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Canister X Movie Review #112: I Am Legend (2007) - Canister X - A.P. Fuchs
I Am Legend (2007) Written by Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman Directed by Francis Lawrence Runtime 101 min. 4 out of 5 Based on the book by Richard Matheson, I Am Legend is the story of Robert Neville (Will Smith), sole survivor of a plague that, originally, was supposed to be a miracle cure for cancer three years before. Instead, most of the world died at the hands of the plague. Others mutated into bloodthirsty vampiric creatures; only a small percentage of humankind remained immune to the disease. All alone in New York, virologist Neville tries to find a cure and “fix” the problem that stole the lives of everyone he knew and everyone he loved, while also trying to survive in a city infested with the infected and ferocious monsters. Straight from the start you know you’re in for a ride. An empty city, overgrown and broken down. A lone guy speeding through the streets in a fancy car, weapon at his side. Animals prowling the streets, free of their cages. The lock up. The screams. The howls. Yeah, good stuff. The intense feeling of atmosphere was what drew me into this flick. Immediately isolation sets in right from the …