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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

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Zoe Neville (as Salli Richardson)
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Joanna Numata ...
Alpha Female
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Sam (as Abbey)
Kona ...
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Samuel Glen ...
Military Driver - Jay
James McCauley ...
Male Evacuee
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Woman Evacuee
Pedro Mojica ...
Sergeant
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Welcome to earth. Population 1. See more »

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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

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$256,386,216 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Plants were transported via trucks from Florida to dress up the city streets as if weeds had overtaken them. See more »

Goofs

During the beginning scenes, where the camera pans over the city, during one pass over a road that runs horizontally across the picture, if you look closely people can be seen walking close to the buildings. See more »

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[first lines]
TV Personality: The world of medicine has seen its share of miracle cures, from the polio vaccine to heart transplants. But all past achievements may pale in comparison to the work of Dr. Alice Krippin. Thank you so much for joining us this morning.
Dr. Alice Krippin: Not at all.
TV Personality: So, Dr. Krippin, give it to me in a nutshell.
Dr. Alice Krippin: Well, the premise is quite simple - um, take something designed by nature and reprogram it to make it work for the body rather than against it.
TV Personality: You're talking about a virus?
Dr. Alice Krippin: Indeed, yes. In this...
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Crazy Credits

During the opening title sequence, a news report is heard. Then the movie begins with the news reporter. See more »

Connections

References Internal Affairs: From the Files of Valley 911 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Little Birds
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Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Will Smith
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A missed opportunity
23 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Let's get the obvious stuff out of the way - Will Smith is excellent, as usual. The scenes of an abandoned New York are amazing, in much the same way as the shots of a deserted London in 28 Days Later.

Now on to the disappointing stuff - the CGI work throughout the film is terrible. 14 years after Jurassic Park, and this is seriously the best they could do? I could live with the CGI animals, but the CGI 'infected' are just beyond belief. They all look the same, they all behave in ways that are clearly opposed to the laws of physics, and they all look as though they've stepped out of a cartoon or a computer game.

It's hard to overstate just how unconvincing the CGI work is; about half-way through the film stops being 'real' and turns into an absurd mix of the real world and sub-par animation. It's more 'Mary Poppins' than '28 Days Later'.

Real people with prosthetics would have made a much greater impact, and may have added some genuine thrills into what is otherwise a fairly dull film.

The ending - and I won't use any spoilers - is very weak. Ultimately, 'I Am Legend' is a wasted opportunity; worth watching, but only just.


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