‘I Am Legend’ Alternate Ending

June 6th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
amJune 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The top grossing film, ‘I Am Legend’, has once again been released on DVD and Blu Ray, but this time, with a difference.

The DVD release of the film has come along with the alternate ending that the film has got. That is, besides having the ending which was released worldwide in the theaters, and the one that the audience have been served up, and loved, for so long, the DVD version of the film also includes the other one, in fact, the original version of the ending.

While some of the critics are of the opinion that the original ending would have been more appropriate given the context, still others are of the opinion that the concept would not have worked and the film would not have been as well received as it was.

The original ending of the movie was taken directly from the original novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. In the alternate ending, that is, the one that was in the book, Robert Neville actually comes into contact with the mutants, in alarmingly close contact that is never shown in the theater version of ‘I Am Legend.’

While on the one hand, this version of the ending is preferred by some of the critics, the others are of the opinion that it would not have catered to the palate of most of the audience.

However, some of the critics are of the opinion that it might have been better if the producers had decided to go along with releasing the original version of the film and not the other one, granting it to be more spine chilling and hard hitting than the other.

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