Lessons learned and Thoughts Pondered while watching “I Am Legend”

Posted: February 16, 2011 in books, pop-culture, thoughts

Lessons learned and Thoughts Pondered while watching “I Am Legend”

Add Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” (lyrics include Don’t worry about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.) to youtube playlist of  Songs to listen to during the Apocalypse.

To survive after the Apocalypse (APO) one will need to stay highly organized.  This will involve religiously doing a lot of boring chores.  Try to relish the chores, relish the routine.

New York’s infrastructure would collapse into itself much quicker than the movie portrays.  At least according to The World Without Us by Alan Weisman it would.  The first shocker is the huge potholes that would quickly appear throughout the cities streets.  I should revisit this book, as I read it originally a couple of years ago.

A good dog would be great to have when one is wandering around the ruins of society.  A Boy and His Dog also teaches this lesson, just a little more dramatically.

Being the last man on earth would most likely drive you a little insane.  This is a common theme in Post-APO movies but probably best explored in The Quiet Earth.

Summary:

I Am Legend is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson‘s 1954 novel of the same name, following  The Last Man on Earth starring Vincent Price and 1971’s The Omega Man starring Charlton Heston.  I haven’t watched the Last Man on Earth yet.  I did enjoy Omega Man, and not just because it has all the ingredients of a B-Movie classic.  It is a whole lot hookier than I am Legend, but fun none-the-less, with its own set of thoughts and lessons learned.

 

 

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