12 comments on “Legion(Guilty Pleasure?)[2010].

  1. Very flawed idea. But I’m glad to see that the execution was apparently somewhat good. I might see it sometime. Still, I wanted to point something out. Bear with me.

    Despite anyone’s worldview beliefs, you have to admit that the Bible’s depiction of the eternal struggle between demon and angel is epic. According the Bible, demons have been the cause of a lot of human suffering, such as when they reportedly A) came to Earth, B) had children and C) invented weapons of war and started a whole era of death and destruction. There’s so much you can do with that material. It would make a very cool action flick.

    Legion on the other hand, makes no sense. On many levels. One of which is that, in the Bible, angels were created to watch over and interact with humans. When around one-third of the angels fell, this was a corruption of the original model. While angels were guardians, demons were destroyers. Angels are literally incapable of doing evil, and there’s no way a fallen angel would purposefully do good. And yet, in Legion (or so I’ve gleaned from the trailers) angels are not only killing humans, but they’re enjoying it. WHAT? And the demon is saving mankind from utter destruction? No way. Interestingly ironic, but still, no way.

    Also, both angels and demons are immortal. They can be impeded, injured, and even imprisoned, but not completely destroyed. How on earth would we even slow them down? They’re the original warriors. They’re stronger, faster, and have better equipment than than humans do times infinity. Plus, they have thousands upon thousands of years of experience. Nothing you did would surprise them.

    These may seem like fickle qualms, but if you took this stuff into consideration, couldn’t you make a way, way cooler movie, with angels and demons in mind?

    I think so. Heck, yes. It would potentially be more epic than Dragonball Z and The Matrix put together.

    • EXACTLY. They could’ve turned this into an epic movie with just a couple changes here and there.

      And you should know, there weren’t many angels as well. Just a group of possessed people and Gabriel. That’s all the villain you will get.

      And once again, I did not like the “evil god” angle.

      • Not that it’s a great film worth an impassioned defense. But the ‘evil god’ angle was the best part. It’s taken directly from the bible where god’s main goal is extracting venegence upon mankind. It’s pretty theologically sound.

      • I am also not a christian. the bible is commercially available, you don’t have to sign up or something.

      • “It’s taken directly from the bible where god’s main goal is extracting venegence upon mankind. It’s pretty theologically sound.”

        The flaw there is that the Christian God continually extends at least some kindness over the course of the Bible. Even right near the beginning, when Cain kills his brother Abel in cold blood, God doesn’t kill him back, but gives him a mark on his body that shows the world he’s a murderer and warns him against sin, and how it can overcome him.

        According to Christianity, we, like the demons, are fallen. However, unlike the demons, we have a way out. It’s pretty explicit in the text and everybody’s heard it a million times. If God’s main goal, theologically, was vengeance, then not only would God repeatedly come to the rescue of people over the course of the Bible, but Jesus never would have happened.

        God promised he would never do what the flood did again, anyway. It just doesn’t make sense.

        The other problem with the “evil god angle” is that it goes against the very nature of the Christian God. Same with the angels. As soon as Gabriel becomes a destroyer, he’s a demon by default. And when Michael is defending mankind, he’s an angel by default.

        I pretty sure this could be classified as a plothole, considering that the Bible is it’s source material and it appears that these are issues that the film doesn’t even address.

      • @God promised he would never do what the flood did again, anyway. It just doesn’t make sense.

        Think about what you’re saying here. “God would never do anything like that. He promised not to after the last time he did”… uh..
        Anyways, all it says is that he won’t destroy the world again by flood. Nothing about armies of fucked up angels.

      • “Think about what you’re saying here. “God would never do anything like that. He promised not to after the last time he did”… uh..”

        It’s perfectly reasonable to do something harsh but necessary and promise that it will never happen again.

        And we’re talking about two very different scenarios, anyway. The earth was crawling with part-demon, part-human halfbreeds (or “Nephilim”, as the Bible calls them) that were totally bent on destruction and nothing else. Only a select few people were not corrupted, and God saved those people from the Nephilim. He let humanity continue.

        In Legion, however, he’s not exterminating half-demon abominations with no conscience or appreciation for life. He’s killing ordinary people. He’s killing them ALL, for no clear reason, and is NOT allowing humanity to continue.

      • hm. in the story I’m thinking of god kills everyone but 8 people.

        It sounds like you’re refering to some specialized interpretation of the story. The story in genesis does mention the nephilim but it also says
        “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

        And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”

        So god regretted creating human beings because we’re evil. I think that sounds a lot like the movie. I thought it was at least suggested that God was destroying humanity in order to stop the antichrist from coming to power.

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