First Reviews For LEGION Indicate FX May Have A Massive Hit On Its Hands

First Reviews For LEGION Indicate FX May Have A Massive Hit On Its Hands

It seems FX and Marvel chose right in selecting Noah Hawley as the showrunner for Legion as the show's first reviews are in and critics just can seem to heap enough praise on the Fargo producer.

Trippy seems to be the most prevalent description of FX's new X-Men TV drama, Legion. But it's used in a positive sense as critics agree that showrunner Noah Hawley has crafted a finely-tuned alternative take on superheroes that will generate noteworthy buzz this season.  

The eight-episode first season of Legion premieres Wednesday, February 8 at 10/9c on FX.  Check out an in-depth featurette on the upcoming drama by CLICKING HERE.

The Hollywood Reporter
"It might seem weird to have a Marvel show on FX, or to have it star that upper-crust Brit from Downton Abbey, filtered through the creator of Fargo, but somehow it all works. Three episodes of Legion — in all their cracked visual glory — were enough to want the rest of the season immediately.

Collider
"Legion plays a lot with themes of identity and memory and emotion, and if the key to visual storytelling is to show and not tell, well, Legion grasps onto that wholeheartedly. But above all, it’s a deeply considered portrait of mental illness. Even if David’s schizophrenia is actually part of a mutant power, it’s also still literally angry voices in his head fighting to control him and his actions. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a problem for his daily life, and something he has struggled with since he was a young boy. The X-Men have always been a stand-in for outsiders, for people who feel persecuted or just different from the rest of the world. David’s journey is Legion is his own, but we’re connected to it, too."

Variety
“Legion,” a Marvel-inspired drama from “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley, is not timid. It offers a jittery take on many of the genre’s familiar themes, and it hurls them together with such boldness that the entire concoction ends up carrying quite a kick. Like I said, it won’t be for everyone, but those who are pulled into the surreal, jagged orbit of this distinctive drama are likely to stay there for the full eight-episode run. It is, literally and figuratively, a trip — and it’s often an exhilarating one."

UPROXXX
"It’s a delight, existing so far outside the mold of recent superhero adaptations in the 2010s that it couldn’t see the mold even with telescopic vision. It’s a comic book show likely to be as appealing to people who have no interest in comic books as to those who can name David’s famous relative without Googling, if not more, and it’s easily the most exciting new series this young year in TV has offered so far."

TV Line
"Comic-book fans might be eager for Legion to hurry up and get to “the good stuff,” connecting David to the X-Men universe they know and love. But I’m not in any hurry. Speaking as someone with next-to-zero knowledge of comic books, this is the first superhero show I’ll be adding to my DVR’s season-pass list. Legion has created a compelling world that firmly stands on its own… and I look forward to Hawley and the cast dazzling me even more in the weeks to come."

Nerdist
"Legion plays fast and loose with narrative convention, and it can be tough to keep up if you’re not giving it your full attention. Luckily that won’t be difficult, because the show’s cinematography is completely and utterly engrossing. Imagine if Charlie Kaufman, Wes Anderson, and the Coen Brothers all swapped brains and started collaborating on a show that’s maybe set in the ’70s (except not really), and you have a rough idea of what to expect. Or, if you’ve seen showrunner Noah Hawley’s work on Fargo, it’s like that, but with an added dose of cerebral, horror-fueled psychedelia. Also some vaguely Bollywood-style dancing. No, seriously."


ABOUT LEGION
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics, follows the story of David Haller – a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric wards for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that he is a mutant with inexplicable powers. Produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television.
DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
LEGION: The End Of The World Is Nigh In The Promo For Next Week's Series Finale

LEGION: The End Of The World Is Nigh In The Promo For Next Week's Series Finale

All good things must come to an end, and next Monday we bid farewell to arguably one of the best comic book TV shows of all time as David and Farouk face-off for the last time in the Legion series finale.
LEGION: It's The Beginning Of The End In The New Promo For Season 3, Episode 7: Chapter 26

LEGION: It's The Beginning Of The End In The New Promo For Season 3, Episode 7: "Chapter 26"

Ahead of tonight's penultimate hour of Legion, FX Networks has released an intriguing new promo as David Haller finds himself tangled in a trap set by none other than the Shadow King! Check it out...
LEGION: David Haller Tries To Fix Everything In The New Promo For Season 3, Episode 6: Chapter 25

LEGION: David Haller Tries To Fix Everything In The New Promo For Season 3, Episode 6: "Chapter 25"

Next week, Syd finds herself in a peculiar situation when her origin story seemingly gets completely rewritten, but don't worry, it looks like David is going to use his powers to fix everything...
Latest Headlines
HAWKEYE Set Videos And Photo Provide A First Look At Alaqua Cox As Echo

HAWKEYE Set Videos And Photo Provide A First Look At Alaqua Cox As Echo

Earlier today, the full cast for the currently shooting Hawkeye Disney+ series was announced, and we now have our first look at newcomer Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, aka Echo, thanks to a new set video...
LOGAN Star Dafne Keen Confirms Early X-23 Spinoff Plans; Hopes To Reprise The Role At Some Point

LOGAN Star Dafne Keen Confirms Early X-23 Spinoff Plans; Hopes To Reprise The Role At Some Point

Though it's looking increasingly unlikely that we'll see Dafne Keen's take on X-23 again, the Logan star has confirmed that there were tentative plans for a spinoff in place before the Disney/Fox merger.
THE KILL JOURNAL Exclusive: Writer And Director Adam Lawson On Successfully Launching His New Horror Comic

THE KILL JOURNAL Exclusive: Writer And Director Adam Lawson On Successfully Launching His New Horror Comic

Adam Lawson recently launched his new horror comic The Kill Journal. Chatting with him exclusively, we learned about the success of the new book and his favorite character arc in the story. Check it out!
THE MANDALORIAN Mid-Season Poster Features Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan, Cobb Vanth And More

THE MANDALORIAN Mid-Season Poster Features Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan, Cobb Vanth And More

Now that we've reached the halfway point of The Mandalorian's second season, Lucasfilm has released a new poster for the live-action Star Wars series, featuring most of the main and supporting players...
HAWKEYE Casts Echo, Clown, Swordsman, And More; BLACK WIDOW Star Florence Pugh Returning As Yelena Belova

HAWKEYE Casts Echo, Clown, Swordsman, And More; BLACK WIDOW Star Florence Pugh Returning As Yelena Belova

The Hawkeye TV show coming to Disney+ just made a series of huge additions, with actors cast to play characters like Echo and Swordsman. Black Widow star Florence Pugh will also be back as Yelena Belova!
GODZILLA VS. KONG, THE MATRIX 4, And More Get Official Logos Following Groundbreaking HBO Max Announcement

GODZILLA VS. KONG, THE MATRIX 4, And More Get Official Logos Following Groundbreaking HBO Max Announcement

The film industry is still reeling from the news that Warner Bros.' entire 2021 slate will hit HBO Max at the same time as theaters, but did you spot these new movie logos in that announcement promo?