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Despite a solid cast and intermittent thrills, Legion suffers from a curiously languid pace, confused plot, and an excess of dialogue. Read critic reviews

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For the patrons and staff at a dusty roadside diner, the day begins as usual, but when the phones go out and a sweet old lady goes on the attack, it's a harbinger of the terror to come. As the horrifying nature of the situation sinks in, help arrives in the form of the archangel Michael (Paul Bettany), who tells a pregnant waitress that her unborn baby is humanity's last hope, and he will do anything to protect it.

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  • Jun 12, 2017
    A film that had a good idea in ways but fell into that predictable plot of end of the world and this unborn baby can save the day (Yawn) It has so many plot holes I lost interest at times, It had some ok action scenes but that's all it had going for it, It had quite a strong cast but we never care what happens to them, predictable, Lazy at times, If the films execution was better it could of been something great.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 28, 2013
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  • Jul 05, 2013
    The concept was interesting but the execution fails to impress in the end. I was hoping for a guilty pleasure film but this sadly doesn't ignite the screen like it should have. The biggest issue is the safe screenplay and directing, Paul Bettany was an inspired choice but he is just an average hero. Scott Stewart directs the action quite well but the dramatic scenes are quite dull and unimpressive, Lucas Black struggles with most of the scenes he plays in. The film could have been something of a cult gem but it misses the mark with a tired script and one dimensional characters, including a plot that confuses more than it explains. 10/11/2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 11, 2012
    This Christmas the angels are coming to wipe out humanity in the supernatural thriller Legion. The film follows a dark nativity story where legions of angels are sent to prevent the birth of a prophet and to bring about an apocalypse. The cast features some impressive talent, such as Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, and Adrianne Palicki, who do a fair job. However, the special effects are weak and end up hurting the film. Still, the action scenes are creative and energetic, which helps to keep the film engaging. Legion is entertaining and has a lot of solid action, but the story and the characters are underdeveloped.
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