I Am Legend got a pretty solid review from a "miserable old coot with no life". Merrick over at 'Ain't It Cool' posted Mild Manner Reporter's review of I Am Legend...and it's pretty damn good! He's praising the way the movie was shot, he loves the chase scenes, and he even loves Will Smith's rocking performance! This is such good news for Sci-Fi movie lovers who get upset when their stories get big budget treatments.
"But then the movie proper started - and man, it's a BLAST! I don't care what everybody else says, but this bitch ROCKS. Not just because they actually manage to build a plausible backstory (even for the "vampires"), and give the scenario an atmosphere of dread and isolation. No, "I am legend" works because despite all the action sequences and FX fireworks, it's still very much the story of a lonely man incapable of accepting fate. The finer details of the script are too numerous to list here, but if you look for it, everything in the movie has a subtext, a mirror opposite, or some deeper connection. Mankind brings the plague upon itself, and every time things take a turn for the worse, someone has caused it. Even Robert Neville is responsible for everything karma throws at him, and when his carefully balanced world starts to unravel, it's strictly because he made mistakes, ignored facts, slipped up."Read Merrick's post here, view the trailer here, and go see I Am Legend this weekend.