Here’s a trailer that’s got a lot of people talking about a movie that I didn’t know anything about up until now. Legion is an action flick about a biblical apocalypse where God sends his angels to destroy humanity. He “got tired of all the bullshit”, apparently. The only person who stands in his way is the archangel Michael, played by Paul Bettany, who must protect the unborn child of a waitress who is the second coming of Christ. Oh, and here’s the other thing: the angels all fight with machine guns and rocket launchers!
I have to admit, there are parts of this trailer that seemed way too cheesy to me, but the special effects are quite good. This is understandable considering that first-time director Scott Stewart comes from a visual effects background (he has worked on such movies as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Superman Returns, Grindhouse and Iron Man). The trailer is also a little too long at just over 5 minutes, but it is a red band trailer so it doesn’t hold anything back. The supporting cast includes Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton, Adrianne Palicki and Tyrese Gibson. Legion hits theatres on January 22nd, 2010. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.