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I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  14 December 2007 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Neville (as Salli Richardson)
Joanna Numata ...
Alpha Female
Abigail Esquibel ...
Sam (as Abbey)
Kona ...
Samuel Glen ...
Military Driver - Jay
James McCauley ...
Male Evacuee
Woman Evacuee
Pedro Mojica ...


Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Welcome to earth. Population 1. See more »


Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Am Legend: The IMAX Experience  »

Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$77,211,321 (USA) (14 December 2007)


$256,386,216 (USA) (4 April 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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the film grossed $585 million worldwide. See more »


A little after the scene where Robert was ensnared and then he cut himself loose; The streak of sunshine on the street preventing the monsters reaching Robert becomes narrower as the sun sets. For the sunshine on the street to become narrower as depicted in that scene, the sun would have to have been setting behind Robert or the alpha male. The was sun setting into the distance on Robert's right side and the alpha male's left. See more »


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The title doesn't appear on screen until several minutes into the film. See more »


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do not see this movie if you have read the book.
28 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this movie is nothing like the novel written 53 years ago! if you have not read the book,then who cares go see it. you wont be disappointed because you have nothing to be disappointed about. the name of the title "I AM LEGEND" is the entire basis of the story which the movie completely ignores and changes. also it completely ignores the vampire creature as a non intelligent head banging freak. in the book they are a new civilization, some are completely infected which makes them vampire like and evil,but some are almost totally human. robert neville goes out to destroy the vampires thinking there is only the violent ones, but since they all sleep during the day, he kills all he can find including the semi human ones. in that sense he becomes a "legend"to these people as a ghost story that they tell to each other .

this movie also ignores the scientific explanations they give to the vampire myth. for instance, the sunlight would bother the infected because the virus made their skin very pale and would dehydrate them which would make them weak. another example would be that a chemical in garlic would irritate the virus thus having an effect on the infected. another would be that the virus made their blood congeal very rapidly thus u couldn't really kill them with bullets, you would have to drive something into their chest that was thick and hard , hence the wooden stake. and the last was the mirrors. they would always be disgusted with how they look now compared to what they used to look like so they did not like mirrors.none of this was explained in the movie.

it is almost like Hollywood re-wrote the novel and put it on the big screen thinking nobody had read the original. once again they are wrong thinking that all people are morons and don't read books. i am waiting for the day when Hollywood can actually make an accurate adaptation from a book into a movie. i am surprised that richard matheson is not freaking out about this, i am pretty sure he is still alive. this movie is a huge disappointment.

with the technology we have today in film making this could have been one of the best movies of the year. instead it is a "cgi drenched","post- apocalyptic", "run away from the zombies" pile of crap.only people that are die-hard will smith fans who have no knowledge of movies or books that just want to see special effects will like this film.

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