I can’t really write anything about “I am Legend” without ruining it for those who haven’t seen it.
I tried to review it on Facebook yesterday, or maybe it was the day before, and for some reason, it wasn’t in Facebook’s database. This has since been remedied, but I’ve hardly had time to Facebook the past couple of days, because I’m designing a magazine, which goes really fast for the first day, and then I spend two weeks moving columns two clicks to the left and making that one picture smaller and that other one bigger and for some reason it takes me 8 hours to get it right.
Back to “I am Legend,” though. It may well be that everyone in the world knows more about it than I did going in, because all I knew was that “The last man on earth is not alone,” and he is Will Smith and his dog looks like my dog and they have flashbacks showing that dog as a puppy. That was all I needed to know, really. (Sorry if you didn’t know that much and I’ve ruined the movie for you.)
Sorry also, if it ruins it for you to learn that the movie is based on a novel of the same name, which has been twice before made into a movie. One starring Vincent Price and one starring Charlton Heston.
I knew it was based on a book, but didn’t realize it was a book from the 1950s, and therefore quite different than the current movie. A little disappointing, because as I was watching it, I thought I’d probably like a book that goes into more depth about the Last Man On Earth’s interior monologue. Stuff he couldn’t say to his dog out loud, because it would sound dumb in a movie. Turns out the book is actually fairly short, and doesn’t seem to go into depth about much of anything. I’m near the end of disc 2 (of 4) of the audiobook, and he hasn’t even met the dog yet.
So go see it. It’s scary. And then donate blood. I did. Only because the blood center is next to the movie theater, and maybe because Will Smith draws a couple of vials of blood in the movie.