Legion Leaves Biblical Truth Behind
- Monday, January 25, 2010
Christian moviegoers have longed for films that embrace biblical themes, but the studios have exploited that desire more often than they've served it. Remember pseudo-spiritual dramas like the Kevin Costner film Dragonfly, or the underwhelming blockbuster Superman Returns and the few religious crumbs in its script? Even a film like The Book of Eli, which emphasizes the importance of the Bible, requires discretion on the part of Christian filmgoers, who must absorb a large dose of violence while taking in that film's more positive aspects.
Legion isn't in the same category as even the more suspect of those films. It doesn't just co-opt biblical ideas but turns them on their head. It's all rather perverse and best avoided.
Questions? Comments? Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Language/Profanity: Lots of foul language and profanity; several instance of the "f"-word; police officers use dehumanizing language to refer to citizens, and imagine a "good old boy barbecue"; an angry waitress refers to a customer as a "f-cking Jesus freak."
- Smoking/Drinking/Drugs: A sarcastic, crude reference to "being double-teamed by meth heads," but nothing shown along those lines; a pregnant woman smokes and drinks, as do others, including a man who says he no longer drinks.
- Sex/Nudity: Low angle shot of young girl in a miniskirt and a reference to her "showing her a--"; an out-of-wedlock pregnancy and birth; the mother-to-be says she originally didn't want the baby and went to an abortion clinic, but didn't go through with it.
- Violence/Crime: An angel cuts off his wings and bleeds; a bare-chested, bleeding man stitches his wounds; guns are loaded, pointed at heads, fired at men and angels; possessed people thrash about, shape-shift and threaten humans verbally and physically; a woman rips flesh from a man's neck; a man's back is torn open and shown exposed; a father and young boy are attacked by possessed beings; explosions and property destruction.
- Marriage: A mention of Bob's ex-wife.
- Religion: A quote from Psalms 34:11 opens the movie; discussion of a woman who stopped quoting the Bible and who believe God gave up on humanity; a Bible believing man says, "Somebody's gotta start praying!"; God is said to have lost faith in man again; a man says, "I don't believe in God," and an angel says, "He doesn't believe in you either"; a woman's unborn child is said to be humanity's only hope, who will lead people out of darkness; men are said to kill each other over "words in old books"; an angel says that being spiritually lost means you're close to being found; Michael and Gabriel battle; a man hangs on an upside-down cross, with blisters and boils all over him and then bursts apart.
Recently on Movies at Home
Have something to say about this article? Leave your comment via Facebook below!
Listen to Your Favorite Pastors
Add Crosswalk.com content to your siteBrowse available content