I Am Legend movie review and quotes
I saw the movie I AM LEGEND starred by Will Smith. And I thought writing a review about the movie could add something interesting on this website. And so I’ll start now.
In 2009, there will be a deep research on reprogramming a measle virus. On this genetically engineered virus, it is believed that it could cure cancer. Thus, making the measle virus beneficial rather than harmful to the human race.
But three years later (2009+3=2012), the effect of that innovative research turned the civilized New York City into ground zero, meaning the viruses infected the people and made them blood thirsty zombies (comparable to Resident Evil, eh?), thus, the city was inhabited with sick people.
It happened then that only Dr. Robert Neville (Will Smith) and his companion dog Samantha were immune. The zombies were afraid of sunlight (they are literally termed as dark seekers) and so they were nocturnal. This affected the lifestyle of the survivors. At daytime, Neville was finding a cure for the dark seekers. At night, Neville locked up all the windows and doors of his house so that no dark seekers might caught him.
The struggle of Neville started when his dog accidentally followed the running deer and entered inside a dark room of the building where dark seekers hided. Neville got nearly infected with the zombies; luckily he had escaped out of the building. With this, Neville find a way to trick them. He caught one zombie girl who’ll be useful on his research on their cure.
But the zombies were mindful and also tricked Neville back. With the situation, his dog Samantha got infected and died. Neville’s life changed when his dog passed away.
Until it turned out that the last man on earth was not all alone.
Well, it’s for you to find out how the rest of the story goes.
GREATEST QUOTES and APPLICATIONS ON MY CHRISTIAN LIFE:
The I AM LEGEND movie has many worthy memorable quotes. I did write a few.
I like the part when Ana and Ethan enters the scene. Neville was working on his lab to find a cure when Ana entered and saw the pictures of the turned zombies people. They have these lines:
Anna: Did all of them die?
Anna: My God.
Neville: God didn’t do this Anna. We did.
My comment: We should always remember that in the beginning God created a beautiful paradise for us to live. And it is only us who ruin everything. Right? So Neville is right on this quote.
Another part I like is when Neville shared to Ana how he named her daughter Marley. Well, Neville like Bob Marley and explained to Ana about Bob Marley’s music.
Neville: He had this idea. He believed that you could cure racism and hate literally cures it by injecting music and love into people’s lives. When they were scheduled to perform at a peace rally, a gunman came to his house and shot him down. Two days later, he walked out on that stage, and sang. Somebody asked him, “Why?” He said “The people, who are trying to make this world worse, are not taking a day off. How can I? Light up the darkness!”
My comment: Yes. Our enemies are not stopping until they let us down. So there’s no way for us to stop. Keep serving the Lord and be the light and salt of the earth. Read Matthew 5:13-16 Bob Marley is right!
Then my favorite scene is when Ana convinced Neville to come with her to go to a colony of immune people. She had this faith that God has a plan for everything. She was certain that there’s a colony even if she had not figured out how she knew. But Neville insisted that there is no God which I strongly disagree.
Anna: Come with us, Neville. To the colony.
Neville: There is no colony, Anna. Everything just fell apart. There was no evacuation.
Anna: You’re wrong. There is a colony. I know, ok.
Neville: How do you know, Anna?
Anna: I just know.
Neville: How? I said how do you know? How could you know?
Anna: God told me. He has a plan.
Neville: God told you?
Neville: The God?
Anna: Yes. I know how this sounds.
Neville: It sounds crazy.
Anna: But something told me to turn on the radio. Something told me to come up here.
Neville: My voice on the radio told you to come here, Anna.
Anna: You were trying to kill yourself last night, right?
Anna: And I got here just in time to save your life.
Neville: Stop it.
Anna: Do you think it’s a coincidence.
Neville: Just stop it.
Anna: He must have sent me here for a reason.
Neville: Stop it.
Anna: Neville, the world is quieter now. You just have to listen. If we listen, we can hear God’s plan.
Neville: God’s plan?
Neville: Alright, let me tell you about your God’s plan. It was 6 billion people on Earth, when the infection hit. KV had a 90 percent kill rate, that’s 5.4 billion people dead, crashed and bled out. Dead. Less than 1% immunity left 12 million healthy people , like you, me and Ethan. The other 588 million turned into your “Dark seekers”. And then they got hungry, and they killed and fed on everybody. Everybody! Every singled person that you or I have ever known is dead! Dead! There is no God. There is no God!
My comment: Neville is 100% wrong on his statement that there is no God. Many people died not because it was all of His plan, but because of man’s hardheadedness. In Romans 1: 24, 26 & 28, it is clearly stated that God will let those people who don’t follow His plan go on their own way. So we have the freedom to do what is right and what is not. But after all these, the time will come that we will be judged. So on this movie, people who wished to exceed God’s greatest knowledge failed to overcome their problems. And so we suffer from our own desires.
But in the end of the movie, Neville finally knew the reason why Anna was around. She is the connector from the legend to the next legacy. She brought to them the cure which Neville discovered just in time the zombies attacked them. When Neville opened his heart and saw the situations, he just remembered his daughter. And he began to listen to things. I mean, things that can’t be heard by our ears but can be heard by the eyes of our heart alone.
The movie is great. The cinematography depicted how a city will turned if there are no busy people enjoying it. The plants that are growing on the streets is already a thumbs up. The make up of the zombie people is good enough. Will Smith is a good actor on this. And the dog looks rational on this one.
For me, the movie is 99.5%. The 0.5% remaining are for the mistakes they got like the flags which were still in perfect conditions on the movie for three years and others.