Not spruiking yo-yos, just getting dibs on any future headline for this fillum:
There’s an incredible sense of loneliness and despair in director Francis Lawrence’s I Am Legend, which for a good portion of its running time proves to be a surprisingly hard-edged and intelligent science- fiction thriller—certainly a good deal sharper than one might expect from a holiday blockbuster starring the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
This is the third big-screen adaptation of Richard Matheson’s cult fave 1954 novel, and we’ve walked these empty streets before—not just with Vincent Price in 1964’s The Last Man on Earth, but more memorably alongside Charlton Heston in that bonkers 1971 cheese-fest The Omega Man. Devoted fans are already setting the Internet ablaze, debating and dissecting this new film’s diversions from Matheson’s sacred text.
Despite a sledgehammer-like advertising blitz - often a fair indication a film's a dud - I Am Legend looks as though it might go alright. More than alright if it's even remotely within cooey of any "bonkers 1971 cheese-fest".
LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BONKERS CHEESE FESTS
Paul Koslo, with a pedigree rooted in The Omega Man, Vanishing Point, Mr Majestyk, Heaven's Gate, countless TV shows AND Chained Heat II, deserves our acclamation for his fine body of work.
Sort of spoilers, anyway, since I'm only guessing.
Put this review: "the wife and daughter he sent to the country when the city was quarantined" together with this review: "as for that ending … sigh" and what do you think you're going to get? Sigh... what you won't get is Will Smith dead in a fountain.