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“I am Legend”, The last man on earth

In drama, family, feature film, horror, psychological on January 3, 2008 at 2:38 PM

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“I am Legend” is the second feature film of Francis Lawrence, important music videos director ( Britney Spears, Aerosmith) but also of “Constantine”. “Legend” starring Will Smith who plays the role of the last man on Earth, scientist still searching for a cure to a virus (created by the Man) that annihilated Earth. 

In this new film, Lawrence approaches the theme of the last man on earth. “legend”, coming from Latin “legenda” or ” thing to be read”, shows well the projection of the audience in the future and the not-to-far status of the man. The film is intercut between scenes of  Robert Neville’s lonely daily life in NYC, trying to find a cure, an between flashbacks showing the end of the days. The showing a NYC full of life ( flashbacks), next to a completely empty one with wilderness taking over the city, creates a very interesting contrast.

This film shows the Man should fear himself more than the end of times, or the Sun extinction.

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  1. This movie was pretty well made. I was impressed. I don’t think they’re mentioning it, but this movie is basically a modern update of 70s film, “The Omega Man” with Charlton Heston. Will Smith is a bit more entertaining to watch though. This is a quality blockbuster that I hope can live up to multiple viewings.

  2. The Movie was good. I was wondering how does one submit to you to get there films reviewed???

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