I AM LEGEND - The Remake


I AM LEGEND vs. The Omega Man
It was not until about 10 minutes into the movie that I realized that there was something vaguely familiar about I AM LEGEND. Then all of a sudden it dawned on me that this was a remake of the movie The Omega Man....almost to a tee. I don't remember how many times I've seen that old sci-fi classic. It was a fun and campy kind of sci-fi movie and I thought Charleston Heston was great as usual.
Anyway, I immediately come home and looked up the Charleston Heston version and low and behold I learn that all the versions are based on Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend, "a story about the last man on earth who spends his days and nights battling vampires, all that’s left of humanity after a devastating plague. (The story has been filmed twice already, namely as The Last Man on Earth in 1964 and the Charlton Heston-starrer The Omega Man.)"
We enjoyed the movie/remake but I knew what was going to happen right up to the very end. There weren't many (if at all) new twists, so I was kinda disappointed with the movie.