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I Am Legend (Blu-ray)

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The last man on earth is not alone. Will Smith portrays that lone survivor in I Am Legend, the action epic fusing heart pounding excitement with a mind blowing vision of a desolated Manhattan.

Some how immune to an unstoppable, incurable virus, military virologist Robert Neville (Smith) is now the last human survivor in New York City and maybe the world. But he is not alone. Mutant plague victims lurk in the shadows...watching Neville's every move...waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find an antidote using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered...and quickly running out of time.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 209337365
UPC 883929024452
UPC 14 00883929024452
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 12/9/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Actors
Name Smith,Will
Link Search Link
Awards
Image Award (2008) I Am Legend, Nominee, Outstanding Motion Picture,Will Smith, Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild (2008) I Am Legend, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
MTV Award (2008) I Am Legend, Nominee, Best Movie,Will Smith, Winner, Best Male Performance
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The opening scenes of "I Am Legend" have special effects so good that they just about compensate for some later special effects that are dicey. We see Manhattan three years after a deadly virus has killed every healthy human on the island, except one. The streets are overgrown with weeds, cars are abandoned, the infrastructure is beginning to collapse...In "I Am Legend," the situation raises questions of logic. If Neville firmly believes he is the last healthy man alive, who is the vaccine for? Only himself, I guess. Fair enough, although he faces a future of despair, no matter how long his cans of Spam and Dinty Moore beef stew hold out; dogs don't live forever...Given its setup, "I Am Legend" is well-constructed to involve us with Dr. Neville and his campaign to survive..."I Am Legend" does contain memorable scenes, as when the island is being evacuated, and when Neville says goodbye to his wife and daughter (Salli Richardson and Willow Smith), and when he confides in his dog (who is not computer-generated, most of the time, anyway). And if it is true that mankind has 100 years to live before we destroy our planet, it provides an enlightening vision of how Manhattan will look when it lives on without us. The movie works well while it's running, although it raises questions that later only mutate in our minds.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Variety
Review Remarkably eerie yet annoyingly larded with cheap horror-film shock effects, "I Am Legend" stands as an effective but also irksome adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic 1954 sci-fi novel. In what is to a considerable extent a solo turn as the last healthy human on a post-plague planet Earth, Will Smith strongly holds the screen in a one-man Alamo besieged by marauding cannibals...Although Smith's role may not be as difficult in certain ways as Tom Hanks' was in "Cast Away" -- Smith gets to move around a lot, indulge in eye-catching action scenes and interrelate with a wonderful dog rather than a volleyball -- they are comparable in that both parts required the actors to carry their films virtually singlehandedly, with long silent passages. Smith manages it very well, showboating only briefly to show off his newly trim physique and intermittently displaying the incipient madness that would surely come from being alone against an unrelenting threat...What remains most memorable about the picture are the images of a stark, uninhabited New York City; to this end, production designer Naomi Shohan, the large art department and visual effects teams and lenser Andrew Lesnie contributed much imagination and expertise. Tech side is all high-end.
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Reviewer Todd McCarthy
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Collector's Edition, Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Smith,Will
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Jack Mathews, New York Daily News ...a stunning glimpse into how the city - as we know it today - might look in 2012 if it were abandoned in 2009.
James Berardinelli's ReelViews As Tom Hanks did in "Cast Away," Will Smith pulls off this half-insane role perfectly.
Kyle Smith, New York Post A scary, inventive, exciting and breathless adventure that combines the best elements of "Children of Men," "Escape from New York" and "The Road Warrior"...
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune ...the opposite of "Transformers": It's all about the unsettling silence, not the noise.
Pete Hammond, Maxim Mind-blowing excitement.
Scott Foundas, The Village Voice ...fully affirms Smith as one of the great leading men of his generation.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...three movies in one: a futuristic effects-o-rama, a zombie thriller and a survivalist parable.
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