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I Am Legend

Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 4:40am

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So, I saw this, and... it was basically a movie I'll remember, not for it's greatness, but how much fun it is to watch.

SPOILERS(highlight):

This movie screwed me up. I'm officially afraid to breathe air. 90% of this movie has no musical score. It's completely silent, making it impossible to determine when you will jump. The end was the most badass Will Smith ending EVER. That's the way I want to die.

One of the freakiest scenes is when Will Smith's character is testing a cure on one of the zombies. It seems to work, then the zombie just jumps up and goes insane.


I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I totally recommend you see it.
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 5:10am

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I really want to!
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 6:00am

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SPOILER (DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED)

This movie, even when you know something was about to happen, it still made you jump. it has a great mix of action and drama. for example, one sad moment in the movie... sam. such a cute dog and puppy. will tries to cure her, he's rocking her back and forth, noticed the hair coming off and the teeth growing, and chokes her to death. absolutely saddening. a frightening part in the movie is when the zombies are first shown, bobbing their heads. creepy! though there were some funny points. shrek for example, when will mimics all the lines said in the scene. will's death, awesome. completely awesome way to destroy the antagonist along with the zombies behind it. i enjoyed this movie, even though ill probably never walk out in the dark again! eek
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 7:52am

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I saw it at the IMAX. I thought the movie itself was decent for the first half, but completely fell apart in the middle, and by the end I just wanted to see the first five minutes of Dark Knight again.

Speaking of which, the first five minutes of Dark Knight were AWESOME
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 8:45am

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Going to see this Monday hopefully, I'll post my review then smile.
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 2:42pm

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SPOILER: (sort of)

I totally agree with fill. It would be silent, then bam! the music would be loud and a creepy nightcrawler dude would come in. I thought the movie was awesome, but yet terrible. I don't know if that makes sense; did anyone else sort of think that?

REVIEW: NO SPOILERS!!!
Review: 2 1/2 out of 4 stars.
First off, if you're a Will Smith fan, you'd probably say 3/4. It kept you on the edge of your seat, almost sitting in fear of what the heartpounding "bam" would be. Very interesting concept, though. The whole movie was good, except that the mood changes so rapidly that it's hard to comprehend. THe ending jumped very sudden, since the climax was 5 mintutes until the end of the movie, which kind of means there was no falling action to lead to the resolution. Will Smith movies are always good, this one wasn't his best, since many will think Independance Day and iRobot are much better.
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 6:42pm

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This movie is a remake of an older movie called "Omega man" so I have an idea of whats going to happen.
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 6:47pm

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I'd give this one a 3/4 just because I enjoyed it so much.

SPOILERS - Sort Of:
The story was given in a unique way that was a bit hard to comprehend. I liked it though, just because it was a well though out movie. Also, Waser said it fell apart in the middle, but to tell you the truth, I couldn't even judge how long the movie was. It just... happened.
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 7:21pm

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I thought that the movie was incredible. First off, it was gorgeous. Second, I loved the concept. Third, I thought that Will Smith did an excellent job.

Then, the whole movie was just very eerie. Like what Fill said, because it was so silent you never knew what to expect. That never ended until the movie was over. And that part where he's in the bank! stun

And then there were the sad parts (if you saw the film then you know what I'm talking about) they had a huge impact on me.I just felt so bad for Robert Neville.

I agree that the plot did kind of fall apart for a while in the middle, but I think it came back together at the end. But yeah, the ending was insane.
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 8:13pm

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Dancamfx wrote:

This movie is a remake of an older movie called "Omega man" so I have an idea of whats going to happen.
Actually this isn't true at all.

'I Am Legend' is a film-version of the book I Am Legend. 'The Omega Man' was a vague reinterpretation of the book, and had a girl in it too. They're not related.
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 10:20pm

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I really like it. Was alone last night after watching it and was freaked out from the dark, haha.

I heard that A LOT was cut out of it...
Posted: Sat, 15th Dec 2007, 10:49pm

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Atom wrote:

Dancamfx wrote:

This movie is a remake of an older movie called "Omega man" so I have an idea of whats going to happen.
Actually this isn't true at all.

'I Am Legend' is a film-version of the book I Am Legend. 'The Omega Man' was a vague reinterpretation of the book, and had a girl in it too. They're not related.
As a matter of fact it is. Omega man is a movie based off the book I am Legend. The movie I am legend is also based on the book so that then makes it a remake.

This is pretty simalar to the movie "The Producers". While both the movies are based on the play, the newer movie is considered a remake since there has already been a movie based on the play. Same thing.
Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 1:42am

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I saw this movie yesterday. I thought it was okay, but not the best Smith movie. I felt the movie moved at to slow a pace for the first half of it. If I glance at my watch when in a movie, its moving to slow. Then there were a few parts that could have added to the movie that they did not speak of after they happened. For instance...

SPOILER:
Nelville says at one point that the creatures have lost all their human side to them. Then we see that they set the same trap he had done previously which makes you think they are still smart and thinking things through. Nelville never mentions that fact after he was caught in the trap. I was waiting for him to start changing his opinions and go another route with them, but it never happened. They just left it a dead end. Anyone else think about that?

I give it 3 out of 5 stars. It was okay, just not my favorite.
Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 3:38am

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I loved it. The concept, the settings, everything. I was on the edge of my seat the whole movie. And yeah, Robert Neville has some really bad luck. The ending was incredible, now that's a heroic way to die. razz

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Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 3:40am

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film freak wrote:

I loved it. The concept, the settings, everything. I was on the edge of my seat the whole movie. And yeah, Robert Neville has some really bad luck. The ending was incredible, now that's a heroic way to die. razz
Spoiler mark ups please... I was reading non-spoiler things to see if this was worthy of a trip to the theater.
Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 6:52am

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Dancamfx wrote:

Atom wrote:

Dancamfx wrote:

This movie is a remake of an older movie called "Omega man" so I have an idea of whats going to happen.
Actually this isn't true at all.

'I Am Legend' is a film-version of the book I Am Legend. 'The Omega Man' was a vague reinterpretation of the book, and had a girl in it too. They're not related.
As a matter of fact it is. Omega man is a movie based off the book I am Legend. The movie I am legend is also based on the book so that then makes it a remake.
Now I haven't seen 'I Am Legend' yet, so I can't say this with complete certainty, but I think you're wrong. When there are markedly different changes in the plot and characters (ex. the girl throughout all of Omega Man unlike the other survivor later on in IAL) and the name itself is changed from 'I Am Legend' to 'The Omega Man', that makes OM a vague 'based-off of' movie. Whereas 'I Am Legend', if I'm clear on this, is a direct interpretation of the book.

There's a difference between the two. Which, quite clearly, makes 'I Am Legend' not a remake of 'The Omega Man'. I know this is all semantics, but I've heard from several people bitching about this being a remake of an already good old movie, and it simply isn't.
Posted: Sun, 16th Dec 2007, 9:54am

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Rating: +1

Atom wrote:

Dancamfx wrote:

Atom wrote:

Dancamfx wrote:

This movie is a remake of an older movie called "Omega man" so I have an idea of whats going to happen.
Actually this isn't true at all.

'I Am Legend' is a film-version of the book I Am Legend. 'The Omega Man' was a vague reinterpretation of the book, and had a girl in it too. They're not related.
As a matter of fact it is. Omega man is a movie based off the book I am Legend. The movie I am legend is also based on the book so that then makes it a remake.
Now I haven't seen 'I Am Legend' yet, so I can't say this with complete certainty, but I think you're wrong. When there are markedly different changes in the plot and characters (ex. the girl throughout all of Omega Man unlike the other survivor later on in IAL) and the name itself is changed from 'I Am Legend' to 'The Omega Man', that makes OM a vague 'based-off of' movie. Whereas 'I Am Legend', if I'm clear on this, is a direct interpretation of the book.

There's a difference between the two. Which, quite clearly, makes 'I Am Legend' not a remake of 'The Omega Man'. I know this is all semantics, but I've heard from several people bitching about this being a remake of an already good old movie, and it simply isn't.
well look at the two charlie and the chocolate factory movies. The newer version is based more off of the book than the first one, but it is considered a remake.
Posted: Mon, 17th Dec 2007, 12:20am

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THIS MOVIE WAS DUMB!
What they showed in the movie I thought was entertaining but it’s what they didn’t show that ruined the movie and made it easily forgettable….

SPOILERS: (highlight to read my whining complaints)

DUMB #1 -
Who the hell was he?
I don’t know who he was and they didn’t make me care if he found a cure or not. Why did Will Smiths’s character feel responsible and compelled to be the one to find a cure? We can make assumptions but they never really explained how he was connected or what made him so famous that he was on the cover of Time…


DUMB #2 - Was a cure even necessary?
If all the infected died and all the rest were immune, then there was no more chance of it spreading to humans, and no real reason to find a cure. A vaccine maybe for animals but with the infected’s lack of intelligence and intolerance to UV rays, the remaining population should have been able to handle them like any dangerous animal and control them or wait for them to die off.


DUMB #3 - Were the flashbacks necessary?
No – the flashbacks didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know. They were only a distraction from the story.


DUMB #4 - Who cares about the creatures?
We make absolutely no emotional connection to the creatures so we don’t care if they are cured. He documents that the creatures show signs of having lost all their humanity but then they focus on one of the creatures as a main character and demonstrate his intelligence and leadership but then they go nowhere with it… why?


DUMB #5 – Hunting?
Well, he seemed to have plenty of food in the house but since he was making his dog eat veggies I think it would be safe to say he was hunting deer to try and get some fresh meat BUT WHO HUNTS OUT THE WINDOW OF A SHELBY MUSTANG GT500?!!! You’d think a military guy with training would know something about the difference between silent stealth and revving the engine of a 450HP V-8 muscle car!


DUMB #5 - Who were the woman and kid?
Sure they technically told us “who” they were but it was totally unrealistic. Will Smith has to use his intelligence, strength, military training, etc.. to survive. He hasn’t seen a living person in years and then suddenly this lady shows up like a soccer mom out running errands. She’s in her brand new, off the showroom floor clean, pimped out by the A-Team battle-ready SUV. She saves his life from a raging mob of creatures but shows no sign of ever having a difficult day in her life. She nice and neat, clean clothes, make-up, cheery attitude, and has managed to keep herself and a kid alive without a scratch, and knows the exact location of a camp of survivors in Vermont without any plausible explanation other than God told her….


DUMB #7 - Why did he have to die?
He very easily could have tossed the grenade as he got into the escape tunnel with the lady and kid… I don’t get it…


DUMB #8 -
Emma Thompson?
Why the hell did they use two time Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson as the scientist on the news who discovered the “cure” for cancer?


…but hey, I did enjoy the few minutes of Batman we got to see! (and they had an Indian Jones marquee posters hanging in the lobby!)
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SPOILERS!!!!!!!








If i went into it expecting an average action movie then I wouldn't have been disappointed but since I went in expecting a really good adaption of an even better good I left the theatre wondering what had just happened. one thing that bugged me was how the ending completely changed the meaning of the title.

movie meaning: I am a legend now because my cure saved humanity

book meaning: the tables have been turned and while vampires were once scarce and a legend among humans, I am the only human left and a legend for the vampires

I didn't like how they made 1% of the population immune and off in a colony somewhere. Also I didn't like the dumbing down of the vampires, they seemed almost like mindless zombies except for the trap they set.

EDIT: made message safer for people not wanting to see spoilers

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Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 4:54pm

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I Just went to go see this last night. I thought it was good up untill the ending.
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 5:55pm

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Uggggghhhh.....

I know this is a thread for the movie, but in trying to get reviews for it (to know if I should still see it or not) I've run into spoilers for the ending.

Please hide your spoilers, people. Jesus, Corby.... biggrin
Posted: Tue, 18th Dec 2007, 6:42pm

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MY MOVIE OPINION: NO SPOILERS

I went to see it the other night and I must say I enjoyed it. The ending wasn't the best but it didn't ruin it for me. The one thing that did bug me was the CG mutants, I thought they could have done a better job with them, they looked a little lame IMO. But overall it was a good time at the movies. I dont think its worthy of any kind of award but it was a good, fun, action packed movie. Its definitely in my top ten movies of this year and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone to go see.
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I saw it tonight, and heres what I got to say.

I never read the book so I got a good view of what the movie was like from a movie point of view. This movie Kicked Ass. One of my favorite things is Will Smith didn't use his typical "Willitude" in the film. You know, his little attitude he had in MIB and I,R. I find his typical acting style annoying. But this film blew me away. I actually believed that he was this doctor, not Will Smith. THATS a trait of a good actor.

Another thing I liked, is how his character is slightly unhinged. Thats exactly what I would expect from a person living in that kind of situation.

There are so many parts that I liked, that were very powerful, I couldn't possibly name them all. I found the entire film very entertaining and scary (not just the jumps). I disagree with alot of the things people said on the first page.

SPOILER (highlight):
He did not try to cure his dog. The cure he injected into the creature was purple, the liquid he injected into his dog was a tint of yellow. He was putting his dog to sleep, which is why he held it before it died. Its been known for people to hold their loved pets before they die from injection. This scene really hit me hard. Thats another good thing about this movie, is that you actually care about the characters. Even the dog. Something alot of horror films can't accomplish. The only thing I didn't like was a slight overuse of 3D CGI. But it was still amazing.

This was a great movie. Lived up to all my expectations. I highly recommend seeing this movie!
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This was in reply to ZukoVega's post.

Highlight my replies. SPOILER WARNING!

DUMB #1
-REPLY A: Obviously you didn't get the flashbacks. He felt responsible from the beginning even if the world is shit in the current state.

DUMB #2
-REPLY B: The infected aren't dead...

DUMB #3
-REPLY C: Really? I wouldn't have known his family died or if they just left the country or went somewhere safe. I found them to be very important to the caring for the main character.

DUMB #4
-REPLY D: They've lost thier HUMANITY, not intellegence. Most creatures in the wilderness demonstrate leadership and tactic, it doesn't mean they have humanity.

DUMB #5
-REPLY E: Why do people take four-wheelers out to look for deer in the woods? Walking around new york would take way too long to find food, since there aren't many hiding places for wildlife.

DUMB #5
-REPLY F: You don't even think an inch beyond the film do you? As you can tell by the final desicion of the main character and the way God speaks to him, God doesn't just jump down from heaven and tell you to sit on a couch while he explains what you need to do.

DUMB #7
-REPLY G: In case any of the creatures survived the explosion they would go after the chamber adamantly. Also, he wouldn't have enough time to throw the grenade and climb into the chamber safely.

DUMB #8
-REPLY H: While I don't have an answer for this, I'm quite tired of answering your "DUMB" negatives to the film. People like you are all the same. They act like professionals when critiscizing a film but really when you bring in your views, you only make yourself look more like a novice to films and what makes them good.

~ Mike
Posted: Thu, 20th Dec 2007, 8:26am

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Mequellios wrote:

This was in reply to ZukoVega's post.

Highlight my replies. SPOILER WARNING!

DUMB #1
-REPLY A: Obviously you didn't get the flashbacks. He felt responsible from the beginning even if the world is poo in the current state.

DUMB #2
-REPLY B: The infected aren't dead...

DUMB #3
-REPLY C: Really? I wouldn't have known his family died or if they just left the country or went somewhere safe. I found them to be very important to the caring for the main character.

DUMB #4
-REPLY D: They've lost thier HUMANITY, not intellegence. Most creatures in the wilderness demonstrate leadership and tactic, it doesn't mean they have humanity.

DUMB #5
-REPLY E: Why do people take four-wheelers out to look for deer in the woods? Walking around new york would take way too long to find food, since there aren't many hiding places for wildlife.

DUMB #5
-REPLY F: You don't even think an inch beyond the film do you? As you can tell by the final desicion of the main character and the way God speaks to him, God doesn't just jump down from heaven and tell you to sit on a couch while he explains what you need to do.

DUMB #7
-REPLY G: In case any of the creatures survived the explosion they would go after the chamber adamantly. Also, he wouldn't have enough time to throw the grenade and climb into the chamber safely.

DUMB #8
-REPLY H: While I don't have an answer for this, I'm quite tired of answering your "DUMB" negatives to the film. People like you are all the same. They act like professionals when critiscizing a film but really when you bring in your views, you only make yourself look more like a novice to films and what makes them good.

~ Mike
Amen!
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Big Kahuna wrote:

Mequellios wrote:

This was in reply to ZukoVega's post.

Highlight my replies. SPOILER WARNING!

DUMB #1
-REPLY A: Obviously you didn't get the flashbacks. He felt responsible from the beginning even if the world is poo in the current state.

DUMB #2
-REPLY B: The infected aren't dead...

DUMB #3
-REPLY C: Really? I wouldn't have known his family died or if they just left the country or went somewhere safe. I found them to be very important to the caring for the main character.

DUMB #4
-REPLY D: They've lost thier HUMANITY, not intellegence. Most creatures in the wilderness demonstrate leadership and tactic, it doesn't mean they have humanity.

DUMB #5
-REPLY E: Why do people take four-wheelers out to look for deer in the woods? Walking around new york would take way too long to find food, since there aren't many hiding places for wildlife.

DUMB #5
-REPLY F: You don't even think an inch beyond the film do you? As you can tell by the final desicion of the main character and the way God speaks to him, God doesn't just jump down from heaven and tell you to sit on a couch while he explains what you need to do.

DUMB #7
-REPLY G: In case any of the creatures survived the explosion they would go after the chamber adamantly. Also, he wouldn't have enough time to throw the grenade and climb into the chamber safely.

DUMB #8
-REPLY H: While I don't have an answer for this, I'm quite tired of answering your "DUMB" negatives to the film. People like you are all the same. They act like professionals when critiscizing a film but really when you bring in your views, you only make yourself look more like a novice to films and what makes them good.

~ Mike
Amen!
Agreed



Also, and Atom, why are you forever always trying to start tension in topics. For some reason I knew when dancam made his first post you we're going to jump all over that. I can't say he's right or wrong but you haven't even seen 'I am legend' yet so how can you even be making claims?? haha, geez man, u gotta learn how to let stuff go. If he thinks that, fine, he is opinion isn't life threatening or anything so honestly, what skin is it off your back? Whoooooo Caaaaaares eek


EDIT: I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. The ending was a little abrupt but I still loved the movie as a whole.
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I like how you had to edit your post because you completely forgot to write anything about the actual movie. *Hypocritical* smile

Oh, Chris. You knows how I iz. smile
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SPOILER ALERT




I thought this opened up really great. The first hour is excellent showing his daily life. The flashbacks in my opinion were unneccessary other than delivering the "look at the butterfly line". I mean, there are other ways of telling the audience that his family are dead other than showing us. BUT I think those are some of the best scenes in the movie so I'm glad they did it.

I think this movie would have benefited from being an hour longer. Once Neville is rescued the movie is, IMO, rushed to the finish line. They open a discussion about God and never really expand on it other than Neville agreeing about five minutes later after shutting her beliefs down by clapping his hands at her. They tried to pull a "Signs" ending very poorly with the butterfly. If the idea of having faith in God and believing or not believing was a theme throughout the film than it would have a greater impact, I believe.

Once the dark seekers attack the house, after we get to know the new survivors for about 10 minutes we are given the climax of the film. I think there should have been more time given to Neville and the two other survivors. There should attempts for him to try and include them in his own world or something like that. I mean, they were so quickly in and out.

Now I do like the ending, its very well done and emotional. But I don't accept that he couldn't toss the grenade and quickly close that door. It's definitly possible. I feel like he sacrificed himself mearly for the sake of sacrificing himself. Maybe if he had shown signs throughout the film of wanting to die and then told Anna how he wanted to see his family again and then went for it I would understand it better than I'm sacrificing myself to look heroic.

Other than that, the end scene in the house was pretty awesome. I liked how he didn't stand a chance against the alpha seeker. And double points to James Newton Howard for what I thought was an excellent score that made the film a bit more classier.

Oh, and the CGI was just awful. Either Francis Lawrence should have second guessed his decision to lose the live actor seekers or should have fired his CGI team and gone to someone better. But, save a few times, whenever that alpha seeker was on screen he just looked goofy.

Well shot, well acted, poorly written. Good first half, bad second. Thats my opinion.
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SMALL SPOILER WARNING!

Useless flashbacks?

I think it's funny how people bring up the flashbacks in I Am Legend being "usless". The most lame excuse I've heard yet: "There are other ways they could have said how his family died". Your absolutely right. But your also naive. Of course there are different ways of telling a story aspect, no matter what film it is. But is it the best way? I personally enjoyed the fact that they refrained from using the whole cliche' tear jerker scene, where he tells someone about it and cries. Watching it happen adds to the horror of such a tragedy.

I think they pulled it off perfectly. That scene was terrifying. But then again, I'm a very empathetic person and I am easily capable of imagining how a character is feeling. But to say it was useless because you don't enjoy films as much as you could, is pretty lame. It seems alot of people go out of their way to not enjoy films. I say this because of the reasons they come up with. Little nitpicky reasons that are ironically, usless themselves.

Seriously, I think some people forget to look at what they did right and just automatically decide they don't like a film because of some mock-professional, ameturish reason that is hardly justifiable. Try going into a movie once. Just once. And not have the I'm-going-to-spend-this-entire-movie-looking-for-bullspit-reasons-to-hate-it attitude. I challenge you to go into a movie and immediately start to look for positive things. You might be surprised at how much you could enjoy a film.

~ Mike
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I obviously didn't realize I was stomping on your heart when I wrote my review of this movie. Excuse me for being so naive. I'd say your naive for thinking the only other way to explain his family is dead is by talking about it and crying. So get off your high horse and realize we all don't write and view are movies off what you personally like.

The fact that you think my reasons for not liking this movie are nitpicky tells me you go out of your way to like movies. Guess what, I said I liked the damn flashbacks and wish they were more important to the plot.

And, damn. You're response tells me you go out of your way to like movies regardless of anything. Grow the hell up, I saw the movie twice and have read the book. I've enjoyed parts as I said and was dissapointed with others. I had high hopes for this film as I should have and was dissapointed by that. So don't lecture me on enjoying films. I'm pretty sure we are all here because we love films. I know thats why I am here. I love films and movies above almost everything. So grow up and learn to handle a review.
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I watched the movie last night and thoughly enjoyed it to the point of giving it a 4 of 5 stars in my book. I think it is a very emotoinal movie in which you do have to look past what it shows to fully understand it.
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Frosty G wrote:

I obviously didn't realize I was stomping on your heart when I wrote my review of this movie. Excuse me for being so naive. I'd say your naive for thinking the only other way to explain his family is dead is by talking about it and crying. So get off your high horse and realize we all don't write and view are movies off what you personally like.

The fact that you think my reasons for not liking this movie are nitpicky tells me you go out of your way to like movies. Guess what, I said I liked the damn flashbacks and wish they were more important to the plot.

And, damn. You're response tells me you go out of your way to like movies regardless of anything. Grow the hell up, I saw the movie twice and have read the book. I've enjoyed parts as I said and was dissapointed with others. I had high hopes for this film as I should have and was dissapointed by that. So don't lecture me on enjoying films. I'm pretty sure we are all here because we love films. I know thats why I am here. I love films and movies above almost everything. So grow up and learn to handle a review.
My comment wasn't directed at you. I merely used your excuse for why the flashbacks were "unnecessary". And no, its not that I can't handle a review or that you "Stomped on my heart". Don't flatter yourself. You weren't the only one that has said the flashbacks are useless and came up with weak excuse as to why they were.

A thing I should really mention, I don't think everyone should like this film. I don't think everyone should like a film because I enjoyed it. And yes, I know there are more ways to reveal the death of his family than just what I said. But it doesn't make them any better. And no, I don't enjoy every film I see. Please don't throw melodramatic accusations when you have nothing to back them up.

I will admit that the later part of my post turned into a rant. But the rant was not directed at anyone in particular. I just get sick of reading reviews that come up with the most stupid reasons to make any film look bad. It's not hard to nitpick a film for all the tiny aspects that make it imperfect. No film is perfect. No film will ever be perfect.

Back to IAL, I didn't think this film was flawless, or even close to being flawless. I stated before I didn't like the overuse of CGI. But that doesn't mean I should just say "Bad film. Its crap". I should also say that your review was one of the better reviews I've read. I was merely remarking on the "uselessness" of the flashbacks and it turned into a rant about bad reviewers. I guess that was the mistake on my part for not clarifying my view.

As a final note, I notice the excessive use of telling people to "Grow up" in a lot of responses from many forums, and a few variations of it. Is that the best people can come up with to try and sound superior?
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I've made some edits.

Mequllios, although in you recent reply you've stated that you hadn't intended to attack one persons opinion, you could have perhaps used some diplomatic wording. It's not a total surprise that Frosty G posted defensively. Which isn't really ok.

You both know the score, though to be derogatory to someone as a person due to your opinion of their opinion isn't really allowed. Either as an attack, or as a reply to said attack (as you should rise above and really know better).

With this in mind, carry on.

-Hybrid.

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People like you are all the same. They act like professionals when critiscizing a film but really when you bring in your views, you only make yourself look more like a novice to films and what makes them good
Just so I understand you, Mequellios... my opinions are "novice" because you disagree with my list of eight reasons why I didn't like a movie that you liked? Since I don't seem to understand the exact science of enjoyment, can you enlighten the ignorance of my opinion by listing eight reason why I should like this movie?
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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

With this in mind, carry on.
Heh. And so they have. wink
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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

I've made some edits.

Mequllios, although in you recent reply you've stated that you hadn't intended to attack one persons opinion, you could have perhaps used some diplomatic wording. It's not a total surprise that Frosty G posted defensively. Which isn't really ok.

You both know the score, though to be derogatory to someone as a person due to your opinion of their opinion isn't really allowed. Either as an attack, or as a reply to said attack (as you should rise above and really know better).

With this in mind, carry on.

-Hybrid.
As I said, that was my mistake.
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DUMB #1
-REPLY A: Obviously you didn't get the flashbacks. He felt responsible from the beginning even if the world is poo in the current state.
-REBUTTAL: I "understood" the flashbacks but in my opinion it would have been more powerful if it was just left to the present and we learned about the fate of his family and past by his interaction with the mannequins, family photos, empty bedrooms and then finally his conversation with the women and kid in the end. I think the reason for the flashbacks was for the blowing up the bridge scene because it works well for the teasers...

DUMB #2
-REPLY B: The infected aren't dead...
-REBUTTAL: Yes, most of the infected did die, it was only a small percent that changed and smaller percent that was immune.

DUMB #3
-REPLY C: Really? I wouldn't have known his family died or if they just left the country or went somewhere safe. I found them to be very important to the caring for the main character.
-REBUTTAL: His "hitting" on the female mannequins was the first clue that something happened to his family and he was moving on. There were lots of other subtleties throughout the movie leading up to his speaking about it.

DUMB #4
-REPLY D: They've lost thier HUMANITY, not intellegence. Most creatures in the wilderness demonstrate leadership and tactic, it doesn't mean they have humanity.
-REBUTTAL: Most wilderness creatures don't show THAT level of intelligence and in his video log he insinuated that the creature wasn't smart enough for its own good.

DUMB #5
-REPLY E: Why do people take four-wheelers out to look for deer in the woods? Walking around new york would take way too long to find food, since there aren't many hiding places for wildlife.
-REBUTTAL: They ride four-wheelers for transportation to and from the hunting site and to transport the kill but most hunters wouldn't be chasing and shooting at the deer from the four-wheeler... I think it was purely a Hollywood scene for excitement and the teasers but didn't fit the tone of the movie.

DUMB #5
-REPLY F: You don't even think an inch beyond the film do you? As you can tell by the final desicion of the main character and the way God speaks to him, God doesn't just jump down from heaven and tell you to sit on a couch while he explains what you need to do.
-REBUTTAL: In my opinion, it had nothing to do with thinking "an inch beyond the film" - I think that from the time the woman and kid arrived, through the end of the film, they speed through everything and didn't give near enough character development...

DUMB #7
-REPLY G: In case any of the creatures survived the explosion they would go after the chamber adamantly. Also, he wouldn't have enough time to throw the grenade and climb into the chamber safely.
-REBUTTAL: Even if any of the creatures DID survived the explosion, he didn't! And well, I think he did have time...

DUMB #8
-REPLY H: While I don't have an answer for this, I'm quite tired of answering your "DUMB" negatives to the film. People like you are all the same. They act like professionals when critiscizing a film but really when you bring in your views, you only make yourself look more like a novice to films and what makes them good.
-REBUTTAL: These are just my "novice" opinions and I don't expect a reply since you said you wouldn't - Not sure why you're so defensive of this movie, it's not personal. I'm sure there are plenty of movies I like that you don't and probably even more we'd both agree on 100% smile
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I saw last night with my cousins, I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars, because, first off Will Smith is a great actor, and the story was completely original. Yes I know they have made other zombie movies, but this one has an absolutly different feel to it. you know? And lastly it was the scariest movie I have ever seen!
In my opinion the movie is like "Cast Away" with zombies and guns.
Posted: Wed, 26th Dec 2007, 7:31pm

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ChristianFilmer 100001 wrote:

the story was completely original.
Actually it was based on a book... what a surprise. smile
Posted: Wed, 26th Dec 2007, 8:10pm

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It was? cool!
Posted: Wed, 26th Dec 2007, 8:38pm

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ChristianFilmer 100001 wrote:

It was? cool!
That's why u should always be sure before posting.
Posted: Wed, 26th Dec 2007, 11:46pm

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No I mean completley original film wise.
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ChristianFilmer 100001 wrote:

No I mean completley original film wise.
yeah, some how it was. not every day u see a movie with one actor that makes sense and that's scary and cool. one of the best film this year
Posted: Tue, 1st Jan 2008, 9:36pm

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7/10

I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this film, Samantha was great. It's biggest letdowns were the last few scenes and well.. that was the biggest grenade explosion I've ever seen. That safe must have been extra secure.

I'll leave it at that, a very worthy film for its genre.
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er-no wrote:

7/10

I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this film, Samantha was great. It's biggest letdowns were the last few scenes and well.. that was the biggest grenade explosion I've ever seen. That safe must have been extra secure.

I'll leave it at that, a very worthy film for its genre.
Just saw it. Seconded. The scene with Sam was an especially fantastic bit of a well-crafted blockbuster movie.
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jan 2008, 10:59pm

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I agree with er-no and Atom. (!??)

I'd probably give it a 7.5 out of 10. Definitely worth a watch, very enjoyable.

As for all those criticisms, fair enough, but I was so drawn into the movie that I suspended my disbelief about a few things.

And other 'questions' about the film people have raised, I mean, some of them are obvious. Why did he want to cure people rather than just let them die? Well, for the same reason we have AIDS clinics or people working to cure cancer. When someone gets a horrible illness, we don't just go "Oh well, sorry!", we try to fix them...

Cheers,
Arktic.
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The scariest part of the movie...the gas prices! What were they!?!? $6.63 a gallon?!