I Am Legend When Will Smith 's gallivanting around an eerie post-plague Manhattan with his German shepherd (played incisively by Abbey and Kona), I Am Legend feels fresh…
DVD Review

I Am Legend (2008)

Will Smith, I Am Legend | DOG GONE Will Smith's I Am Legend isn't best-of-breed sci-fi, especially when the german shepherd is off the screen, and its DVD packaging really goes…
DOG GONE Will Smith's I Am Legend isn't best-of-breed sci-fi, especially when the german shepherd is off the screen, and its DVD packaging really goes astray

Details Release Date: Mar 18, 2008; DVD Release Date: Mar 18, 2008; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Drama, Horror; With: Alice Braga and Will Smith; Distributor: Warner Bros.

When Will Smith's gallivanting around an eerie post-plague Manhattan with his German shepherd (played incisively by Abbey and Kona), I Am Legend feels fresh and gripping. Exit dog, enter the videogame night-people, and the film slowly but surely tilts into silly. The two-DVD ''special edition'' is a different sort of rip-off: The second disc is reserved for an alternate version whose three bonus scenes humanize the critters but could have easily fit on one disc. EXTRAS No commentaries, lame ''awesome animated comics,'' making-of docs you have to go online to watch — it's a B movie with C- packaging.

Originally posted Mar 21, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints