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I Am Legend -- vastly overrated

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rockbottom, May 23, 2009.

  1. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Caught the Will Smith flick today on HBO. Cool concept, except the entire movie and plotline seemed vastly underdone. I had about 30 questions, upon first viewing alone, that never got answered.

  2. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    You think the movie's bad, you should read the I Am Legend children's book.
  3. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Quality crossthread!

  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ms. Slappy won't watch any of it. Animals and death make her nervous.
    I've never seen it straight through' caught the part where the German Shepherd dies once; won't watch that part again. Depressing, in the way watching Wilson the volleyball get lost at sea was depressing
  5. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Yeah, slapster, but even that scene wasn't handled well enough after the fact. Seeing him delve into his own head a little more before the rampage would have set up the rampage better.

    I felt like the beginning 30 minutes needed some news clip or something to link past to present, and further explain the plot.

  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I liked the Vincent Price version ... Last Man On Earth. Good schlock sci-fi.
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    There is a serious plot hole in this movie. One that's pretty hard to get over:
    There is no way on or off NYC, except if you're a woman and small child.
  8. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Read the book.
  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I did. Years ago.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    To me, not nearly as bad as what they did to "I Robot."
  11. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    I don't think it was rated particularly highly, so I'm not sure you can call it vastly overrated.

    But yeah, it was a bowl of suck -- with excruciating animal death as a bonus!
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    When's Will Smith gonna rap again?
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