In search of somewhat mindless entertainment Amazing Husband and I went to see Legion last night. Ever since, alI those many years ago, A Knights Tale I have really enjoyed Paul Bettany and all of his widely diverse rolls. And, well, there is something sort of awesome about a guy in wings. Unless you too enjoy men in wings and mindless entertainment, you might want to save your dollars. Not that it was all bad. We laughed quite a lot, though I'm guessing not all the parts that we laughed at were supposed to be funny.
The synopsis is that God has gotten tired of all the human bulls*%t (their words, not mine), decides to wipe them off the earth and that Michael is just the angel for the job. Mike, because he's kind of infatuated with humans, discovers an unborn child that could save the world and, disobeying God, comes to earth to protect above mentioned child from up coming apocalypse. Are you getting the Terminator vibe here? Yeah, me too. So, when Mike won't finish the job, God sends Gabriel (who is the actor who played Keamy on Lost...could not get past that) and there is an emotional, and funny Michael/Gabriel smack down. Apparently the whole "soldier of God" gig comes complete with some serious weapon training. Heavenly Special Forces. Who knew. Also wings, being pretty and necessary for flying, also repel bullets and large, sharp objects. I really need to get me some of those.
So, in closing, basically horrible film that can actually be rather enjoyable of you don't take it seriously. A possible candidate for the Netflix que. Or not.