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Legion (2010)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy, Horror  |  22 January 2010 (USA)
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A group of strangers fight for the welfare of humanity.


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An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael (Bettany). Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When the last angel falls, the fight for mankind begins.


Action | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legión de ángeles  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,501,625 (USA) (22 January 2010)


$40,168,080 (USA) (19 March 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The tattoos on Michael (and later Jeep) are Enochian, a language supposedly of the angels as recorded by John Dee and his seer Edward Kelley in the late 16th century, which they claimed was revealed to them by angels. See more »


When Kyle first arrives he asks Charlie for a cigarette. Her cigarette keeps changing lengths during this scene. Obviously a different cigarette. See more »


[first lines]
Charlie: [voice-over] When I was a little girl, my mother would remind me each night before bed, to open up my heart to God, for He was kind, merciful, and just. Things changed when my father left a few years later, leaving her to raise me and my brothers in a place on the edge of the Mojave Desert. She never talked of a kind and merciful God again. Instead she spoke of a prophecy. Of a time when all the world would be covered in darkness and the fate of mankind would be decided. One night, ...
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, there is about 10 seconds of "Turkey In The Straw" (the ice cream truck music). See more »


References Aliens (1986) See more »


If We Make It through December
Written and Performed by Merle Haggard
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Tree Productions
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User Reviews

Just plain bad
26 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie just fails on every level.

I have seen some reviews/posts that claim people are 'missing the point' and that this is supposed to be a "B" movie in the vein of Evil Dead. Well, I love those type of movies and Legion does not compare to them, or appear that it attempted to be part of that genre in any way.

From an action movie standpoint, it basically lacks action. It has a few scenes I would categorize as 'decent'. The previews completely mislead viewers in this regard.

From a drama standpoint, the script is absolutely horrible. Even with good actors reading it, some of the dramatic parts drag on unbelievably. And there are just way too many of these parts for such a horrible script.

The plot and characters are underdeveloped, the acting is horrible, and the movie just drags on and on. I am hard pressed to find anything good to say about it other than that there are a few decent action scenes.

I know it's not the most 'wordy' review but it's really tough to say much else about this movie. It was the first time I have actually been angry at spending money in a theatre. I have never wrote a review on here, but the reviews for this movie are so completely misleading it motivated me to.

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