While sleeping, he has dreamt about the past once more, this time he's dreamt of the helicopter his wife and child used to escape New York, as it takes off it crashes with another helicopter attacked by Darkseekers and his loved ones are both killed. Neville cannot bring himself to leave his house and assumes that he will be captured and treated fairly by the new society. Neville and the alpha male then exchange stares; Neville apologizes to them, which the alpha male acknowledges before the infected leave. Swarms of vampires, led by Neville's neighbor, Ben Cortman, regularly surround his house, trying to find ways to get inside. The characters are child's drawings, as blank-eyed and expressionless as the author himself in his back-cover photograph.
Because in the movie Will Smith and his family were driving to safety and one of the creatures went through the window and bit the wife. They are not quite vampires either. Alice Krippin is interviewed about her great discovery, she has changed the measles so that it attacks cancerous cells. Fatally injured, Neville accepts his fate and asks Ruth not to let this society become heartless. It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth on leaving the cinema and frankly the audience deserves better, and in fact so does Will Smith, did they run out of money? I don't think so, not for me. That night, he drives his car at speed into the hordes of Darkseekers who roam the streets at night. His daily cooked breakfast precedes his ongoing experimentation, which takes place in a laboratory in the basement of his heavily barricaded home.
He wanders alone through New York City, calling out for other possible survivors, and works on finding a cure for the plague using his own immune blood. Just as vampires are monsters that hunt humans during the time of day they are not active night , he is a feared monster that hunts the vampires during the daylight hours when they are asleep. In the book, they are much more explicitly vampires. They will also see the uninfected as vicious monsters that must be destroyed, and will embrace the newfound power the Krippin Virus gives them. Neville's explosive death fits the religious theme that underpins the film. Neville's past is revealed through ; the disease claimed his wife and daughter and he was forced to kill his wife after she seemingly rose from the dead as a vampire and attacked him.
Both Sides are hungry and ready to kill Morals off obviously Takes place in the Arizona Desert starting 200 feet away from each other. This failed escape is the Ground Zero of Neville's motivation, giving him the purpose to survive for these three years spent alone. Neville survives by barricading himself inside his house after sunset; he is further protected by garlic, mirrors and. He leaves without firing the gun. He attempts to test whether she is a vampire by exposing her to garlic, which causes her to recoil violently. His experiments also reveals that the infection creates an allergic reaction to garlic in the host.
Ruth warns Neville that her people will attempt to capture him and that he should leave his house and escape to the mountains. This is crucial for Neville's sanity as he embarks on his improbable task. After its initial promise, the reprogrammed virus mutated with catastrophic results. With I Am Legend, Matheson instituted the germ theory of vampirism, a take on the old archetype which has since been tackled by other writers notably, in Children of the Night from 1992. It is said that the pandemic was caused by a war and that it was spread by dust storms in the cities and an explosion in the population. Other creatures, such as dogs, are also infected by the virus.
After three years, Neville sees an apparently uninfected woman, Ruth, in broad daylight and captures her. The specimen had a butterfly tattoo on her body. He started smashing the glass door, paused, and made a butterfly with what presumably was mud. He later visits some condo flats nearby, watching sadly the remains of the people who used to live there. The three then are seen leaving New York heading to Vermont's safe zone with Anna broadcasting a message telling all other survivors that she is with Neville and is heading to the safe zone.
The next day, he buries Sam's body. His worries genuinely subside as he sings along to the song while bathing Sam during a heartfelt respite from the danger of the outside world. After a moment of realization, Neville takes action. The dream scene is interrupted by Neville waking to once again face his lonely life. But he is not alone.
Neville's unflinching resilience enables him to make it this far with his psyche unscathed, despite years of isolation, the death of his family, and the end of civilization. The origin of this infection was a supposed cure for cancer. During the night the Darkseekers have set the same trap he organized for them the previous day. Afterwards, the hemocytes leave and let Neville, Anna, and Ethan be. Firstly is Will Smith's performance, there is no doubting he is a major star these days, but here he also cements his standing as a bona fide A lister of note. The living-infected have slowly overcome their disease until they can spend short periods of time in sunlight and are attempting to build a new society. There's no way it can have the same sort of impact the book or the others films had, especially Omega Man being released in the 70's when there was a serious threat of something like actually happening.
Amid the chaos, another helicopter collides with Zoe and Marley's helicopter, killing them. In the kitchen, especially during meals, Neville is seen repeatedly watching old news footage of life before the plague hit. The Darkseekers make their way to the lab, with one taking lead and smashing himself into a glass partition behind which Neville, Anna, and her son have sought safety. He wanders alone through New York City, calling out for other possible survivors, and works on finding a cure for the plague using his own immune blood. After the walls are broken, Neville is seen charging at the Darkseekers before the grenade explodes, covering Anna's escape and killing all of the Darkseekers. Not that Hollywood is aiming to please the fans, but fans of the book or original will surely be talking about this, and might go see it just to see it. In the novel by Richard Matheson, based on which filmed, was a graceful, though grim end: mutants are smarter, established their civilization, and a legendary killer executed Neville - for genocide.