History TearJerker / IAmLegend

12th Jun '16 12:07:11 PM Nylsa
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* Who didn't tear up during the climax of the film, especially when he tries negotiating with the infected trying to break down his door moments after he finds the cure, desperately hoping to get through to them and prove that the last three years and all his suffering haven't been in vain.
--> '''Neville:''' LET ME SAVE YOU!!!!
** For that matter, the original climax. [[spoiler:While there's ultimately a happy ending for everyone, the male Darkseeker's grief, fury, and sheer, broken ''relief'' are all extremely palpable. Throw in Neville's WhatHaveIDone moment and it's powerful stuff all around.]]
* When Sam gets infected whilst saving Neville's life and he's forced to MercyKill her. Not only did he lose his only companion of the last three years, but one of the last remaining links to his family at the same time.
* In the book, the end of the chapter where Neville finds the dog. After spending a month trying to get the last living creature on earth other than himself to allow Neville to pet him, it finally looks like he will have a companion. It'll be easier just to read it yourself:

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* Who didn't tear up during the climax of the film, especially when he tries negotiating with the infected trying to break down his door moments after he finds the cure, desperately hoping to get through to them and prove that the last three years and all his suffering haven't been in vain.
--> '''Neville:''' LET ME SAVE YOU!!!!
** For that matter, the original climax. [[spoiler:While there's ultimately a happy ending for everyone, the male Darkseeker's grief, fury, and sheer, broken ''relief'' are all extremely palpable. Throw in Neville's WhatHaveIDone moment and it's powerful stuff all around.]]
* When Sam gets infected whilst saving Neville's life and he's forced to MercyKill her. Not only did he lose his only companion of the last three years, but one of the last remaining links to his family at the same time.
!!Literature Examples
* In the book, the end of the chapter where Neville finds the dog. After spending a month trying to get the last living creature on earth Earth other than himself to allow Neville to pet him, it finally looks like he will have a companion. It'll be easier just to read it yourself:



--> [[spoiler: In a week the dog was dead.]]
* In the movie, the aforementioned [[spoiler: Shoot The Dog moment]], and the moment Dr. Neville begs [[spoiler: the mannequin]] to say hello to him. Though some found the latter Narmy.
* The "Look Daddy, a butterfly," line right before [[spoiler: Dr. Neville's demise and the death itself]].
* An infected mother begging for her daughter to be taken to safety.

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--> [[spoiler: In a week week, the dog was dead.]]
]]

!!Film Examples
* During the flashbacks, an infected mother can be seen begging for her daughter to be taken to safety in the middle of the chaos to leave Manhattan.
* When Sam [[spoiler:gets infected whilst saving Neville's life and he's forced to MercyKill her. Not only did he lose his only companion of the last three years, but also one of the last remaining links to his family at the same time]].
* In the movie, the aforementioned [[spoiler: Shoot The Dog moment]], and the moment Dr. Neville begs [[spoiler: the mannequin]] to say hello to him.him, since he had promised Sam he would try for it. Though some found the latter Narmy.
* Who didn't tear up during the climax of the film, especially when he tries negotiating with the infected trying to break down his door moments after he finds the cure, desperately hoping to get through to them and prove that the last three years and all his suffering haven't been in vain.
--> '''Neville:''' LET ME SAVE YOU!!!!
** For that matter, the original climax. [[spoiler:While there's ultimately a happy ending for everyone, the male Darkseeker's grief, fury, and sheer, broken ''relief'' are all extremely palpable. Throw in Neville's WhatHaveIDone moment and it's powerful stuff all around.]]
* The "Look Daddy, a butterfly," butterfly" line right before [[spoiler: Dr. Neville's demise and the death itself]].
* An infected mother begging for her daughter The ''true'' ending of that movie, the one [[spoiler:where Neville realizes that the vampires are the good guys and ''he'' is the monster of ''their'' legends, hence the title]]. But [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio forced the filmmakers to be taken to safety.make a more generic kill-em-all ending]].
** The real ending also kind of makes the scene with [[spoiler:Sam all the more tragic, when you realize [[FridgeHorror Sam could have been saved]]]].
30th Jul '14 11:29:38 AM creader
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--> [[spoiler: In a week the dog was dead.]]

to:

--> [[spoiler: In a week the dog was dead.]]]]
* In the movie, the aforementioned [[spoiler: Shoot The Dog moment]], and the moment Dr. Neville begs [[spoiler: the mannequin]] to say hello to him. Though some found the latter Narmy.
* The "Look Daddy, a butterfly," line right before [[spoiler: Dr. Neville's demise and the death itself]].
* An infected mother begging for her daughter to be taken to safety.
22nd Aug '13 7:48:42 PM OnTheHill
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** For that matter, the original climax. [[spoiler:While there's ultimately a happy ending for everyone, the male Darkseeker's grief, fury, and sheer, broken ''relief'' are all extremely palpable. Throw in Neville's WhatHaveIDone moment and it's powerful stuff all around.]]
12th Jun '13 7:50:06 AM Viira
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* When Sam gets infected whilst saving Neville's life and he's forced to MercyKill her. Not only did he lose his only companion of the last three years, but one of the last remaining links to his family at the same time.

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* When Sam gets infected whilst saving Neville's life and he's forced to MercyKill her. Not only did he lose his only companion of the last three years, but one of the last remaining links to his family at the same time.time.
* In the book, the end of the chapter where Neville finds the dog. After spending a month trying to get the last living creature on earth other than himself to allow Neville to pet him, it finally looks like he will have a companion. It'll be easier just to read it yourself:
--> [[spoiler: "You'll be all better soon," he whispered. "Real soon."]]
--> [[spoiler: The dog looked up at him with its dulled, sick eyes and then its tongue faltered out and licked roughly and moistly across the palm of Neville's hand.]]
--> [[spoiler: Something broke in Neville's throat. He sat there silently while tears ran slowly down his cheeks.]]
--> [[spoiler: In a week the dog was dead.]]
7th Jun '13 5:57:12 PM Sifr1889
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* Who didn't tear up during the climax of the film, especially when he tries negotiating with the infected trying to break down his door moments after he finds the cure, desperately hoping to get through to them so that he can know the last three years and all his suffering haven't been in vain.

to:

* Who didn't tear up during the climax of the film, especially when he tries negotiating with the infected trying to break down his door moments after he finds the cure, desperately hoping to get through to them so and prove that he can know the last three years and all his suffering haven't been in vain.
7th Jun '13 5:56:28 PM Sifr1889
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* When Sam gets infected whilst saving Neville's life and he's forced to MercyKill her. He not only lost his only companion of the last three years, but one of the last remaining links to his family as well.

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* When Sam gets infected whilst saving Neville's life and he's forced to MercyKill her. He not Not only lost did he lose his only companion of the last three years, but one of the last remaining links to his family as well.at the same time.
7th Jun '13 5:55:49 PM Sifr1889
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* Who didn't tear up during the climax of the film. Especially when he tries negotiating with the infected trying to break down his door moments after he finds the cure.
--> '''Neville:''' LET ME SAVE YOU!!!!

to:

* Who didn't tear up during the climax of the film. Especially film, especially when he tries negotiating with the infected trying to break down his door moments after he finds the cure.
cure, desperately hoping to get through to them so that he can know the last three years and all his suffering haven't been in vain.
--> '''Neville:''' LET ME SAVE YOU!!!!YOU!!!!
* When Sam gets infected whilst saving Neville's life and he's forced to MercyKill her. He not only lost his only companion of the last three years, but one of the last remaining links to his family as well.
19th Sep '12 3:03:17 PM Shanethefilmmaker
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* Who didn't tear up during the climax of the film. Especially when he tries negotiating with the infected trying to break down his door moments after he finds the cure.
--> '''Neville:''' LET ME SAVE YOU!!!!
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