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Friday, 8 May 2015

I Am Legend (2007)

The thing that Hollywood’s third attempt finally got right was to use some of their millions of dollars to show a world reclaimed by nature; the overgrown foliage and wild animals prowling the streets add authenticity.
The first half of the film is good, or maybe not as shit as I remembered it being, but once the infected CGI Resident Evil rejects make an appearance it begins a slow and steady decline into colourless tedium.
Two different endings were shot. They used the shit one. If you can, check out the superior one directly after to undo a little of the damage.

2½ human trials out of 5

2 comments:

cuckoo said...

It's a three. A very weak 3 from me.

I saw it in the theaters 3 times because there was something about the first half that I adored so much.

Had they used the original ending I might be inclined to give it a 3½ Superman v. Batmans out of 5

Dr Faustus said...

The first half is definitely the best. Will was able to carry it and it seemed like the makers had confidence in the story they were telling at that point.

Seeing as how it was the only one of the four to use the original title it would've been nice if they showed some understanding of what it meant.