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I am Legend (2007)

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Disclaimer: It may be a spoiler for those who did not see the movie and want to do it. Although, I do not recommend it and the 7.3 average IMDB rating is way exaggerated.


It appears to me that the main characters must die in order to produce something new. Given the title, it is absolutely natural for this movie that Will Smith dies. How and why is another question, but reading the title, I think it is clear for everybody. The term “legend” itself is strongly correlated with death, but also with a social setting that enables the spreading of the legend. This element is completely missing from this movie, because the survivor community is a very restrained one. It is a legend for the viewers, not a legend itself.

Robert Neville hunts with a laptop and always does research. But he is a stupid scientist, because has no clue that the virus created by himself has problems with the cold. Moreover, he talks about total human degradation when it is obvious that they have feelings, relationships, attachment and, more importantly, they learn. No information about the immunity that is simply given for some people. This is why, the “there is no God” argument is not sufficiently powerful. The isolation and need of interaction is something human, but it was a choice of the character, so: not strong enough again!

Visuals are OK, but not outstanding. The “present while remembering” is old and absolutely gratuitous, because the storyline is a very common one. The presence of a dog strengthens the emotional commitment, but from Rin Tin Tin we know that this is good in family movies.

So, a super-rational character acts like a bitch, the story is weak, so it brings nothing new. No recommendation from me.



Written by zoller

January 19, 2008 at 12:18 pm

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  1. This movie sucked… Big time!!!

    greets, petra


    January 24, 2008 at 3:23 pm

  2. Well yeah, we can easily agree upon that. IMDB rating sucks as well! Nowhere near 5 this movie.



    January 24, 2008 at 6:24 pm

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