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I am Legend

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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie | 25 comments I did not like this movie. I was waiting with baited breath forever to see what rating it would have (I don't see R rated films) and was thrilled when it came out with PG-13. Unlike a lot of women I actually love action films. I knew it would be scary as well but the previews just made it look so different than what it actually was like. Will Smith was brilliant and acted superbly, there just wasn't much of a story to act and the movie ended with so many loose ends. I am Legend was the biggest let down of a film that I saw last year.


message 2: by J.C. (new)

J.C. hi, I just joined this group to say, you are right, I Am Legend is so full of holes it looked like Pebble Beach but it is not a let down. Spider-man 3, thats a let down. What disappointed me most about Legend is that it was not faithful to the novel. If you haven't read the novel, check it out. it is short but INTENSE!


message 3: by Bree (new)

Bree I thought it was great and tense. I had never heard of the other movies or the book, but I loved the premise for the "vampires" in the movie and thought the shots of a completely deserted NYC were amazing. And I love Will Smith and thought he did a good job with this fairly serious role. Sam was great too :)


message 4: by Geoffrey (new)

Geoffrey | 209 comments I read the original book back in 62 and it stayed with me for many years. No it did not stay faithful to the book, but I was not disappointed. I believe the movie to be the best sci-fi of the decade.


message 5: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit It was ridiculous, like being in the butt end of a really-bad video game, which is basically what all of this CGI nonsense has come to.

Despite the atrocious dubbing, I much preferred "The Last Man on Earth," with Vincent Price carousing the city during the day in his hearselike station wagon, staking his daily quota of vampires, and tossing their bodies into a burning pit (a thankless job to be sure, but there's no one else around to do it)..


message 6: by Audrey (new)

Audrey (audrey_g) | 18 comments I found the film to be quite intense - I have not read the book, but agree the Vincent Price film is quite good.


message 7: by Phillip (new)

Phillip | 10460 comments love the last man on earth.


message 8: by Geoffrey (new)

Geoffrey | 209 comments And there was a third movie from the book made in 1971 with Charlton Heston, THE OMEGA MAN-The Last Man on Earth. Very mediocre adaptation from the same book by Mathieson.


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