No matter which way warner bros markets will smith's new movie -- be it as a castaway-style solo acting exercise or a futuristic monster movie -- i am legend is fundamentally a wow picture, a work of spectacle that shows audiences their world in a way that it's never been seen before smith himself set. Lieutenant colonel robert neville was the main protagonist of i am legend a military virologist, neville spent three years in manhattan searching for a cure to the krippin virus biography edit on christmas eve, when the krippin virus broke out in new york, neville drove his wife, zoe, and daughter, marley to an. Review of matheson's original novella plus some comment on the 2007 film release by jonathan cowie. The 1954 sci-fi/vampire novel i am legend by richard matheson has now been filmed three times: as the last man on earth in 1964 originally scripted by matheson himself (which i have never seen), as the omega man in 1971 without the vampire elements (which i have viewed three times), and now with the original. In i am legend's finest scene, military scientist robert neville (will smith), the last human survivor of an apocalyptic virus, visits a manhattan video rental store and begins talking to mannequins, all of which have been carefully arranged in a facsimile of an everyday social scene now extinct in the desolate. The 10 year anniversary of director francis lawrence's i am legend just passed in december, the will smith-starring film of course an adaptation of richard matheson's same-named novella the film was a smash hit at the box office, raking in $585 million worldwide, but what does lawrence think about. The movie takes chances, assuming its audience is up for more than ear-splitting explosions, zombie retreads, and happy, catchphrase laden endings even if this is an effects heavy, tentpole holiday pic i don't know if it'll pay off, smart and downbeat rarely plays mainstream, but if you're up for melancholy and. Read the empire review of i am legend find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.
The ending to the alternate theatrical version varies from the original ending instead of blowing himself and the hemocytes up with a grenade, neville discovers that the hemocytes actually came for the female he captured earlier in the movie he relieves her of the cure and returns her to the hemocytes afterwards, the. Reviews counted: 211 fresh: 146 movie info adapted from acclaimed author richard matheson's influential novelette of the same name, constantine director francis lawrence's i am legend follows the last man on earth as he struggles to survive while fending off the infected survivors of a devastating vampiric plague. Francis lawrence's i am legend is a 2007 science-fiction thriller/drama starring will smith as the lone survivor of a devastating virus that has wiped out 90% of the however, the film goes deeper than the typical sci-fi adventure in exploring psychological and philosophical issues related to neville's isolation from humanity. The opening scenes of i am legend have special effects so good that they just about compensate for some later special effects that are dicey we see manhattan three years after a deadly virus has killed every healthy human on the island, except one the streets are overgrown with weeds, cars are.
While i am legend is reasonably absorbing, it can be difficult to focus on the film that actually made it to the screen, instead of the many versions that didn't the latest adaptation of richard matheson's 1954 novella i am legend (following 1964's the last man on earth, 1971's the omega man, and this. In spite of its third-act collapse into obviousness and sentimentality, “i am legend ” is among will smith's better movies. Warner bros spent years trying to mount a new adaptation – with one version set to star arnold schwarzenegger and be directed by ridley scott – before francis lawrence signed up to direct will smith for 2007's i am legend i am legend was a huge success and received strong reviews for smith's. Will smith is the last man on earth in yet another take on richard matheson's 1954 sci-fi story (vincent price and charlton heston have already been there, done that.
It's i am legend, directed by francis lawrence, the viennese director of music videos who made his feature debut with a good science-fiction film, constantine, and written by akiva goldsman, based on mark protosevich's script for a 1999 i am legend project that was to be directed by ridley scott and. The i am legend community note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes this film explores, very subtly, a question many people may not ask after seeing it, “was the virus created to save lives, or as a revenue stream. The clash with alpha male upturns the film's preceding focus on a neville-only present.
I am legend, directed by francis lawrence, is the latest adaptation of richard matheson's 1954 novel of the same name, following two earlier versions - the last man on earth (1964) and the omega man (1971) - of which the latter, starring charlton heston, used to give young children the willies when it. How much of this sure-to-be blockbuster film is fact, and how much is fiction we consult experts in the fields of structural engineering, virology and wildlife to determine what could happenand what certainly won't. Check the hero's journey film analysis for the movie i am legend i own no ownership or copyright to any materials.
The filmmakers respond npr's neda ulaby talked with the creators of i am legend — and she asked them about bob mondello's movie-as-metaphor analysis. I am legend depicts the fallout of the kv virus—a total lack of human survivors however, in the early moments of the film, neville personifies the phrase alone, not lonely in the three years since the virus spread, he has constructed a world that could almost be mistaken for normality his daily cooked breakfast precedes. I am legend is a 2007 american post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film based on the novel of the same name, directed by francis lawrence and starring will smith, who plays us army virologist robert neville the story is set in new york city after a virus, which was originally created to cure cancer, has wiped out most.
The best study guide to i am legend on the planet, from the creators of sparknotes in-depth summary and analysis of every chapter of i am legend short story “duel” formed the basis for an early steven spielberg film of the same name, and his novel i am legend (1954) has been made into a film at least five times. In 1954 richard matheson published i am legend, and since its original run it has been adapted for film a total of four times the last man on earth (1964), the omega man (1971), i am legend (2007) and the unofficial fourth i am omega ( also released in 2007) in this article i will look at probably the two most notable and. I am legend movie reviews & metacritic score: robert neville is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable. I am legend film analysis essay 1227 words sep 2nd, 2011 5 pages jessica wang english 106 10 april 2008 robert neville is the last normal living man in the world the all of new york city is in ruins how long can robert neville survive alone with his dog in a world of vampires and how long do you think you can live.