I Am Legend (2007) Movie Review

I Am Legend (2007)

2007 | PG-13 | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
101 minutes /

User Score: 67/100

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I Am Legend Review


Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

I Am Legend (2007) is a 1h 41-min American post-apocalyptic science-fiction horror film that was shot in Los Angeles, California, USA; West Amwell, New Jersey, USA and several locations in New York City, New York, USA. Director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), Constantine (2005)) did a fantastic job executing this non-zombie-like movie. The film contains pencil sketches of nude females, extreme violence, religious exclamations, suspense, tension, and frightening scenes.

I am Legend revolves around Robert Neville (Will Smith) who is the sole survivor of a virus-induced holocaust. The virus spared no human life and devastated the planet leaving Robert and his faithful dog to roam the streets of New York City during the day looking for deer and other game. He is trying to find a cure for the virus although it is a little too late. I did not mind the flashbacks in this movie because it showed us informative information that was needed. Robert is one of less than one percent of the population that is immune to the virus, and he is also the military scientist that was charged with finding a cure.

I Am Legend is not so much a zombie movie because a person has to die first to be reanimated/mutated and the zombies/creatures in I Am Legend did not die but was infected and became violent, fast vicious zombie/creatures. Will Smith did a fabulous job acting in this movie that was mostly comprised of him and his dog trying to survive while desperately trying to find a cure. I am Legend does remind me of 28 Days Later (2002) which is similar due to an incurable virus spreading through the U.K.

About I Am Legend (2007)

Title: I Am Legend
Original Title: I Am Legend: The IMAX Experience
Year: 2007
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 12 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 12
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Mark Steger, Will Smith, Alice Braga, Matt Lauer, Dash Mihok, April Grace, Logan Fry, John Grady, Madeline Hill, Kimberly Shannon Murphy, Charlie Tahan, Darrell Foster, Alexander DiPersia, Dan Griffin, Johnathan Hallgrey, James McCauley, Vince Cupone, Asa Liebmann, Dustin LaValley, Pat Fraley, Enrique Gonzalez, Anthony C. Mazza, Enrique Novello, Courtney Munch, Sean McGillen, Abigail Esquibel, Calista Hill, Hannah Sim, Ian Mclaughlin, Katie Couric
Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington
Director: Francis Lawrence

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