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    I am Legend

    Just saw it today, but was told earlier that it was very cheesy. I thought it was good. Any others agree? Disagree?
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    i absolutely hated the ending. i really hate when a story takes a unlogical turn and justifies it in the name of religion(any mind you) its not creative nor interesting.

    that being said up until he is saved by anna and ethan the movie is pretty cool, despite the completely generic and boring look giving to the infected. i mean heres humans who been altered to be more agressive, crave blood, and super sensitive to uv light, and the look you gave them is no better then a bad poser model. i mean if your gonna use CGI to replace people and then make the infected look like people with pale skin then whats the point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Otsredir View Post
    i absolutely hated the ending. i really hate when a story takes a unlogical turn and justifies it in the name of religion(any mind you) its not creative nor interesting.

    that being said up until he is saved by anna and ethan the movie is pretty cool, despite the completely generic and boring look giving to the infected. i mean heres humans who been altered to be more agressive, crave blood, and super sensitive to uv light, and the look you gave them is no better then a bad poser model. i mean if your gonna use CGI to replace people and then make the infected look like people with pale skin then whats the point?
    I loved the ending. Happy but unhappy. The best part was the relationship of Neville and Sam, and their story. Not sure how the ending was religious and unlogical at the end so please explain when you read this. I agree with you, as far as I'm concerned the story was good up to and supposed to end from Neville's point of view when before Anna saved him...which i didn't like either. that whole Anna dynamic didnt seem logical enough for me to relate to. I didn't like the infected either. The whole "superhuman" aspect was just unrelatable to me. Making them more human like and using real people would have been better imo. The whole "jaw opening beyond possible" to make them seem more terrorizing got old real quick. I mean these vampire zombies had some intelligence so some of the sequences just didn't add up too much. I mean come on. They are still flesh and bones and they're breaking steel doors and such, but still die when hit by a car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Ross View Post
    I loved the ending. Happy but unhappy. The best part was the relationship of Neville and Sam, and their story. Not sure how the ending was religious and unlogical at the end so please explain when you read this. I agree with you, as far as I'm concerned the story was good up to and supposed to end from Neville's point of view when before Anna saved him...which i didn't like either. that whole Anna dynamic didnt seem logical enough for me to relate to. I didn't like the infected either. The whole "superhuman" aspect was just unrelatable to me. Making them more human like and using real people would have been better imo. The whole "jaw opening beyond possible" to make them seem more terrorizing got old real quick. I mean these vampire zombies had some intelligence so some of the sequences just didn't add up too much. I mean come on. They are still flesh and bones and they're breaking steel doors and such, but still die when hit by a car?
    the whole thing about anna "knowing" theres a survivors colony because of a message from god, and how now that everyone is gone everyone left can hear god cause of it being more quite. neville still doesnt believe her and then the infected cracks the glass that looks like a butterfly (wtf?) and he remembers his daughter saying "look to the butterfly" (wtf???) and then seeing a butterfly tattoo on anna's neck (again wtf??)

    i didnt like the superhuman aspect of the infect either. so a virus can increase your speed, strength, reconstruct your jaw and teeth, make you crave human flesh? i would have rather them just be mindless people who had to be in the dark and were violent. them being in mass numbers is scary enough so making them super powered isnt necessary
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    spoilers ahead!!!






    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Otsredir View Post
    the whole thing about anna "knowing" theres a survivors colony because of a message from god, and how now that everyone is gone everyone left can hear god cause of it being more quite. neville still doesnt believe her and then the infected cracks the glass that looks like a butterfly (wtf?) and he remembers his daughter saying "look to the butterfly" (wtf???) and then seeing a butterfly tattoo on anna's neck (again wtf??)
    ahh...i was too distracted by all the shiny objects to see this. I thought that she came across info about the colony elsewhere but God told her to turn on the radio that day. Perhaps religion or signs can "tell" you to do seemingly irrational things that when come out positive ends up being percieved as Gods work.

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    i didnt like the superhuman aspect of the infect either. so a virus can increase your speed, strength, reconstruct your jaw and teeth, make you crave human flesh? i would have rather them just be mindless people who had to be in the dark and were violent. them being in mass numbers is scary enough so making them super powered isnt necessary
    99% agree. semi mindless...like maybe a violent 2 year old... mad baby. like the scene when he went into that building and saw all of them standing in that room all huddled up...scary stuff.
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    read the book!! i cant recommend it enough.
    it's a classic from 1954.
    the book is excellent...the story in the movie was totally different. i mean completely totalllllllly different.

    i thought the movie was okay for the first half but fell apart pretty badly in the last 45 minutes.
    its strange how much they changed it so much from the book, the movie doesnt even preserve the whole reason of the title of the book.
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    FYI, the last part of the movie was completely reshot around the beginning of November. In other words, the chick and the mute boy did NOT exist in the story at all until the reshoots.

    And the book IS incredible and what I find amazing is that they use the title and the main character's name - but NOTHING else from the book. Like, WHY?
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    I actually thought the whole movie was pretty cool, I didn't see the butterfly in the glass, I was too caught in looking at the mutant's face screaming and so forth. The ending was a bit rushed I though, in the sense of connecting things together, but I did like the turn of the character and how clues were dropped through the movie that he was in a since a savior of the race. I will have to read the book, it sounds intriguing that the movie was completely different. And I will say the most touching part of the movie was the relationship with Sam and Neville. PatriciaS said the ending was re-shot, I hope they put the original on the DVD release to see.

    I also was in a great mood to watch this because of the Batman trailer, what a great way to start the evening.

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    I thought that even though the movie is called I am Legend, it was based on the Omega Man book? Im not too sure though, havent read either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWeisel View Post
    I thought that even though the movie is called I am Legend, it was based on the Omega Man book? Im not too sure though, havent read either.
    Backwards. The Omega Man and the Last Man on Earth were both adaptations of I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wesburt View Post
    the book is excellent...the story in the movie was totally different. i mean completely totalllllllly different.
    Yeah, the book trumps the movie in so many ways... I was bummed when I found out how little the movie stays with the book.

    And for me, the whole bob marley thing was retarded too... "you see, bob marley was like a virologist..." huh!?
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    I'd have to agree with Wes. The book is amazing. I've read it and listened to the audio version. Possibly one of the scariest (psychological as well as intense-creepy) vampire stories I've read. From what I've seen of the film (previews, mind you), it looks as if I Am Legend (the novel) and Omega Man smashed together into a new story. I'll most likely still watch the film, but I'll just enjoy it for what it is - not what I want it to be.
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    Cast Away

    Chuck Noland: Wilson!?...Wilson!...Wilson!

    I am Legend (2007)

    Robert Neville: SAM!?...Sam!...S...Vampire!!! Oh noes!

    Know what I mean?

    I have to ask though. How the hell could the human body withstand 106 degree temperatures and a VERY fast heart beat at the rate the vampires were experiencing. And still be able to function and live?
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