Go see it.
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Go see it.
I just got back.. and wow.. that's all I can really say about it right now..
I'm really looking forward to seeing it. The website was cool. I'm hoping to see it this weekend, Sunday, if I'm lucky.
OK, Gamer, I'll put it on the "MUST SEE IN THEATER" list instead of the "Wait for DVD" list.
Wow, I am gonna see it tomorrow, thanks for the less is more recommendation GCN, I am intrigued
its big will what do you expect
OK...when all I see for a post is "go see it" Thats pretty much good for me!!!!!!! If there is no need to discuss likes/dislikes, then it must be dang good!!!
I will say this.. Not many movies leave me in a stunned state, where all I can say is 'wow', but this one sure did.. I can't stop thinking about it..
Nothing else can really be said other than, go see this movie..
Just got back from it and for the very first time in quite a while I left the theater very content.
I didn't feel like I wasted my time or money, so it gets a pretty high rating in my book.
Love the movie. I knew Francis Lawrence(Director) wouldn't let us down.
I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was different from the script treatment I read about 3 or 4 years ago, and some of the changes disappointed me, though most were improvements. If you have the opportunity, go see it in IMAX. You'll get to see the first six minutes of The Dark Knight.
i just finished the book on thurs night. it was awesome. the movie plot is a lil dif.
Littlebekahc, my son, and I saw it last night.Very cool movie and worth every penny.
Almost makes me want to read the original novel just to experience the slightly different plot.
well, the book is very well written, i had to put it down at one point, i was almost in tears. edge of your seat the whole time. i hope the movie gives the same feel.
oooh, it's encouraging to hear so many people loving it.
i thought about going last night, but still hadn't seen Golden Compass, so I am Legend got a back seat.
maybe next week. can't go to too many movies in one week, what with $10 tickets and all
Meh, it's Will Smith, I'll pass.
excellent...man I love the dog
Just got back, went with my 13 year old and his friend. Started slow but WOW when it got going..............
My take on it... The CGI vamps were lame as heck, being an animal lover, the deal with the dog was a real downer and the ending was way too sappy. Outside of that the movie wasn't bad. FOr me it isn't anything to get too excited about, but wirth seeing.
Jon ! Why you have to go and do that ! I was soooooo lookin forward to this movie ! Make your spoilers BLACK !!! Otherwise, idiots like me absorb them on the way down accidentally
Well, I still am looking forward . Ina way it reminds me of "Night of the Comet" a 'lil bit. Anyone remember that cute little "B" movie? I know, I know, different reason for the circumstances of him being "alone", but the previews sort of give it that general feel.
I got to see it last night on the IMAX... Batman preview... AWESOME! The movie... just as good. Very dark, emotional, intense and well acted. Normaly I dont like end of the world type movies but this one was all about the characters with alot of intersting twists. I wont say any more other then you wont be disapointed. And I think I am one of the few who wasnt that bugged out by the CG. I though the special effects were really great.
Gonna be a great day today! Got a gun show this morning and going to see I am Legend tonight! I am really excited about this movie!
Lol, you guys are killing me here...I wanna see it!
All though it was a good action film, I didn't really like it that much
One thing I didn't like was how the vampires were turned into more zombie-like creatures that didn't show very much intelligence (besides setting a trap). While I'm talking about the trap I might as well say what I didn't like about that particular scene. When the vampire leader releases the infected dogs where does he go? did he just think "oh the dogs will handle it" and leave? don't you think he'd want to stay and make sure his nemesis was destroyed? also Robert knew the sun was setting and he saw the dogs coming, why does he only starting hopping on his foot when he is 3 feet away from his car, and butt-slide the rest of the way? I know that it must've hurt like heck to have that knife in his leg but don't you think he would rather endure pain in his leg and live then butt-slide and get eaten?
Also, considering that the lead vampire's counterpart in the book was Ben Cortman(his next door neighbor) I was hoping that the leader would have had some pre-infection relationship with Robert.....or at least say something besides "AAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!". It also bugged me that there actually was other survivors (didn't he say in the millions) and if the vampires could scale his house, why couldn't they climb over that puny wall around the survivor colony?
The two main things that bugged me about the ending was that 1) there were other immune people. And 2) the ending completely changed the meaning of the title, in the book the title was a reference to the fact that since he was now the only human he was now the legend while before vampires were the legend. While in the movie they said "His cure is our legend".
and then there was his grenade that was equal to several pounds of C4
SPOILERS OVER(aka end of the rant)
Even my friends that didn't read the book or even knew there was a book left the theatre looking like this. But I'd go see it at the IMAX just for the 5 minutes of Dark Knight.
Well, I am with those of you who were a bit disappointed.
I really thought this movie was going to be more about a guy being alone in the big city (kinda the opposite of Castaway) and if they had to throw a vampire/zombie element in, at least they would make sense. These things didn't make any sense at all. I hear it was very different in the book... but they just ruined the movie for me. And for such a big budget film, this has to have been some of the worst CGI I have ever seen...
Well surprisingly i did like the movie a lot.
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it had its up and downs sure the CG wasn't perfect but do any of us know wat a vamp/zombie realy looks like, and who said they were vamps in the first place i didn't see any fangs, and it was a man made virus, not an ancient natural mutation/virus. Anyways i realy don't have any complaints, i thought it was worth every penny.
that movie was SWEET!
Will Smith ROCKS!
Will smith saves the day ,again so go see it , why not, you might like it
For those who are complaining about the CG, the zombies were originally going to be actors with prosthetics, but a last minute change made them CG because they could do so much more that way.
I thought the CG was pretty decent.. Although those lions weren't very convincing.. Other than that, I don't see why anyone would say it was horrible..
There were other immune people? When in the film did it say that? Besides when she takes them the cure?
A 3 inch knife into Will's right thigh...I don't think he could hop up right away for that... Plus, he got stabbed, by falling about 15 feet, with a cut on his head...
The CG wasn't that great, but it was still awesome. (IMO)
And it was a colony, they could have equipped a bunch of craziness, just like Will did, with the car bombs, and UV lights.
I am not arguing here, just giving my view on this crazy awesome film.
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All I cared about was that it had zombies. I could be damned if I cared about more than that. I am proud to say that I have seen every single zombie movie from the past 3 years.
This book is my favourite book of all time!
Chances are hollywood has trashed the whole idea behind the book in that in the vampires eyes HE is the bad guy (a legend)
I'm still looking forward to it though
They did downplay the vampire theme from the books, the infected are vampiric in nature, but the idea of vampires is not a theme in the movie.
I thought it was well done however.
Making books into movies doesn't always work out, I'm surprised it turned out as well as it did seeing as how the book is over 50 years old
Meh, I was disappointed. Will Smith seems to be one the the big factors selling this movie. That and almost ALL the action is in the trailer. I almost knocked out a few times during the slow parts. I did love the somewhat first person scene in the dark building. The huddling zombie-vampire-undead-people kinda reminded me of Silent Hill. Now there's a good movie. Go see Silent Hill and pee your pants.
I'd say this movie is still worth watching, but the ending seemed like they wanted you to be thinking "what JUST HAPPENED?!" but instead they handed you all the facts, and it's more like, "oh, ok." My favorite part was seeing a Mac get smashed.
It was right before Will yelled at the lady "EVERYBODY"S DEAD!!!!!!!"The Clayster said:
he started rambling off about percentages and how many people were infected and stuff.
Both Lord of the Rings and I Am Legend were published the same year. So I don't think it really matters how old the book is, it's more of : what can the director and writer fit into a reasonable length movie without losing too much of what people like about the book. Personally I think the best format for the book would be a tv mini-series. Then it could still keep those great cliffhangers at the end of each chapterCombatBaby said:
The movie is about a man's loneliness turning him insane. Sam was the last living being in his life, and even when the woman and the boy came around, he was bent on the idea that there was no colony and that he was the last person left.
So, did the darkseekers set the trap with Fred? I was under the impression that Neville set it and forgot about it. He was going crazy after all, if you look closely Fred's head turns just a little when Neville first sees him while he's driving.
I was under the impression that the Darkseekers set the trap. The "leader," saw how Neville set up the trap to catch that female one. That is why he took "Fred" to another location because Neville would inspect it and get close enough to set off the trap. The "leader" Darkseeker was also there waiting for him.
I thought it was a good movie. I've never read the book, nor did I know there was a book until reading this thread. Still, I was left with a "that was it?" kind of feeling at the end. It felt like they were going for a really epic movie, but dropped the ball halfway through. The narration at the end just felt forced.
If any of you read, please read this book. The author is Richard Mattheson and he's written afew books, shrinking, invisble man etc. It's a short book and you'll finish it in a day.
I just love the way the author brings your attention to your throat every so often. Turns out in the book that Neville is the bad guy
This book was also done by Charlton Hesten in the Omega Man. Same vibe as their not xombies in that either and they dont fight amongst themselves as they do in the book.
I hope the film is good as I'm really looking forward to seeing this
It wasnt terrible, but it was just too all over the board for me.
I was actually under the impression that he actually caught himself in his own trap. As he went crazy, he just lost it. And the 'vampire' was in there, because nevil always set his traps in front of dark doors. However after thinking about it, he had used a cloak to cover them from light, and thre was no cloak. Regardless this is the root of the problem I have with it.
The whole 'situation' got way out of hand too quick. He went from being a little strange to totally losing it in a matter of like 3 days. He made far too many stupid mistakes, for someone who had lasted so long.
Along with the silly wall scaling, etc etc, the movie just broke apart in the vampires being way too 'capable'.
They either are, or they arent. But when you jump back and fourth between sentient and non sentient, its a little silly. At least for me.
I got tired of watching him chase deer with a car, and on foot, when he had rifles that could have taken them down from almost a mile away.
However, all being said, I think that no matter how this movie played out, they would have had dissapointed fans. Either you focus on the struggle of being alone, and some people complain theres no action, or you throw in hordes of dumb but capable vampires, and have it tear wholes in the plot.
For me, had they made the mistakes/insanity play out more patiently, I would have enjoyed it more. I thought castaway, though not my favorite movie, gave you a good sense of the insanity building, and the mistakes slowly coming, instead of waking up one day and finding yourself stupid.
I saw the regular version, with a regular batman preview. I think heath ledger is doing a better job as the joker than people gave him credit for. But I couldnt get a feel for whether the movie will be good or not.
Im actually looking forward to the next Narnia more. It looks like they are going to make it a much darker movie, which im all for.
As for the quick insanity bit, I think it's just appropriate for a man to want to 'lose/kill' himself off when he loses something/someone very close to him, whom he loves tremendously. Remember how difficult it was for him to leave Sam behind when Sam shot into the darkened building [he still stayed and looked though] and add to the fact that Sam was his only companion, AND his last surviving connection to his family.
IMHO, a good movie.
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I am Legend....should be called I am Disappointing.
I dont know the novel is great. So is the original movie with Vincent Price back in the 50's. Omega Man had its charm, though it was a departure from the book.
There is something about this movie I was hoping for so much more. The Dark Seekers, where not what I was looking for. In the book and the other movies they spoke to Neville and made him insain. Here they where just animals.
Ergh. This was not the movie I wanted to see.
Actually, Legend got nuked. Google 'OV Guide' instead, and do some searching that way.
Its back on Joox... GO GO GO...
I liked it, nice flashbacks that worked, although I would've liked to have seen more on the effects of the virus rather than just a sudden shot of the devastated city, liked the mustang
Alright so I saw it a second time and found the answer to one of my above mentioned problems. I said that I didn't understand why the darkseeker leader didn't attack Neville while the dogs were. When I saw it a second time I realized that this scene wasn't at night , it was at dusk. Thus the darkseekers couldn't come out. But when Neville was in the house where he found the spam there is a flyer taped onto a cabinet that warns people that infected dogs can come out at dusk. Thus what i thought was a plot hole ended up being simply a matter of not watching close enough.
now I'm just praying that they don't carry through with the idea to make sequels