Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I Am Legend Redux Removed

If you didn't catch it earlier, you'll have to wait a few weeks to see the alternate ending to I Am Legend. Weighed against the rushed, deus ex machina ending that was swapped in just before the theatrical release, I have to say I prefer the original 'alternate' ending that will debut on the DVD release. I must have softened in my old age - as this ending commits the cardinal sin of EVERY screenplay adaptation of I Am Legend that followed The Omega Man. What's most amazing is that the filmmakers actually managed to capture a key message of the book, and then discarded it (along with other plot points they had set up). Why they tossed it out will hopefully be addressed in the extras on the DVD.

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