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Event: 'I Am Legend' Print
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Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 9:30 pm
Duration: 2 Hours

(2007) Grim but effective thriller has a brave scientist (Will Smith) as the last surviving person in New York battling ferocious animal and human mutants as he struggles to find a cure for the virus that has eliminated most of the world’s population. Director Francis Lawrence’s adaptation of Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel has some eerie scenes of a decimated New York, and the computer-generated images of mutants attacking are scary enough when they come. But, though Smith is a compelling presence and there are some pointed and admirable spiritual elements, the basic setup ultimately grows tiresome and more depressing than exciting. Intense if isolated violent sequences, including the killing of the creatures, scantily clad mutants. Possibly acceptable for older teens. (A-III -- adults) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned) AMC (cable)