Legion (2010)

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An isolated diner is besieged by a horde of the possessed intent on killing an unborn child who is prophesied to be the saviour of humanity.

Another hokey action thriller based on religious mythology, Legion is actually pretty good fun as long as the bullets and fists are flying. Paul Bettany makes quite a charismatic holy warrior and the entire cast are pretty good in their roles as the usual George A. Romero inspired zombie holocaust survivors. The format is very much in the vein of a heavily armed Night Of The Living Dead and it provides some stylish and exciting violence that’s basically Assault On Precinct Exorcist. The biggest problems with it are that Kevin Durand makes a pretty bland nemesis and the fact that nobody ever bothers to tell us what the prophecy actually is or why the child is so important. This makes for a very unsatisfying ending that makes the film feel like the pilot for a non-existent TV series.

Still, Legion is a lot better than the dismal End Of Days and fans of TV show Supernatural will no doubt lap it up.

6/10

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