It's a grim week for releases — and we're not talking just about the quality of the new films.
Legion is an end-of-the-world shocker that takes place primarily in a Mojave Desert diner. It's just your average sweltering day for the cross-section of Americans who have stopped in to scan the menu and escape the heat. Suddenly, all hell breaks loose. (Don't you know if you're eating at a Mojave Desert diner, you are at the end of the world?)
On the side of good is Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany), who is on hand to protect a pregnant waitress (Adrianne Palicki of Friday Night Lights). Her baby — surprise, surprise — is vital to the future of the human race. (Why do these things always happen in the desert? What's wrong with the green of Wisconsin?)
By the end — of the film, that is — Legion is a forgettable but not entirely awful apocalyptic blowout stuffed with religious overtones and portents. It does have a decent cast, including Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh and Tyrese Gibson, who, like the characters, might be thinking after making this film they were at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Legion retails for $28.95 or $34.95 on Blu-ray.