The archangel Michael ascends from Heaven in order to stop the destruction of man by a jaded God, who has sent his legions of angels to eliminate the one child that holds the key to human survival. LEGION is a glossy studio production built on familiar themes and big-budget action sequences that is without heart or emotion. It attempts to create a grand scale despite its remote desert location by using clouds of flies and an army of contorted humans that are possessed by angels. What it doesn't create is any form of tension or suspense, only tedium and tired Horror movie cliches. The few shocking moments are fleeting and exploitative, with no lasting impact left in their wake. LEGION comes close to delivering an interesting plot with deep religious significance, however this is lost along with the lead character's importance, since it is never explained why Charlie was chosen to carry humanity's next savior, or how her child is meant to redeem God's failing creations. For endless amounts of spent artillery and cheap shocks, LEGION will fill an hour-and-a-half, but it is mostly mindless entertainment.
If you liked LEGION, check out:
THE PROPHECY, THE OMEN, SKIN WALKERS.