So I should start by saying I have no idea if what I am about to reference is actually true. That is, my information comes from the Internet, which we all know is full of utter nonsense and lies.
That being said I came across a link today that brought a smile to my face. Of all places it is on the Cracked website. Here is the link:
What I found interesting has to do with the first film mentioned, I Am Legend. Quite honestly I was more than just a little appalled when I finally got around to seeing this movie. I tend not to go to the theaters anymore unless a film really demands to be seen on the big screen. This is certainly a big screen kind of movie but it just did not look all that good to me. So I waited. About a month ago I finally rented the movie and when I saw it I was simply amazed at how terrible it was. I do not put much stock into critics or how much movies gross at the box office but usually when a film sets records (which I believe this movie did) or receives largely positive reviews I take it to mean that it cannot be all bad.
In the case of I Am Legend this was not true. I fumed for a day or two after watching this movie because I felt betrayed. I complained to my wife, I had unkind thoughts towards Will Smith and the filmmakers involved with this project. Then I read this article.
I don’t want to defeat the point of reading this short little piece so I won’t try and summarize it all. Basically the purpose of this article is to explain how movies that could have been good were changed at the last minute and made into the garbage we saw. Where the people at cracked get the information from I do not know and perhaps they are fabricating all of it. I do not know. I do know that in the case of I Am Legend they hit upon each of the major sticking points I have with this movie which makes me a little bit happy.
So this is my attempt to try and share this true or untrue information with others. Why do I do this? Because in some small way I find it validating to read that I am not the only viewer out here finding these movies to be without point, purpose or message.