SyFy Channel’s Dominion, a series based on the movie Legion, premiered last night. If the show’s dark take on angels is your cup of tea, try these movies. Descriptions below are from IMDB.
The Prophecy (R, 4/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent / $6.99 to buy in SD, $3.99 to rent / $9.99 to buy in HD)
“Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little,” says Thomas Daggett. “But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?” Daggett nearly became a priest; now he’s a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up.
Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path – or even reanimate a corpse or two – to get it. - Written by J. Spurlin
Constantine (R, 3.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $2.99 to rent / $6.99 to buy in SD, $3.99 to rent / $6.99 to buy in HD)
ohn Constantine is approached by Det. Angela Dodson who needs his help to prove that her twin sister Isabel’s death was not a suicide. The dead woman was a devout Catholic and Angela refuses to accept that she would have taken her own life. She’s asked Constantine for help because he has a reputation for dealing with the mystical.
In fact, he is a demon hunter whose sole purpose on Earth is to send demons back to the nether regions. John himself has been to Hell – as a young man he too committed suicide and now knows that he is destined to return there on his death – but hopes that his good deeds may somehow find him a place in Heaven. As he looks into Isabel’s death, he realizes that demons are trying to break through to the human world and his battles lead him into a direct conflict with Satan. - Written by garykmcd
Gabriel (R, 3.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $7.99 to buy in SD, $12.99 to buy in HD)
Gabriel is a dark action/drama that takes place in the realm of Purgatory.
It reveals the struggle between Arc and Fallen angels for control over the city and its population of re-born souls.
At present, darkness rules and Gabriel, the last of seven Arcs sent to return light, must assume a human form for the first time.
Stars the late Andy Whitfield, who is best known for his portrayal of the title role in the Starz! series Spartacus.
Legion (R, 3.5/5 stars, closed captions available, currently priced at $7.99 to buy in SD, $9.99 to buy in HD)
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 (Paul Bettany). - Written by Anonymous