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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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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

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When the last angel falls, the fight for mankind begins.

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Action | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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22 January 2010 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,501,625 (USA) (24 January 2010)

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$40,168,080 (USA) (21 March 2010)
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Tyrese Gibson and Lucas Black are both also involved with the Fast and Furious franchise. Gibson with 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7, and soon 8 and 9. As for Black he was in Fast and Furious, Tokyo Drift, and Furious 7. See more »

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When the power goes off in the diner, the jukebox isn't playing, but when the power comes back on it is playing. See more »

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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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At the very end of the credits, there is about 10 seconds of "Turkey In The Straw" (the ice cream truck music). See more »

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Referenced in Arthur (2011) See more »

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Die So Young
Written by Mark William Haggblad, Willie Powell Dying Regret (as William Daniel Powell), Benjamin M. Lazzaro, Mike Rawluk, Wayne E Lichte
Performed by Dying Regret
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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A huge disappointment.
23 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The overall premise of the film is a little silly yes, but it's incredibly original and it had so much potential.

The film suffers from a handful of serious flaws that ruin just about everything good that the film has going for it. The pacing is horrendous. The action scenes are few, far between and horribly rushed and the down time in between them slows to a crawl. This time is used for each of the uninteresting, two-dimensional characters to melodramatically shed out stories of their troubled pasts. We just don't care about ANY of them due to minuscule character development and a horrible script.

The whole film is terribly written with some questionable scenes that seemed to have been written only for the convenience of the characters. The plot is pretty simple but mostly unexplained and full of holes. SO much is left in the dark and the main point of the film isn't even explained so it's hard to care at all during the supposed dramatic moments.

Too much talking and not enough action for it to be a wicked B-movie and the overabundance of melodrama and terrible writing keep it from being a serious, dramatic epic.

There are slivers of a good film and some great ideas that occasionally appear and the few, brief action scenes are fairly entertaining, but everything else is so terribly executed that it isn't worth any kind of recommendation.


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