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I Am Legend Film review

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I Am Legend INTRO From its gripping start to its touching finish, this high-grossing blockbuster film is the film everybody has been eagerly waiting for. The third big-screen adaptation of Richard Matheson?s ?I Am Legend? novel (1954) this box office hit is sure to have you gripping your seat the whole way through. Hollywood hunk Will Smith stars alongside an Alsatian called Abby, who steals every scene she?s in. This post apocalyptic film is surely one of a kind. After watching this, I am definitely going to read the original novel. PLOT New York City-2012. Robert Neville (Will Smith) gets up every morning. Does his exercises. Eats breakfast. Takes his dog, Samantha, out for walks, and to pick up supplies. Goes to work. Plays a little golf. At exactly noon, he sends out broadcasts on the radio. Sounds completely normal? Well...no. Once a normal man with a loving family, Robert Neville is (as far as he knows) the only living human being left on Earth. ...read more.


But his blood is also what the infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time... CHARACTERS The title ?I Am Legend? is very relevant; Will Smith?s acting was LEGENDARY! If you actually think about it, it?s not easy when you?re the only character most of the time. Throughout the film, he was pretty much interacting with a dog...and that was about it. We witness Robert trying his best to lead a normal existence, slowly losing his sanity, and yet trying to save the world; all at the same time. It is nice to know that his range of acting is not just limited to action films (although there is a fair bit of action in I Am Legend) but it?s in the quiet moments that Smith gracefully and effortlessly shines- his strained expressions and his persistent battle for his sanity. The close relationship with his dog is extremely touching. His performance was excellent and believable, so hats off to him. ...read more.


Like many of the best sci-fi films, I Am Legend says a lot about the times we are currently living in. One of the main themes of this film is that one day, we, humans ourselves, could be the cause of the wipe out of the entire human race if we keep on messing with nature and trying to play God. Smith clearly states so in the film, ?God didn?t do this. We did!? But Smith is like a ray of hope and reminds us that there are good people left in the world. Using a quote from Bob Marley, he says that ?the people that are trying to make the world worse never take a day off, so why should I? Light up the darkness." In this case, Smith feels it?s his duty to save humans and ?Light the darkness? (cure the Dark seekers). I Am Legend is available in Blu-Ray and DVD on Monday 21st April 2008. Bring home the 2 disc special edition of I am Legend and you?ll not only get the theatrical version, but also the complete alternate unseen version with a controversial ending. Definitely worth having on your shelf. ...read more.

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