When we first saw the trailer for Legion, about evil angels and a special baby and an evil old woman and the diner which appears to be the sole location in the movie, we all decided it looked bad, but very entertainingly so. Now Twitch found a clip of one of the fight scene, and seeing at it involves a dude with a machine gun fighting an angel with a mace while they both twirl around like ballerinas, well… it’s still definitely bad, but I’m a little worried about how much of that will remain entertaining. If I only knew that the movie knew it wasn’t cool, I’d feel a whole lot better about this silliness. I guess we’ll have to wait until January 22nd and see then.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.