REVIEW: I AM LEGEND
SYNOPSIS: Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant
scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus
that was unstoppable, incurable, and man-made. Somehow
immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is
left of New York City and maybe 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
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REVIEW: I was
exhausted when I left the theater. This is one of those
edge-of-your-seat, gasping-for-air types. It is intense and
startling. It will scare you and it will make you chuckle.
You will feel desperation and hopelessness but you will urge
Robert Neville (Will Smith) on. You will reflect on the
question “what if I was in that situation, how would I
handle it?” Well Robert seemed to be in complete control and
well prepared to handle the situation as a good
soldier/scientist should. He is still human though and all
alone except for his dog Sam. “My name is Robert Neville. I
am a survivor living in New York City. I haven't seen
another person in three years. If there is anybody out
there. Anybody. Please.” With the limited dialogue in this
movie due to the nature of the story, when you hear a line
like that you can’t help but to feel his anguish. As he
struggles to find a way to fix this infection, his battle
with the infected grows more and more difficult to fight. He
begins to crack.
Will Smith is a very well rounded performer. After putting
critically acclaimed roles under his belt such as in Ali and
Pursuit of Happyness along with his already established
action movie abilities, this one was right up his ally as a
combination of both. This role for Will is very similar to
the Cast Away role for Tom Hanks. Granted, Will’s
performance does not quite reach Tom’s masterpiece, but it
is worthy of praise nonetheless. Speaking of Cast Away, I Am
Legend does resemble several movies besides the fact that it
is another version of the Richard Matheson novel by the same
name. There was a version called The Last Man on Earth in
1964 with Vincent Price and a 1971 version with Charlton
Heston called The Omega Man. As far as more recent movies
that this one will remind you of are 28 Days Later,
Invasion, Cast Away, and I, Robot to name a few. Yeah, I,
Robot because certain scenes when the infected humans are
attacking Robert are reminiscent to the robots attacking
Spooner not to mention they both star Will Smith. So if you
like those movies mentioned, you will enjoy this one. Not
necessarily Will’s best work, but still a great job
providing the meat around the bones of this story. And that
is important because the story portrayed in this version is
quite simple. The beef lies in the drama of the situation as
well as the visual presentation. Will handled the drama part
and the visual was not too shabby either. It would have been
nice to have a little less computer graphic visuals, but
considering the scenario you can’t blame them for going that
route. It was convincing enough and seeing a desolate
Manhattan was truly amazing.
“God didn’t do this. We did!” Is Robert defending God or
denying His existence? There are some religious undertones
that surface during this movie. The main character himself
is thrust into a God-like or Savior-like persona trying to
save humanity. His drive is not ambition but more like
responsibility and determination. Director Francis Lawrence
seems to like to explore religious subject matter. When it
comes to Francis I have to admit that I am a little biased
because his previous major motion picture Constantine with
Keanu Reeves is one of my favorite movies of recent years.
Now that Francis has added this work to his name, I can more
officially say that I am a fan.
Review By Cine Marcos
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I am Legend
This Movie ehm.. not very good. i felt
bore at the first part, too much drama.
but that last part is nice, since i like
stuff like visual creature. LOL
I think something weird, specially about
those deers, it's said that "dogs" are
not infected via air, but what about
other animal?? How come those Bird,
Deers, and Lions are fine? how come the
electric and water supply still working
(when no one is working for 3 years)?
maybe i missed something, I just didn't
Overall i felt nice only for the last
one of the best movies i have ever seen.
Will Smith is an incredible actor. This
movie makes you laugh, cry, and stay at
the edge of your seat.
I thought the movie was great. Will
Smith is an awesome actor. The ending
made you kind of think "aww" but it was
a really good movie. When you think of
it should we really trust these drug
companies to put stuff in our bodies?
I loved the action in the movie. The
only reason I am not giving it a perfect
score, was I felt the end could have
been explained better. Like whether or
not humanity was saved through Smith's
sacrifice and his cure.
Even though it was a remake...with
Charleston Heston, it was a very good
movie from the beginning to the end.
Will was great and the monsters had me
jumpimg I must admit. The ending was
well suited....believe in GOD and he
will show you the light and lead you
away from darkness. But sometimes you
must die for what you believe. As he did
LOVED this movie in fact i watched it
twice. It was great both times around
and i will buy it the second it comes
out to dvd. and to answer yoyos
question/misunderstandig he had
generators for electricity. as for the
water im not sure.
the beginning of this movie showed
nothing to be excited about. it was
really boring, and only had two scary
scenes. and for my guy friends it wasnt
scary at all. i dont like the idea of a
1-character movie, and the commercials
made it seem like he just discovered he
was the last man on earth, when really
he knew it was going to happen all
along. I dont like how they said that
Godwas fake all the time, it was quite
annoying. the ending was kind of stupid
IN MY OPINION. but, in this movie, there
was really no other way to end it. this
was definately not will smith's best
SAVE YOUR MONEY.
I like a movie like this, a one man film
or a movie which is noiseless, you can
simply tell the situation as an artist
and architecture in profession, and I
greatly find irresistible those scenes.
This runs for best picture. Speaking of
God as Smith said, its only reflecting
his character as a survivor but he still
needs to know why he is only the one,
besides of you think deep, you can widen
and imagined why he speak that. Sense on
this movie is for artistic people. This
is enormous. You can watch this twice so
you learn the situation. I also watch
this twice and i even cried in some
This is an action-suspense thriller
which will keep you on the edge of your
seat if, of course, that's your thing.
Will Smith's performance is good as is
The premise is so simple, however, that
I felt the Legend was ever so slightly
contrived. The writers seem to have
struggled to think up what happens next.
It could be compared with the recent War
of Worlds film, in some respects.
You'll have to suspend belief that there
would be electricity and running water
in post-apocalyptic New Yor, however!
Unfortunately, I could not.
Very nice movie, great special effects -
story could have been better.
Will Smith - full marks on acting. Its
tough to pull off a one man show in a
movie. Not as good as Tom Hanks in
castaway, but the best he could have
done in this role.
YOYO and PLANKTON - Run your imagination
- Solar cells have at least a 20 year
life. The water reservoir in NY supports
19 million people each day. So for water
to run for 1 man (and 1 dog) for 1,100
days is not a miracle.
This was such a thriller.
The ending was kinda sad though. Did
anyone realize that those zombie things
could learn from experience. I realized
that after he used the trap to get the
thing from the building for testing and
they did the same to hold him till dark.
also after he started smashing into them
with his car they, they smashed the
lights so that they could get into his
house. I'm curious if anyone else
noticed that. yoyo, I hate people that
go and look for things that are wrong
with movies. Why can't you just enjoy it
like a normal person? Not trying to be
rude or anything, I just hate it when
people do that. Well anyways I really
This was one movie I was
really hoping to enjoy, because Will
Smith is one of my favorite actors.
Unfortunately, I didn't like it half as
much as I wanted to. Although the
creature effects were awesome, I felt
that the script was weak. I am so used
to hearing Will toss off at least a
dozen one-liners per minute. I believe
that in this way, the script let him
down. Also, after a while, I got kinda
bored watching him talk to mannequins. I
can only hope that Will's next film,
"Hancock," is better.
This was the First Movie
I have seen in YEARS and Years that had
me captivated from start to finish. I
was on the edge of my seat and I "m a
Thriller/Horror movie connasuer. I think
the Whole Movie was great! Dark and
eerie and actually had me jump more than
once to which suprised me since Horror/
Thriller movies this day dont seem to
have that heart pounding , holding my
breath , oh no factor. I am buying this
movie and adding it to my 100 plus
collection which mosly contains black
and white or 70's- thrillers when alot
of the movies were psycological and got
you feeling edgy. The sound effects were
outstanding..Silence and then Wham!
Scared me every time every turn.
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Director: Francis Lawrence
Writer: Mark Protosevich
Genre: Sci-fi Action Adventure
Duration: 1hr 40mins
Staring: Will Smith
Producer: Akiva Goldsman
Distributor: WARNER BROS
Release Date: December 14, 2007
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