I am legend widescreen twodisc special edition with. Is there an i am legend movie that actually preserves the. For starters, the alternate ending omits the meaning of the movies title. The plot and ending of the original movie i am legend that was released in theaters is as follows. Its a full, polished ending, with complete special effects intact, so i m assuming it was ripped from the special features on the imminent dvd. And like most americans, ive been woefully underimpressed by the likes of total recall and hollow. I am legends alternate ending wrapped things up way better. There have been rumors that the ending to i am legend wasnt the only way theyd planned for the movie to turn out. Instead of blowing himself and the hemocytes up with a grenade, neville discovers that the hemocytes actually came for the female he captured earlier in the movie. Like many americans, my exposure to the films of paul verhoeven has beenlimited. I am legend 1010 movie clip alternate ending 2007 hd duration.
In one way the alternate ending makes more sense than the one finally used in cinemas, but in another way it doesnt. I am legends alternate ending wrapped things up way. I am legend is a 1954 postapocalyptic horror novel by american writer richard matheson. This alternate ending to i am legend is imho far superior to the abrupt version in the theatrical release, and fits in better with something that happens in the film about midway through. He has the charisma to pull off just about any role and is improving as a dramatic actor as he matures.
The books characters realization of their perspective is the whole point of the book. It would not have been just another exterminate the evil monsters movie but something with substance. For more thoughts on i am legend, the book and the films based on it, head over. Alternate ending to i am legend, way better than the. Its been three years since civilization came to an end, and the loneliness has.
Jun 14, 2011 the plot and ending of the original movie i am legend that was released in theaters is as follows. Hes a legend, but for the wrong reasonsin line with richard mathesons book, he is an entity the darkseekers fear. Somehow immune to an unstoppable, incurable virus, military virologist robert neville smith. I am legend 2007 drama, science fiction, thriller, 101 minutes directed by francis lawrence starring will smith and alice braga will smith is one of the biggest box office draws, whether its for action, comedy or drama. In fact, the movie went through massive reshoots before finally being. The first time was in 1964 with the last man on earth featuring vincent price, and then in 1971 with the omega man with charlton heston. Putting all of that in a movie might not be possible or might not make a good movie, but the alternate ending for this one goes just about as far as it could in one scene. He then takes a grenade and kills the darkseekers and himself, saving the cure. I am legend widescreen twodisc special edition with digital. What the film needs, i think, is plenty of time to digest, and a second viewing. The alternate ending was better in the sense that it could stand on its own, and from a technical perspective did a better job of telling a story. I just watched the film for the first time then immediately watched the alternate ending, and it really didnt match the tone of the rest of the film, it felt totally disjointed. The theatrical ending was a pathetic cop out by hollywood, showing once again that those who make the decisions producersstudio execs have no creativity, and theyre slowly sucking the life out of all the writers and directors who do.
I am legend is a dystopian story very loosely based upon a book of the same name. Neville sacrificed himself for humanity and that because of his cure humanity was able to rebuild, establishing his legend. We see manhattan three years after a deadly virus has killed every healthy human on the island, except one. This was actually the third time it had been made into a movie. I really enjoy his spy thriller 7 steps to midnight and wish there was more like it from him. Theres so much online about the alternate ending being better, am i alone in thinking its worse. Dec 14, 2017 i am legend is about a zombielike horde wiping out much of humanity, but its confusing ending becomes clear if you understand the personal journey of its hero. I am legends alternate ending wrapped things up way better than what we got. I am legend is a 2007 american postapocalyptic action thriller film based on the 1954 novel of. The other humans have become vampirelike mutants, and all are hungry for nevilles blood. What did the healing zombie in the basement have to do with it. Apparently the new postapocalyptic will smith film i am legend had to get snapped back into production to redo the ending.
Ending spoiler for i am legend 2007, plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. December 2009, military virologist lieutenant colonel robert neville will smith, lost his wife zoe salli richardson and daughter marley willow smith in a helicopter accident during the chaotic quarantine of manhattan. I am legend is a will smith film from 2007, based on the book of the same name. According to the theatrical cut, the darkseekers are displayed as monsters who deserve their annihilation. I am legend is about a zombielike horde wiping out much of humanity, but its confusing ending becomes clear if. Apparently there was an alternate ending to the 2007 film that is more true to the book, but i havent seen it and from what ive read, it doesnt sound much closer other than showing us the infected arent mindless bloodthirsty zombies with rabies.
Nick is fused with set and fights ahmanet the mummy 2017 duration. I am legend was released on december 14, 2007, in the united states and canada, and opened to the largest ever box office not adjusted for inflation for a nonchristmas film released in the u. Will smiths 2007 box office hit i am legend had an ending that divided. Will smith actually blew himself up in the theatrical release. Will smiths 2007 box office hit i am legend had an ending that divided audiences, but an alternate ending exists that does more justice to the book. Like the book of job, i am legend studies the questions, can he find a reason to continue. Have you ever waited for your favorite book to be turned into a movie. As i understand it, the alternate ending was the way the movie originally ended, but it didnt test well with audiences so they dropped it and gave neville the more heroic end we see in the version which made it into theaters. Jan 02, 2012 this feature is not available right now. I am legend rewatch multiple endings july 29, 2015 nerdyloft leave a comment i am legend is an interesting film reminds me a lot of the game the last of us, and follows the main character robert neville will smith a survivor in new york city after a virus outbreak with symptoms similar to vampirism. I am legends mike patton shows us a perfect place to score. Anyway, its enough to distract you from the december all around. Hes a legend, but for the wrong reasonsin line with richard mathesons book, he is.
Thankfully, this ending was included in the i am legend dvd. The alternative ending shows, supported by 2 preparative scenes, the survival of all mankind, but with a bitter aftertaste. Alternate ending at the best price available today. Differences between i am legend book vs movie page 1. Everyones abuzz over the alternate ending to i am legend that showed up online last week. In the alternate ending he sees that there is humanity in the zombies. Watch the clip titled alternate ending for the film i am legend 2007. Feb 17, 2012 i am legend 2 with will smith is officially moving forward. Jul 29, 2015 i am legend rewatch multiple endings july 29, 2015 nerdyloft leave a comment i am legend is an interesting film reminds me a lot of the game the last of us, and follows the main character robert neville will smith a survivor in new york city after a virus outbreak with symptoms similar to vampirism. She then states in a voice over that neville sacrificed himself for humanity and that because of his cure humanity was able to rebuild, establishing his legend. 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.
The streets are overgrown with weeds, cars are abandoned, the infrastructure is beginning to collapse. So i just finished i am legend by richard matheson. Am i the only one that prefers the theatrical ending. After a biological war, robert neville is the last healthy human living on earth, but he is not alone. I am legend 2 with will smith is officially moving forward. Apr 09, 2014 issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Is there an i am legend movie that actually preserves. Alternate ending was formed when three friends realized they all shared a passion for movies. I am legend is een verfilming van het gelijknamige boek uit 1954, geschreven door richard matheson. I watched i am legend and was somewhat disappointed with the whole thing, however having watched this ending gives the movie a much greater impact and i know i would have enjoyed it a whole lot more if i had watched it this way. What the author originally meant with the title i am legend was that he had become the monster,he thought he was the good guy exterminating all the horrible monsters when all along it was actually them that were terrified of him,like the legends of vampires and werewolves and zombies that is what he had become,so that ending may be considered canon,i really didnt like the other ending at all.
Being that the theatrical version was released in 2007, these are easier to locate than for older films. I picked it up mostly because i read about the alternate ending of the will smith movie, which some criticized for not following the spirit of the book. This doubledisc edition of the recent will smith blockbuster i am legend contains two versions of the movie, each with a different ending. The version of i am legend which i watched ended with will smith alive, but my friend claims that he had watched the same movie, in which he was killed by the zombies. Dec 14, 2007 i am legend s mike patton shows us a perfect place to score.
Even stir of echoes is more of a thriller than horror. Instead of blowing himself and the hemocytes up with a grenade, neville. As i understand it, the alternate ending was the way the movie originally ended, but it didnt test well with audiences so they dropped it and gave neville the more heroic. As popcorn movies go, this one has enough of the good in it to make it watchable, and enough of the bad to make it disposable. Itll be on the dvd, of course, but that isnt stopping anyone from drooling all over it now, or from. The opening act is too magnificent for the terrible ending to wreck it. I have to say that the alternate ending is far far far closer to the ending of the book. As discussed by first showing and film, the alternate ending for i am legend is a better representation of the source material. I am legend 2007 alternate ending as discussed by first showing and film, the alternate ending for i am legend is a better representation of the source material. They actually shot an ending similar to this for will smiths version but the hollywood big wigs decided after a test screening that audiences wouldnt like this. The story is set in new york city after a virus, which was originally created to cure cancer, has wiped out most of mankind, leaving neville as the last human in new york. Hes been murdering, kidnapping and experimenting on members of this new society with no thought about their well being. The alternate ending to i am legend where they respect him and growl at him in an acknowledging way is odd and feels out of place. Hes definitely into the supernatural, but he isnt simply a horror writer.
The infected people attack nevilles lab and he hands over the infected female hes been working on to the leader a. Mar 18, 2009 the alternate ending to the will smith film i am legend. I am legend 1010 movie clip alternate ending 2007 hd. Yesterday, some intrepid soul posted an alternate i am legend ending to youtube. I am legend widescreen twodisc special edition with digital copy 2007 i am legend widescreen twodisc special edition with digital copy 2007. In an alternate ending of i am legend, some themes and the storys. Sep 20, 2010 i am legend is a will smith film from 2007, based on the book of the same name.
The original ending contained will smiths robert neville under attack in his own house, where he performs experiments to find a. The character has the same name in both the book and the movie. How much does that alternate ending change i am legend. The future that legend paints definitely isnt a pretty onethe government controls everything with an iron fist, slums are filled with sick and overworked people, and kids arent even guaranteed education unless they can prove themselves worthy.
I am legend is a 2007 american postapocalyptic action thriller film based on the 1954 novel of the same name by richard matheson. The ending to the alternate theatrical version varies from the original ending. Directed by francis lawrence, the film stars will smith as us army virologist robert neville. The legendary composer is dipping his hands into the world of film and has stopped by to chat. Final warning, both endings to i am legend are going to be spoiled. He works with many scifi and fantasy themes in works like steel and what dreams may come. The official ending was a better ending for the film as it was done. Neville draws a vial of her blood and gives it to anna, before shutting ethan and her inside a coal chute in the back of the lab.
Mar 05, 2008 there have been rumors that the ending to i am legend wasnt the only way theyd planned for the movie to turn out. It was influential in the development of the zombievampire genre and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease. I am legend s alternate ending wrapped things up way better than what we got. I have gone through a similar question to mine, but in that question they are talking about the ending of the book while my friend is sure that he had watched the movie where. Then when it finally happens you barely recognize it on the big screen. Our goal is to save you time and money by sharing our thoughts and recommendations on which movies to race to theaters for, which to watch at home and those to actively avoid. Its a full, polished ending, with complete special effects intact, so im assuming it was ripped from the special features on the imminent dvd. I am legend 910 movie clip let me save you 2007 hd.
Mar 20, 2008 at the end, neville realises that in the eyes of this new society of monsters he is the monster. Blogger adam katz sent me the link because of the book vs. The controversial original ending where neville finds out that the infected are, in fact, organised, b. Film column i did on the source material and the four films loosely inspired by it. Alternate i am legend ending is far superior screen rant. Assuming the second installment of i am legend is not simply a prequelindisguise, there are two ways for a smithstarring sequel to make sense sort of robert neville is featured heavily in flashbacks, in a manner similar to how i am legend chronicles the chaotic quarantine of manhattan via its protagonists memories amels screenplay accepts i am legends alternate ending which. Jul 04, 20 i assume you are referring to the 2007 film starring will smith and the controversial original ending special feature on the dvd release. Instead of blowing himself and the hemocytes up with a grenade, neville discovers that the hemocytes actually came for.
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. I havent had the first and im not going to have the second, in all likelihood, until the dvd release. The alternative cut however gives them a more human touch and shows humanity as a disturbing factor for them. This alternate ending to i am legend is imho far superior to the abrupt version in the theatrical release, and fits in better with something that happens in the film about midway through at one point in the movie when will smiths character took the lead zombies mate away from them, the zombie reacted with extreme rage, indicating that there was some vestige of humanity left in them. Its closer to the book that way, as he sees that while they are monsters in. Easily share your publications and get them in front of issuus. For more thoughts on i am legend, the book and the films based on it, head. Right, i just saw i am legend, and dont get the end. I assume you are referring to the 2007 film starring will smith and the controversial original ending special feature on the dvd release. The alternate ending of the 2007 i am legend probably comes closest, but still isnt quite right.1114 1459 1210 537 734 97 479 239 1001 1129 1015 893 394 638 753 65 105 1178 502 951 1038 473 461 254 1169 16 915 1192 1267 1013 1397 1036 305 335 335 677 865 658