Will Smith is a cash machine. He is more dependable than any A.T.M. ever made.
So, the idea that his new movie, I AM LEGEND, is a success can be taken for granted
.Don't miss it, but it is not for kids, much too intense.
*Salli Richardson, still looks great. A younger Pam Grier type.
*After casting his son in HAPPYNESS, he has featured his daughter in this film - that is being a good father.
* The scenes of New York City, after the apocalypse are worth the price of admission.
My friend, D.L.B., a native of Brooklyn, said that the city has suffered enough since
September 11th and he does not need to see the city in ruins in a fictional tale - once was enough with the actual ground zero destruction.
He makes a good point, but I guess, no city holds the natural drama of a New York location.
*The idea of making the mutants into computer enhanced super creatures does not work in this film - it was a major error in judgment. I felt it appropriate in BEOWULF, but not in this contemporary / realistic tale.
*The film hits many emotional levels - you will laugh and cry with Will Smith's character, as he tries to deal with a world that, TO HIS KNOWLEDGE, has no other healthy citizens.
THIS IS BASICALLY A REMAKE OF CHARLTON HESTON'S 1971 - OMEGA MAN, IT ALSO CALLS TO MIND, HARRY BELAFONTE IN THE 1959 FILM - THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL AND GREGORY PECK IN ON THE BEACH, ALSO MADE IN 1959.