Monday, March 31, 2008

Movie: "I Am Legend" (3.5/5 stars) 2007

A good, solid action movie about he end of the world where a cure for cancer turns the population into a bunch of sunlight hating vampires.

Enter Robert Neville (played by Will Smith), a doctor working on a cure, all alone in Manhattan, hunting vampires by day, holed up in his house by night.

It successfully gives you a sense of loneliness and what it does to you, and idea what a completely lonely man does with his time and has some really cool action scenes.

In the end, a little too Hollywood for me though.


Mancsoulsister said...

I summarise as:
Book Brilliant!
Film Crap!

Determinist said...

I saw the film first and offered up my review before I read the book.

If I'd seen them in reverse, I would have been far harsher on the film than I was first time around, since I enjoyed it enough.

I decided not to go back and change my review though.

If I were to write it now, I would say "good by itself, but compared to the book, a light weight, poor representation of a shadow of the book."