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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Legion of Blasphemy & Stupidity

Blasphemous movies in Hollywood are not a new thing. Everyday, many of them keep coming out and Christian communities would rage and rant about it.

 

Apart from movies that try to introduce some new age belief or religion to viewers (such as movies like Harry Potter which has introduced children to Wicca, the religion of witchcraft, and Star Wars which has encouraged a growth of some funny religion known as Jedi religion), many of these movies have been out rightly directed to ridicule Christianity, disprove the existence of an Almighty God or paint the Almighty God in black, as the enemy.

 

One movie that started showing in theaters in January that hits very hard on being seriously blasphemous is the movie ‘Legion’.

 


The Synopsis:

God loses faith in humankind, and summons a swarm of destruction to wipe out Earth, with special attention placed on the unborn child of a truck stop waitress named Charlie (Adrianne Palicki). Michael (Paul Bettany), a rogue archangel arrives to protect the foetus, making his way to Charlie’s remote location armed to the teeth.

 


Michael marshals the locals (Dennis Quaid, Charles Dutton, Lucas Black), some patrons (including Kate Walsh), and a passer-by (Tyrese Gibson) into the fight and the gang turn the truck stop into a bunker, while waves of angels, demons, and plagues violently arrive, on the hunt for the baby.

 

Fearing the arrival of rival archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand), Michael pushes Charlie into labor, hoping whatever she gives birth to will be the key to stop the obliteration of humanity.

 

Okay now stop there.

This movie does a number of stupid things:

  1. God has lost faith in humanity and wants to destroy mankind? God would never destroy the earth because he made a vow in Genesis 8:20-22 not to and He always honors his word.
  2. Michael, whom according to the bible is one of God’s trusted angels, suddenly goes against God? Have we forgotten what happened when Lucifer went against God?
  3. Angels that look like punk rockers and use guns as weapons? They don’t look divine to me!


 The movie doesn’t only blaspheme, but also constituted a disappointment to those who saw it. An online movie website made the following expository statement:

 

“…Lacking is the film’s religious overtones, which read more Marvel Comics than biblical. Here, the angels have metallic, bullet-proof wings and blow holes in walls that leave the flaming outline of a cross - not really the stuff one might find in the average King James.”



I guess this is what happens when people who don’t understand jack about the Bible decide to make a film alluding to it.

 

I went online to gather what people are saying about the movie and I got some rather hilarious opinions:

 

If you've seen the preview, you've seen the movie.

“Legion was perhaps the most disappointing apocolypse film I've seen. The best parts of the movie appeared in the preview.

But, wait, there's a twist. This time God is going to kill us all by possessing everyone with angels. Yeah... What? It gets better. The only way to save humanity is for some random girl to give birth to her baby. Why? No one knows. You just have to swallow that one and accept it.

Even the ending made no sense, making it seem as if the baby would grow up to save the world. Wait, didn't you just tell us that the world was already saved because the baby was born? Who is this, Jesus? I don't think so.”

 -Amber, Jan 22, 2010


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Legion of Stupidity 

If anything makes god lose all faith in humanity, it is this movie. Is it me or would the ending have made more sense if my personal toyota highlander sprouted wings, came down from heaven, and took us all away to happy land? I am currently drug free, but after watching the movie, I can't help but feel the need to suddenly shoot heroine into each eyeball and slit my wrists accordingly.

For your own personal sanity please do not go see this movie, and if anyone knows this writer or producer personally- please assasinate him for the good of all man kind. Wow, truely terrible!

 -Jason, Jan 24, 2010


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Even God damned this movie

Am I confused that Angels were immortal creatures that can't be subjected to gun shots?? I honestly thought it was an X-men movie. I was waiting for Wolverine to pop out.

This should of went straight to DVD as this wasted too much electricity to run at the theatre

 - John, Jan 26, 2010

 

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 WHY??? 

THEY STOLE 104 MINUTES OF MY LIFE AND I WANT IT BACK!

the preview looked good, but from the start it never went anywhere and the story went from boring to stupid

-PharaohMarq, Jan 22, 2010


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Hoping the Angel of Death killed me at the Movie !

Since this was 100 minutes of retina imploding formulaic nonsense that truly felt like 5 hours of hell on earth. Predictable if unintelligible plot. The bulk of CGI effects are in the trailer . More akin to a poorly thought out video game.

- Hmmmmm , Jan 21, 2010

 

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 So stupid your brain will spin "Spoilers" 

Ever seen one of those movies that make you want to choke everyone in it and yourself for seeing it. Well Legion is one of them.

God gives an order and one particular angel can thrawt all of God's almighty power and disobey Him? Michael a mere angel can outdo God--all by himself? And anyway since Angels are not human what does killing humans have to do with killing angels?

And here comes the brain spinning part, Michael betrays God, God takes him back and gives him a good old homeboy hug. "Hey Mike you knew just what I needed. Someone to betray me so I could have faith in humanity again. GIVE ME A BREAK, PLEASE!

There are so many inconsistances about angels, God, mankind and just plain common sense in Legions you want to SCREAM! Don't believe the hype on this one yall. This movie sucks big time!

-Teisha Jan 25, 2010

 

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I would have gone on and on about how the movie is total rubbish in comparism to what the Bible says but I guess these opinions already voice what people are saying about the movie.

 

Also surprising is the fact that the star actor, Paul Bethany also starred in another movie that’s trying to disprove God as creator. He stars in ‘Creation’ as Charles Darwin, the evolution theorist and author of ‘The Origin of Species’.


 

Overall, I won’t recommend you to see ‘Legion’. It’s a wack job and also a blasphemous waste of your precious time and money.

 

14 Screamer(s):

Harry-Rami Itie said...

Thank God I wasn't planning on seeing it...

Harry-Rami Itie said...

Thank God I wasn't planning on seeing it...

jhazmyn said...

I'm laffing so hard at the reviews ...i just cant believe it...lol

Enkay said...

Mehn with this kind of review there's no need for them to even consider producing the DVDs!

How would they even remotely imagine that one 'angel' can disobey God and get away with it?

Anonymous said...

End times!
From the online reviews, all I can say is that the film is a low budget film by an ignorant human! NONSENSE!
The script writer, film producer and in fact the entire crew should enroll for Bible lessons!
May God have mercy on them!

Myne Whitman said...

I already saw similar reviews so not ot seeing this. Ppshewww...

Jaycee said...

Oh my goodness, the reviews are hilarious. I will NEVER see this movie unless someone forces me. I don't want to get angry. I hate stupid movies.

histreasure said...

the reviews are downright hilarious...am sure the producers will be beating themselves hard right now..silly them

StandTall-The Activist said...

wooo I found Jason's and Tisha's reviews so interesting. No need watching this movie!

leggy said...

i just want to ask you a question.have you actually read harry potter?

Afronuts said...

@Harry Rami…Good for you!

@Jhazmyn…Seriously, I was laffing when typing the entry too.

@Enkay…lol. People’s imagination can get away with them, I guess.

@Anonymous…lol@enrolling for bible lessons. Well said.

@Jaycee…shey? U go just boil for nothing

@histreasure…I don’t want to imagine the look on the director and producer’s face.

@Standtall…Yeah. Those were the two strongest views in the whole lot.

@leggy…lol, why do you ask that? You have a point you’d like to prove or share?

N.I.M.M.O said...

A stupid film is a stupid film no matter the subject. You probably should have sounded the same reviewers out on Harry Potter or Star Wars.

Femme Lounge said...

loads of stupid movies out there, it helps to read reviews before wasting time and money to watch them.

Rafa said...

I'm not a Christian fanatic or anything, I mean, my family is pretty much Communist...but, honestly, even I think this movie is basically a piece of crap.

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