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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 »

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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

Production Co:

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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The name of the diner is "Paradise Falls", a reference to the changing nature of God's attitude to man and the nature of angels from protectors to destroyers. Also a nod to John Milton's Paradise Lost, where it describes the fall of Satan to earth and the war between angels and man. See more »

Goofs

The location of the Chevrolet Astro van's parked position at the gas pump changes during shots after the father exists the vehicle. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I Just Don't Understand
Written by Kent Westberry, Marijohn Wilkin
Performed by Ann-Margret (as Ann-Margaret)
Courtesy of RCA Nashville
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The last 30 minutes undo the previous 70 minutes worth of good will.
23 January 2010 | by turkishjadeSee all my reviews

I wanted to like this film, the only problem is it has very large shoes to fill. The two films that come to mind, obviously, are "Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight" with Billy Zane (rated a 6.6/10 here) which tackled the whole "end of the world/standoff in diner/lone hero fighting alongside the little guys against a legion of bad guys" thing 10 times better and "The Prophecy" with Christopher Walken (also rated a 6.6/10 here) which tackled the whole "good angel versus bad angel/showdown on earth" thing 10 times better. Both came out in 1995 and while they didn't have the special effects that this one had, they had a cohesive story, GREAT acting and believable characters.

The internet is going to crucify this film, so I'm just going to break it down simply: The first hour or so is pretty good, and if it had stopped at the 70 minute mark, it could come close to the 6.x rating it's getting now. The last 30 minutes is a rushed, hatchet job that will make you regret seeing this film.

Also, SHAME on the editors of the film trailer for spoiling the two best scenes of the film (the old lady "reveal" and the ice cream man "reveal".) I hate when you do this. You stole all of the impact those scenes had and lowered my rating by a point.

Don't pay to see this film, rent "The Prophecy" and "Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight" instead.


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