Name: "I – a legend" ("I Am Legend")
Genre: interesting cocktail from a fantasy and the thriller, with drama elements
Duration: 101 min.
Director: Francis Lawrence
In roles: Will Smith, Sallie Richardson, Willow Smith, Alice Brega, Paradox Pollack, Charlie Takhan, Desh Mayok, Joanna Numata
Authors of idea: the next screen version of the novel "I am Legend" ("I – a legend") written by Richard Matheson in 1954
Scenario: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson
Operators: Andrew Lesni
Composer: James Newton Howard
Producers: Akiva Goldsman, David Heyman, James Lassiter
Scientists managed to win against one of the most dreadful diseases of the present the near future — a cancer. The new vaccine is measles virus, or so-called Quarter. However as a result medicine gives unexpected complication — 90% of the population of the planet die out, 9% turn into the terrible zombies-mutants-vampires who are not transferring a sunlight. Only 1% of the population has something like immunity (probably, those who in the childhood had measles).
The main character of the movie "I — a Legend" — the scientist, the colonel of the American armed forces Robert Nevill (Will Smith), goes crazy from loneliness in absolutely become deserted New York. Only the friend there is a dog Sam, in the best times belonging to his daughter.
The circle of contacts is minimum and is reduced only to communication with the dummies placed in shop of hire of disks. The scientist spends free time behind hunting, game in golf on an aircraft carrier and transmission of messages by radio searching "normal" people. Its main time is taken with search of a vaccine from Quarter.
The cellar of his house is equipped in very not bad laboratory full of the medical equipment and experimental rats. Its main goal — to cure all vampires, to return them human shape.
Vampires so simply do not give up, to them the generous impulse of doctor Nevill is absolutely indifferent. They with great pleasure would prefer to see it in the ranks, than to come back to habitual shape homo the sapiens. On all this all subject line of the movie "I — a Legend" is also built, however InfoAdvisor.net would like to otmeit that turns of events on the film session course not always are so expected and predictable.
Once Nevill gets to the trap prepared by vampires, to get out from which he manages exactly with sunset. As soon as the last ray vanishes, it is attacked by rack of the mutating dogs zombies. Protecting the owner, Sam receives a sting and catches virus Quarter. To have to destroy a dog.
The scientist who almost went mad from loneliness to come to a revenge track: at night he attacks uncountable hordes of mutants. From a certain death it is rescued by not infected Anna and her son Itan who heard his transfer by radio. They bring it home.
The next night the army of mutants crumpled all on the way rushes into basement laboratory. To rescue Anna and the boy, Nevill endows himself and leaves to ghouls with the grenade in hands. It gives the chance to Anna to leave and transfer a saving vaccine to people from camp survived in Vermont.
Initially the movie "I — a Legend" was submitted as the screen version of a novel of the same name of Richard Matheson. However from the original there were only a name of the main character and rod idea of full loneliness. What to feel a difference, it is enough to tell that in the original vampires knew where there lives Nevill (not the scientific, but simple person), and every night annoyed his appeals to join them. The main idea of the book which is ruthlessly cut out from cine option was reduced to that the norm is defined by the majority. Vampires formed social group new, if I may say so, into which Nevill did not fit in any way. For them it was the enemy and the blood-sucker who was leaving the den every day and cutting out in their tens.
Quality of statement
"I — a legend" shake, first of all, by the faultless picture of deserted New York. The streets of the megalopolis which grew with weeds on which open spaces herds of red deer are grazed represent bewitching a show.
But, according to InfoAdvisor.net, the director so was fond of a detailed otshlifovka that absolutely forgot about sense. Francis Lawrence – it is unconditional, the talented founder of clips of Britney Spears, and this most "clip" past is distinctly felt in its direction.
In the movie of tens the untold thoughts and plots stated by means of it is made different genres (from the thriller to the drama). For example, tragically presented image of loneliness of the last person on Earth and the subject line devoted to it become as if and not necessary, after all at the end absolutely unexpectedly appear the Last Person No. 2 and No. 3.
The movie and some semantic disagreements sins. Nevill makes infinite attempts to contact yet not infected people though thus knows that some part of the people who survived after accident is in Vermont and for some reason does not seek to get over to them. You do not find a contradiction here: to be the tormented loneliness and not to show even a hint on desire to join other people? Or here still such question: why to say, what no colony is present, and afterwards to repeat, what about 12 million people survived?
Founders did not begin to bother and over an ending, having besides ignored the original version, used old kind classics — a happy end and hope for bright future of mankind which will successfully recover and will build up anew.
The picture will be estimated, no doubt, by admirers of a fantasy in general and Will Smith in particular. If not to carp at different trifles of type, from where in the house of the scientist light and water in the conditions of vseplanetny accident, action looks quite tolerably. At least, for one-time viewing at movie theater is that is necessary. Without any complaints statement and camerawork. Separate thanks to the director that did not begin the movie with rigid medley where the hero from the machine gun shoots one hundred - another vampires. The scene of their emergence deserves a separate praise because is very unexpected because of what "clings" the viewer much more, than the rivers of blood.
The movie "I — a Legend" – it is unconditional, the worthy representative of genre group of movies of "doomsday", deserves your attention and firm 4.