I Am Legend

I Am Legend

DVD - 2008
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Immune to an incurable virus, Robert Neville believes he is the last human on Earth and tries to find a cure to stop the mutant creatures that still roam New York City.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2008
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE I AM
Characteristics: 1 video disc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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This is the third lensing of Richard Matheson's novel "I am Legend." It's good, but it's not great. Nor is it a faithful adaptation. Charlton Heston's "The Omega Man" is closer and better. Still worth a look. Fine performance by Will Smith.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 27, 2017

A very thrilling movie about a life after an apocalypse. Robert Neville (Will Smith) is possibly the last man left on Earth after a virus spread and infected the population. Neville is constantly looking for signs of other humans still alive. Infected people have become vampire-like creatures, and there are lots of them. Neville must somehow find a cure for the disease before he is also turned into one of the infected. He only has his dog with him initially, but he ends up meeting a couple of other survivors later on. The movie has a fairly depressing premise, and some sad scenes that combine to make a great movie.
Rating: 4.5/5
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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gingin1972
Dec 29, 2016

not to bad

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akirakato
Apr 05, 2016

This is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic drama directed by Francis Lawrence, based on Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name.
It is the third film adaptation after 1964's "The Last Man on Earth" and 1971's "The Omega Man."
Will Smith plays the US Army virologist Robert Neville.
In New York City, a virus has wiped out most of mankind, leaving Neville as supposedly the last human and others as nocturnal mutants.
Neville is immune to the virus, which was originally created to cure cancer.
He works to create a remedy while defending himself against the hostile mutants.
Although the visual effects are superb, the story moves tiringly in a snail's pace within the first hour.

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rswcove
Oct 06, 2015

This is a great movie. And i will never watch it ever again. This movie is brilliantly shot and acted, and so bleak and hopeless, with both endings, that I cannot re-watch it. It hit me like a hammer and left me stunned. A good movie, but not an enjoyable experience. Make of that what you will.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 12, 2015

This is the third version of Richard Matheson's novel "I am Legend." It was filmed in the 60s as "The Last Man on Earth" with Vincent Price and in the 70s as "The Omega Man," with Charlton Heston. "Omega Man" is still my favorite version.

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0cho
Dec 22, 2014

Saw this movie years ago and it still stands up well. A well done apocalyptic movie.

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donkeyhote
Aug 25, 2014

As I read the comments of my fellow humans here, I see the sad fact that what is said 4 times in the Harry Potter story: "Muggles don't notice nothing" is true. The crowd takes the stories literally and don't see the symbolic meanings they carry. One celebrity said: "If you want to know future, watch the Hollywood fiction movies." Because the movie moguls participate in conferences about future plans for this planet and they put that future before us in "fiction" form. This movie here shows symbolically how ugly humans genetically infected by the individual selfishness virus are. It also promotes vegetarianism by showing us at the start of this movie how ugly the killing of other living creatures is. The present cities will be depopulated and finally abandoned, and the new Civilization will be in dome cities with a much smaller and improved human population. Otherwise, an ice age is coming maybe rather soon, and many of the present cities will be razed off the ground by the 2-3 km thick ice slab that will descend Southward. The crowd doesn't think, it's hopeless to try to make them see the bigger picture, which is put before their eyes and yet they don't see it. The Holy Books also carry symbolic meanings in the form of folk-tale-like stories, such as the Tower of Babel story, which in fact symbolically describe a former attempt in the Middle East to create a united world, where the leaders wanted to become like gods. In the Bethlehem story the 3 Wise Men or Magi who are led by the Morning Star, are in fact 3 stars in the Orion, which come into alignment on Dec.25 and show toward the Morning Star. The animals in the story are in fact the Zodiac.

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pirre
Jul 14, 2014

The movie/film I am Legend is a film based on the lonely life of the last surviving human living in New York City. This is a 14A movie, filled with captivating action scenes as well as scenes that keep you glued to your seat. It is an action-packed mind blowing movie that deserves a total of 5 stars. The movie speaks about a character named Robert Neville who believes he is the last human surviving in the entire world and needs to save the rest of the humans that have been hit by the virus before it’s too late. The name of this movie is called I am Legend, because of his great attempts and struggles to save the world. This is also an emotional and exciting movie. This movie is almost similar to the movie seven pounds, also acted by the one and only Will Smith. The stories are quite similar, as you will see. This movie keeps in touch with the reggae superstar Bob Marley. Will Smith is a great actor in this movie as he always is in each and every one of his movies. He is a supporting and understanding actor. The director who is Francis Lawrence did a fantastic job on filming the humans who later on turned into creatures. The photography and mostly the camera and lighting were awesome. I think you would love this movie. This is also a heart-warming drama that controls the mind and body. Watch the movie and be amazed.

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ManMachine
Jul 04, 2014

Well, I've finally seen I Am Legend. And what I first, and foremost, want to say about this flick is - "So, What?"

You know, I was really-really-really quite excited about seeing I am Legend after all of the hype it got from the media and all the goddamn praise that it garnered from all of the devoted Will Smith fans that there seem to be out there.

Like, what's the big deal about Will Smith, anyways? I don't get it. His character portrayals are, at best, only marginally interesting. And, he strikes me as being a really false and one-dimensional actor.

Anyways - I found I Am Legend to be so interesting, and so compelling, that I actually fell asleep not once, but twice, during it. Yeah. It was that good.

And, I didn't even bother to go back to see what the hell I had missed, 'cause I knew from what I had already seen of this flick that I hadn't missed a bloody thing. It's true.

So, that about wraps up this riveting review of I Am Legend. It may not be much, but, hey, (due to its major disappointment-factor) I think that this is all of a review that this dismal flick deserves.

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

nadian Aug 08, 2008

Violence: Many scenes of intense, disturbing images.

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jabey
Jul 22, 2008

Violence: Man chokes a dog to death. Zombie like people are blown up and shot at.

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Jul 21, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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jabey
Jun 13, 2008

Violence: Many people become sick. Bombs and guns are used. Dogs fight each other. A dog is choked to death.

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Joshua L Foell Jan 11, 2015

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

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alexandermorr
Jul 26, 2012

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

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bdls206
Aug 11, 2011

Neville: What the hell are you doing out here, Fred? Fred, if you're real, you better tell me right now!

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