Thursday, January 3, 2008
I am Legend
This 2007 adaptation of the Richard Matheson novel (which is awesome) tells the tale of Robert Neville, a scientist who thinks he may well be the last man on earth. A terrible virus has killed just about everyone on earth, leaving only one percent alive, but that one percent is hardly human anymore. For some reason Neville was immune and it's been years since he's seen another intelligent being. He was the leading scientist who set to cure the virus, but it never happened (obviously) and he is now downright obsessed with finding that cure. But since it's been so long he's becoming desperate and (maybe) a little crazy. Critics compare this movie to Castaway and there is some of that, but I'd say it's more like Castaway meets 28 Days Later.
Ok, so I know it's a remake of a remake, and is directed by a guy whose done little other than music videos (and most of them were Britney Spears) but I loved this movie. It was freaky, it was tense, and it felt very natural. Despite the fact that many of the aspects of this flick come from other movies and this movie itself is a remake, still it felt very natural and there was nothing about it that seemed to not fit. Since it's full of freaky inhuman goodness I'm going to say that it might not be for everyone, but it was certainly for me. I really enjoyed it and saw it on an IMAX which is the best way to see it for sure.
ME, but it's at least S'good