Who doesn't like Will Smith? I saw I Am Legend this afternoon and the hour and 40 minutes flew by! I wouldn't normally have gone to see this in the theater, but I went with Mike, the guy from my second eHarmony date. I didn't blog about the date here, because although it went really well, he didn't call or email in the following days. I finally emailed him to say, "whassup??" and he said that he didn't feel any chemistry but thought we had a lot in common and would like to hang out. K, whatever. I'm not going to read anything into it. I'll just take it for what it is. I really thought I'd never hear from him again, but I got an email from him this morning asking if I wanted to have lunch or see a movie, as he needed a break from moving into his new apartment. He'd mentioned wanting to see I Am Legend, and, I'll reiterate, who doesn't like Will Smith?
So I found myself at Brier Creek at 3:30, laptop and all (I was on call, as usual--although as we were waiting in line to buy a soda, my boss called and said he'd cover me for the two hours of the movie--sweet!) There's not much to report about our conversation (and why would I do that if we're just friends anyway, right?), but the movie was great. It sucked me in right away, and the dog Sam is just precious. Then it got kinda scary with the "dark seekers" and stuff, and it got to a point where I was like, "How on earth is this going to have a happy ending?" I can't say anything more without giving something away, and I'd hate to spoil it for anyone else who's going to see it.
The film defies being pigeonholed into one genre. Google categorizes it as "SciFi/Fantasy/Action/Adventure/Drama." It's like part Castaway, part Signs, part Outbreak, part Blast from the Past. It'll definitely make you jump out of your seat more than once, and make you wonder if the world could really get that messed up in just 3 years. Not exactly upbeat holiday fare, but an entertaining way to spend a chilly December afternoon.