|release date||December 14 2007|
|writer||Richard Matheson, Mark Protosevich|
|starring||Will Smith, Alice Braga, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith, Charlie Tahan|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisRobert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable…and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City…and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by “the Infected”—victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville’s every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind’s last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.
Another apocalyptic thriller involving an inflated budget and an even more overly-inflated actor’s ego can involuntarily make you roll your eyes and highly doubt any element of originality. So Will Smith saves the world. But didn’t he do that in “Independence Day”…then again in “Men in Black”…and “I, Robot”…then some western movie? Yes, he did indeed. But somehow all hope is not lost in his humanity-saving abilities in “I Am Legend.” It actually restores any hope of a unique end-of-the-world thriller. Despite its many logical inconsistencies (like the likelihood that the only immune human of a deadly virus happens to be a scientist with not only brains, but a physique to rely on if his calculations go amuck, or how the utilities in the city are still working three years after abandonment, or how Smith’s character, Robert Neville, set up zombie traps comparable to a superhero’s doing…there’s really no end) and the disappointing zombie special effects, Smith provides a noteworthy performance as the presumed last man on earth in 2012. Emotional depth has curiously found its way into the sci-fi protagonist. …Read More