Fantasy/Horror/Action Rated R
An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in humankind, 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 with the Archangel Michael
Lots of well known and recognizable faces here including Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black, Paul Bettany, Adrianne Palicki, Tyrese Gibson, Kate Walsh, Charles S. Dutton, Doug Jones, Kevin Durand, and John Tenney. There are several characters though, so there is not too much focus put on a single character outside of that played by Bettany, so once again no one really stand out, although Bettany handles the lead role very roles, and I thought Lucas Black was kind of weak in his role.
Theres some neck biting and a body blowing up, scattered and acidic goo all over the place. Some other gore scenes, but nothing really violent or note worthy.
A very much flawed film, that focused very heavily on the Fantasy element, and moved at a surprisingly slow pace. Had its fair share of plot holes, and really lacked on relatable or sympathetic characters. The action sequences where often good, and there where a few great scenes (most of which are given i=away in the trailers) but there was just too much talk and build to the scenes. The FX where also a bit underwhelming, and while they didn't really take away from the movie, had they been great it could have helped bring the movie over the hump. One thing it definitely does is provide a fairly unique and decently interesting story, especially for a fairly larger budget and theatrical film. I had high hopes for this movie, so i was a bit disappointed with it, it still however was worth renting, and i would recommend you do the same.