Legion

Theatrical Release: January 22, 2010
Legion
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Synopsis

God loses faith in humanity and sends his legion of angels to wipe out the human race for the second time. Mankind’s only hope lies in a group of misfits holed up in a diner in the desert who are aided by the archangel Michael.

Dove Review

The Bible says in the book of Revelation that no one should add to or take away from the scriptures. This film does just that. In this version of the apocalypse, Michael the archangel (played by Paul Bettany) rebels against God because God is tired of man’s evil ways and intends to obliterate mankind. So Michael travels to earth to prevent man from being destroyed. In this story the angel Gabriel travels to earth to destroy man and to fight against Michael. Considering this story suggests God wanting to destroy the earth, which the Bible says clearly He would not do again following the flood, and considering it makes out God to be human, because God later changes his mind and more or less realizes He has made a mistake, well…many Jews and Christians will probably be upset. And they should be. Toss in the fact that both Michael and Gabriel are featured as less than honorable, and that this film is extremely violent, not to mention it has evil angels possessing humans and well…let’s just say I was glad when the movie and this debacle were over.

One of the very few good things about this movie was a character saying his father asked him to think ahead about dying some day and would he be proud of the way he had lived his life. However, this movie contains strong language in addition to the violence so we cannot come close to awarding it our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Unwed woman is pregnant with supposedly a hero who will save the world from destruction.
Language: I quit counting the number of profanities after about forty five minutes but the film is loaded with just about every profanity you can think of and is heavy on the F word and it has biblical profanity too; also the film contains a curse as a character tells another one to "Go to H".
Violence: This film is extremely violent with stabbings, blood spilled; creatures chewing on people's flesh; many people shot at point blank range; car wrecks; a man's bones in his back are exposed from being wounded by creatures and he dies; a fight between two angels; explosions.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking of beer in several scenes.
Nudity: Cleavage; a young woman is shown from behind, bending over and wearing a very short skirt.
Other: Those who believe in the Bible will be flabbergasted as this film makes it appear God makes a mistake and intends to destroy the world again but Michael his archangel rebels and travels to earth to save man; a narrator says her mother believed in a kind and merciful God until her husband left her; apocalypse which is not out of the Bible.

Info

Company: Sony/Screen Gems
Writer: Peter Schink and Scott Stewart
Director: Scott Stewart
Producer: David Lancaster
Genre: Action
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter