Movie Review: I Am Legend.

My wife and I just got back from seeing I Am Legend. I haven’t read the classic novel, but I have seen The Ωmega Man once or twice, which was the second film version of it.

Let me say up front, I am a fan of Will Smith – I’ll go see pretty much anything he’s in because I think he’s a good actor, and I like him. I’ll also go see anything SciFi that doesn’t look cheesy. This one was a no-brainer. Besides, from the previews it’s a zombie flick, with lots of guns. What’s not to like?

Uh, this movie.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad. I can’t point to anything in particular I didn’t like about it, but it just didn’t affect me. I never became involved in the story. Yes, it startled me a couple of times (it’s sort of a horror film, so it’s supposed to), but that’s it. Even at the supreme emotional point of the film… meh. Nada. About 2/3rds of the way through it, my wife was about to nod off (she had other reasons). I asked her if she wanted to go home, but she declined. I asked her, because at about that point I realized I really didn’t care how it ended.

We stayed to the end, and I was right.

Your mileage may vary, but I’m willing to bet this flick drops off the box office radar in two weeks or less. Sorry, Will.

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