Friday, January 04, 2008

I Am (Not Quite) Legend

Watched I Am Legend last night with my college friends Matt, John, and Deshant, and we were all sort of underwhelmed. The first half is pretty good, with Neville running from and shooting screechy creatures and talking to mannequins in New York City, believing he is the last man on Earth.

Just as he goes mad and and tries to kill himself, he is miraculously saved by a woman and child from Maryland who turn out to be genuinely healthy humans. I think this sums up why I didn't enjoy the movie more. With direction developing out of nowhere, I never got a feel for the pace. The movie ran only 1 hour 40 minutes, but it felt longer while at the same time needing more bulk.

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