Saturday, October 11, 2008

I Am Legend (2007)


I held off on watching this film for a long time, I don't get into the zombie/horror genre that much. It's all a question of suspension of disbelief and entertainment, and these films tend to be very far removed from anything plausible and more concerned with quantity of blood and gore rather than entertainment. "I am Legend" was a huge shock for me, this film was all about story and characters, even the zombies that were given very little screen time were given a personality. What really made this film for me were the following

1. They gave the zombie story some believability but having a back story of a super virus.
2. Will Smith was amazing in what was basically a 1 man show
3. The film had a message that wasn't told in buckets of blood but rather with some very dramatic scenes.

The 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.

The Cast:

Will Smith ... Robert Neville

Alice Braga ... Anna

Charlie Tahan ... Ethan

Salli Richardson ... Zoe

Willow Smith ... Marley

Darrell Foster ... Mike - Military Escort

April Grace ... TV Personality

Dash Mihok ... Alpha Male

Joanna Numata ... Alpha Female

Abbey ... Sam

Kona ... Sam

Samuel Glen ... Military Driver - Jay

James Michael McCauley ... Male Evacuee (as James McCauley)

Marin Ireland ... Woman Evacuee

Pedro Mojica ... Sergeant


The Movie:


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