Movie Review - I Am Legend
Run Time of 1 hour 40 minutes and rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
What I really should say is that I am Legend stars Will Smith. Go watch it. End of review.
Well, I suppose I'll go into more detail for those few people who are unexcited about the prospect of a new Will Smith film. Myself, I have been a fan of Will from back in the day when he was just the rapper. He's grown into the most bankable star in Hollywood and the world due to his extremely high work ethic and desire to promote his films around the world. Plus, he tends to be quite a mesmerizing actor on screen.
The movie is based on a book which I have not read. Once again, I feel this gives me a better perspective on if the movie is good rather than comparing it to the book and my own imagination. I think the movie is really good and I managed to find time to go to it twice this weekend. The second time, I brought friends. I liked this movie enough to go drag friends to it who were going to wait for it on DVD. I love DVD's, but watching films like this on the big screen are well worth it.
The action scenes are excellent with wonderful pacing and guidance from both the camera and the actors. The CG effects are great. Many critics are complaining that the CG is questionable. I understand where they are coming from as if you look at movies like Lord of the Rings and then look at I am Legend, it does feel like the CG effects were either rushed or not made very well. I don't think it distracts from the movie as long as you don't go in comparing it to something else. They don't distract from the overall tone and feel of the movie so I didn't even think twice about them.
I really enjoyed this show and highly recommend it. Most people I chatted with after the shows all gave it high marks and over the weekend, Legend debuted at #1 on the Box Office charts with 76.5 million dollars. That's the highest ever winter opening, just 5 million above Lord of the Rings Return of the King's opening weekend numbers.
The flick is showing at Cinema 3 in McCook, Nebraska. For more information including showtimes, please visit www.fridleytheatres.com.