Posted on 6/29/10 07:05 AM
Movies that have God as a bad guy are few and far between, as most studios do not want to risk upsetting the Jesus freaks of the world. So, it takes some balls to make a movie where The Almighty is not looked upon in such a great light, and having balls is about the only good thing I can say about this movie, as it pretty much sucks. It sucks bad.
The movie concerns an angel, Michael, who has been sent to Earth by God to help bring about the end of days and wipe humanity from the face of the planet. Problem is, Michael has not lost faith in mankind like God has, so he decides he will stand up to Him and protect a woman who is pregnant with a baby that will save humanity if born or something like that; I honestly have no idea because this movie's plot is so boring and idiotic I was too bored to pay close enough attention, as well as too confused by the unclear rules for saving humanity.
The movie has a surprisingly solid ensemble, which includes Dennis Quaid, Paul Bettany, Tyrese Gibson, and many others, but the problem is that the movie devolves into formula very fast, with the formula comprising of the humans getting attacked by possessed people (possessed by angels, not demons), holding them off with somebody getting hurt or dying, then there are a bunch of long, pointless, cheesy conversations between all of them that seem to be nothing more than excuses to inflate the runtime. The action is also boring, as well as illogical at times. The human survivors fight off the possessed people with fire arms, and usually in movies guns have unnaturally large magazines that never run out of bullets; Legion has the opposite problem. It seems as though the guns the heroes use in the movie only carry about four bullets before running out of ammo, at which point they simply swap to another gun or the fight ends. This annoyed me because watching someone shoot three bullets from an assault rifle and then discard it is just dumb logic when you consider they are fighting a freaking army of evil angels.
Overall, this is a bad movie with little redeeming qualities. Thumbs down, avoid if you can.