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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:52 pm    Post subject: I Am Legend Reply with quote

Here is one for you lot - bet you will enjoy it - I did.
Modern day Zombies roam around after dark - and they arn't nice 8O
Will Smith at his very best, well worth a watch.

7/10

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Genre: Action / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Tagline: The last man on earth is not alone
Plot Outline: Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Plot Keywords:New York City / Plague / Tense / Zombie / Disturbing more
Awards:2 nominations
User Comments: An acting buffet of Will Smith

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7.6/10 (17,366 votes)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

complete shite
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walter wrote:
complete shite


Hahahahahahahhaha !
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pling wrote:
Walter wrote:
complete shite


Hahahahahahahhaha !


I agree, if you have seen the trailer it is enough.
The whole movie didnt ad anymore 2 it.
Disappointing.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also watched this last night.
Pretty much follows many other similar stories. Zombies eat people and are afraid of the light. Soppy end to the story aswell. Also the movie was much too short, should have been 45 minutes longer like it was supposed to be originally.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They cut 45 mins off so as we wouldnt become zombified!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The story takes place between January 1976 and January 1979 in Southern California. The novel opens with the monotony and horror of the daily life of the protagonist, Robert Neville. Neville is apparently the only survivor of an apocalypse caused by a pandemic of bacteria, the symptoms of which are similar to vampirism. Every day he repairs his house, boarding up windows, stringing and hanging garlic, disposing of vampires' corpses on his lawn and, going out to gather any additional supplies needed for hunting and killing more vampires.

Neville's psychological disposition is a significant element in the novel, and his struggles with despair imbue the character with intensity and gravitas. The author emphasizes that he is an ordinary, flawed man trying to deal with an extraordinary catastrophe. It also explores the loneliness of being by himself, excitement and hope of finding others, and disappointment over still finding himself alone. During the evenings, Neville drinks whiskey and listens to records. The records referenced by name sometimes reflect what is happening in the story, while at other times they simply reflect Neville's mood.[citation needed]

Much of the story is devoted to Neville's struggles to understand the plague that has infected everyone around him, and the novel details the progress of his discoveries. Instead of asking the reader to accept a supernatural explanation for vampire phenomena, the author strives to offer scientific basis for such symptoms as aversion to garlic, craving of fresh blood, and resistance to bullets but vulnerability to stakes and sunlight. The aversion to mirrors and crosses is classified as psychological. This represents one of the first attempts in popular culture to explain vampirism scientifically, something that has become more common in modern vampire stories, such as Ultraviolet and Shadowrun. Neville hypothesizes that he is immune to the bacteria because he was bitten by a vampire bat when he was stationed in Panama.

One day, a dog appears in the neighborhood. Neville spends weeks trying to win its trust and domesticate it. He eventually traps the terrified dog and wins it over, but it dies from the vampire infection a week later.

As the story progresses, it is revealed that some infected people have discovered a means to hold the disease at bay. However, the "still living" people appear no different from the true vampire during the day while both are immobilized in sleep. Thus, along with the vampires, Neville kills the still living people. He becomes a source of terror to the still living, since he can go around in daylight (which they can only do for a short length of time) and kill them while they sleep.

The still living send a woman named Ruth to spy on Neville, and they cleverly replicate Neville's relationship to the dog. Ruth pretends to be terrified of Neville at first sight, and rather than spend weeks trying to win her over, he attacks her and drags her back to his house. Though Neville is suspicious of her true nature and much of their interaction focuses on Neville's internal struggle between his deep seated paranoia and his hope, it is clear by his seizure of Ruth that the scales have tipped in favor of the irrational. Eventually Neville performs a blood test on her, revealing her true nature to him before she knocks him out. Ruth leaves a note telling him about the group of people like her, explaining that she was sent to spy and how monstrous he appears to them. Months later, the still living people attack, shooting Neville but taking him alive so that he can be executed in front of everyone in the new society.

Before he can be executed, Ruth provides him with an envelope of pills. Neville takes the pills so he will feel no pain when the still living execute him. He finally realizes why the new society of the living infected regards him as a monster. Just as vampires were regarded as legendary monsters that preyed on the vulnerable humans in their beds, Neville has become a mythical figure that kills both vampires and the infected living while they are sleeping. He becomes a legend as the vampires once were, hence the title.


This film is light years away from the original story line!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen it - deleted it!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

same here
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