History Film / IAmLegend

5th Feb '18 9:30:24 PM Hommeng
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* HarmfulHealing: The cause of the virus that killed most of humanity and turned the rest into [[NotUsingTheZWord Darkseekers]] was a cure for cancer involving a modified measles virus.
3rd Dec '17 1:55:13 PM Antediluvial
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* TooDumbToLive: Neville is ex-military, yet doesn't carry a sidearm with him when he goes scavenging, only a knife and his rifle. When he is captured in a trap set by the Darkseekers, he loses his rifle and thus upon getting free is forced to crawl to his vehicle for a firearm. Relying on one firearm in an apocalypse situation is a very risky tactic; having a sidearm is useful in a number of situations.
19th Nov '17 1:07:54 AM rmctagg09
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* BigWordShout: Neville roars "'''''DIEEEEE!'''''" as he [[DrivenToSuicide launches a grief and rage-fuelled attack]] on the Darkseekers in the wake of [[spoiler: Sam's death]].

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* BigWordShout: Neville roars "'''''DIEEEEE!'''''" as he [[DrivenToSuicide launches a grief and rage-fuelled attack]] on the Darkseekers in the wake of [[spoiler: Sam's [[spoiler:Sam's death]].



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Done more subtly than in the novel, [[spoiler: the camera pans to the dozens of infected that Neville killed doing experimentations on when he does the same to the one he's currently working on. Anna even looks on with [[WhatTheHellHero horror]] when she sees the failed experiments.]]
* HellishCopter: [[spoiler: The fate of Neville's family, [[HopeSpot as they were being evacuated from the city no less]].]]

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Done more subtly than in the novel, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the camera pans to the dozens of infected that Neville killed doing experimentations on when he does the same to the one he's currently working on. Anna even looks on with [[WhatTheHellHero horror]] when she sees the failed experiments.]]
* HellishCopter: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The fate of Neville's family, [[HopeSpot as they were being evacuated from the city no less]].]]



* ItCanThink: The Darkseekers are very intelligent, replicating Neville's traps as well as [[spoiler: taking out the defense floodlights around Neville's house.]]

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* ItCanThink: The Darkseekers are very intelligent, replicating Neville's traps as well as [[spoiler: taking [[spoiler:taking out the defense floodlights around Neville's house.]]



* ManlyTears: [[spoiler: Neville sings Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds' to Samantha as he holds her in his arms. When she begins to attack him, he strangles her and weeps. The next day, he walks into the video store and breaks down when he finally talks to the girl-mannequin.]]

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* ManlyTears: [[spoiler: Neville [[spoiler:Neville sings Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds' to Samantha as he holds her in his arms. When she begins to attack him, he strangles her and weeps. The next day, he walks into the video store and breaks down when he finally talks to the girl-mannequin.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Similar to the HeWhoFightsMonsters entry, it's rather subtle in the original ending; [[spoiler: after returning the mate to the alpha male, Neville looks over at the wall containing pictures of past infected who died in his experimentation.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Similar to the HeWhoFightsMonsters entry, it's rather subtle in the original ending; [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after returning the mate to the alpha male, Neville looks over at the wall containing pictures of past infected who died in his experimentation.]]



* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Sam the dog is actually Samantha]]

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* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Sam [[spoiler:Sam the dog is actually Samantha]]



* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler: Sam]]

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* StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler: Sam]][[spoiler:Sam]]



* ThereIsAnother: [[spoiler: A whole village of them, in fact]].
* UnstoppableRage: After he is forced to MercyKill Sam, he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the infected, [[TakingYouWithMe hoping that he dies as well.]]
** The Alpha Male is in one of these as the Darkseekers break into Neville's home, smashing aside those of his own pack that get in the way to get at Robert. [[spoiler: Justified, as in the original ending, [[LoveMakesYouCrazy the Alpha considers Neville to be holding his mate hostage and desperately wants her back]].]]

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* ThereIsAnother: [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A whole village of them, in fact]].
* UnstoppableRage: UnstoppableRage:
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After he is forced to MercyKill Sam, he goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the infected, [[TakingYouWithMe hoping that he dies as well.]]
** The Alpha Male is in one of these as the Darkseekers break into Neville's home, smashing aside those of his own pack that get in the way to get at Robert. [[spoiler: Justified, [[spoiler:Justified, as in the original ending, [[LoveMakesYouCrazy the Alpha considers Neville to be holding his mate hostage and desperately wants her back]].]]]]
* UrbanRuins: ''I Am Legend'' depicts a post-apocalyptic version of the BigApplesauce which has been overrun by zombie-like creatures.
4th Jun '17 7:21:04 AM HulkingChevon
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* SoundOnlyDeath: Combined with a LeaveTheCameraRunning shot of [[spoiler:Neville's anguished face as he [[MercyKill strangles his infected dog]] just off-screen]].

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* SoundOnlyDeath: Combined with a LeaveTheCameraRunning shot of [[spoiler:Neville's anguished face as he [[MercyKill [[StakingTheLovedOne strangles his infected dog]] just off-screen]].
3rd Jun '17 5:27:37 AM HulkingChevon
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* ContaminationSituation: Sam, the dog, is infected with a virus that turns [[spoiler:her into one of the mutants. Robert Neville has to strangle his her before she fully turns and tries to kill him.]]

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* ContaminationSituation: Sam, the dog, is infected with a virus that turns [[spoiler:her into one of the mutants. Robert Neville has to strangle his her before she fully turns and tries to kill him.]]


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* HeroicBSOD: The loss of [[spoiler:Sam the dog]] and his subsequent rampage resembles a DespairEventHorizon, but he comes back from it a little after being rescued by Anna and Ethan and ultimately [[spoiler:manages to finally find a human cure]].


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* NextSundayAD: Rather easy to do because civilization has completely halted in the present day (2012) but in the brief flashbacks to 2009 when it all started going wrong, it still applies.


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* SoundOnlyDeath: Combined with a LeaveTheCameraRunning shot of [[spoiler:Neville's anguished face as he [[MercyKill strangles his infected dog]] just off-screen]].
28th May '17 4:04:52 PM rmctagg09
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* NiceDayDeadlyNight: The last human resident of New York, Robert Neville, is free to roam about during the day with his dog and do whatever he wants in the abandoned city. But at night, he has to board in his house, cover up his scent, and securely seal every window and door, lest [[OurVampiresAreDifferent the Darkseekers]], who can only survive in the dark, come to kill him.
4th Apr '17 8:25:39 PM ElectroKraken
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* FocusGroupEnding: Infamously so, ruining most of the {{Foreshadowing}} and creating a few {{Plot Hole}}s. Originally, the ending was much closer to the novel it was based on, with [[spoiler:Neville realizing that the infected are intelligent, and just want to take back the flock member he has in his captivity in order to test his cure. A shocked Neville allows them to do this, after which the infected leaves without causing further trouble. The event leads Neville to ponder the implications of how he has been carrying out his research into finding a cure, and realizes that in the eyes of the infected, ''he'' [[HeelRealization is the monster]], as to them he is some strange creature who is abducting and killing them for seemingly no reason at all]]. In the final version of the ending [[spoiler:the intelligence of the infected is just implied, but ultimately ignored, and Neville makes a HeroicSacrifice to help the others escape with his cure]]. The original ending was eventually included as bonus material on the DVD, where it was named the "controversial" ending.

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* FocusGroupEnding: Infamously so, ruining most of the {{Foreshadowing}} and creating a few {{Plot Hole}}s. Originally, the ending was much closer to the novel it was based on, with [[spoiler:Neville realizing that the infected are intelligent, and just want to take back the flock member he has in his captivity in order to test his cure. A shocked Neville allows them to do this, after which the infected leaves leave without causing further trouble. The event leads Neville to ponder the implications of how he has been carrying out his research into finding a cure, and realizes that in the eyes of the infected, ''he'' [[HeelRealization is the monster]], as to them he is some strange creature who is abducting and killing them for seemingly no reason at all]]. In the final version of the ending [[spoiler:the intelligence of the infected is just implied, but ultimately ignored, and Neville makes a HeroicSacrifice to help the others escape with his cure]]. The original ending was eventually included as bonus material on the DVD, where it was named the "controversial" ending.
4th Apr '17 3:01:09 PM ElectroKraken
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* FocusGroupEnding: Infamously so, ruining most of the {{Foreshadowing}} and creating a few {{Plot Hole}}s. Originally, the ending was much closer to the novel it was based on, with [[spoiler:Neville realizing that the infected are intelligent, and just want to take back the flock member he has in his captivity in order to test his cure. A shocked Neville allows to them do this, after which the infected leaves without causing further trouble. The event leads Neville to ponder the implications of how he has been carrying out his research into finding a cure, and realizes that in the eyes of the infected, ''he'' [[HeelRealization is the monster]], as to them he is some strange creature who is abducting and killing them for seemingly no reason at all]]. In the final version of the ending [[spoiler:the intelligence of the infected is just implied, but ultimately ignored, and Neville makes a HeroicSacrifice to help the others escape with his cure]]. The original ending was eventually included as bonus material on the DVD, where it was named the "controversial" ending.

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* FocusGroupEnding: Infamously so, ruining most of the {{Foreshadowing}} and creating a few {{Plot Hole}}s. Originally, the ending was much closer to the novel it was based on, with [[spoiler:Neville realizing that the infected are intelligent, and just want to take back the flock member he has in his captivity in order to test his cure. A shocked Neville allows to them to do this, after which the infected leaves without causing further trouble. The event leads Neville to ponder the implications of how he has been carrying out his research into finding a cure, and realizes that in the eyes of the infected, ''he'' [[HeelRealization is the monster]], as to them he is some strange creature who is abducting and killing them for seemingly no reason at all]]. In the final version of the ending [[spoiler:the intelligence of the infected is just implied, but ultimately ignored, and Neville makes a HeroicSacrifice to help the others escape with his cure]]. The original ending was eventually included as bonus material on the DVD, where it was named the "controversial" ending.
16th Mar '17 1:48:31 PM Buck
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* CompanionCube: The mannequins were this for Neville.
15th Mar '17 4:27:51 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* FocusGroupEnding: Infamously so, ruining most of the {{Foreshadowing}} and creating a few {{Plot Hole}}s. Originally, the ending was much closer to the novel it was based on, with [[spoiler:Neville realizing that the infected are intelligent, and just want to take back the flock member he has in his captivity in order to test his cure. A shocked Neville allows to them do this, after which the infected leaves without causing further trouble. The implications of what he has done to develop his cure dawns on Neville, and he [[HeelRealization realizes]] that in the eyes of the mutants, ''he'' is the monster who is killing them for seemingly no reason at all]]. In the final version of the ending [[spoiler:the intelligence of the infected is just implied, but ultimately ignored, and Neville makes a HeroicSacrifice to help the others escape with his cure]]. The original ending was eventually included as bonus material on the DVD, where it was named the "controversial" ending.

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* FocusGroupEnding: Infamously so, ruining most of the {{Foreshadowing}} and creating a few {{Plot Hole}}s. Originally, the ending was much closer to the novel it was based on, with [[spoiler:Neville realizing that the infected are intelligent, and just want to take back the flock member he has in his captivity in order to test his cure. A shocked Neville allows to them do this, after which the infected leaves without causing further trouble. The event leads Neville to ponder the implications of what how he has done to develop been carrying out his cure dawns on Neville, research into finding a cure, and he [[HeelRealization realizes]] realizes that in the eyes of the mutants, infected, ''he'' [[HeelRealization is the monster monster]], as to them he is some strange creature who is abducting and killing them for seemingly no reason at all]]. In the final version of the ending [[spoiler:the intelligence of the infected is just implied, but ultimately ignored, and Neville makes a HeroicSacrifice to help the others escape with his cure]]. The original ending was eventually included as bonus material on the DVD, where it was named the "controversial" ending.



--> '''Neville:''' [[spoiler: "Samantha..."]]

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--> '''Neville:''' [[spoiler: "Samantha..."]][[spoiler:Samantha...]]
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