The End of the World, Big Willie Style

The dog gets kibble; Will gets 10% of the grossAbout a month ago, I was planning on doing a whole massive comparison piece on the three movie adaptations of Richard Matheson’s “I Am Legend”, but then Tasha Robinson went and wrote the definitive article over at the Onion AV Club, so … well, click the link. She said virtually everything that needed to be said; as is usually the case with the AV Club, the comments fill in what few blanks remain.

Anyway, I wound up focusing exclusively on the new film in this week’s Sympatico/MSN DVD column, which is now online. Basically, I still feel the same way as I did about it back in December; it’s a faithful and surprisingly powerful adaptation of Matheson’s book, right up until it completely falls apart.

Oh, and the alternate ending about which you may have heard? It’s better. But not better enough.