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User avatar #5 - sparox (04/30/2013) [-]
Can't remember, but was it ever explained how the mannequins moved?
#144 to #5 - assrumps (05/01/2013) [-]
Did anyone else notice that the mannequin's head moves when he drives by. I wasn't sure if it was part of the movie or a glitch or what but I noticed it.
#25 to #5 - Tormound (04/30/2013) [-]
Originally the vampires turned out to be actually sentient and smart and that mannequin was a trap laid out for Neville, but due to executive meddling they thought the ending where it showed them to be sentient and Neville living was too confusing to the audience so they forced a change.
#113 to #25 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Also in the novel nerville wasn't black and the woman was also one the vampire mutant people which she explains to him when she knocks him out that her people are now able to be in the sun light for a few extend hours before it can harm them. Furthermore, her people are afraid of nerville since he's killing in search of a cure but the woman says she's not afraid of him. Which she then gives him pills to kill himself so he won't feel pain after his death and so in his last minutes he looks at the crowd of vampire people in his jail cell and slowly shallows the pills and he then says in his mind. I'm the last of my kind as a new race of beings will take over, I'll only be a forgot memory of the past. A tale for I am legend.
User avatar #15 to #5 - kolimm **User deleted account** (04/30/2013) [-]
i always thought when he caught his first zombie with bait they did the same to him

#6 to #5 - anon (04/30/2013) [-]
The zombies moved them and used them as bait which he fell for.
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User avatar #8 to #7 - lustraDD (04/30/2013) [-]
.....he moved them for bait for the zombies. But the idea of this part of the film is he's starting to lose his grip, so he doesn't remember
#209 to #8 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
That and the lead infected character was also moving them around. He for sure used at least one for bait against Will Smith. Or did Will really trip his own trap like a dumbass?
#138 to #8 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
Actually, I think the point of the mannequins being moved is that the creatures were getting smarter and picking up will smith's tricks.
Other words- they watched him do it the first time, so they copied him.
User avatar #234 to #138 - lustraDD (05/01/2013) [-]
in the book, yes. not in the film.
The films displays them as feral, and dumb. They don't get smarter, just united under one dominant leader
User avatar #64 to #8 - megusters (05/01/2013) [-]
I don't understand, zombies? Or vampires? They ate human flesh, but couldn't go out in the light, were pale, and grew fangs. What are they really?
User avatar #69 to #64 - guymandude (05/01/2013) [-]
The original ending of the movie properly (and correctly) showed that the creatures were intelligent, more like vampires, knew how to speak, and had created their own society. The idea of that scene is that Will Smith's character didn't know how intelligent they were when he set that other trap for them earlier in the movie. But the creatures watched what he did and used the same method against him. They used the manikin to draw him out, like bait. And as far as he knew, there was no way that the manikin could have moved without him moving them.

The book that this movie is based on had the correct ending, which explained their intelligence. In fact, the original ending is the whole reason why the story is called "I am Legend." I liked the movie, but I was really disappointed that they changed the ending to one more expected by popular culture.
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User avatar #61 to #8 - vvriotvv (05/01/2013) [-]
I always thought the Zom zoms managed to set a trap for him... man I am dumb.
User avatar #75 to #61 - guymandude (05/01/2013) [-]
No you're not dumb, you are correct. Remember how the "zombies" (they're actually not quite zombies in this movie, less so in the book) were standing under the building/archway thing with the mutated attack dogs (that were collared and chained btw, just showing that they are decently intelligent), waiting for the sun to set so that they could attack him while he was hanging there?

They set it up for him because earlier in the movie, he set a trap for them.
User avatar #164 to #75 - spysappinmysasha (05/01/2013) [-]
I am pretty sure the film referred to them as "Vampires".

I mean, I dont remember much from the film but couldnt they infect you? And they also couldnt go out in the sun or else they would burn? sounds pretty Vampire to me.
User avatar #169 to #164 - guymandude (05/01/2013) [-]
They are definitely closer to vampires than zombies, but I don't think they ever explicitly say if the creatures are one or the other in the movie or the book.

I'm not sure if the creatures can spread the virus themselves or not. In the movie, they make it clear that the infection first spread like a normal disease's pandemic. I know Will Smith's character was never infected, but he was immune anyway.
User avatar #182 to #169 - ChumLeee (05/01/2013) [-]
In the book, they're referred to as "dark seekers", seeing as they can't survive in the light. Also, they aren't zombies or vampires, as they are not undead. They're still living humans, infected with a virus that messed with their genetic code. For those who don't know, the virus was caused from the doctor's cure for cancer.
User avatar #170 to #169 - spysappinmysasha (05/01/2013) [-]
I forgot, how did his Dog get infected?
User avatar #173 to #170 - guymandude (05/01/2013) [-]
Oh wait, I remember how it works now. Will Smith's character says in one of his audio log - things towards the beginning that humans were getting infected by the virus that had become airborne. Then he said that animals were unable to contract it from the air, only by direct contact. So that's why the dog was infected once it was bitten by the infected dogs.

So I guess you were right that it could be spread by the creatures themselves, but since a person would potentially be infected once they took a breath in that city, they would turn (or die) before ever being bitten.
#41 to #8 - tacosmells (04/30/2013) [-]
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#224 to #41 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
It was frank...
User avatar #189 to #41 - Das (05/01/2013) [-]
Probably the most hilarious scene from any movie ever.
#39 to #8 - astayal (04/30/2013) [-]
I think you either mistyped your comment or got the film wrong as it was the mutant/zombie/vampires that moved the manikins as their own trap. Which he fell for and ended up hung upside down until sunset when they can come out.
#187 to #39 - anon (05/01/2013) [-]
doesn't make sense, if they were that smart they would have raped him in his house by now
User avatar #116 to #39 - burningsmurfs (05/01/2013) [-]
Yeah that is the the feeling I got from it as well since that also cements in the they are smarter than he thought theme that they ended up going with. I mean I know he was freaking out but I never even thought the "he's going nuts and forgot thing" was supposed to be implied.
#71 to #39 - sweateagle (05/01/2013) [-]
lustraDD's comment was deeper.
#26 to #8 - anon (04/30/2013) [-]
Did he move it to bait the zombies and forget OR did the zombies move the mannequin to bait him? They are fairly smart in this movie.
#10 to #8 - pocoyothegreat (04/30/2013) [-]
The (not) funny thing is, I Am Legend is a novel about GODDAMN VAMPIRES. Even if it sets some of the bases of the survival horror, it's not about zombies like most of modern, chain-produced survival horrors . And the girl plays the guy, hard. The ending is a great twist, and the story has a great existencial reflexion behind.
But what do you get if Hollywood puts their filthy hands on some major literature? A ******** sugarcoated unoriginal action zombie movie.
#24 to #10 - lennyright (04/30/2013) [-]
don't try to act all intelligent n **** when you can't even spell "reflection"
User avatar #44 to #24 - ilovehitler (04/30/2013) [-]
What if he ain't from a country that speaks english as its primary language?
User avatar #11 to #10 - lustraDD (04/30/2013) [-]
Probably because society today prefers to use their eyes rather than their brain? explosions, shooting and chase scenes are would be seen as alot better by the general population than 'existencial reflexion' i also don't see why you took the time to make this rage comment. Who's it aimed at, me? because i've read the book. And the film was also about zombies, not vampires.
User avatar #37 to #11 - viscerys (04/30/2013) [-]
Indeed. My friend hated Dark Souls because you had to think about it.
User avatar #12 to #11 - pocoyothegreat (04/30/2013) [-]
Are you a Hollywood producer? Did you pay to watch the movie? It wasn't aimed at you specifically, I don't see why you would be taking it personally.
"And the film was also about zombies, not vampires." - "also" implies that more than one thing is such, and here only one thing is about zombies.
User avatar #17 to #12 - fireprincess (04/30/2013) [-]
It didn't really seem like he took it personally. He was just responding to you. And if it did seem like he did, it would probably because your comment was a reply to his comment....
#14 to #12 - anon (04/30/2013) [-]
I think you just take your entertainment a bit too seriously. You don't make money from your opinions, and really no one gives a **** , so why be so vehement about it?

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