When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany). There are many of you who wouldn’t have thought Legion, the directorial debut of long-time effects man Scott Stewart, to be a comedy. It tells the story of an epic battle between the Archangel Michael and God, the final fight to save humanity. But according to most of the film’s trailer, it is one part comedy, one part epic actioner. It all looks a bit silly and up until about the 2/3 mark in the trailer, it had lost me — but when the final montage kicks in and shows off some of the action, it gets me right back.

For the most part, this movie looks like it could be a solid ride, and with such a long trailer, it’s easy to get a good snapshot of what is happening. I’ve long been a fan of Paul Bettany, especially when he’s playing things straight. Around him, there appears to be plenty of campy moments. Again, I’m not sure if this is meant to be a comedy, but I laughed through the trailer. I mean, Kevin Durand as the angel Gabriel? That’s funny…

Legion is scheduled to hit theaters on January 22, 2010. Check out the trailer below, courtesy of MySpace.

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