Legion


Legion is an apocalyptic movie loosely based on the biblical characters of the archangels Michael and Gabriel.  Unfortunately, any resemblance to biblical truth is discarded immediately after the movie opens.  In the film, God is upset with humankind and sends the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand), and other angels, to destroy everyone.  However, there is only one person who can save the human race -- and no, it isn't Jesus.  Instead, it is the unborn son of a waitress who is amply pregnant and definitely unmarried.  But, it gets better!  To the rescue comes Michael the Archangel (Paul Bettany) who disobeys God's wishes, becomes a man, breaks into a gun store, and steals an arsenal of weapons sufficient to arm a small militia.  He then steals a car and heads out to a small diner in the Mojave Desert in order to protect the unborn Savior.  So there you have it, the not so plausible scenario of a spiritual battle fought between spiritual forces who inhabit human bodies in order to fight each other.  But the battle is filled with guns and "possessed" people who converge on the run-down diner in order to kill the unborn baby.  Got it?  Did I mention that the people who attack the diner patrons sometimes sprout fangs and have the supernatural climbing ability of scooting up walls and across ceilings, and who also sometimes rip out chunks of human flesh when they bite them?  Just read way between the lines in the Book of Revelation for this plot scenario that seems to be more in line with the formation of a new cult than anything else.

The movie is rated R.  It's a bit gruesome and foul.  Add to that a complete misrepresentation of biblical truth and you have a typical Hollywood fictional forey into the ridiculous.  Really, it's not worth seeing.

 

 

 

 
 
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