I Am Legend (2007) Movie Review

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I Am Legend (2007)

2007 | PG-13 | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
101 minutes / 1h 41min

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I Am Legend Plot Synopsis:

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time.

I Am Legend (2007) Review

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.

  • I Am Legend Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.91
  • IMDB: 7.2
  • MetaCritic: 6.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.9

About I Am Legend 2007

Title: I Am Legend
Year: 2007
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
Reviewer: Score: 3.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.46/5 stars from 614,469 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 614,469 MPAA Rating: PG-13
I Am Legend Cast Starring: Mark Steger, Will Smith, Alice Braga, John Grady, Matt Lauer, Dash Mihok, April Grace, Logan Fry, Vince Cupone, Asa Liebmann, Dustin LaValley, Pat Fraley, Anthony C. Mazza, Sal Lizard, Enrique Gonzalez, Courtney Munch, Enrique Novello, Madeline Hill, Kimberly Shannon Murphy, Charlie Tahan, Troy Faruk, Darrell Foster, Alexander DiPersia, Deborah Collins, Dan Griffin, Johnathan Hallgrey, Bill Walters, James McCauley, Thomas W. Stewart, Angelo King
I Am Legend Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson
I Am Legend Director: Francis Lawrence
Box Office: $256,399,999
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Website: http://iamlegend.warnerbros.com/
Language: English
Country: USA