Legion movie review: In the supernatural action thriller Legion, an out-of-the-way diner 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. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael.The buzz: “Legion” marks the third consecutive week—following “The Book of Eli” and “Daybreakers”—of movies about the end of civilization. It also invokes comparisons to the “Terminator” saga and “Children of Men.” Keep up those brainstorming sessions, Hollywood.
The verdict: Less horrifying than Dwayne Johnson’s irritating winged hockey player in “Tooth Fairy,” “Legion” still isn’t bad (or good) enough to be interesting. It’s also too humorless to be fun. Too much pointless speechifying, not enough excitement. This is just a random cast (including Dennis Quaid and Tyrese Gibson) playing caricatures of themselves, who are occasionally interrupted by half-baked otherworldly attacks. Movie over. Shrug. Source: Metromix
Box Office: Legion was released on January 22, 2010 in 2,476 theaters and took in $6,686,233—$2,700 per theater its opening day. On its opening weekend it grossed $17,501,625—$7,069 per theater and placed No. 2, only behind Avatar. It placed No. 6 on its second weekend, and grossed an estimated $6,800,000—$2,746 per theater, a 61.1% drop from the previous weekend. The film has come to gross $67,827,482 worldwide.