The religious action film, Legion will hit theaters later this month and stars Paul Bettany as the archangel Michael who turns his back on the kingdom of heaven to save mankind. The film’s directed by Scott Stewart and is a mix between Prophecy, The Da Vinci Code, and one of the sequels to The Exorcist.
Legion is a supernatural action thriller that centers on the patrons of an out-of-the-way diner that becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the apocalypse. The only person who can stop his wrath is his former right hand man, Michael who goes head to head with Gabriel (Kevin Durand) to protect humanity.
In this new clip from the movie, we see Michael and Gabriel rough each other up a little bit and it’s literally old school versus new school warfare. Gabriel’s weapon of choice is a spiked mace, while Michael chooses to go with a more contemporary machine gun. After watching a small portion of their battle, I have to admit the acrobatics used are a bit unnecessary. Paul Bettany’s stunt double is doing overtime with his multiple flips, but it’s a movie. It’s supposed to be over the top.
Do you think Legion will be campy fun or plain bad?