Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Legion: A Film Review

Directed by: Scott Stewart
Starring: Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson

I had high hopes for this film. I really wanted to like it. It looked interesting enough, and I'm a sucker for an Apocalypse movie, especially when there's badass angels to go along with it. However, it wasn't a strong movie. The plot was shaky at best, and even though there were some pretty good actions scenes, they weren't enough to save the movie.

It was never brought up just why the child was so important to the fate of mankind, and what would happen if he were to die. And it was never brought up just why God was so angry. I mean, using that he was sick of the bullshit just doesn't seem like a good enough excuse.

The acting also seemed really forced. Some of the lines just came across as cheesy and didn't seem as natural as they could've been. The most natural actor was probably Paul Bettany. And some of the characters were by far developed, and some were pretty cliché, with no original twists to help give them a fresh outlook.

All in all, what looked to be a pretty good film ended up falling a little flat. The angels' wings were pretty damn cool, though.

Overall rating: 5/10

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