I AM Legend Alternate Ending

I AM Legend Alternate Ending

I AM Legend Alternate Ending – Will Smith’s 2007 song I Am Legend had an ending that divided the audience, but there is an ending that does a great deal of justice in this book. Published in 1954, the novel by acclaimed author Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend is one of the most fictional books of apocalyptic myths to date. Therefore, it is not surprising that this book has been translated into the big screen, this time three different times.

The first practice took place ten years after the publication of I Am Legend, in 1964. The horror story Vincent Price starred in the film, titled The Last Man on Earth.I AM Legend Alternate Ending – In 1971, Charlton Heston led a second translation, entitled The Omega Man. Finally, in 2007, Will Smith put forward I Am Legend, Matheson’s most successful and successful commercial. Ironically, though, none of the three films have been satisfactorily translated, as each differs from the original text. First of all, while Robert Neville is a far cry from the expert on the disease that has ravaged mankind, Neville in all genres of the film has become a brilliant scientist who could devise a solution.

I Am Legend’s Alternate Ending Explained

I Am Legend‘s ending in the theatrical cut sees Will Smith’s character holed up in his laboratory as he attempts to find a cure for the vampire-like mutants. As he finally discovers a solution to their condition, the creatures storm his house and are shut out on the other side of some sturdy glass where he can see them waiting for him. Robert Neville ultimately sacrifices himself and takes several of the creatures with him in an explosion as he provides a distraction for his fellow survivors, Anna and Ethan, to escape along with a sample of his new cure. Anna and Ethan follow rumors of a colony free of the infection and find safety there in Vermont, giving them the cure, with the implication that humanity is then saved. While this maintains the direct adaptation of Neville dying by suicide, it completely disregards the novel’s original reasons for him doing so as he never realizes that he has unwittingly become the world’s villain.

By contrast, the alternate ending to I Am Legend has Neville learn that the reason the vampires-like creatures are attacking his home is that the creatures’ leader is the significant other to the latest “test subject” that Neville had kidnapped in order to try and create a cure. Realizing that, as in the book, the creatures are still intelligent, have a form of communication, and have developed their own society, Neville lets his test subject rejoin her brethren, and seemingly realizes that to the “Darkseekers” he has become a monster. Neville abandons his research, takes the cure, and heads along with Anna and Ethan to Vermont, a changed man. While still far from the book, it’s much closer in spirit, as Neville learns that he isn’t quite as righteous as he thought.

I AM Legend Alternate Ending 2022

Unfortunately, as revealed by I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence, the reason the ending was changed to the happier one seen in theaters is due to intensely negative reactions to the ending where Neville has his villainous realization from test audiences. This isn’t the first instance of a test audience making a movie worse, and probably won’t be the last.

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