Film #345: LEGION
1 out of 5 stars
An interesting premise (MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE meets TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT meets THE PROPHECY) gets hamstrung by LOOONG talky (ie boring) sequences and a moronic third act. Make no mistake though, at its core, LEGION is a zombie film (think NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in a diner with some goofy Biblical shit thrown in to obscure its true origins), but a bad one. Director/Writer Scott Charles Stewart is an ex-FX guy and it shows as there are some decent looking FX shots in the film. The problem is… the story is cobbled together and not exactly completely thought out. I mean, for example, towards the end, we have a woman who has JUST given birth seen rapidly climbing up a mountain with her newborn baby in her arms. It just don’t make sense - just from an anatomy standpoint alone. Further, the internal logic having to do with God and his relationship with Michael & Gabriel is loaded with inconsistencies and dead ends. And don’t even get me started on the fact that this is supposedly a film about angels, but very few angels are ever actually seen. Long-winded and dopey, LEGION is nothing special.