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Legion (2010)

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When a group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner come under attack by demonic forces, their only chance for survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs a pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity's last hope.

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Scott Stewart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bettany ... Michael
Lucas Black ... Jeep Hanson
Tyrese Gibson ... Kyle Williams
Adrianne Palicki ... Charlie
Charles S. Dutton ... Percy Walker
Jon Tenney ... Howard Anderson
Kevin Durand ... Gabriel
Willa Holland ... Audrey Anderson
Kate Walsh ... Sandra Anderson
Dennis Quaid ... Bob Hanson
Jeanette Miller ... Gladys Foster
Cameron Harlow Cameron Harlow ... Minivan Boy
Doug Jones ... Ice Cream Man
Josh Stamberg ... Burton
Yancey Arias ... Estevez
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legija See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,501,625, 24 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,168,080, 21 March 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,918,658, 21 March 2010
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Company Credits

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Screen Gems, Bold Films See more »
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stars Adrianne Palicki and Lucas Black share the distinction of having been involved in the Friday Night Lights series. Black played quarterback Mike Winchell in the movie version. While Palicki played Tyra Collete in the TV series. See more »

Goofs

When Michael shoots Burton, the cop seen early in the film, a crash mat can be seen on the driver's side of the patrol car as Burton falls to the ground. See more »

Quotes

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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Arthur (2011) See more »

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O Come All Ye Faithful
Traditional Hymn
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A huge disappointment.
23 January 2010 | by juiceman10712See all my reviews

The overall premise of the film is a little silly yes, but it's incredibly original and it had so much potential.

The film suffers from a handful of serious flaws that ruin just about everything good that the film has going for it. The pacing is horrendous. The action scenes are few, far between and horribly rushed and the down time in between them slows to a crawl. This time is used for each of the uninteresting, two-dimensional characters to melodramatically shed out stories of their troubled pasts. We just don't care about ANY of them due to minuscule character development and a horrible script.

The whole film is terribly written with some questionable scenes that seemed to have been written only for the convenience of the characters. The plot is pretty simple but mostly unexplained and full of holes. SO much is left in the dark and the main point of the film isn't even explained so it's hard to care at all during the supposed dramatic moments.

Too much talking and not enough action for it to be a wicked B-movie and the overabundance of melodrama and terrible writing keep it from being a serious, dramatic epic.

There are slivers of a good film and some great ideas that occasionally appear and the few, brief action scenes are fairly entertaining, but everything else is so terribly executed that it isn't worth any kind of recommendation.


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