With I Am Legend, you have the one story that has inspired an entire subculture. Romero and Fulci, who are considered the godfathers of the zombie genre, and have had influence on every zombie movie, TV show, comic book, video game, tattoo, horror-band, T-shirt, skateboard deck, etc. stole all of it from I Am Legend. It's fair to update the story to make it current and it's fair to cast a Hollywood golden boy as Neville. But what in unforgivable is to keep the name of the story and the name of the main character then erase every other important aspect of the story in lieu of the mindless Hollywood screenplay. Toss in some wretchedly un-scary CGI cartoon creatures some carefully placed commercial advertisements and you have turned the classic into just another turdlet for the cover of Premier Magazine. It's amazing that a 200 page short story could still be 10 times more effective in telling a tale than a zillion dollar craptacular and that folks who didn't bother reading the book would defend it all along.. This movie didn't need to be called I Am Legend..