Legion (2010)

Legion (2010) — Every bit as stupid and awful as the trailer makes it seem.  But that’s ok.  I kind of dug it.  I have no rational reason for digging it.  It really is a horrible brain dead movie, even by vaguely-religious-action-horror standards.  The acting is beyond atrocious.  People like Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid and Charles S. Dutton who in their careers could more often than not be described as “competent” really drop the ball here.  But old ladies go batshit and climb walls and the always awesome Doug Jones has an all-too-brief scene as weird ice cream dude [seriously if you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve seen 90% of his screen time].  There’s one part where a kid-angel-monster-thing gets killed but because the movie pussies out of showing a “kid” get killed it’s really unclear what happens.  There’s another part where a supporting character gets killed but it totally happens like off-screen so person A asks person B “what about Person C [who was alive in the last scene]?” and person B just shakes their head slowly.  Those two things are my only real problem with the movie, despite the aforementioned horrible acting and ludicrously awful story.  People get fucked up by weird angel-zombie-things and I for one find that cool enough [it bears mentioning that I did not pay to see this movie and I cannot in good conscience recommend that anyone do so, even as a rental.].  It does strike me as odd that conservative Christians have fun boycotting all sorts of things but a movie like this doesn’t get the picket treatment, but there are oh-so-many things I don’t understand about fundamentalists so I’m not spending too much time thinking on it.  So in summation: I enjoyed this movie for no good reason whatsoever.

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