Cory Doctorow at 9:33 pm Wed, Sep 15, 2010
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Okay, show of hands [no pun intended]: is anyone else completely and utterly sick of zombie mania?
What bugs me most about this poster is the prominence of “I Am Legend” and the fact that in the far superior novel, they were not zombies, they were vampires. Ugh, that movie was an abomination of a great story.
I agree, Jacob, but maybe they gave it prominence because Romero based his zombies on the first film version of that book. Of course, that film wasn’t called I Am Legend, so maybe I’m stretching a bit.
Anyway, I doubly agree about the horrid, cartoonish CGI zombies in the I Am Legend film. Talk about abusing my ability to suspend disbelief.
But it was better than “Omega Man”, right? Right?
Yes, I can agree with that, it’s just that the exposition in the novel is so important and I think gave a much better feeling of the solitude he was dealing with than what they did in the move. Plus, reading about him figuring out what he was up against was way more interesting that him being chased by awful CGI.
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