Superstar Will Smith is riveting in this blockbuster adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic sci-fi novel. I Am Legend broke box-office records and thrilled audiences with its startling depiction of a world decimated by disease, leaving Smith’s Robert Neville as, possibly, the last man on Earth. When a man-made virus wipes out the world’s population in 2009, scientist Neville finds himself the sole survivor in a deserted New York City. With only his dog for companionship, Neville desperately works to find a cure—and defend himself against roving bands of murderous mutants who, infected by the virus, stalk their victims at night. Director Francis Lawrence fills the screen with one extraordinary scene after another, from Neville wandering through empty Manhattan streets, to a breathtaking flashback of a mass exodus across the Brooklyn Bridge. But it is Smith’s multi-faceted, moving portrayal that makes the film so memorable. Bonus features for this 2-disc Special Edition include, deleted scenes, numerous featurettes, audio commentary and much, much more.
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Fresh:-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out, November 17, 2011
Rotten: When they do, banging their heads against plate glass as movie zombies always do, I started needing something else to think about.-Bob Mondello, NPR.org, October 18, 2008
Rotten: I wouldn't dream of giving away the ending, but it's not likely to satisfy either the action crowd or Matheson fans.-David Ansen, Newsweek, March 31, 2008
Fresh: It is absolutely gripping in its vision of how lonely it would be to be the last man on Earth. It's absolutely dull in almost every other respect.-Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald, February 01, 2008
Pretty good movie!!
Reviewer: Rob Review refers to Blu-ray version
Reviewer: Critic Review refers to DVD version