Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Movie Review: I Am Legend (2007)

Starring: Will Smith
Director: Francis Lawrence
Genre: Thriller
Rated: PG-13

I was interested to see this movie, especially after seeing The Omega Man not too long ago. Both movies are based on Richard Matheson's book I Am Legend. Beside the fact of having the character Dr. Robert Neville as the last man on earth the movies are different. They occur in different cities and have totally different endings.

In I Am Legend Will Smith is in New York City surviving with his dog from the "night people". These are those who survived the virus that killed everyone else, but who have deformed into deadly creatures who feast at night. Daily he tries to make contact with any other humans via the radio to no avail. He can't even find DJ Jazzy Jeff. So he is left to try to find the cure for the virus and using some of the "night people" as test subjects. Will he be able to find the cure in time for himself and humanity?

It wouldn't have been this big of a movie with lesser of an actor. Obviously, if you like seeing Will Smith, you'll like this movie; he's in every scene. I was expecting a little more out of the film considering the the budget. However, it is not bad fare for those who can take a little violence.

"I was saving that bacon!"

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