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Unoriginal and in the end pretty laughable,
This review is from: I Am Legend [DVD]  (DVD)
This film steals concepts from many other films and sellotapes them together to make this flimsy end product. The isolation Smith's character suffers, the conversations with his dog is reminiscent of of Castaway where Hanks talks to his football. A deadly virus spreads and almost destroy civilisation hmmn... there have been several recent films similar to this. 28 days later? 28 weeks later? Yes, yes I know it is based on a graphic novel but this film still feels wholly unnecessary. Clearly it was made because of the success of those recent films and it makes it feel all too familiar and unoriginal.
The best thing about it is the special effects- seeing an abandoned New York is pretty cool. Unfortunately that doesn't give the film any substance and the second half of the film descends into mediocrity. Seeing how Smith's character deals with being the last man gives the film a little life. However, it soon becomes a silly horror/thriller with zombie vampires *yawn* that has been done a lot (and recently!) The ending is predictable and tiresome. Will Smith's performance is okay but has a pretty poor script to work with. This film is a waste of time apart from some impressive effects as previously mentioned (apart from the cartoon zombies) In conclusion, *yawn*
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Initial post: 4 Sep 2011 23:55:20 BDT
T. Budden says:
It's not a football in Cast Away, it's a volley ball.
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