Caught a midnight IMAX show last Thursday of the new Will Smith movie, I AM LEGEND.
Walking out of the theater afterward, my instant review was, “Better than expected.” Further consideration prompts me to re-label the film I AM BORING.
It never really got going.
Yes, the abandoned NY looked great, but the only moment of real tension was when Smith went looking for his dog. With all the psychological issues of being the last man alive, the underdeveloped plot lines regarding the zombie/vampire community, I AM LEGEND represents yet another property that should have been made into a 13-episode season on HBO or Showtime.
And all the belabored symbolism paralleling Smith and Shrek — yikes.
Your best bet to see I AM LEGEND is to wait for it to hit the 2nd-run houses or maybe even DVD.