I have to confess I wasn’t expecting a huge amount from this movie. I was expecting fun. I was expecting action. I was expecting entertainment. What more can you really ask from a Zombie movie?
For me, the zombie genre’ reached it’s peak with Shaun of the Dead. And I know it’s technically a comedy, but nothing is going to top seeing a zombie whacked over the head with a pool cue to the tune of Queen’s “Don’t stop me now” Ever.
I Am Legend is two things, really. Firstly, it’s a showpiece for Will Smith’s acting skills. The only things he can play off in the first three quarters of this movie are a dog and some mannequins. Which he does, to his credit. Very well, I might add.
Secondly, it’s a movie that can’t quite make up its mind. Is this an action movie? A movie with a message? A cautionary tale of messing with nature? I left having no idea. Then again, as I keep telling myself, it’s a zombie movie. And it’s designed to entertain. Am I supposed to be thinking this much about it? Or am I just supposed to be enjoying it without any analysis?
I decided to just take it on face value, accept it for what it was, and not look into it too deeply. In which case, my review is as follows:-
Not a date movie. Unless you subscribe to the “If she/he jumps it’ll be into my arms” school. Will Smith acts his socks off. Good Friday night chill movie.
3 days ago