I Am Legend

December 14th, 2007

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I Am Legend

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Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 7.1/10 (223,564 voted)

Critic's Score: 65/100

Director: Francis Lawrence

Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan

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. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... 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.

Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman

Will Smith - Robert Neville
Alice Braga - Anna
Charlie Tahan - Ethan
Salli Richardson-Whitfield - Zoe Neville (as Salli Richardson)
Willow Smith - Marley Neville
Darrell Foster - Mike - Military Escort
April Grace - TV Personality
Dash Mihok - Alpha Male
Joanna Numata - Alpha Female
Abbey - Sam
Kona - Sam
Samuel Glen - Military Driver - Jay
James McCauley - Male Evacuee
Marin Ireland - Woman Evacuee
Pedro Mojica - Sergeant

Taglines: Welcome to earth. Population 1.


Official Website: Official site [Brazil] | Official site [Ukraine] |

Release Date: 14 December 2007

Filming Locations: Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $77,211,321 (USA) (16 December 2007) (3606 Screens)

Gross: $256,386,216 (USA) (6 April 2008)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | (Alternate ending)

Did You Know?

In the last scene of the movie, Anna and Ethan are driving through the autumn countryside. This scene was filmed in West Amwell, New Jersey because in the original filming place, the leaves on the trees had already fallen off.

Revealing mistakes: A little after the scene where Robert was ensnared and then he cut himself loose; The streak of sunshine on the street preventing the monsters reaching Robert becomes narrower as the sun sets. For the sunshine on the street to become narrower as depicted in that scene, the sun would have to have been setting behind Robert or the alpha male. The was sun setting into the distance on Robert's right side and the alpha male's left.

[first lines]
TV Personality: The world of medicine has seen its share of miracle cures, from the polio vaccine to heart transplants. But all past achievements may pale in comparison to the work of Dr. Alice Krippin. Thank you so much for joining us this morning.
Dr. Alice Krippin: Not at all.
TV Personality: So, Dr. Krippin, give it to me in a nutshell.
Dr. Alice Krippin: Well, the premise is quite simple - um, take something designed by nature and reprogram it to make it work for the body rather than against it.
TV Personality: You're talking about a virus?
Dr. Alice Krippin: Indeed, yes. In this case the measles, um, virus which has been engineered at a genetic level to be helpful rather than harmful. Um, I find the best way to describe it is if you can... if you can imagine your body as a highway, and you picture the virus as a very fast car, um, being driven by a very bad man. Imagine the damage that car can cause. Then if you replace that man with a cop... the picture changes. And that's essentially what we've done.
TV Personality: And how many people have you treated so far?
Dr. Alice Krippin: Well, we've had ten thousand and nine clinical trials in humans so far.
TV Personality: And how many are cancer-free?

User Review

Surface is great, but...

Rating: 6/10

This film could easily have filled 2.5 hours of content. Why did it only last 1.5? I want more back story. I want more character development, especially toward the end. I want to know more about what happened, and how Will Smith's character is dealing with it. In short, I just want MORE.

All in all, this film left me feeling a lot like I did in Spider-Man 3: A lot happened, but none of it was really EXPLAINED.

It's a shame, really, because the concept is golden... and Will Smith's films usually feel quite epic and full. I'll definitely pick up the novel... hopefully it will give me the depth that I want.

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