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Survival on the streets of New York City takes on frightening connotations in I Am Legend. Robert Neville (Will Smith) suspects he is the only living person not infected by a manmade virus that turns its hosts into animal-like beasts. While protecting himself from the deadly clutches of these mutant human beings, the former scientist attempts to find anyone not affected by the plague or a cure capable of reversing the symptoms.
Why Is I Am Legend Rated PG-13?
I Am Legend is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
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This sci-fi horror hybrid features a lone “normal” human living in Manhattan surrounded by mutated beings that have been infected with a virus. Violence occurs frequently as he clashes with these zombies, resulting in countless numbers being killed by shootings, falls, exposure to sunlight (which is deadly for them) or—in one scene—being run over en masse with an SUV. Some blood is seen in these depictions. Other scenes show massive numbers of potential evacuees in peril and screaming for help. A woman, child, and dog are also endangered in various scenarios. “Jump” scenes occur frequently. Language is limited to only a half-dozen mild expletives and a couple of terms of deity. The film is nearly void of sexual content, except for one female “mutant” who is wearing a revealing tank top.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to I Am Legend.
An alien virus attacks Earth’s population in The Invasion, turning the masses into non-thinking zombies intent on infecting everyone. A lone astronaut stands as the only representative of intelligent human life when he crash-lands on The Planet of the Apes. Tom Hanks plays a lone occupant on a deserted island in Cast Away.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of I Am Legend...
I Am Legend may be the story of the last man on earth, but there will certainly be many versions of him available on the video shelves. Fans of the film can chose from a single disc release in either Full Frame or Widescreen (for extra content, both offer Animated Comics and a ROM Link), A Two-Disc Special Edition (providing the same materials as the single disc, as well as an alternate version of the movie and a digital copy of the theatrical release), and the Blu-ray presentation (which contains the theatrical release, the alternate version of the film and three featurettes: Animated Comics, Cautionary Tale, and Creating I Am Legend). Or, if you wait until April 8, 2008, you can buy the HD DVD Combo (which includes all the bonus extras listed above). Choices, choices, choices!