Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made in this post-apocalyptic action thriller. 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
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The rifle used by Will Smith throughout the movie is a Colt Law Enforcement Model 6920 Carbine with a Trijicon ACOG optic (TA31 series), C-MORE free floating rail, ERGO rail covers, and Pentagon MD3R tactical light. According to the Propstore of London, the weapon was modified to fire fully automatic for this movie, he also uses a Heckler & Koch Mark 23 with a flat Earth (tan) frame as his main sidearm. He is seen with it holstered, but also carries one in the driver's door, most notably to shooting the infected dogs in the middle of this movie. There were several identical firing Mark 23s used on-set, as well as rubber versions for stunt work. For most scenes where Will Smith carried the weapon in the holster, a lightweight airsoft Mark 23 (with frame painted tan to match the firing pistols) was used, and a Beretta 92FS, and a Smith & Wesson 5946. The 5946 in the DAO setting is one of three pistols used by the N.Y.P.D. (the other two being the Glock 19 and the P226 DAO), so it was likely recovered by Neville from an N.Y.P.D. precinct. See more »
Robert Neville, according to his radio broadcasts, is transmitting on all AM frequencies. In the United States, that would take 116 transmitters. This would be an impossible task to set up and to maintain, while trying to save the world from this virus. A decent antenna for each of these transmitters, such as a dipole, would range in length from 275 to 867 feet. The power to keep these transmitters operating would be a waste of Neville's resources, regardless of their size. See more »
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.
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.
You're talking about a virus?
Dr. Alice Krippin:
Indeed, yes. In this case...
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The title doesn't appear on screen until several minutes into the film. See more »
The ending to the Alternate Theatrical Version varies from the original ending. Instead of blowing himself and the hemocytes up with a grenade, Neville discovers that the hemocytes actually came for the female he captured earlier in the movie. He relieves her of the cure and returns her to the hemocytes. Afterwards, the hemocytes leave and let Neville, Anna, and Ethan be. The three then are seen leaving New York heading to Vermont's safe zone with Anna broadcasting a message telling all other survivors that she is with Neville and is heading to the safe zone. See more »
This movie was pretty brilliant...right up to the end.
The legendary book comes to life, in this Francis Lawrence adaption. A perfect decision in casting Will Smith as the main protagonist greatly improves the film. The movie's visuals are pretty good even though some people may say otherwise. All in all, it's a great adaption of a terrific novel.
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