10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A let down,
This review is from: I Am Legend [DVD]  (DVD)
First off I loved the book and when I heard they were adapting it for the big screen I was pretty excited. The novel is about vampires though it's not really a horror story as such. It's much more than that, it's about lonliness and despair. About realising your whole outlook on life is wrong. This film is about none of those things. Instead it is a cheap, hollywoodisation. Smith does okay but he's not really the best for the role. But worse than this is the fact that the vampires are dehumanised! They are literally monsters! Making the vampires real, sympathetic characters is partly what makes the book great and sets it apart from other horror novels! What we could have had is a really intelligent movie (with a killer twist that is criminally removed in the film!) but instead what we've got is purile drivel. A real shame.