I Am Legend: Flaws of A Masterpiece

I am Legend is one of those movies that is almost great. It is absolutely compelling, as the video notes, and does quite a lot of stuff very, very right, including the concept. It was explained to me once this way:

“In every post-apocalyptic movie, the heroes come across a half-crazy hermit, who they’re unsure of because might help them, might attack them, but who eventually gives his life to help them along their journey. I Am Legend was HIS story.”

What it does badly is the silly, silly climax scene. “Butterly, so God!” PLEASE.

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If only the rest of the movie had lived up to the promise of the first 20 or 30 minutes, it would have been…

Wait for it…

LEGENDARY.

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