Third adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 classic novel, following "The Last Man on Earth" and "The Omega Man," about Robert Neville (Smith), a scientist who is the last man standing after a massive plague wipes out the entire world population. However, after three years of biological research and wandering the desolate streets of Manhattan with his dog, he discovers he may not be alone. Will Smith holds his own, with some big special effects carrying the rest. Entertaining as it is, apparently logic and coherency were lost in the plague as well.
Entertaining remake criddic2 at 2009-08-24 03:12:45
Vincent Price had the lead role in "The Last Man on Earth," an interesting 1965 interpretation that includes zombie/
vampire-like creatures. Charlton Heston gave a convincing turn in the popular 1971 version. Now comes Will Smith. He does an admirable job of conveying his character's plight. Scenes between Smith and his dog are very affecting. However, the film misses a bet by giving us fairly uninteresting CGI monsters instead of worthy villains for him to play against. As is, Smith carries the picture well enough to make it entertaining.