Even in a zombie movie Will Smith is charming.
I Am Legend is the 2nd remake of The Last Man on Earth (The Omega Man was the first) and it also feels a lot like a remake of 28 Days Later. Except for a few minor details, I Am Legend and 28 Days Later are pretty much the same movie. The only big difference is I Am Legend’s huge budget, making for some pretty amazing shots of an empty New York City and some freaky CG zombies.
Despite the budget and premise though, I Am Legend is somehow kind of boring. Too many drawn out scenes with little happening, or with Will Smith reciting the dialogue to Shrek (seriously), not to mention all the flashback scenes which not only take you out of his current, more interesting situation, but leave absolutely nothing up to the imagination. If you haven’t seen 28 Days Later, see it instead.