Posted by: Joe | January 1, 2008

You don’t have to be the last man on earth…

…to feel alone.

On tonight’s entertainment agenda was I Am Legend (imdb), the latest movie adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic science fiction novel of the same name.

The first hour or so of the movie was quite well done–Francis Lawrence effectively conveys the isolation of being alone in an abandoned New York City, and even though Will Smith is still unable to assume any role other than Will Smith, he does a reasonable job of communicating Robert Neville’s struggle to stay sane through his solitude.

However, the conclusion is sudden and unsatisfying, a complete deviation from Matheson’s ironic ending.

In the end, I think it’s a better than average zombie movie, but that’s a pretty low bar to clear.


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