I downloaded "I Am Legend" off veehd.com a few days ago when I found that Richard Matheson was the writer of the original book. I am not sure if I should read the novel first or see the movie, but he wrote a ton of great Short Stories that have become GREAT movies including one I would give 10/10 called "The Box". Anyway, I guess this book (I Am Legend) is the book behind "The Omega Man", "night of the Living Dead", and the whole genre of Zomie or Last Man on Earth movies. Let me know how good that movie is and if you have read the book. Thanks!
The book is always going to be better than the movie because the length of the movie can't be too long; therefore, it can't afford to cover everything in the book and sometimes, it tends to leave out the crucial details. If you read the book first, then you will be disappointed with the movie, but then again, the ideal thing to do is to read the book first.
I liked the movie but it didn't live up to my expectations. I thought though that it had great potential but in the end, it sort of fell into the same trend of Hollywood's typical mainstream. Judging by the title, you can always guess the ending and I wish it had offered more. I didn't read the book because I am into non-fiction so I prefer to watch the movis instead that are taken from pure fiction. That saves me the trouble of reading the books that can take up a lot of your time.
Ok, thanks for the warning. I haven't watched it yet. I watched half of the "The House of the Devil" the other night based on excellent reviews and this one really had me in suspense. I am going to watch the end of that movie this weekend.
Hmmmm.... I thought I could think of a couple of occassions where a Movie improved upon or at least was comprebable to the book. Granted, it rarely occurs. But, maybe the Godfather movies are an example. Or "Aguire: Wrath of God"? Or movies made from Short Stories instead of novels such as "The Box" or "The Shawhank Redemption"?