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“The next major film adaptation of Matheson's novel was the big-budget 2007 film. Though it marks the first time that a film bore the title I Am Legend, the film had more in common
#6 of 6 from Matheson's Legend and Its Legacy... by
Why It Could've Been Awesome: It had the Fresh Prince in it!  Geez!  Not to mention it had such a good premise from the book that there was no way they should've been able to screw
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“This flick is tricky. It deludes you think it's good because it has this great performance by Will Smith, but aside from that it's just full of lousy CGI and plot
#5 of 13 from Worst Horror & Science Fiction & Fantasy Movie Remakes by
“Bid budget remake of Last Man on Earth and Omega Man. But what made those movies interesting is totally absent from this film. Why even bother calling it I AM Legend when it has
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In I AM LEGEND, Will Smith joins the ranks of Vincent Price (in 1964's THE LAST MAN ON EARTH) and Charlton Heston (in 1971's OMEGA MAN) as the star of an adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name. Often surprising in its focus on loneliness and loss, this thoughtful, eerie, and restrained sci-fi horror film provides a parade of startling visuals, but never allows special effects to overcome the human element. Smith, in a strong performance very different from his usual persona, is Robert Neville, the lone survivor in a New York City where streets are overgrown and deer gambol among deserted automobiles. Following an epidemic, the Earth's population has been turned into an army of nocturnal zombies. Immune to the virus, military scientist Neville searches for a cure in his Washington Square townhouse. Haunted by visions of his family leaving quarantined Manhattan two years prior, he drives through the city with his German Shepherd, Sam, by day and barricades his home from the monsters nightly. But when Anna (Alice Braga)--another immune stranger-finds him, they will have to fight the onslaught twice as hard. Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich's emotionally-charged script showcases the charisma of Smith, who commands the screen alone for most of the picture (aside Abbey, a talented German Shepherd). Director Francis Lawrence (CONSTANTINE) uses music minimally, wisely allowing the eerie cityscapes to remain mostly silent. The set pieces, ...
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