Emancipate Yourselves From Mental Slavery

I don't want to give anything away about the plot, but I Am Legend is the story of the last living man left in Manhattan, with only his dog as company. The trailer doesn't really give anything about the plot away, so when my boyfriend and I went it was almost a total surprise.

First, I was surprised that it was more of a "horror" movie than the big budget action movie I was expecting. I was suitably tense throughout several parts, especially since I wasn't expecting it to be scary.

Overall, I thought it was pretty darn good. The effects through most of it were really awesome (There were a few things I would discuss if I could without giving away the plot. Let's just say somethings can still be done without CGI, and should be. Not everything needs to be computer animated). It was creepy to see New York City like that.

I thought it was well acted. People talk crap about Will Smith, but I thought he did a great job. He almost made me cry several times (for those of you that have seen it, I almost cried in the movie store, and then again in the lab with Sam.) He showed a lot of range. It can't be easy acting that much of a movie alone, and he pulled off both humor and drama exceptionally well.

My only beef, besides the CGI at the end, is that I was confused several times. Maybe if I would have read the book I would have understood things better, but there were several parts that inexplicably didn't make sense. It wasn't just me, everyone was asking the same questions as they left the theater. However, I went here after we saw it, and all my questions were answered.

So, if you like big budget action movies with a surprisingly scary twist, this is definitely a good choice. It has comedy, action, and drama. My favorite part is that it was not bloated and overdone, and it finished up at a timely 101 minutes.

5 comments:

Poppy Cede said...

AGREED about the CGI... sigh.

Agreed about NYC. I was really impressed with that.

Agreed about the movie store and Sam in the lab. :( I cried in the abandoned building with Sam and the deer because I was scared out of my EFFING MIND for Sam. zomg.

Miss said...

Cried when he had to walk away from his wife and kid. Good movie though!

Mr. Fabulous said...

People talk crap about him? I think he's a good actor.

Avitable said...

I'm thinking of going to see it on IMAX so I can see the first seven minutes of Batman, too.

Amanda said...

Poppy: That was definitely the scariest part

miss: hehe see that part didn't make me sad

Mr. Fab: The fresh prince surely brought it this time

Avitable: We saw the trailer, it looks sweet. Although Heath Ledger reminds me more of the crow than the joker.