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Genre: Thriller
Starring: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Tenney, Lucas Black, Kate Walsh, Doug Jones, Charles S. Dutton, Adrianne Palicki, Kevin Durand, Willa Holland
Director: Scott Charles Stewart
Rating: NC-16 (Some Violence and Coarse Language)
Year Made: 2010




- Creating The Apocalypse
- Humanity's Last Line Of Defence
- From Pixels to Picture


Languages: English/Portuguese/
Subtitles: English/Thai/Chinese/
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment




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, 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.


Legion seems like a supernatural movie with entertainment potential to be the next Constantine. With it's set up of fallen angel out to save one unborn baby from the other angels and a group of people happened to be stuck in between the fight, at a diner called Paradise Falls, situated in the middle of nowhere. While it promised and delivered a supernatural duke fest between mortals and the celestial beings, Legion does not exactly attained that by going the intellectual way.

In short, Legion is literally a dumb shoot'em up flick with Zombies (ie People being possessed by Angels) and a bunch of disposable characters built with cardboard personality and issues.

Let's start with the main chunk of the story. The fate of most people stuck in the dinner had very little essential ramification to the story and yet the movie blabber on by 'building' their characters up, showing their woes, secrets that they kept and conflict with each other. Perhaps the writer wanted to show us that the troubles that trouble mortal men face are insignificant when compared to celestial events but for a straightforward entertainment, it just felt like a waste of time and essentially pointless.

Then the main event was a joke to start with. It all central around one angel Michael who thought that God was wrong with his decision and go against him for God's own good. There are many contradiction about God's act in the bible but in Legion, instead of musing about such contradiction, it just dumb the 'all knowing' God a notch down.

Talking about making it stupid, the God in Legion would send his angels to possess weak minded people so that they could become zombies to surround those folks who happened to be in the same diner as a special unborn baby and these 'zombies' also happened to be vulnerable to bullets. The writers are definitely not thinking in boarder sense. Where are the omnipotent power and magic? Aren't there better ways to get the unborn baby like sending a flood?

And it also make one wonder, where is Lucifer when God and his Angels were heralding mankind to one apocalyptic finale. Nope, the writers didn't think too much on that part. They are probably thinking how to make the special effect more impressive (which wasn't impressive at all) and how to better frame a character shooting bullets at 'zombies'.

The premise of Legion had potential but let down by it's pathetic execution.


Creating the Apocalypse -
Taking a look at the stuff done with the Physical Effects. It focus on special effects for the Ice Cream Man, the Grannie from hell, how Paul Bettany was doing most of his action scenes and etc. The notable moment of this segment would be Doug Jones explaining and showing us how he suit up for the Ice Cream Man.

Humanity's Last Line of Defense - This segment discuss about the Cast and Characters. Besides the obligatory admiration comments for each other, the personals involved talked about how they got involved in this project and explained their characters' motivation a tab more than what was shown during the movie.

From Pixels to Picture - While the first segment look at what kind of physical effects were used to create the make believe in Legion, this segment look at the visual effects. It looked at how Doug Jones's physical effects for the Ice Cream Man was clean up for the finale product.


This apocalyptic showdown at a remote diner is filled with loud special effects and visual effects. There are also plenty of dark environments that the characters are situated in. This dvd did an adequate representation of those elements on a normal tv and computer screen.



Review by Richard Lim Jr

Posted on 22 April 2010


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This review is made possible with the kind support from Origin Entertainment


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