|I Am Legend (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition with Digital Copy)
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Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 11/11/2008 Run time: 100 minutes Rating: Pg13
Will Smith stars in the third adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic science-fiction novel about a lone human survivor in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by vampires. This new version somewhat alters Matheson's central hook, i.e., the startling idea that an ordinary man, Robert Neville, spends his days roaming a desolated city and his nights in a house sealed off from longtime neighbors who have become bloodsucking fiends. In the new film, Smith's Neville is a military scientist charged with finding a cure for a virus that turns people into crazed, hairless, flesh-eating zombies. Failing to complete his work in time--and after enduring a personal tragedy--Neville finds himself alone in Manhattan, his natural immunity to the virus keeping him alive. With an expressive German shepherd his only companion, Neville is a hunter-gatherer in sunlight, hiding from the mutants at night in his Washington Square town house and methodically conducting experiments in his ceaseless quest to conquer the disease.
The film's first half almost suggests that I Am Legend could be one of the finest movies of 2007. Director Francis Lawrence's extraordinary, computer-generated images of a decaying New York City reveal weeds growing through the cracks of familiar streets that are also overrun by deer and prowled by lions. It's impossible not to be fascinated by such a realistically altered cityscape, reverting to a natural environment, through which Smith moves with a weirdly enviable freedom, offset by his wariness over whatever is lurking in the dark of bank vaults and parking garages. Lawrence and screenwriters Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman wisely build suspense by withholding images of the monsters until a peak scene of horror well into the story. It must be said, however, that the computer-enhanced creatures don't look half as interesting as they might have had the filmmakers adhered more to Matheson's vampire-nightmare vision. I Am Legend is ultimately noteworthy for Smith's remarkable performance as a man so lonely he talks to mannequins in the shops he frequents. The film's latter half goes too far in portraying Smith's Neville as a pitiable man with a messianic mission, but this lapse into bathos does nothing to take away from the visual and dramatic accomplishments of its first hour. --Tom Keogh
- What Does it Take to Become a Legend?
I Am Legend, the novel, spawned the vampires-as-physical-phenomena genre. Vulnerabilities to religious icons were merely psychological holdovers from victims of a disease who believed they were vampires. But the thirst for blood was very real. It established the post-apocalyptic fear of contamination.
Since I Am Legend is a Will Smith vehicle, I figured it'd have some wisecracks, a lot of action, and Smith saving the day. So I was surprised to get exactly that - but not delivered in the way I expected.
I Am Legend is very much like a A Boy & His Dog in that our two protagonists are Robert Neville (Will Smith), a virologist responsible for finding a cure in New York City, and his dog Samantha, wandering a world gone mad. What's interesting about I Am Legend is the question posed by the title. Why is Neville a legend?
The most obvious answer is that Neville is immune to the disease that has converted 90 percent of humanity. As such, he believes he holds the cure within himself. In that regard, if Neville can succeed in stopping the plague, he will be a legend to all of humankind. But there's more to I Am Legend than that.
It's fitting that his companion is a dog. With only Sam as his companion, Neville is truly a legend; the only other living being idolizes Neville, just as dogs idolize their masters. Neville also creates a fictional community of people out of mannequins in a DVD rental store, where everybody knows his name. Neville is indeed a legend in his own mind.
There's also the possibility, posited in the original story, that Neville isn't famous as a savior, but infamous amongst the new breed of humanity as a mass murderer. In that regard Neville is legendary not because of whom he saves but whom he kills. Neville sacrifices countless of the infected in a quest for a cure, and in the process loses a little bit of his own humanity.
I Am Legend could easily have been an egotistical macho romp in a world gone mad in the vein of Mad Max. Instead, it is a thoughtful meditation on how communities define ourselves, even if your only friend is a dog. Although the director flinches at the uncompromising ending that could have been (and is on the two-disc special edition), I Am Legend is a serious entry in both science fiction movies and Will Smith's string of blockbusters.
- Shelby Mustang GT500- I'm in.
I could get up and do the dishes. I could...but the dog, Samantha, she's stealing the movie so far. She's so cute and I love dogs. I do want to see what happens to the dog. Oh, and now there's a flashback...seems like some sort 'Omega Man' type thing going on. There's vicious rats that I'll probably have nightmares about tonight and omigod, the monsters are for reals, very scary. Um, did I mention the freakin' car? Any gearhead worth her spit will get off on the 2007 Shelby Mustang GT500 as it literally destroys the streets of Manhattan, even if it is CGI. It's still a dream come true. Good story telling, escapism, and, in my opinion, the best actor of my generation, Will Smith. And definatly the best car. The dishes will have to wait. ...more info
- Very Pleased
Great movie. I bought it used and was leary of that. The movie came exactly as described, used but in new condition. It was exactly that. Shipping was fast and they kept me informed of all info that was necessary. This was a very positive experience and I will do it again many times in the future....more info
- Will Smith is hanging out too much with Tom Cruise.
I am not sure why he did this movie,as the original (Charlton Heston Omega Man based on same book) Is better. The plot like the book is pretty tom cruise-ish dumb, about the end of the world and so fourth. very long movie.
I hope this is not a harbinger of things to come from Mr/Mrs.Smith?...more info
- Almost as good as the original!
This is a remake of the original film starring Charlton Heston in "The Omega Man" A lot of good detail is missing from this remake....more info
- Omega Man remake
This is a fair remake of the great Charlton Heston movie.. Omega Man..First 3/4 of movie was good... Last 1/4 was weak...Mr Smith's acting was fair to good.......more info
- I Am Legend Review
I Am Legend was merely OK. I think Will Smith has done much better films in the past. I think it was too predictable and too far fetched. I would give it a 3 out of 5 stars...more info
- Mrs Sue
First of all, Will Smith. Next, he made this movie worth every hard earned, economy deprived, buck I had in my account. Awesome! And I think the excercise sequence alone should of been longer....but anyway, it was all that and a bag of chips, a soda,and a burger!...more info
- great movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
loved the movie saw it in theaters with my friends. it was not a scary as i thought it would be though. that was the only disapontment. other than that it was great!!!!!...more info
- What If You Are the Only Person Left on Earth?
Imagine going everywhere you used to go to, and never encounter another living human. Robert Neville does. He ends up talking to statues, and listening to pre-recorded news clips to remember what humans sound like. He broadcasts from a radio to see if there are any other humans who survived the killer virus. For a time, his only companion is his dog.
All this time, Neville has dreams at night that remind him how an out-of-control virus ended wiping out nearly the entire human race, and turning the remainder of them into nonhuman-like predators. He locks himself up in his home in New York City every night, fearing these predators.
Virologist Neville knows that he is immune from the virus, and is trying to make a vaccine that could change these predators back into humans. Will he succeed? Will he meet any other humans? Or is he alone forever?
I have not read the book on which this movie is partly based. As a movie, it is chilling and suspenseful.
I am a fan of Will Smith, as he has performed incredibly in films, yet I was unsure if I wanted to watch this movie. It is sad, my dad told me before we watched it, but he called it incredible.
The plot is very alarming, for a number of reasons. One scientist thought she had a cure for cancer in the year 2009- ironic, right? But three years later, it is shown that the "cure" actually backfired and created a terrible disease that wept out nearly all of the world's population- except for one man and his loyal dog, Samantha (aka Sam). The man, Robert Neville, continued to work on a cure, even after losing the whole U.S. to the disease, and avoiding the people that survived the disease but turned into monsters.
Neville, somehow immune to the disease, lost his family and he kept a promise to them- to make things right. And he intends to keep that promise. But life isn't easy now for Neville, and he is being watched by the monsters, who are becoming more intelligent and are plotting to take him down...
This is an EXTREMELY sad movie. His wife and daughter die while trying to evacuate New York in a plane-crash, his loyal German Shepard comes to a heart-breaking fate, and the hero himself must sacrifice something of the most importance to give humanity a chance to restore themselves.
Maybe it's not meant for "kids", but I'm half-glad I watched it- it is an excellent movie. Will Smith has become an incredible actor, and this movie closely reflects that. I see it as a once-in-a-lifetime movie: watch it once, but never forget it. Maybe you will, too. ...more info
- It's just not that great
I was really disappoined with this movie. The Zombies/Vampires or whatever they look sooooo fake. Like someone else said they look like video game bad guys. I really hope someone lost there job for that POS. Other then that I thought Will Smith did a great job playing our great hero but I also think the ending was lacking...more info
- Huge Holes ...
I've neither read the novel nor seen either of the movies with Mr. Price or Mr. Heston. I am a big fan of Will Smith.
I watched this movie with my 13-year-old son. A pair of geeks, I found that we had to stop the movie periodically to explain some of the points my son questioned (like why Smith's character was broadcasting in AM instead of FM.)
After the first 1/3rd of the movie, I thought this movie began to have potential to stand as a metaphor for feelings of isolation in today's society. (Gimme a break. I coach/counsel a lot of powerful, isolated men.)
Sadly, in a Hollywood way, the movie started to go downhill after the 1st third. Some points that jumped out include:
1. Smith's character is a military man who can bobby-trap an entire city block, but is unable to spot (and avoid) a simplistic guerilla trap. (Note to the colonel: "Who do you THINK moved Frank the dummy? The deer?!?)
2.He's been alone for 3 years and convinced that he's the last person on earth. A beautiful woman comes and literally saves him from death ... and he can barely have a civil conversation with her?
3. How did the baddies get into his house at the end? It seemed like Smith's character left a window open in his daughter's room. Again, after locking down the house for 3 years (and it being a matter of life/death), he's gonna forget to close a window?
4. Smith's character has the ability to design and construct heavy steel shutters over his house windows, and then builds a laboratory door out of .... what? It looked like cardboard the way those baddies blasted through it.
I'm willing to suspend some disbelief when I watch movies, but the ending of this movie had too many holes in it. Even fictional worlds need to have some degree of coherency....more info
- Theatrical Version of "I Am Legend"
Hollywood has never had much luck adapting science fiction author Richard Matheson's cult 1954 novel "I Am Legend" successfully to the screen. Iconic horror movie star Vincent Price headlined the first version; the Italian-lensed "The Last Man on Earth" (1964) ranked as an austere, but depressing widescreen, black & white epic with vampire/zombies as his antagonists. Call them zompires! Price impersonated a valiant scientist, Robert Morgan, with an acquired immunity to a deadly virus that had devastated mankind. Morgan struggled desperately not only to survive acute loneliness but also to cure the survivors. Full-frame copies of this opus are available everywhere in DVD bargain box sets. Not-surprisingly, Price perished in the end.
Charlton Heston retooled the role in the 1971 remake, "The Omega Man," released by Warner Brothers. Heston turned immunologist Robert Neville into a brawny, bare-chested, romantic, action stud hero who cavorted in a blue flight suit with a dress uniform cap complete with scrambled eggs on the visor. Watch "The Omega Man" and see if Neville doesn't resemble a Marvel Comics character. Naturally, Heston brought the messianic allure that he had gained from "The 10 Commandments" and "Ben-Hur" to the role. Along the way, Heston's Neville indulged in one of the first interracial big-screen romances with African-American actress Rosalind Cash. An army of heavily robed, non-vampiric mutants led by Matthias (Anthony Zerbe) triumphed over him, and he died tragically as a misunderstood Christ figure.
Will Smith fares even worse in the third and least well-done version, "I Am Legend" which finally uses the original title of Matheson's novel. Essentially, Smith imitates the Heston hero as a weapons reliant action hero/virologist. They differ in how they contend with loneliness. Heston played chess with a bust of Julius Caesar and fed images of himself via a surveillance camera onto a big-screen television. Smith's Neville dresses up mannequins at a local video rental store and converses with them when he selects a movie. Unlike both Price and Heston, Smith doesn't enjoy a post-apocalyptic romance. Instead of female companionship, Smith has to settle for a German shepherd; canine lovers are warned ahead of time to expect the worst. Even when a woman, Anna (Alice Braga of "City of God"), does show up near the end, our hero doesn't take the time to sweep her off her feet.
Generally, the problem with all three movies is that the star has to bear the movie on his shoulders for the brunt of the action. Remember that hideous Tom Hanks' movie "Castaway?" Half of "I Am Legend" looks like "Castaway" with Will Smith performing monologues devoid of humor. Sadly, despite a strong performance, Smith has to deal with adversaries that neither Price nor Heston contended with--namely, colorless, chrome-domed, computer-generated cannibals. "I Am Legend" forfeits any semblance of dramatic impact, much as "I, Robot" did, with its cartoon-like CGI villains. Smith wages an eternal war against video game antagonists who cannot speak, making them dim-witted, lowest-common-denominator dolts.
"I Am Legend" opens on an ironic note. Scientists have discovered a cure for cancer. Things go incredibly amiss, however, and Dr. Krippen (an unbilled Emma Thompson of "Sense and Sensibility") winds up unleashing a man-made virus in the year 2009 that transforms humanity into homicidal mutants that plunder and destroy everything in sight. Incidentally, these mutants don't appear until midway in the movie after scenarists Mark Protosevich of "Poseidon" and Akiva Goldman of "Batman & Robin" have established Smith's character and his predicament. The filmmakers rely on occasional flashbacks to fracture that storyline and show how Smith became the last man on Earth. We learn that his wife (Salli Richardson of TV's "Eureka") and daughter (Smith's real-life daughter Willow) died in a helicopter collision around the same time that the military quarantined Manhattan Island and sealed off access to it. The military destroy the two landmark Big Apple bridges, but Neville (Will Smith) vows to remain at ground zero and devise a cure.
Three years later, in 2012, Neville and his dog venture outside by day to search for non-infected survivors as well as to forage for food and lock themselves up at night. In an early scene, Neville hunts for fresh meat by pursuing escaped zoo animals through the cluttered, weed-choked canyons of Manhattan in a red Ford Mustang with a high powered rifle. He watches old television shows that he has recorded before the apocalypse while he eats. The mutants themselves are not very interesting. In "Last Man on Earth," the mutants were vampire/zombies that besieged the hero's house at night. In "The Omega Man," the villains were the equivalent of albino Klansmen that terrorized the streets after dark and clashed constantly with Neville.
Like the previous versions, "I Am Legend" delivers a dour, downbeat ending that will bum you out beyond belief. The special effects are shoddy and superficial; the villains emerge as a mob of one-dimensional, head-banging morons, and the hero degenerates into an ignoble, unsympathetic, atheistic lout. There is nothing exciting or suspenseful about our hero's late-night encounter with the mutants on the docks where he uses his SUV as a weapon to smash them. Even more implausible is the way that he gets out of this cliffhanger confrontation. "Constantine" director Francis Lawrence provides several startling, gotcha-by-the-gullet, scare scenes that will frighten the squeamish, but seasoned gorehounds won't find anything different or dazzling about this drivel.
Will Smith's track record with science fiction is faltering badly these days. "I Am Legend" is nowhere near as memorable or entertaining as either "Independence Day" or his "Men in Black" movies. Instead, "I Am Legend" is legendarily lame! ...more info
- 2.5 stars out of 4
The Bottom Line:
Everything with Will Smith fighting loneliness by himself in New York City is worth watching and everything with Will Smith fighting poorly-CGIed zom-pires is worth fastforwarding--throw in some heavy-handed religiosity and you've got a mixed bag of a film that should be approached with caution....more info
- One of my favorite movies, better in High Definition
I remember watching this in the theater when I am Legend first came out. I loved it then and I love it even more now in HD. ...more info
- I Am Legend
I'm not a huge fan of remakes, nor am I a fan of Will Smith, but I wanted to like this and went into viewing this movie with an open mind. First problem with this movie is Will Smith, he can not carry a movie by himself. If you're a fan of his, you'll probably love it, but not being a fan of his, I have to say he seriously lacks the chops to pull this off. Second massive issue is the horrendously awful CGI. The wide shots of the city look fine, but the lions in the beginning are just unbearably bad, and then when they finally show the vampires, that was just the final nail in the coffin for me. No pun intended. They just looked horrid, very poorly done. I watched both endings, and they were both very bland, the unrated theatrical version being the worst of the two. And while I have to say that the movie is very much watchable and not the worst thing to ever grace the silver screen, it needed a lot of improvement and a new lead actor to make it a worthwhile film....more info
- Good and Bad
Good - Will Smith, an alternate cityscape, survival. Sounded really good to me and the trailers were good. The depressing book and film were required reading/watching in Jr.High, but this adaptation is more like a summary of the book and it isn't fair to compare what special effects were available back when Charlton Heston played the role so I won't go there.
Bad - The ending. I had hoped they would change that part of the story - I looked forward to something better than status quo and I prefer movies (and books) that leave me satisfied, not wishing I'd stayed home and cleaned the kitchen. If you feel the same way, don't watch this one. I heard a rumor that 2-disc version will have an alternate (happy) ending. If it does, I'll watch it. If it doesn't I won't...ever....more info
- Very dull movie
As are most movies that have a cast of ONE (unless you include the dog), this movie is DULL. Think Castaway, where the guy talks to a volleyball. Now simply substitute a dog instead of a volleyball and there you have it. ...more info
- For a remake, much better than I really expected
When it comes to remakes of films I've always liked, I generally have very low expectations. This one, of course, is a remake of _The Omega Man_ (the only good film Charlton Heston ever made, in my opinion), which was based on the novel by Richard Matheson -- also one of my favorites. (The version meant to star Schwarzenegger fell through before completion.) And there was a terrible version starring Vincent Price called _The Last Man on Earth._ Also, Will Smith, who is actually a pretty good actor, had already appeared in _I, Robot,_ one of the worst films ever based on a classic science fiction story. So, would this attempt be any better?
I'm pleased to say that, while this version of one of the best "zombie" yarns ever written has significant differences from both the book and the Heston movie, it's a very good piece of work taken on its own. Smith is Robert Neville, an army researcher involved in developing the genetically mutated virus that brings an end to cancer as it spreads. Unfortunately, it mutates farther than intended and kills off ninety percent of the world's population. Of the survivors, another few percent become inhuman "Dark Seekers" and kill off all the others. Neville is one of only a handful of naturally immune individuals. And while cooped up in his house on Washington Square, trying desperately to find a cure for the plague he helped cause, he's going slowly and quietly insane. And when night comes, the windows are shuttered and the doors bolted because the Infected will be coming out to hunt. Smith plays the role with considerable power and believability. The camera work and the sets are excellent, and the screenplay is first-rate. One of the best horror films I've seen in awhile....more info
- Typical Hollywood butchery
Can you write an honest review of a movie without comparing it to the book it's based on? I think the answer is "Yes". When major film companies create big-budget movies with highly-paid A-list stars, they deserve, even demand, to be compared to the book they were based on. And this movie, to put it mildly, is a hugely disappointing adaptation. They went not for a true-to-the-book ending, but a typical feel-good Hollywood conclusion, with none of the author's emotionally shocking impact. The movie makers of this joke of a film completely missed the point of the climax and conclusion: it's the book's ending that gives the reason for the awesome title. It's the book's ending that shocks us with it's unexpected closing sequence. And it's treatment of the female vampire Neville befriends, turning her into a human with possibly romantic undertones, undercuts and undoes the poignancy of their meeting.
This is a movie made with just the most cynical attempt to make a lot of money. Which it did....more info
- Great visuals, decent story..
This movie is very interesting to watch, New York looks unbelievable. Although many people didnt like look of the Darkseekers, all of their moviements and actions were motion captured so it was real people acting.. good movie but not for a lot who are religious buffs...more info
- Great Remake!
I have the Charlton Heston version of this film, titled "The Omega Man," and can say that "I Am Legend" is a great remake of the story. While TOM was more religious in nature, which was accepted at the time (it was in essence a Vegetable Myth story,) IAL takes a more objective view of the story. And the approaches to the theory behind the approach that the writers took, with the research into the development of mutations of viruses made it the more believable.
I applaud the believability that the writers presented....more info
- Left me wanting more
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization." I never read the book that inspired this movie, but I am a Will Smith fan and he delivered again in this movie. I seen the movie in the theater and bought the DVD...so why the 3 star rating? The problem set I Am Legend presented was very intriguing to me; however, I don't buy into the idea of super human zombie's or any scenario where a person's physiology is suddenly altered. But...Society is very dependent on infrastructure; in this movie the main character is surviving in an environment not devastated by manmade or natural destruction; what's left I Am Legend is a world that still appears the same but without human presence. Watching Smith recover and use the resources available and/or left behind, and his way of dealing with isolation from human interaction was appealing. I would have rated the movie higher if it had invested more time building Smiths character and showing his quest for survival day in and day out. Instead, it breezed over this aspect leaving holes in the plot...and in the end I was left wanting more. I have heard that a sequel is in the works and has Will Smith signed on to it; it will supposedly explore what happened leading up to where this movie started. I look forward to a remake but in the mean time this movie left me pondering what it might be like surviving in a world like the one depicted in I Am Legend. ...more info
- i am legend / blu-rey
this movie was delivere to broken and i not happy costomer because dvd
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- Great performance
Will Smith blew me away with this movie. It's action, drama, and thriller all into one. I love it!...more info
- I AM SLEEPING
Out of the many zombie or living dead genra films in the last few years...this one hits the bottom of the barrel. Nothing new, and barely entertaining....more info
- Worse Will Smith movie ever!
Thank God he gets killed at the end so there'll be no sequel!
Watch the Omega Man with Charlton Heston instead....more info
How do you give the 'ultimate collector's' treatment to an 'ok' sci-fi flick. There's no big fan following for this film. It's easily the worst adaptation of the I AM LEGEND story. Last Man On Earth is the best one and even Omega Man is more fun to watch. If you're going to go collector's on this, why not tie into it the short brilliant story by Matheson...perhaps print a small version of the story as a booklet, detail the parts where the writers took from the novel, where they strayed off. Include Last Man on Earth and Omega Man as discs into the set...make it a collector's tribute to the I Am Legend story. This movie alone is just an 'ok' sci-fi flick...nothing profound or cultish about it. And in this era of great special effects, the creatures were no better than video game quality (and even sub par from that at times). You can clearly see that the creatures and Will Smith did not occupy the same space on screen. I'd only get an ultimate set of this if you include the short novel, Last Man on Earth and Omega Man...the creature designs by comic legend Ron Garney AND the comic adaptation by Steve Niles as well...then you'd have an ultimate I Am Legend Set. Get on that asap....more info
- An Okay Movie Made From a Very Scary Book
I saw this film a couple nights ago and although I have nothing but the greatest respect for Will Smith as an actor and believe he did an extraordinary job in this film, I found the movie wanting. I didn't mind the movie makers changing coasts and moving the action to New York, didn't mind them making Neville an Army Scientist, didn't mind them making the dog a bigger deal than he was in the book, didn't mind any of those changes.
I did wonder how a woman and a child could fight off the zombie-like monsters (they were vampires in the book, but I didn't mind that change so much either) when Neville who was in about a perfect a shape as a man can be couldn't do it. So she had some light, Neville had plenty of that. And why would she lead them to his home? He told her drive around till it was light. You'd think she'd have known about that, having survived so long and all.
But that aside, what I didn't feel from this movie that I got from the book I'd read so long ago was the profound sense of loneliness Neville felt. The shear terror I got from Matheson's words. That didn't come through for me. It was an okay movie, but it couldn't light a candle compared to the the book....more info
- I Am Legend (DVD) ~ Will Smith
Movie was OK would not watch again . Shipped very fast and in perfect condition ,I Am Legend (DVD) ~ Will Smith ...more info
- I Am Legend
I AM LEGEND
When Richard Matheson's I AM LEGEND came off the press in 1954, he had no idea that his story of the future would see three film incarnations. In 1964 LAST MAN ON EARTH with Vincent Price premiered with its stark black and white images of a war torn European city. 1971's OMEGA MAN with Charlton Heston reflected the current society of the late 60's with its violent iconoclasts.
In 2007 Will Smith would bring a different take on the character of a noble scientist in I AM LEGEND. With his faithful companion, Sam, a devoted German shepherd given to him by his daughter, he patrolled the desolate streets of New York City during the day.
Every day he broadcasted the same message to an apparently silent world. "Food, shelter and security" were more than words to this Dr. Robert Neville. For him and Sam over 1000 lonely days have passed since the end came. Sometimes, the desire for the past can lead one to the verge of insanity, especially of the past is clouded by the mists of lost hopes.
Unfortunately, the end did not come for those humans who mutated after exposure to the miracle cure for cancer. They became a new species who lived together like a hive in the shadows of dead buildings. They became prowlers roaming the streets at night searching for fresh blood.
The only fault of this film is that the mutants both human and dogs are too super in their abilities. Unlike the previous two films, the mutants are not really believable, especially the dogs. It is difficult to have pity for them since every trace of humanity has been ripped from their souls. However, there is a twist near the end of the film.
Neville's experiments on the mutants were his desperate attempt to find a cure, to bring normalcy back to a barbaric land filled with savages. Of course, the mutants knew him and Sam all too well. During the day they were ever watching for him from the dark shadows of their lives. This day creature and his dog were their mortal enemies.
The story is well written. Will Smith gives another A+++ performance. James Newton Howard adds another excellent musical score to his impressive library.
This DVD contains an alternate ending on disk two which differs from the first two films. In many ways, I prefer this ending to the theatre version.
This is what the second disk offers: for there comes a time, when two evolving races must find common ground or face total annihilation. This "controversial ending" gives a hint of hope that true humanity will never die. ...more info