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Musing Review: “I Am Legend”

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I went into “I Am Legend” with mild expectations. My brother had said it was nothing spectacular, but that it wasn’t horrible….and by all former indications, we generally share the same opinion on most movies.

There’s been a bunch of hoopla mainly because of an alternate ending that was shot and replaced what was originally intended. I’ve had to wait until now to see what people were talking about. I’ve suprisingly managed to stay spoiler-free up until watching it, which almost never happens, and after being able to compare both endings, I think Warner Bros. made a mistake in the ending they chose.

I’ll get to that in a minute.

Overall, the first half of the movie tends to be very quiet, and I actually enjoyed it. Will Smith was on his game, as usual, and delivered a great performance. The dog that shares screen time with him, Sam, was also quite well. Sam is part of his family, and I really bought into their relationship. (I had read where they had to train the dog to work around Will Smith…it was actually pretty interesting)

In fact, if you’ve seen Cast Away, this movie is essentially the same, with Sam taking the place of Wilson the volleyball. It gives the movie some much needed dialogue. If you liked most of Cast Away, then you’ll probably enjoy at least the first half of this movie. With that said, there’s a point about half way through where the whole movie shifts…..Trust me, you’ll know it.

It’s all downhill after that.

I’ve never read the book this was based on, but after hearing all the news about the reshooting of the ending to this, and now having seen what was replaced, I think either ending still would leave me disappointed. This is one instance where the ending is very abrupt, and lots of things are left up in the air…on purpose…and it’s just not right.

I only recommend this to people who are die-hard Will Smith fans, because it’s got to be one of my least favorite of his films…(OK, well, least favorite of the ones I’ve watched all the way through, because I still won’t go anywhere near Wild Wild West)…Or, at least to those who want to see what everyone is talking about with the whole switched ending.

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March 19, 2008 at 11:03 pm

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Looking Forward: Mario Kart Wii

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I’ve decided to combine Wii news into my “Entertainment Musings”, because I suppose it really does count as entertainment. In the last month or so, there’s been a huge release of info on the latest incarnation of Mario Kart for the Nintendo Wii and, needless to say, I’m pretty darn excited about it. Here’s why.

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March 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

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Finally!

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At long last, I may be able to resurrect this blog!

I’ve accepted a full-time position where I work, so I’ll be working a single job, and that should free up time during the day to maintain this.

I’ve missed it…and it’s just in time, since excitement is ramping up for the summer movie season!

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February 29, 2008 at 10:49 pm

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Fall TV is back!

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It’s baaaaaack.

Last night was the first full night of NEW television in quite some time, and to this point it hasn’t disappointed. Unfortunately, due to my schedule I have to catch shows a day or two after through Tivo or ::GASP:: VCR….but I managed to get in Heroes and Prison Break (second episode) this morning, and both were good TV.

Heroes was a minor letdown in it’s finale last May, but I felt like this premiere took the show in another good direction, with better potential than it’s breakout first season. I was glad to see David Anders on TV again (he was in Alias), though I’m probably not as big of a fan as some of those who have followed his career for much longer.

The episode mixed a lot of little humorous moments, but mainly spent it’s time getting us adjusted to the new situations our heroes are in…..I particularly enjoy the fact that NBC now has two shows that have a focus on the paper industry (I thought the fact HRG was in a copy shop was a little more akin to The Office and Dunder Mifflin, even though he was sort of at a paper factory last season.

I’m interested to see where the Honduras fugitives fit into the story. My Tivo was so dark, I couldn’t really see what the girl managed to do to all those guys she killed….I’m assuming we’ll discover her power later, unless I just didn’t see it the first time.

Moving on, Prison Break’s second episode continued to keep me entertained. I’m curious about Whistler, and I’m excited to see what Michael cooks up this time. His tactics to get the water flowing in the yard showed shades of Season 1 material, which is a VERY good thing. I hope they can keep this story up for the whole season, because it could turn out to be better than anyone expected it to be. I still really miss having Sarah around as a main character. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she’ll actually show up in person at some point. I can have a little hope, can’t I?

If I get some time, I’ll get some official recaps written, but I can’t guarantee that. There’s so much TV and so little time to write about it, I might stick to little blurbs here and there.

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September 25, 2007 at 11:25 am

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Lack of Updates

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I apologize if anyone attends this site on a regular basis.  It’s pretty much a lull right now until fall TV returns, so expect sporadic updates at best….

Look for my posts to return in full-force around a month from now…

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August 9, 2007 at 1:03 pm

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Iron Man Comic-Con Footage!

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You’ll be pleased to know that the footage shown from Iron Man at Comic-Con is now online, and man does it look great….and also funny!

Check it out…

REMOVED!  It was good while it lasted….

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July 29, 2007 at 11:02 am

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The Dark Knight Teaser!

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So the teaser trailer for The Dark Knight popped up online yesterday, though it wasn’t at Comic-Con….

There’s no footage, which is disappointing, but the reveal of Heath Ledger’s Joker-voice was pretty darn good if you ask me….

Check it out for yourself….

Via The Movie Blog

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July 28, 2007 at 8:27 am

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