Director: Francis Lawrence
There is a definite benefit to not knowing anything about a movie before you enter it. One thing, you’ll hopefully be surprised, which is good and all too rare. So going into ‘I am Legend’ I was armed with little more than it’s slow and stars Will Smith as the last man on earth.
In a nutshell that’s what it is, but it also has vampires. Weirdly though the vampires were almost a sub plot. The meat of this film is the mind bending insanity that one would endure if you were in fact the last man on earth. There’s the upshot of having whatever you want. But the lack of human contact, yeah, that’ll mess you up.
Will Smith is his somber self as the sole survivor of a plague that was supposed to cure cancer. Ooops, it actually wiped out 90 percent of the population turning the rest to, for lack of a better term, vampires. So Smith is a military scientist working on the cure with only his dog to keep him company.
This is actually the fourth time Richard Matheson's 1954 "I Am Legend" has made it to movie form. This particular version definitely made some changes. As a whole this film feels like it’s in two parts. there’s the first part covering the haunting solitude of being the last human, then he finally snaps and it turns into a decent running/shooting vampire smack-down.Bored teenagers over the holidays are going to flock to this.