The concept of Angels and Demons – “Legion”

The concept of Angels and Demons, pitched against each other in an eternal battle, has been portrayed in various movies over a number of occasions. The most recent version was known as “Legion” and I have to agree, the trailer was a surefire way of sweeping us off our feathery feet.

The film has your usual juicy topics that include bible thumping, various religious beliefs that are molded into a new shape and the long lost tale of Mary alongside her prophetic messiah baby. Fortunately, in today’s day and age, we are not short of high-fi graphics technology and visual enhancements, so in terms of on screen battle sequences, “Legion” got away with a high rating.

You can spot those Angels with metallic blade edged wings, frilly weapons and armor clad chest pieces, easily, as you wade across the entire movie in one go. Perhaps, visuals were a good way of covering up the weak plot that only got worse during the last 20 or 30 minutes.

The movie started with the same old Terminator like sequence, as we all witnessed the arrival of arch angel Michael (Paul Bettany), amidst “Oooohs and Ahhhhs” and a couple of snickers. Apparently, Michael somehow got a little sense in his brain and he wanted to protect all mankind from God, because “God” lost “faith” in the bullshit of mankind. He hasn’t been following his own book of Revelations or the Bible and descended his angelic forces to squash all those puny little humans.

The concept of this movie wont be holding any water, according to your perception IF you keep on having doubts about its storyline. Throughout this visual venture, your brain will keep oscillating towards this simple question — Why in the hell did the baby hold that key to the salvation of mankind? As if, we were all expecting the baby to kick some domestic booty arse soon after his birth.

Anyways, we think that “Legion” had a lot of potential to be a blockbuster but it all crumbled due to a half-baked plot and close references to “The Terminator” and “The Matrix”. And one more thing; don’t get impressed by movie trailers, always carry a second opinion in your mind. Some folks bought the tickets for “Legion” because they were thoroughly impressed by that short palpable sequence of action scenes – and that’s all they got to see, during the entire 100 minutes of full movie.

Here’s the bottom line;

Watch this movie with an open mind and put your religious beliefs aside. There are going to be moments when you’ll get all hyped up against some key scenic moments, but I expect all of you to go through the entire flick with a glass of water and a pinch of salt.

Religious Fanatics Please Beware – Stay away from this movie if you’re into “I Love Jesus” T-Shirts or those “Allah is great” bandanas

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