Friday, December 14, 2007

Just watched I Am Legend

I must say that this could quite possibly be the best "zombie" movie that I've ever seen. I realize that the bad guys in this movie were more like a zombie/vampire mutant hybrid but they were zombie like enough for me. Let's face it. Night of the Living Dead style zombies just aren't that scary and getting them under control would be a lot easier than the movies would have you believe. These things were more like 28 Days/Weeks Later style zombies on steroids with a little bit of intelligence thrown in. Now THAT is scary. Anyway, back to the review of the movie.

I haven't read the book but I've seen The Last Man on Earth which was the first movie based on the story I Am Legend. I'm not sure how closely The Last Man on Earth followed the book but the new movie was a hell of a lot more satisfying and believable. As usual Will Smith did a very good job. He seems to be the type of actor that you either love or you hate. I have yet to see a movie of his that I didn't enjoy. I'm not big into religion but they did a pretty tasteful job with that little twist. The first thing that I asked myself when I watched the trailer was "What the hell is he still doing in New York City after 3 freakin years?" They did an excellent job of explaining that part as well. I don't want to give too much away so I'm just going to stop now. Needless to say you need to see this movie. I would recommend it to anyone.