I Am Legend

Vampires, Zombies, and Will Smith – what could be better?

Ever since the first trailers hit the big screen, I have wanted to see I Am Legend. However, life forbid me the opportunity to indulge in the colored pixels.

Enter NetFlicks (insert Long Ranger sound track here)

All and all, the movie was really good. I was expecting it to be more of a thriller – shoot, I even had my blanket ready to cover my eyes!

The best part of the movie was watching how the vampire/zombies began to learn and adapt to their virus. At the same time Will Smith’s character, Robert Neville, was going mental due to the lack of human interaction and the loss of his dog.

(For those who don’t know the premise – Neville is the last human alive in New York City and possibility the whole world. Everyone else was infected with a virus that turned them into vampire/zombies.)

The sad part was the ending.

Not for “normal” reasons. It just didn’t fit…[@more@]

I mean – the point of the whole thing was to show that society changes and we must change with it. Neville spend his life trying to turn back the clock and re-create society as he knew it.

Yet, at the end – at least in the book – he realizes that the vampires have created their own society and are now happy. He, by capturing them and performing medical tests, had become a “legend” among the vampires.

It is this lesson that causes Neville to say “I am legend”.

However, the movie did not end that way… that is why I’m sad.

American audiences could not handle it – the director originally ended the movie like the book, but took it out after a few test screenings.  Sigh.

The good news is that you can watch the originally ending online.