The 2007 film “I Am Legend” stars Will Smith as Robert Neville and follows his character’s journey to survive in a city overrun by zombies who have contracted a deadly virus.
The movie begins by showing us how the virus that has now wiped out most of mankind came to be. It then shows Neville, a virologist, living alone in his home looking for a cure to the virus.
His daily routine includes looking for others who are immune to the virus who could still be alive and experimenting on infected rats to find a cure.
Even though Neville is immune from the virus, he isn’t totally safe. He has to protect himself from the virus-infected zombies, known as Darkseekers, and sometimes barely escapes unharmed.
One day after finding what could be a cure to the virus, Neville goes out to capture a Darkseeker to try the cure on. After successfully catching one and bringing it to his lab, the Darkseeker escapes, harming Neville in the process.
Neville is rescued by another pair of immune humans who take his cure to a survivor’s camp.
While watching the movie you are left with many questions and the ending leaves you with even more.
The movie does a great job at showing a man’s survival and what it’s like to live in a post-apocalyptic world. It has just the right amount of action and even tugs at your heart strings with some emotional scenes.
If you’re looking for that perfect quarantine movie that deals with viruses, look no further. “I Am Legend” shows how a virus can damage the world but in the end there is still hope for survival.