I Am Legend Review
Synopsis: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)
Original Title: I Am Legend: The IMAX Experience
Runtime: 101 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Total Avg. Votes: 12
Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington
Director: Francis Lawrence