Spanks - 3
Director - Scott Stewart
Writer - Peter Schink and Scott Stewart
Starring - Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S. Dutton & Kevin Durand
Release Date - 22 January 2010
MPAA Rating - R
Legion is a film about angels, but they are not the beautiful glowy ones you see in churches. When God loses faith in humanity, he plans to send an army of angles to Earth to exterminate it. Archangel Micheal doesn't agree with God, so he leaves Heaven, cuts off his wings, steals a locker full of automatic weapons, and becomes humanities last hope for survival. Meanwhile, at a diner in the middle of the desert in New Mexico, is a pregnant waitress named Charlie, a few other employees, and six customers. When the sky gets cloudy and things start getting crazy Micheal shows up.
I was expecting an epic battle of angels versus angles, but that never came. The film has a lot of action, and it is some good action, but is of the human versus possessed type human kind. The action is well shot and fun to watch. They special effects looked good too, and I couldn't tell if some were computer generated effects or practical effects.
The movie gets slow at times between the action when the survivors in the diner are talking with each other. Some of the dialog during these scenes isn't the greatest and is silly but it wasn't meant to be. A lot more could have been done with the story of Legion, but maybe the filmmakers have more of a story to tell and with that the story can be taken to the level of potential that this one had. And Micheal is a bad-ass hero.