I Am Legend (DVD)

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Big budget thriller based on the novel by Richard Matheson. Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable, and man-made. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and maybe the world. For three years Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague - The Infected - lurk in the shadows, watching Neville's every move and waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered, and quickly running out of time.

Product Details

Barcode
7321902294476
Department
Movies & TV
Released
21 Apr 2008
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Thriller
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Subtitles
Dutch
Subtitle 2
English
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Studio
Warner Home Video
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
101 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
I Am Legend
Tagline
The last man on Earth is not alone
Release Year
2007
Running Time
101 min
Categories
Action/Adventure / Action / Based On A Novel / New York City / Theatrical Release / Dramas / Science-Fiction / Thriller
Language
English
Country
United States of America
Budget
$150 million
US Box Office
$256.0 million
Revenue
$585.4 million
Official Website
http://iamlegend.warnerbros.com
Ratings
IMDb
7.2
Rotten Tomatoes®
68%
Metacritic
65
The Movie DB
72%
Overview
Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.
Synopsis
In I AM LEGEND, Will Smith joins the ranks of Vincent Price (in 1964's THE LAST MAN ON EARTH) and Charlton Heston (in 1971's OMEGA MAN) as the star of an adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name. Often surprising in its focus on loneliness and loss, this thoughtful, eerie, and restrained sci-fi horror film provides a parade of startling visuals, but never allows special effects to overcome the human element. Smith, in a strong performance very different from his usual persona, is Robert Neville, the lone survivor in a New York City where streets are overgrown and deer gambol among deserted automobiles. Following an epidemic, the Earth's population has been turned into an army of nocturnal zombies. Immune to the virus, military scientist Neville searches for a cure in his Washington Square townhouse. Haunted by visions of his family leaving quarantined Manhattan two years prior, he drives through the city with his German Shepherd, Sam, by day and barricades his home from the monsters nightly. But when Anna (Alice Braga)--another immune stranger-finds him, they will have to fight the onslaught twice as hard.

Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich's emotionally-charged script showcases the charisma of Smith, who commands the screen alone for most of the picture (aside Abbey, a talented German Shepherd). Director Francis Lawrence (CONSTANTINE) uses music minimally, wisely allowing the eerie cityscapes to remain mostly silent. The set pieces, including an overgrown, deserted Times Square and a lion hunting a deer in the Flatrion District, are goosebump-inducing moments of stark beauty. Though some may question the rendering of the monsters in CGI instead of using actors, it does allow them to be frighteningly acrobatic. A chilling and effective adaptation of a horror classic, I AM LEGEND is also a thought-provoking piece of Hollywood filmmaking.
Poster
Poster for I Am Legend
Videos
Trailer
I Am Legend (2007) Official Trailer #1 - Sci-Fi Thriller
Trailer
I Am Legend Trailer
Cast & Crew
Director
Francis Lawrence
Star
Will Smith / Alice Braga / Dash Mihok / Salli Richardson-Whitfield / Willow Smith / Charlie Tahan
Co-Star
Emma Thompson / Darrell Foster / Joanna Numata / Samuel Glen / Marin Ireland
Screenwriter
Akiva Goldsman / Mark Protosevich
Source Writer
Richard Matheson / Author: Richard Matheson
Composer
James Newton Howard
Executive Producer
Bruce Berman / Dana Goldberg / Erwin Stoff / Michael Tadross
Producer
Akiva Goldsman / David Heyman / James Lassiter / Neal Moritz / Neal H. Moritz
Director of Photography
Andrew Lesnie
Editor
Wayne Wahrman
Costume Designer
Michael Kaplan
Movie Critics
Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "I AM LEGEND goes a surprisingly long way to explore psychology, and Smith fearlessly dives headfirst into the mind of an individual who's had no human contact for almost 40 months."
Dan Jolin (1 Feb 2008, p.44-45)
Los Angeles Times
"[S]lick, adrenaline-fueled fun....The first third of the movie is a high-octane joy ride through post-apocalyptic Manhattan..."
Carina Chocano (14 Dec 2007, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "It is totally cool to see Manhattan devoid of people as Will Smith and his dog roam the ruins....Director Francis Lawrence keeps you squirming."
Peter Travers (27 Dec 2007, p.124)
Ultimate DVD
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a lean, eerie sci-fi thriller with the kind of brains and heart not normally found in multiplex movies, and some genuinely affecting moments."
Ultimate DVD Staff (1 May 2008, p.71)
USA Today
"[Smith is] one of the very few actors who can star essentially solo in a feature-length film and keep us riveted....[His] physical transformation is awe-inspiring..."
Claudia Puig (14 Dec 2007, )
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