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    Thumbs up I Am Legend

    Unpredictably, I saw this movie twice today.

    All in all, this movie was pretty damn good. If youre a dog lover, youll love this movie. Well............yeah, youll love it.

    Some things I must say about it that I did not like:

    1. The special effects sucked. The backgrounds were good (isolation, deserted NY scenes), but the creatures and I mean every one, looked like a cartoon to me. I seem to remember going to the theater and getting dazzled and then possibly, seeing some "fakeness" to those special effects when I got the Dvd months later. No, I noticed the fake shit from the get go.

    2. Not all the questions were answered. I know they arent supposed to be, but a lot were, so I thought theyd close the deal and answer all the questions. Without giving away spoilers, I cannot give any more hint.

    In totality, its a really good flick. Worth buying. Worth seeing twice in the theater.

    Will and Sam made this movie.
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    it was the first movie i've walked out of in a LONG time where i said "damn, that was good". Very surprised that Will Smith could pull off the single actor carrying a movie thing; have a new respect for him

    -how did they film the city scenes btw?

    umm, as far as the mutating virus...ya think they'd test it, retest it, then test it again, while in the initial production stage, no?

    my only real complaint of the movie is they should have made it three hours long and done a full explanation of the virus, what happened etc, then jump forward three years with Will...
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    I loooooooved the movie up until the last 3-5 minutes of the movie, but the rest was so spectacularly done I can forgive it. The ending left a LOTto be desired, but the rest of the movie was performed so magnificently that I can just pretend it ended some other way. It was really disappointing though that something done so well through the rest of the movie could end with this incomplete feeling. Like the producers said "Oh shit, we have 2 hours of footage already. Quick, someone wrap this up!"

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    Not even. 100 minutes.

    I thought the ending was average. Predictable and cliched.
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    I am going to see this tomorrow. Looks awesome.
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    opps disregard my other post AKIRA. I recently saw "American Gangster". Awesome movie.

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    I saw it last night. Awesome movie but the ending was so quick. I loved it but walking out I felt like there was a lot missing.





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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesegrater View Post
    -how did they film the city scenes btw?
    Those were real NYC street scenes.

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    they actually close down a bunch of streets and fill them with empty cars? was the grass and all that computer or "real"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesegrater View Post
    they actually close down a bunch of streets and fill them with empty cars? was the grass and all that computer or "real"?
    I'm so sure about the grass part, it could be CGI but they did close down a few blocks.
    They pissed off everybody, one person even called in a bomb threat, it was a fake threat..one to get rid of them.

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    Akiva Goldsman decided to move the story from Los Angeles to New york City to take advantage of locations that would more easily show emptiness Goldsman explained, "L.A. looks empty at three o'clock in the afternoon, [but] New York is never empty... it was a much more interesting way of showing the windswept emptiness of the world." Warner Brothers initially rejected this idea because of the logistics. but Francis Lawrence was determined to shoot on location, to give the film a natural feel that would not benefit from shooting on soundstages. Lawrence went to the city with a camcorder, and filmed areas filled with crowds. Then, a special effects test was conducted to remove all those people. The test had a powerful effect on studio executives. Michael Tadross convinced authorities to close busy areas such as the Grand Central Terminal viaduct, several blocks of Fifth Avenue and Washington Square Park.
    Filming began on September 23, 2006.The Marcy Avenue Armory in Williamsburg was used for the interior of Neville's home, while Greenwich Village was used for the exterior. Other locations including the Tribeca section of Lower Manhattan, the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx and St. Paul's Cathedral. Weeds were imported from Florida and were strewn across locations to make the city look like it had overgrown with them. The closure of major streets was controversial with New Yorkers. Will Smith said, "I don't think anyone's going to be able to do that in New York again any time soon. People were not happy. That's the most middle fingers I've ever gotten in my career."

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    With apologies to Akira.

    I Am Legend Trailer

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    I won't give away the ending, but think it was satisfying as far as it goes, but not nearly as appealing, from my angle, as the foregoing material. That brings up my one complaint: the title. By the end of the movie, we have some sense of the meaning of the title. Yet it still seems to me to feel cheesy and really unworthy of the movie.
    If I had the chance to pick my ending it would have Smith and the Dog Samantha tastfully having an affair and producing a new race.
    The Man-Dogs name will be Dog spelled backwards.

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    ^
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    The ending was kinda predictable and really deserved more thought put into it, but I dont know if the original was written to end the same way.

    Oh and Will didnt do full ROM pullups.
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