Again, not good, only because of lazy choreography and being too short. I am hard pressed to find anything good to say about it other than that there are a few decent action scenes. I say decent, and not good, because that's all it really is. The internet is going to crucify this film, so I'm just going to break it down simply: The first hour or so is pretty good, and if it had stopped at the 70 minute mark, it could come close to the 6. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner with the Archangel Michael Bettany. I have never wrote a review on here, but the reviews for this movie are so completely misleading it motivated me to. The action scenes are few, far between and horribly rushed and the down time in between them slows to a crawl.
Well, I love those type of movies and Legion does not compare to them, or appear that it attempted to be part of that genre in any way. Even with good actors reading it, some of the dramatic parts drag on unbelievably. From a drama standpoint, the script is absolutely horrible. People looking for good, well-portrayed actors will find shoddy performances from almost every player in the movie. 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. After a startling encounter with her, he was forced to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real.
The overall premise of the film is a little silly yes, but it's incredibly original and it had so much potential. You stole all of the impact those scenes had and lowered my rating by a point. Judging from the trailer this movie was supposed to be a whole lot of action while the talking takes a backseat, unfortunately the 30 second trailer contained all the action you are going to see over 100 minutes of the full movie. And there are just way too many of these parts for such a horrible script. Shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next, in his early 30s, David met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd.
I wanted to like this film, the only problem is it has very large shoes to fill. Low-attention-spanned action-buffs will find dull, repetitive fights and action sequences. The character development was done so obviously that it made everything feel cheap. Syd led David to Melanie Bird, a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists -- Ptonomy, Kerry, and Cary -- each of whom possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. This time is used for each of the uninteresting, two-dimensional characters to melodramatically shed out stories of their troubled pasts. There is a lot of thought put into this film, it's fairly obvious.
The last 30 minutes is a rushed, hatchet job that will make you regret seeing this film. Storyline: David Haller is a troubled young man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child. It has a few scenes I would categorize as 'decent'. The previews completely mislead viewers in this regard. The plot and character development wear very thin, so anyone watching the movie for a good story will be disappointed. Nothing was believable, far too often you found yourself watching these characters talk to each other, explaining their own background while you sit there realizing that you don't care at all. The whole film is terribly written with some questionable scenes that seemed to have been written only for the convenience of the characters.
From an action movie standpoint, it basically lacks action. When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. It was the first time I have actually been angry at spending money in a theatre. I know it's not the most 'wordy' review but it's really tough to say much else about this movie. Storyline: Legion 2010 An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. Together, they helped David to recognize and harness his hidden abilities and unlock a deeply suppressed truth -- he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power.
The film is overall, fairly forgettable. I hate when you do this. . The problem is a lack of real determination from anyone in front of, or behind the camera. 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.
The film suffers from a handful of serious flaws that ruin just about everything good that the film has going for it. The plot is pretty simple but mostly unexplained and full of holes. This movie just fails on every level. The plot and characters are underdeveloped, the acting is horrible, and the movie just drags on and on. Avoid this movie at all cost's, you'll have more fun reading a Bible than you would watching Legion. . .
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