Mark Protosevich (screenplay) and
Akiva Goldsman (screenplay)
26 December 2007 (UK)
Action / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. more
(Cast overview, first billed only)
Will Smith … Robert Neville
Alice Braga … Anna
Charlie Tahan … Ethan
Salli Richardson … Zoe
Willow Smith … Marley
Darrell Foster … Mike – Military Escort
April Grace … TV Personality
Dash Mihok … Alpha Male
Joanna Numata … Alpha Female
Samuel Glen … Military Driver – Jay
James Michael McCauley … Male Evacuee (as James McCauley)
Marin Ireland … Woman Evacuee
Pedro Mojica … Sergeant
Anthony C. Mazza … Evacuation Cop (as Anthony Mazza)
Steve Cirbus … Military Police
A hollywood film that plays well? A Christmas treat I certainly wasn’t expecting.
The film isn’t without it’s faults. It’s CGI leaves something to be desired, and I mean on the undesirables, the rest was pretty spectacular. And of course it suffers from hollywood ending syndrom.
The good points? Well the story is top class, adapted from a book as is to be expected with most good tales these days, and Will Smith seems to get better at doing what he does best, playing himself. Did I see tears?
The running time is a little short, but what that does allow is a compact and eventful storyline that unfolds well. What there is of dialog does the job nicely and the overall credits, have to go to the producers and director.
A rievew of a Hollywood blockbuster I like? Don’t tell anyone.