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Plot: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time. Runtime: 101 mins Release Date: 31 Dec 2006
Beyond The Omega Man... ***POSSIBLE SPOILERS*** (by zillabob)
Years ago, THE OMEGA MAN scared the bejeezus out of me, then again, I was young and even seeing somewhat dated visions of an empty world and rather badly done shots of people collapsing from a viral attack, still scared me. I AM LEGEND, which is the third movie based on the Matheson book, I Am Legend, really is scary for the here and now and thanks to some inventive photography and CG effects, we see a grim but fascinating vision of a completely abandoned New York City from the get-go. A well intentioned virologist Dr Krippen played uncredited by Emma Thompson in a news clip as the <more>
film's opening production tags play, shows a quick "human interest" story as a TV host talks innocently and somewhat disbelievingly with her, about her success with "curing cancer with a genetically engineered 'friendly' Measles virus" and that this was administered to over 10,000 cancer patients who are now "Cancer free". Cut to three years later and a dead, overgrown NYC with Will Smith speeding around it in a new Mustang In THE OMEGA MAN, Chuck Heston sped around LA in a new 1972 Mustang, one of the film's many homages to it's predecessor we see the extent of Krippen's horrible mistake to mess with and trust the nature of viruses-which can do mutate without prediction. Will Smith is Robert Neville, military virologist who witnessed the end of mankind-he's watching a tape of news as the illness begins to mutate and media is becoming alarmed. Krippen's Virus had a bizarre side effect-it mutated and became a contagious, airborne rabies-like illness that either kills outright or drives it's victims to become rage-filled, blood/fluid drinking mutants who hide in the shadows and only come out at night. In THE OMEGA MAN it turned them into psychotic hippies called "The Family" styled after Charles Manson who was still hot news at the time-films are products of their own time The virus spread very fast as we see in quick flashbacks Omega Man was told in several flashbacks as effective . Mannequins play a role in THE OMEGA MAN, and they do in I AM LEGEND.It is Smith's amazing acting talent that holds one riveted. It did me. The "mutants" are styled after the running infected in 28 DAYS LATER the only difference-and the film's drawback-is that too much CGI is used here and we're now so used to seeing CG in movies, that it appears that is what it is. In 28 DAYS LATER and it's sequel 28 WEEKS LATER, dancers were used as the running, screaming rage infected victims to much better effect. The CG FX shine in the visions of a ruined NYC, with grass and weeds everywhere, wildlife roaming, and destroyed bridges thanks to the military quarantine of the city. Obviously, it did little good as we overhear in a flashback, the President saying that "every major world city has taken the same action". Smith reminds us later, in dialog, "nothing was supposed to happen the way it did" It's a frightening vision, and I think the point being made was if, in reality, the Bird Flu hit and became easy to transmit, such scenes of sheer pandemonium, in larger cities would not be so much fiction. It's a terrific film.
I Am Legend is a very well made film for a post apocalyptic thriller. Before I saw it I was wondering that how are the filmmakers going to keep the audience riveted to their seats? But it has many events and surprises that keeps you entertained and very enlighten. The best way to enjoy this movie is to watch it as the last man on earth trying to save mankind by finding an antidote using his own immune blood to cure the Dark Seekers. If you want nothing but brainless action then its best avoided.The whole movie is charged with pulse-pounding suspense right from start to end and had a great <more>
vision beyond our imagination of the desolated New York. Will Smith is undoubtedly a really good actor but this was his best performance to date and he should get an Oscar for his role because it is really difficult to act like the last man on earth and I can't think of any other actor that could've replaced his role.You can see every penny spent from the $150 million budget. Most people accused the film for the SFX of the Dark Seekers but I don't think they were that bad. The best thing about the movie is that you can actually feel that what is it like being the last person, so it is a very important film. I never thought that life will be extremely difficult e.g. you cannot interact with anyone, No meat will be available & food will be out of date and if you get hurt or sick then no medical treatment can be given.Overall I Am Legend is a magnificent and my favourite film of the year It is Will Smith's best movie since I, Robot and gets better the more times you see it. There are many films that are a time pass and you forget about them after about 30 minutes you seen them but I Am Legend is not one of those, it will always stick to you.
The movie was full of suspense throughout. It is the type of movies that you would give anything in order to know the end when you are barely half way through the movie. It was sad yet kind of scary at times. This is something that we do not get from movies. I loved it even though I did not like the end. I was hoping for a better ending. This movie is not good for very young kids because it can scare them. After the first scary part my 5 year old started to cry hysterically. I really recommend this movie for those who are over 8 years old. This is the best movie after the summer blockbusters. <more>
At first, I thought that this movie would be okay at best, abysmal at worst. But I was pleasantly surprised to see Will Smith, "Robert Neville," give a spectacular performance, full of emotion and anger, and bordering a bit on the insane side. I take off points only because it seems like a film that's been done before and it has, I know, but I don't mean literally . What sets it apart from the rest of the post-apocalyptic man made human killing virus that zombifies people films is the depth of Will Smith's character. With cross-cuts to dreams and the portrayal of Robert <more>
Neville's loneliness, the audience connects with him on both a deep mental level and a more surface level driven by pathos. You both laugh and cry with him, you jump out of your seat when he gets scared, and you cheer for him throughout. I walked in expecting a zombie shoot-em-up and settled into something much more thought provoking and intense. It wasn't perfect, but it certainly deserves a look, even if you're not into the whole undead thing.
Just saw an advance screening at the TV Academy tonight and all I'm gonna say is that my heart was racing the entire film and I feel sorry for the poor people sitting next to me cause I was screaming and gasping throughout. The scenes of the deserted NYC have to be seen to be believed. Will Smith is back in action mode and pulls it off effortlessly. This movie was a great ride with tons of scares, terrific special effects, great pacing. Cameo by Emma Thompson is truly amusing. Recently saw the old Vincent Price version on TV and this version simply blows it out of the water. Kudos to all <more>
After seeing SOOO much hype for this movie, I decided it would OBVIOUSLY be worth my time going and seeing. I mean...I've heard good things about it, it seems like Will Smith's character Detective Spooner is coming back for a remake, and it just looks cool.Oh man, let me tell you, did I EVER underestimate this film's potential.First of all, this movie has one of the biggest budgets of this year's films oh, and btw, Pirates 3 came out this year as well , and they spent that money AMAZINGLY. From the style of the creatures to the plants on the ground to the "plot <more>
devices" themselves, if you understand my drift no spoilers today, kids! .Secondly, this is easily Will Smith's greatest performance. Not counting Bad Boys II joke, people . Let me tell you 2 movies that contribute to his character, Neville: Pursuit of Happiness, and I, ROBOT. seriously, he's that good.and lastly, and most importantly, this movie created a new genre all-together. This movie was not only drama, horror, investigative, action, and "romantic" through it's plot character's and their fates...tears!!! , but it also did it in an all-inclusive manner. It was a roller coaster of emotions...and I loved it Overall, a 9 from me. Trust me, and believe your friends...this movie is worth seeing.-peace easy-
Gut-wrenching movie full of adventure and heart (by cdelacroix1)
I just saw this movie today, the day it opened here. And was deeply, deeply moved.I've got to start with the scenes of a deserted New York City post-apocalypse. These were so very, very moving; and very, very convincing. The clips in the trailers for the movie were good, but you really have to see the full panoply of close-up shots, distance shots, etc to really appreciate the sheer scale of what this movie is depicting. There's something of On the Beach and Resident Evil and of any number of disaster movies and zombie movies here. But none of them do justice to the New York depicted <more>
here. This is a New York City we see large-scale and micro-scale in order to show us the environment in which the main character is acting.And Will Smith is simply brilliant as the sole survivor, Robert Neville. Will delivers movingly and convincingly on a script that really focuses on giving us a picture of "what it would be like" ... to be the last man on earth, living off the land in NYC. This is the real strength of this movie: there's really not a lot of blood or gore or zombie scenes at all. Yet I was riveted as Robert goes through his "typical days" in NYC. Every moment was full of pathos and full of menace, too. And occasionally we got some relief from Smith's trademark humor that blended seamlessly with the rest of his performance to give us "what it would be like" with a powerful delivery that just leaves me almost breathless.There's an effective use of flashbacks that partly tell us the story of how we got to where we're at in this grim New York City; and the flashbacks also serve to give us an overwhelming contrast between Life Before and Life After the apocalyptic disaster wiped out the city. Yet use of flashback was sparing, which I found all the more effective.Cinematography was excellent throughout, the storyline and script are brilliant, the use of a dog, Samantha, as a key actor was perfect to show us both Robert as companion and Robert as lonely, isolated survivor.I won't give away the ending, but think it was satisfying as far as it goes, but not nearly as appealing, from my angle, as the foregoing material. That brings up my one complaint: the title. By the end of the movie, we have some sense of the meaning of the title. Yet it still seems to me to feel cheesy and really unworthy of the movie.But that's a minor plaint. If you haven't seen this movie, and would enjoy seeing a really powerful story about a survivor in post-apocalypse New York City, hey, go check out this flick. It's really worth it.
If I could sum this movie up in one sentence, it would be this: Go Will. Will Smith is the driving force of I Am Legend. His performance as Dr. Robert Neville is impeccable. Living in a deserted NY city, his acting is reminiscent of Tom Hanks in Cast Away, but instead of a volleyball, he has mannequins and a faithful German Shepard named Sam. His basement, a retro-fitted, high-tech lab to find a cure for the disease that has turned the population of the entire planet into mutant, zombie-like, hive mind, blood-thirsty monsters, and, for some reason, Robert is immune. His days, spent hunting. <more>
His nights, sleeping with a high-powered rifle and hoping that the mutants don't find him. Keeping the movie flowing are well placed flashbacks that show what happened to Robert's family and why he is there. The movie falters a bit at the end, maybe at the last 5 minutes, but it doesn't ruin the plot or acting put forth. Containing wonderful cinematography and CG, I Am Legend is a spectacular film that I will be seeing again! PS - Shout out to my NY National Guardsmen in this film! Great job!
"Legend" really separates itself from all other post-apocalyptic films. (by The_Angry_Critic)
Is it me, or does every movie that portrays the future, it's always some post-apocalyptic setting or the fall of man with man itself to blame? Not a lot to look forward to is it? Anyways, after years of being let down by so called scary zombie/virus movie genres and other blockbuster thriller debacles, "I Am Legend" really separates itself from the group.Without giving too much way, Will Smith plays a sole survivor of a world dominating virus created by man that was originally created to cure cancer. Three years into the "new" world, Smith who was a former doctor <more>
dedicates his life to survival, finding a cure....and talking to mannequins. In order to find a cure he seeks out the infected, who only come out at night, and hoping to correct man's mistake."Legend" was the first truly scary movie I've seen in some time. Realism is the main factor in scary movies in my opinion. If it can happen, than that's pretty scary. Also, Smith's portrayal of despair and borderline insanity of three years of seclusion added to the effect. With the exception of his dog, Smith had no live contact with constant failure attempts of his cure only leading to his insanity. It had a "Cast Away" feel to it with his dog as to Hank's volleyball and his house reminding you of that stranded island.The action/suspense scenes coupled with superb sound direction were also heart pounding and unexpected which added to the "scare" factor. Whenever Smith engaged with the zombie-like survivors, there was that claustrophobic feeling that I haven't felt since "Alien." My only real complaint was the overuse of CGI over real actors for these characters, but with their speed and strength that these things showed if may have not been possible."Legend" overall is one of the better movies of 2007 and a must see. Not Oscar-worthy by any stretch of the imagination, but it's certainly entertaining, realistically tense and maybe even thought provoking.