After the end of the world as we know it Robert Neville lives in New York. All alone apart from his dog, Sam, he drives around hunting deer, chatting to mannequins and going through the stock of a local video store. He also makes sure to be home and locked away by the time night comes. Because at night the rest of the survivors come out. And they aren’t so friendly.
Parts of this film I really liked. Watching Robert cope with having no company, seeing him interact with the dog, lots of cute moments there. And the zombie-thingies were creepy. But overall I just wasn’t that impressed with this film. Of course there were the wow moments. But the positives of the first half were washed away by the problems I had with the second half. There is nothing that I can really put my finger on. Sure, there were the usual cinematic coincidences that covered up plotholes and the like, but you expect that, this is a Hollywood blockbuster after all.
I guess I had a huge problem with the cgi. From the moment I say that lion in the trailer I groaned because it was so obviously fake. But if that had been all there was I probably could have gotten over it. But the zombie dudes looked fairly cgi-full as well.
Overall it is a watchable, enjoyable film. But it isn’t anything special, and there are better films out at the moment. And the whole god aspect annoyed me. I must read the short story and see if that is in it as well or if they just forced it into the film.