THE LEGION * (Film Theatrical Release USA 2020)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.3|5.0 Starsììì

The Legion deeply tries to perform as an epic film with its long-distance screen shots of landscape and the ancient Roman storyline. When all is said and done, it seems the disconnect between its purpose for production and its outcome have been pointlessly and hopelessly lost. With a presentation out of touch with audience needs, average acting, and the failure to emotionally and heartfully draw the audience into its scenes, unfortunately, causes a film goer to feel that the watch has been a waste of time and money. Movies help audiences to escape and forget the outside world for a few 30-minute segments of time. Films provide relief and refreshment, perhaps remind one of the importance better behaviors, inspire, give education within mostly fictionalized settings, cause reflection, or simply evoke many emotions that can range from fear, revulsion, and horror to sweetness, caring, laughter, and joy. This movie tries and the work and effort are evident, but it loses itself along the way. 

Storyline 

A soldier is sent through enemy territory to find relief for troops in need of sustenance and recuperation. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director José Magán for directing effort. Thank you to Producer José Magán for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Noreno (Lee Partridge), General Corbulo (Mickey Rourke), Amirah (Bai Ling), General Paetus (Joaquim de Almeida), Marcus (Vladimire Kulich), Saul (Bosco Hogan), Duria (Marta Castellvi), Nerses (Tristan McConnell), Madyes (Eric Higgins), Saka (Gavan Duffy), Scyles (Michael Redmond), Valerius (Michael Redmond), Valerius (Mark Aaron), and Claudius (Ciaran O’Grady). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

No. A better watch along this military-themed line is Gladiator.

*Also Known As Legionnaire's Trail

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