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Good book, riveting movie

Review of the movie "I Am Legend"

Review of the movie "I Am Legend"

December 18, 2007|By LAURA BELL / Pulse Correspondent

Do you love scary movies? Do you like science fiction that makes you think? If you do, then this movie is perfect for you.

"I Am Legend" is an adaptation of Richard Matheson's acclaimed 1954 vampire novel. The story is about Dr. Robert Neville, the last man living in New York City after a worldwide outbreak of a virus even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would fear.

The movie is astounding, with traditional horror movie tricks and scenes that make even the most stoic person jump. As the story unfolds, Neville, who is played by Will Smith, is the last uninfected human on earth. He wants to find a cure for the disease that has made almost every other human into zombie-vampires.

Neville has lived alone with his dog since the outbreak occurred. He survives by resorting to hunter-gatherer techniques and by living in a military safe house. He and his dog live by a schedule they don't dare ignore. They must be under cover by sunset or they will be hunted by infected zombie-vampires.

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This movie is worth the ticket. The movie doesn't stay with the book completely, but it is a good adaptation.

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