I Am Legend alternative ending online
I really enjoyed I Am Legend (Filmstalker review), it didn't turn out to be the typical blockbuster I expected and is definitely worth another watch. Except the ending we saw in cinemas wasn't the original ending of the film at all, in fact there's a rather extensive alternative ending weighing in at around five minutes.
I've got the ending right here for you to see, and I think it's powerful, but is it really as bleak as the original comments suggested? I think it has just as much hope as the original, it takes the story in a very different direction, and doesn't have the Hollywood ending.
Well, it doesn't have as much of a Hollywood ending as the original. Have a look and see what you think, bear in mind if you haven't seen the film this is going to totally spoil things as this is the ending, alternative or not.
You can read my entire review here, but what do you think of that? Is it a stronger ending? Do you prefer that to the original?
I'm unsure, and usually I really do prefer the alternative endings as they are less Hollywood. Granted I don't like the tweeness of the very end of the original and the huge encampment, I do prefer the openness of this one. However I'm unsure about the idea that the creatures have come so far in their evolution to have found mates. That's a big leap from other connections made in the film, but perhaps that's a good move.
One thing is clear, this ending would have sparked much more conversation and perhaps a little less box office returns.