Legion
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Legion

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Director: Scott Stewart

Cast: Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson

     
 

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Scott Stewart's supernatural thriller Legion, scripted by Peter Schink, concerns a group of strangers in an out-of-the-way eatery who become the first line of defense when God, believing the human race is no longer worthy of Him, decides to end their existence. This motley crew's only spiritual allySee more details below

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Scott Stewart's supernatural thriller Legion, scripted by Peter Schink, concerns a group of strangers in an out-of-the-way eatery who become the first line of defense when God, believing the human race is no longer worthy of Him, decides to end their existence. This motley crew's only spiritual ally is the archangel Michael, played by Paul Bettany. Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Charles S. Dutton, and Lucas Black co-star in the Screen Gems production.

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It's always fun to see angels fight with machine guns, right? That's why Legion is a good movie. Not a great movie, but it delivers on what you want. Namely, angels fighting with machine guns. Of course, we also get lots of entertainingly over-the-top possessions (of children, old ladies, ice cream men, etc.), guys exploding while hanging from inverted crosses, that kind of thing. But there's something awesome in the basic premise that supernatural beings made to work in the service of God himself are best battled not with spiritual might or geysers of holy water, but with automatic weapons. We open on the film's mysterious hero, Michael (Paul Bettany), landing in a shadowy city street Terminator-style, before getting down to business removing the industrial-looking metal collar soldered around his neck, and cutting off his expansive pair of lush wings. Michael is an angel and, thus, is sexy and British. But he has work to do, so as soon as he's finished sewing up the holes left in his shoulder blades, he battles a possessed cop for his cruiser and hightails it out to the Mojave Desert, where an incidental collective of regular folks are about to have their whole day ruined by the impending apocalypse. It would seem that God has returned to the OT, fire-and-brimstone pissiness that once prompted the Great Flood, and He has a mind to exterminate humanity for sucking so bad at peace and harmony. But Michael still has faith in people, which is why he's broken rank to protect a hard-luck 20-year-old waitress named Charlie (Adrianne Palicki), who's uncomfortably close to giving birth to Earth's prophesied savior. Michael shows up at the middle-of-nowhere diner/gas station where Charlie works for the grizzled owner, Bob (Dennis Quaid), while Bob's son, Jeep (Lucas Black), splits his time between ineptly fixing cars and remaining impossibly devoted to Charlie -- even though it's not his baby. Throw in a congenial fry cook with one hand (Charles S. Dutton), a bitchy rich couple with a rebellious teenage daughter (Jon Tenney, Kate Walsh, and Willa Holland), and a tough guy with an Escalade and an impressive handgun (Tyrese Gibson), and you've got the ragtag team that's about to defend this outpost against the armies of random civilians who have been commandeered by divine forces to kill that troublesome fetus. What you end up with is a lot like the 1995 Christopher Walken movie The Prophecy, except lighter on substance and way heavier on action. The filmmakers never fail to utilize any craziness offered in the premise for the purposes of action, thus we do receive confirmation that angel wings are bulletproof. While the movie certainly never lingers long enough on the self-aware campiness factor to resemble anything smart or postmodern, there's also never a moment of doubt that the film is having fun with itself. And God willing, audiences looking for 1.5 hours of quasi-blasphemous fun will, too.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2010
UPC:
0043396343474
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
ABC
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

Creating the Apocalypse - behind the physical effects; Humanity's last line of defense - the cast and characters; From pixels to picture - a look at the visual effects; Bringing Angels to earth: Picture-in-picture; Movie IQ+sync and BD-live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Bettany Michael
Lucas Black Jeep Hanson
Tyrese Gibson Kyle Williams
Adrianne Palicki Charlie
Charles S. Dutton Percy Walker
Dennis Quaid Bob Hanson
Jon Tenney Howard Anderson
Kevin Durand Gabriel
Willa Holland Audrey Anderson
Kate Walsh Sandra Anderson
Jeanette Miller Gladys Foster
Cameron Harlow Minivan Boy
Doug Jones Ice Cream Man
Josh Stamberg Burton
Yancey Arias Estevez
Danielle Lozeau Teenage Girl
Luce Rains Raggedy Man
Bryan Chapman Football Player
Denny Pierce Minivan Dad
Kaye Wade Elderly Woman
Chuck Hicks Elderly Man
Stephen Oyoung Warehouse Guard
Tyra Danielle Woman With Presents
Django Marsh Minivan Boy

Technical Credits
Scott Stewart Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Steve Beswick Co-producer
Veronica Brebner Makeup
Garrick Dion Associate Producer
Chris Douridas Musical Direction/Supervision
John Frizzell Score Composer
Austin Gorg Art Director
James Grayford Asst. Director
Glenn Hetrick Makeup
Jeff Higinbotham Production Designer
Steven Kemper Editor
David Lancaster Producer
John Lindley Cinematographer
Michel Litvak Producer
Richard Mayberry Makeup
Rich Mayberry Makeup
Rick Montgomery Casting
Randy Moore Special Effects Supervisor
Jon Oakes Associate Producer
Garth Pappas Associate Producer
Wendy Partridge Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Rothbart Executive Producer
Marc Sadeghi Co-producer
Peter Schink Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Gary Michael Walters Executive Producer

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