaul Bettany
Jeep HansonLucas Black
Kyle WilliamsTyrese Gibson
CharlieAdrianne Palicki
Percy WalkerCharles S Dutton
Howard AndersonJon Tenney
GabrielKevin Durand
Audrey AndersonWilla Holland
Bob HansonDennis Quaid
Ice Cream ManDoug Jones
Sandra AndersonKate Walsh
Gladys FosterJeanette Miller
BurtonJosh Stamberg
EstevezYancey Arias

Crew

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DirectorScott Stewart

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony
Released on
2010-03-05
Language
English
Guidance
Contains swearing and violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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