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Legion: the Archangel Michael on Film

posted by Nell Minow

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Paul Bettany plays the Archangel Michael in “Legion,” a new film opening in early 2010, also starring Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, and “Gray’s Anatomy’s” Kate Walsh. In the film, he fights on the side of humanity when God has given up on earth. Much of it takes place in a diner, where a pregnant waitress may be carrying a child who may have special qualities.
The Biblical Michael is a character (or more than one character) with many interpretations, and even appears in the Qu’ran as an angel bringing peace and plenty. The film version is sure to be provocative; I hope it will be thoughtful as well.



  • Andrew

    This film is guaranteed to be more well thought-out than anything from the 1844/Charles Russell crowd.
    By the way, regarding your “Post Grad” review, those actors are not handsome.
    Keep up the great work:)

  • jestrfyl

    It is good to see Lucas Black acting again. I have a feeling his telent will enable him to endure from quirky child actor to an excellent adult actor.
    There is a role play game by Steve jackson Games call “In Nomine”. This seems like is a scenario taken from that set of characters and scenarios. It will be interesting to see. But I truly wonder if they can top that angelic team of Affleck & Damon (“Dogma”)!

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    I’m glad you share my affection for “Dogma!” And for Lucas Black. I hope this movie is good!

  • Dena

    I am really looking forward to this movie! I plan on putting up the trailer on Beliefnet this week.

  • superatonps

    Ask yourself one question, WHO REALLY WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE THAT GOD IS HUMANITIES WORST ENEMY? This is probably to most twisted bible version of prophecy I’ve ever seen. The answer to that question is simple. Who made Eve believe that she could be like God in the garden of eden. Who actually tought he had the right to offer the son of God, all power to reign over the human governments on earth. The same one would have you believe he does not exist.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, superatonps. It seems to me that the idea is that humanity is humanity’s worst enemy, a thought not inconsistent with many views of the end of days. But let’s reserve judgment until we see the movie.

  • Firestorm

    I feel the movie theme is backwards. It shouldn’t read that God has given up on humanity. It should read as humanity has given up on God. Sad, but true.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, Firestorm. I think that is the intended message.

  • Andrew

    I’m much better looking than Lucas Black; my grandfather always said I should be a model (and he’s a judge). I frankly can’t see how actors and models live with themselves. And I’m a year older than LB.
    Anyway, it’s an honour to post comments on this website.
    Thank-you.

  • Andrew

    I posted the previous comment. I guess I should be a model.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks for the posts, Andrew, and I wish you luck!

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