Reviewed by: Elisa A. Walker
What does the Bible teach about angels? Answer
More about angels in the Bible
Is Jesus Christ God? Answer
GOD’s STORY—From Creation to eternity
Birth in the Bible
PREGNANCY—Life before birth
Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer
|Featuring||Paul Bettany (Michael), Lucas Black (Jeep Hanson), Tyrese Gibson (Kyle Williams), Adrianne Palicki (Charlie), Charles S. Dutton (Percy Walker), Kevin Durand (Gabriel), Jon Tenney (Howard Anderson), Willa Holland (Audrey Anderson), Kate Walsh (Sandra Anderson), Dennis Quaid (Bob Hanson), See all »|
|Director||Scott Charles Stewart|
|Producer||Bold Films, Neishaw Ali, Steve Beswick, Garrick Dion, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak, Garth Pappas, Marc Sadeghi, Peter Schink, Brad Southwick, Gary Michael Walters|
|Distributor||Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Entertainment|
“When the last angel falls, the fight for mankind begins.”
“Legion” is confusing at best, not to mention very blasphemous. God loses faith in mankind, so he sends his angels to destroy them. A battle ensues between Michael (Paul Bettany) disobeying God’s order and deciding to protect mankind and Gabriel (Kevin Durand) who is leading the war against humans.
Unbeknownst to her, Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) is carrying the child that will save all of humanity. Barricaded in a small diner in the middle of nowhere, Michael, Charlie, Jeep (Lucas Black), Kyle (Tyrese Gibson), Percy (Charles S. Dutton), Bob (Dennis Quaid) and others try to defend Charlie’s baby and save the world.
Language: There are many uses of “G**D***” and “F***,” as well as others, but those were the harshest used and the most prominent.
Violence: There were several shots of blood, including people being shot, one guy exploding with boils, a child’s fingers being cut off, and people biting each other. The violence in this wasn’t extreme, compared to the most violent R-rated films, but it was still, at points, hard to swallow.
Sexuality: Charlie obviously got impregnated out of wedlock, but she is just shown pregnant, there are no sex scenes, but one girl is dressed somewhat provocatively, and her father asks if she meant to show her “A**” to the world—or something along those lines.
Miscellaneous: The movie shows that it is okay to deliberately disobey God and get away with it, and there are several spiritual issues present.
As stated above, “Legion” is confusing at best. I didn’t understand the storyline or the actual point to the movie, only that the director felt burned by God and so decided to throw a temper tantrum and make this movie. Of course, the director could have done some research, so that he could at least get the story straight. The movie makes God out to be the bad guy. God loses faith in mankind, sends angels to destroy them, and needs angels to make decisions for Him. Michael even states that he is giving God what He needs, not what He wants.
Last time I checked, my Bible told me that God put a lot of time and effort into creating us and even sent His Son to die for us, so it doesn’t make sense that He would then turn around, and, on a whim, destroy us all—I believe the director mistook our God for Allah.
Angels, that obey God, are also seen as the bad guys in this film, even though fallen angels are the true bad guys. Also, God has only one Son, that He already sent to save the world, so there’s no need for Charlie’s baby. The one thing that this movie might have gotten right would be that God is sick of all of our “B***S***,” which, better stated, this movie reminded me—that we can’t BS God because He sees right through us, and we can’t hide anything from Him.
“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night’, even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you” (Psalms 139:7-12).
I work at a movie theatre, so I get into movies for free; that is the only reason I saw this film in the first place. It’s not worth your money. It’s confusing; there’s no point to it, and it’s totally off spiritually (blasphemous). The acting is mediocre; the script is slapdash, at best. The characters didn’t even have a chance to develop, and the film, as a whole, lacked intelligence. Don’t see it; you’ll only be disappointed.
Violence: Heavy-to-Extreme / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Moderate
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.