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I
AM
LEGEND

WORST
MOVIE
EVER.

Slow, pointless, plot-less, overstuffed, most gratuitous use of Bob Marley music, most anticlimactic garbage I have ever laid my eyes on. Congratulations on bumping Altman's Pret A Porter out of the worst movie seat.

My mother and I want our time and money back.

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pugofwar
Dec. 29th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Does the dog die?
I hope the dog dies.
I don't like that dog.
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
You have reason to rejoice.
swayworn
Dec. 29th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Only a movie with neither zombies nor nudity could possibly garner that accolade ("malccolade"?).
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
I am a zombie fan. CGI zombies in a Will Smith vehicle? Surely, a sign that American is in financial dire straits!
flying_squid
Dec. 29th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Were the shots of an empty New York good? I've been told that the scenery is pretty much the only good thing about this movie.
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
beautiful and a total waste
lapsedmodernist
Dec. 29th, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
I quite liked it until the inexplicable Jesusification of the whole thing. I thought it was atmospheric, had some good scenes developing how Will Smith is coming apart at the seams, and then "butterfly!" WTF, Jesus fixes everything. I submit that this is the converse response to the Golden Compass, which is a "user-friendly" adaptation of a book that is all about atheism, where IAL is a randomly Jesusified adaptation of a dark sci-fi novel, with an emphasis on the "sci," about vampires.
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
I thought the only thing ripping at the seams was Will Smith's acting ability. His lack of chops was laid bare and I was--frankly--embarassed for him. He should stick to feel good Hitch type things where his likability can overshadow the fact that he is a hokey actor who generally plays with in his comfortable crowd pleasing range.
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
I was shocked that America was so excited about a film where a guy turns into a suicide bomber in order to save humanity. Aren't we supposed to be against that kinda stuff?
leondacter
Dec. 29th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
I AM LEGERDEMAIN.
I was actually impressed by a few things and generally liked the movie more than what I might typically waste money and hope seeing. I would also at least argue that you got your money's worth out of the film's production value.

There is so much to be offended by in almost every movie that hits screens, I would dare say you're REALLY far off in calling this the WORST MOVIE EVER! Considering its roots and the line of films it's born from, you should have also probably expected less. I think this is just a case of high-minded direction and big-budget fantasy art without a complete story. It's a myth that never gives us the rebirth of our hero, and so it's naturally unsettling and leaves very little to feel satisfied about. It's not easy to feel good imagining yourself walking from the theater, ready to live the very forced MESSAGE they slap you with at the end. I think Will Smith is pretty fantastic, though.
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
NO HERO OF MINE.
it was the worst movie I've ever seen.
i hadnt watched the previews. i had no idea what i was getting myself into. maybe if i had it wouldnt have hit me so hard. but i didnt so it did.
commonpeople
Dec. 29th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for the warning! I wasn't going to see it anyway, but it's good to know one's suspicions are confirmed.
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
If I can save at least ONE person then my work is done.
exhaustedceleb
Dec. 29th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
I am a huge fan of the book and everything I've read about this movie makes me sad.

But hey, it's important that awesome screenwriters that crap on good books whilst bringing them to the screen get more money. So, I totally support the strike. Even if it does prevent an I Am Legend sequel from getting made in time for next Christmas.
ohsnap
Dec. 29th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
offensive and pointless use of god
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
absolutely
betchka
Dec. 29th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
I was really bored, so I went and saw the Golden Compass last week (eh, don't bother), then snuck into this and left halfway through. I'm glad I didn't pay for it.

I get to see you in a few days?
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
Yeah my brother told me to go see No Country but I knew my mom wouldnt o for that. She HATES action movies and was outraged to have paged for IAL. I was outraged that I suggested it. Learned my lesson. Always let her pick and if I hate it walk out and cruise the mall while she finishes her hokey feel good fare.

I'm not coming for another ten days or so. I actually have less time than I thought. I'll give you a call then.
slyseekr
Dec. 30th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
I actually enjoyed the movie, but think it's fair to watch this movie with the book and the other two movies in mind. I liked this one almost as much as the Omega Man and the book is A LOT more exciting than any of the movies.

If anything, they should have done a better job detailing the character's increasing insanity and I thought it reminded me too much of Castaway (a movie I didn't like).

BTW, I'm still in California, 'til Monday night.
olamina
Dec. 30th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
Oh, so you stayed after all? My mom didnt tell me.
I was just thinking of you. It's good that you're still here.
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olamina
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Poor Vancouver, Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
olamina
Dec. 31st, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Though I will say a good chunk of it was Manhattan. At least the establishing shots. I was on Fifth Avenue H&M when they forced everyone back into the stores and behind the dividers in order to get their shot. I think that was part of the reason I so wanted to see it. I felt involved. Silly me. That's the last time I get sucked into some swordfight between Tom Cruise and Will Smith over who can get New York "more emptier".
kdollarsign
Dec. 30th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
i LIKED it!!!
gfonk
Jan. 2nd, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Have you read the book? I don't understand why they even called it I Am Legend. They even eliminated the meaning of the title.
olamina
Jan. 2nd, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
They brought in some bogus connection to the Bob Marley album, Legend. It was downright criminal.
gfonk
Jan. 7th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
I am so tired of irony in pretty much all its forms. Do we really need another use of ironic music ever again, where the lyrics tell us not to worry about a thing because every little thing is gonna be alright when vampire armageddon is going on outside?

Please stop, people in charge.
guttaperk
Mar. 12th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
I was torn.

On the one hand, it was good to hear reggae in a blockbuster movie, without some of the baggage stereotype associations that usually go along with it.

On the other hand... they made NEW baggage!

I liked the movie, though I agree with all of your criticisms.

I want you to go see No Country For Old Men now, so that I can see what you think.


(Sorry, where are my manners? I followed you over here from littlebreeze! :-))
olamina
Mar. 12th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Hello!

I already saw No Country a few weeks ago. Really enjoyed. Very poetic. Not as thought provoking as I thought it would be, but good flick.
guttaperk
Mar. 12th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
It was thought provoking for me, after I had time to get over the ending, which I didn't like while in the cinema.

Choice, consequence, and fate.

But it was an evocative film rather than a discourse.


Have you read either that book or I Am Legend?
olamina
Mar. 12th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Nope, I've not read either.
guttaperk
Mar. 12th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Old Men didn't grab me, but Legend...

Let's say that your opinion of the film will probably plummet further if you read the book.
coggs
Jan. 4th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
Rent the "Last Man on Earth" instead. Vincent Price, you are my hero.

But, also, what was with the quoting of Shrek? Like, I get the parallels and all, but man, that got my goat. Maybe because I am the only person alive who hated Shrek.
gfonk
Jan. 7th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Also because they hinged an important dramatic development (that shouldn't have happened anyway, but whatever) on knowing all the lines of Shrek. It was retarded.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 2nd, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Whoa
haha thats pretty sad you watched it with
your mom. loser, why dont you just cry about
it? i mean really if you dont like it that much,
maybe you should shut your fat mouth and just
forget about it. instead of sounding like a
stupid fag who has nothing better to do than
to write dumb articles about anything and
everything they hate. i think im going to
write one about faggots like you.
(no subject) - nerd_king - Feb. 3rd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
uberconfused
Feb. 8th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
I didn't see this movie, but I added you as a friend. Figured us post-socialist gym rats should stick together.
karramba666
Mar. 4th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
Незнаю о чем ты пишеш тут , но Уилл Смитт класный чел-это факт!!!!
guttaperk
Mar. 12th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Just to add that whatever criticisms I may have of organised religion, that the use of religion in the film felt shallow and silly.

Dammit, I'm going to have to revise my rating of that movie downward if this keeps up...
olamina
Mar. 12th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Did you see the alternate ending? It didn't improve it for me at all but it was slightly titillating.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 6th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
you are ridiculous and you have no taste in movies
(Anonymous)
Apr. 6th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
just shut up
that was a good movie and i dont know why anyone is trusting your opinion
olamina
Apr. 6th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re: just shut up
oh god, who says any one trusts my opinion? go write your own review. i'm sure other people will trust you (spineless anonymous commenter) a whole lot more.
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