I am Legend – The Star Power of Will Smith

Let me start by saying that without Will Smith in the staring role of I am Legend the movie would have deteriorated into a distasteful, second rate, watch and forget, science fiction flick.

About the Film

I am Legend stars Will Smith as Robert Neville a military virologist who might be the only human left on earth after a supposed cure for cancer turns out to a be a plague killing off most of the human and some animal occupants of earth and turning the remainder into violent, hyperactive, de-evolved mutants who fear sunlight. Robert’s only companion is a German-Shepherd dog named Sam, a final gift to him by his daughter and wife who had to be evacuated from New York just before the city was quarantined. Robert, who is immune to the virus affecting everyone else remains in New York to try and find a cure for the outbreak, search for survivors and pee his pants while the “Dark Seekers” reek havoc throughout the city at night.

I liked the film but judging from reviews I have read it seems I am not the only one that thinks that the last 20-30 minutes (just after the Shrek scene) is very disappointing and the overall film could have easily fallen apart and plummeted to the bottom of the box office pot due to that flaw, but as I said with someone like Will Smith (who is one of my favourite actors) on the front, zombiefied fanatics like me would pay money to see it.

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Sorry I try my best to not post spoilers in my reviews but I had a long heated discussion with my friends about this after viewing this film at the theatre in December. Why is it that the person that eventually found and saved Robert Neville (Will) had to be a super hot latino beauty and not some ultra unattractive, overweight, smelly, retarded woman who crawled out of some hole or something? ^_^ Plus since she is so hot I braced for an ultra steamy sex scene but alas it didn’t happen -_-. I mean come on if I was alone for over 1000 days without human contact and here appears some hottie from Cuba the first thing that would come into my mind is VAGINA!!!!

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17 thoughts on “I am Legend – The Star Power of Will Smith

  1. As a jamaican I don’t see how you forgot to mention that this movie was made based on Bob Marley,and that was the only music he played, and that the movie was named after his album legend

  2. The name had nothing to do with the album as the original book was from 1954, 30 years prior to it’s creation. It was just a clever tie in.

    I also would’ve thought the same, but they really didn’t have time for sex considering the giant horde that attacks. But I liked it the ending wasn’t clichΓ© which is one of the things I liked about it.

  3. @ Gordon…as Cyberstrike said the movie was not named after Bob, and I didn’t want to spoil much of the film so I left most of the details out to be commented on by those who have already seen the film and discovered by those who might read this post but have yet to see the fim.
    @ Cyber…the ending was okish but it was the events leading up to the ending that seemed rushed to me

  4. I didn’t like the movie at all! For me it was a very very bad Resident Evil alike!

    I didn’t like the story, the acting, the end, nothing! So, a waste of time to watch!

  5. @ Bioteck…i still think that it’s worth a watch, not because you don’t like it :P

    @ Gizmo….please go see it, i am glad you liked the post

    @ trevor…he sure is!

  6. Looks like a interesting movie i always liked will smith as a actor i heard the movie was good from some friends but i still never got a chance to see it yet.

    nice review and post!

  7. well me still think u cudv mentioned that it was Bob’s philosophy that kept him going. My own take is that the film is a great one; Will’s acting is tremendous cause folks don’t forget the difficulty in acting ‘alone’ parts.
    I agree that the happy ending almost made it decline into sappiness, but hey america loves a happy ending, the rest of us know it ain’t reality.
    and well, it has to be a hot latina that survives (never mind on her own all the way from Jersey) cause otherwise what wud be the point of continuing humanity without hot latinas and hunky black guys.
    @ jamaipanese….u wud certinly first think vagina cause ur an ole dawg; then again it cud be justified by saying he was just trying to restart our species!

  8. @ jamaipanese: Sure! I got no problem with that! ;) It’s only what I think about the movie.. It’s not what the world’s think about… haha

  9. I saw the movie too. I wondered why he didn’t make a play on her. As for the whole overweight, retarded, etc thing, when you’re that lonely, you take what you can get!

  10. @ Justin…thanks, I left a comment

    @ Bio…thanks for revisiting

    @ KOD…thats a great excuse!

    @ Angelika…nice blog you have there ^_^, I see you own a vagina as well :D

    @ Leon..good glad I am not the only one who was looking out for a sex scene

    @ Webtoks…I will take a look at your recommendation

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