“I Am Legend” directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Will Smith, Alice Braga, and Charlie Tahan.
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.
Wow, what a fantastic film. On cinematography terms, it’s extremely beautiful. Thankfully, the plot was good as well.
And oh god, the dog. I knew it would happen, but when the dog got infected and died, I bawled. I feel like it should be illegal to kill dogs in movies because then I was almost instantly hate the movie, I don’t care how many humans you kill, but if you kill just one dog…but this movie was too good to hate. I just hate that moment. Honestly, if I thought I was the last non-infected person and my dog had just died, I’d probably let myself die too as Smith’s character was attempting before he was rescued by Anna.
One thing I was a little puzzled by was the fact that Anna didn’t wait until full sunlight to go back to Robert’s place. If she had survived that long, surely she would know the “rules” and not allow the creatures to track them. I suppose you could allow her excuse of Robert bleeding too much to pass but still, I feel like she would have been smarter about it and made Ethan help stop the bleeding until it was okay. Then again, had she been smart about it, the story wouldn’t have progressed and who knows if the cure would have been found.
Regardless, I think it was easily one of the best modern films dealing with zombie-vampire-like monsters. It was refreshing.
I give it a 5 out of 5.