I Am Legend

I Am Legend (2007)

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Corrected entry: The first evening, Robert seals all windows with huge, thick shutters. But when he wakes up, daylight is shining on him.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: He barricades all the windows and lays down in he tub with his dog and rifle, but he doesn't go to sleep. You can see that he's awake and listening to the zombies noises. He's afraid and has his hand on his rifle just in case they break in. Once the sun comes up, it's safe for him to open a window, take a look outside, and finally go to sleep in his bed. That's why you see him waking up in sunlight, it's just sometime later in the day. You can also see that he dreads the night when he's washing his dog and his alarm goes off. It's not a safe time for him so he has to spend each night in constant fear of attack.

Corrected entry: Hand grenades do not create a massive fireball - even in a lab full of combustible chemicals, the heat from a grenade wouldn't be high enough to ignite them.

Jacob La Cour

Correction: The flash point of acetone is -4 F and the flash point of diethyl ether is -42 F. Both of these could definitely be present. Either of these chemicals could generate a "fireball" above these temperatures. Ether is particularly nasty in this regard. I have personally seen an ether flame appear to "jump" twelve feet. Any flame or spark is all that is necessary.

Noman Premium member

Corrected entry: During the evacuation scene when Robert's family is being scanned for virus by the soldiers, nobody cares about the dog. This was before the total extermination and they came to know that it's airborne just then. They didn't have any reason to believe that dogs would be immune to the virus. The dog must have been scanned/tested like anybody else. (Neville finds that dogs are immune to airborne infection only later).

Earthling

Correction: But this wasn't day 1 of infection. There would have been evidence of canine infection prior to this day. So I would say YES, there was reason to believe that dogs were immune.

XIII

Corrected entry: In the ending scene after driving from New York to Virginia, Anna and the kid get out of a shiny SUV that looks like it just came out of a car wash.

john897

Correction: Not a lot of traffic throwing up road debris on account of 99% of the world's drivers being dead. It's also very unlikely they took any unpaved roads to get there too. So, why would the car be dirty?

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Will Smiths Character is immune to the virus. As are those who have been refugee in the camp at the end of the movie. Will Smiths character has used approx. three years trying to find a cure/vaccine. But all that the woman is taking from N.Y to the refugee camp is the vial of blood, which contains the same immune blood that everyone else who survived has. Since the grenade exploded in the basement, she couldn't collect any usable data to provide the refugees with. Now, we can only assume that the refugees also have done some research with their own blood, and that the provided blood from Will Smiths Character wouldn't contribute in any way to their research.

00:10:30 - 01:10:30

Correction: First of all, he is not giving them a vial of his own blood. He is giving them a vial of blood from the infected woman - who had been injected with a (seemingly) successful cure. The vial therefore does contain antibodies, that can be extracted. Secondly, to say that they camp refugees would have done some research on their own is an assumption. There is no guarantee any of them is even a scientist, and if they were, there's no guarantee they were on Neville's level. He WAS one of the leading authorities on the virus, after all.

Twotall

Corrected entry: Robert tells Anna that when the plague first began there were 6 billion people on earth. There were in fact an estimated 6.7 billion. While one could argue he was simply rounding down - this is unlikely because he has a very precise breakdown - 6 billion to start, 5.4 billion infected, 588 million killed, and 12 million healthy. Besides the missing 700 million people, how does he know that of the 12 million healthy the 3 of them are the only ones left alive? And how does he get these precise numbers?

01:19:10

Correction: He is upset, and yes he's estimating. The precise numbers about the infection come from the fact that he was directly involved in trying to stop it.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: Robert Neville is standing atop an airplane hitting golf balls. Sam sees a deer in the streets below. Neville picks up his gun and looks through the scope. When he does this the flashlight is on the right side of the gun. Later in the scene Neville and Sam follow the deer into the dark old bank, Neville enters with his gun raised, but the flashlight is now on the left side of the gun.

Correction: He might have two different guns. The gun probably is not one of a kind so it is possible that there are two of the same kind of guns with two different scope locations.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Robert is looking for his dog when she runs off into the building, as he looks round the corner at the mirror, you can briefly see the camera light.

Correction: No, it's just the flashlight on the end of Neville's gun, and you can see that it startles him.

Corrected entry: During Robert's first flashback, while arguing with his wife in the car, he hits a sick person, who leaves a blood smear on the passenger side window. During the second flashback of the same scene, when his wife gets out of the car, there is no blood on the window.

Correction: Flashbacks are things as he remembers them. Based on his current situation it is reasonable to say that he may not remember things the same way all of the time.

papajim

Corrected entry: When Will Smith is trying to hunt the deer and they go down the bridge, on the right side of the screen you can see someone's shadow running - a film crew member, probably. (He's the last man in Manhattan and the zombies aren't out yet, so who else could the shadow belong to?)

Correction: I watched this scene frame by frame and there is no shadow whatsoever.

Corrected entry: At the end he says that 1% of people are immune. That is 1% of 6 billion, and that is 60 million, not 12 million.

Correction: The actual line in the movie is "...LESS than 1% immunity", not exactly 1 percent. He's making a point of how small the level of immunity was, not making an accurate statistical analysis.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: There's just been a major zombie outbreak but humanity don't seem to have put up much of a fight as there's no sign of struggle anywhere (Smashed glass, abandoned barricades, spent bullets etc.).

Correction: There was no one to struggle. It started as an airborne disease.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Robert Neville is playing golf, the camera is rotating around and you see him hit the ball. As he says "yeah," you can see two balls in a line. The camera then goes back down so you can see the dog's face and Robert swinging. You cannot see the balls as they are hidden, but Robert then hits the ball towards the hole. However having seen the shot beforehand, there were only two balls to hit and he couldn't have hit either cleanly like that as they where in a line.

Correction: You can see Robert use the club to move one of the balls into position to be hit.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Dr. Neville is walking up to "Fred" the mannequin, its head moves from side to side between shots.

Correction: As with the shot of "Fred" while Neville is driving, this is done intentionally to show Neville's state of mind. He's imagining "Fred" is moving.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When Robert Neville sees Anna at his house after he wakes up, Anna was seen going to the cooker wearing a pink dressing gown with Ethan in a striped T-shirt. This changes with the next shot of Anna and Ethan who are wearing a grey top and a dark grey/black T-shirt respectively.

Correction: He does not really 'see' Anna and Ethan when he first gets to the kitchen, he is actually envisioning his wife and daughter. A moment later, reality sets in and then he truly sees Anna and Ethan, hence the change of clothing.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: All the 'spare' cars would be seized up and have other problems making them generally non-working from lack of use for 3 years.

Correction: He doesn't drive every car he comes across. He merely used and maintained a few cars.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The Ford SUV was destroyed when Robert goes out and attacks the Dark Seekers; I think it was even flipped as well. So how can the same truck be driven, by the woman and the kid that rescued him, at the end of the film?

Correction: They have a virtually unlimited supply of vehicles to choose from, including entire car lots full of similar model vehicles.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: If 12 million people survived, 6,488,000,000 would become "darkseekers" to be exact, or 5,988,000,000 to count from 6 billion - not 588,000,000 as Roberts suggests, unless the population prior to the outbreak dropped to 600,000,000. The numbers are out by an order of magnitude.

Correction: He's referring to-non mutant survivors. The virus (approximately) kills 90%, mutates 10% and has no effect on 0.2%.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: When New York is quarantined, all bridges were destroyed. However, Anna and Ethan drive to pick up Neville. Also in the alternate ending, the three characters drive over a bridge to leave the island.

Correction: Firstly, we never see how they arrive in Manhattan, they could have come by boat. Secondly, the alternate ending wasn't ever used as the official ending, so their exit via a still useable bridge cannot be considered a mistake.

Corrected entry: When Dr. Neville and Sam are trapped in the building after chasing a deer, when they are running out of the building and Neville jumps out of the window, two dark seekers jump with him, but when they land there's only one.

Correction: In the last shot of that scene, a wide angle of Smith looking down at the darkseekers, you can see (DVD version) two darkseekers. The second is harder to see, but it is obviously there in the lower left corner of the screen.

Corrected entry: If pretty much everyone but Neville and a few colonies of survivors are dead, who is running the power plants so that he can have electricity in his house? And where does he get gas for his vehicles? Okay, he could siphon it out of other cars, but even that would start to run out after awhile. He does a lot of driving around.

Correction: There is a pretty clear shot in the movie that shows him having several generators in his house that are powering everything. And petrol is *everywhere*. Other cars, transport tankers, the tanks underneath gas stations etc. He even has access to a naval base, where there would be many fuel stores. The film also takes place in 2012, by which time there could have been advances in fuel efficiency, in terms of more efficient engines, or fuel additives.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: In the scene where Neville is hunting deer in his red Mustang, just after he slides to a stop, Neville looks out over the deer running away. Look to the very right in the dark shady building. You see what looks like a dog running away. I thought Sam was the only dog left?

00:05:15

Correction: It is never stated in the movie that Sam is the only healthy dog left. There are other surviving dogs who have avoided getting infected, but they have most likely become wild.

Twotall

Corrected entry: In the movie, the medicine to cure the virus is called a vaccine. But vaccines can not cure someone who already has a virus: they can only cure someone if administered before the symptoms occur.

luke skyjogger

Correction: This is representative of Neville's state of mind. He failed to make a working vaccine back when a vaccine would've done some good (before the virus had dominated the planet and there were still people who could be administered with it). His mind is stuck on this failure and he can't rest until he makes up for it, so he repeatedly refers to it as a vaccine due to being stuck in the past.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: When Will Smith's character is talking to Anna, the movie Shrek turns itself off when they are in the kitchen.

Correction: The movie did not turn off. When Will moved into the kitchen, the TV noise just faded away.The last shot of the TV in the background showed it was still on, but virtually silent at this point.Roughly 1:06:25.

Corrected entry: When Robert and Sam are eating and Sam is being picky about her food, there is a glass right next to Robert, each time he talks you can see a small reflection of the boom mike moving.

Correction: Actually what you see is Robert's hand reflecting off the glass. It only moves when he moves.

Corrected entry: In the first 'hunting' scene, Will Smith is obviously hunting a deer but the sound that is heard is an elk call.

Correction: There could well be an elk nearby. As we see, there are a number of different animals in the area.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When in Times Square hunting the deer, we see a poster for the Broadway play "Rent" in the background. If the virus didn't hit until 2009 - the play "Rent" went (is going) off Broadway in June 2008 - the poster would not still be up.

Correction: At the time of shooting, this would not have been known. The announcement of "Rent" going off Broadway was made a month after the movie came out. Unless you seriously think that filmmakers should go back redo films to reflect new trends, and resubmit them to theaters, this cannot, at all, logically be considered a mistake.

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Corrected entry: Just after the title appears and Will Smith's Character is in the kitchen, he opens the door to the fridge and we can see Will Smith's face on the cover of Time Magazine.

Correction: Not only is this a plot point of the movie, but anything that can be plainly seen by simply watching the film is not valid trivia.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: How can Neville refuel his car, if gasoline and diesel lose their properties after a while? Gasoline loses its properties after 3 months of manufacture.

Correction: The properties you speak of are the octane rating, this lowers over time, but it's still perfectly capable of being used as fuel. I've extracted fuel from a car that has been stood up for 3 years, and that was still able to run the car.

Corrected entry: The jet that Neville was golfing off of, the SR-71 Blackbird, was never an aircraft-carrier compatible aircraft. Furthermore, the SR-71 was retired in 1998, and of all remaining models, only two were kept by NASA, and the rest were not airworthy, and moved to museums. The SR-71 would certainly not have been physically able to be on an aircraft carrier.

Correction: He is on the USS Intrepid, which was converted to a museum in 1982. She sits off the shore of Manhattan and has a Lockheed A-12, a similar-looking precursor to the SR-71 Blackbird, on deck as one of her exhibits.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: The way mutants are portrayed in this film is not consistent at all. They go from normal mindless killers to special forces super mutants. At the beginning, Will is able to outrun them, knock them out, kill them with a few rounds, capture them with a black bag, sedate, restrain and experiment on them without even breaking a sweat. Near the end, the mutants are nearly indestructible. They're able to jump 20 feet high in the air, they can destroy concrete walls and ceilings, they can easily blast through a solid steel security door. And the main mutant breaks an impact-resistant Plexiglas door by banging his head on it. If they had this kind of strength all along, Will would not have lasted five seconds.

Correction: I think the insinuation is, until the Alpha Male shows up, the mutants that Neville has captured have largely been without the Alphas leadership and haven't acted individually. Once the Alpha Male is featured, the behaviour of the mutants changes and they follow his instruction. They are simply learning.

Corrected entry: Robert walks into the living room where Ethan is watching Shrek. The scene on the TV shows Shrek and Donkey having a dispute about where the fence should be built, this part of the Shrek is after Princess Fiona is rescued. When the camera angle changes, Robert starts reciting in synchronisation with the film. However the part Robert recites is from the start of the movie before he is given the quest from Lord Farquaad to rescue Princess Fiona.

Correction: When we first see that scene, its towards the end of the movie. He then moves into the kitchen and sees the boy eating breakfast, before going back upstairs and coming back down once he's calmed down. Therefore it could be possible that he was up there a while and that the DVD restarted as mine does or the boy restarted it as he missed the end whilst eating breakfast.

Corrected entry: When the woman and child drive up to the entrance of the community in Vermont which is inhabited by those not infected, the vehicle she is in is so shiny and clean it looks like it was driven directly off the showroom floor! Given she had been on a long drive, there should be road grime, dirt and bug splatter.

Correction: For all we know it WAS off the showroom floor. She probably changed vehicles several times on the trip, and would choose the best ones she could find.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: We see the nightseekers easily scale the walls during the siege of of the building where Neville lives. The walls of the Colony, even though large and secured by retinal scans, would offer little protection from the nightseekers looking to climb in.

Correction: The infected aren't scaling walls, they're scaling the side of a building, which offers many hand- and footholds. The walls of the compound do not. They are also guarded by sentries with guns.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: Anna says she and Ethan had waited for Neville at the pier the entire day, but they didn't see him setting up for a suicide attack on the mutants that included driving his car onto the pier and setting up a mannequin.

Correction: Perhaps they waited most of the day, then left just before he arrived, and returned for one final check before leaving New York. There are many possibilities.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: Couldn't mutants not go outside because of any kind of light or direct light only? That leader mutant (and its dogs as well) stayed inside its dark shelter while Robert captured a female mutant. But later, in a different scene, dogs were waiting only for no direct sunlight before attacking but it was still daylight. Anyway, during the first scene there was no direct light too.

Correction: There WAS direct sunlight in the scene when the leader is burned. They are sensitive to UV rays, so they would be able to be out during the day (although with discomfort) but would be burned by direct sunlight. Think of it like standing next to a fire vs. actually TOUCHING the fire.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: Will Smith's character tells his wife the virus has become airborne, however when Manhattan is being evacuated, the military personnel are NOT wearing masks or HAZMAT suits when scanning for infected people at the ferry dock.

Correction: Neville JUST recieved word that the virus became airborne. The military couldn't possibly change into HAZMAT suits or gas masks because of such short notice of the news, in fact, they probably never even got word of the news until all hell broke loose.

Corrected entry: In the initial hunting scene, when Neville and the dog are walking through some very tall grass, you can see that the dog is walking on a prepared path where the grass has been flatenned.

Correction: They might have walked through there already and flattened the grass.

Corrected entry: When Will wakes up to see a woman cooking she as a dressing gown on and when the camera returns to her she is still cooking but now wearing a tee shirt.

01:04:30

Correction: Apparently you were not paying close enough attention, Neville is clearly hallucinating a vision of his wife and child. Not only does the wife's clothing change but she also changes race from Latina to African-American. The child also experiences changes in clothing, skin color and gender!

Corrected entry: Neville makes a comment that the mutants have lost all human traits, but the ones who later attack him outside Grand Central Station have stolen and transported something Neville set up in another part of town, devised a snare trap and been able to "domesticate" mutant dogs for hunting purposes.

Correction: I don't think this is a plot hole. Neville made a wrong assessment of the mutants - this is a pivotal point in the whole story.

Corrected entry: In the first scene with the GT500 in the inside shot you could see the sticker (price) but in any other shot it's not there in the window.

Correction: This is incorrect. In the shot immediately after you see the sticker, Neville opens the passenger's side window, and while it opens you CAN still see the sticker (faintly because it's on the inside) after that the window is always open so of course you can't see the sticker.

Corrected entry: The grenade explosion and ensuing fire in the basement should suck out all oxygen in the basement - the girl and the little boy ought to have died by asphyxiation.

Correction: It is likely that the compartment that they hid in has an exhaust that leads to the outside, thereby providing oxygen.

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Corrected entry: Col. Neville's home has heavy metal shutters over all the windows. Except for the kid's room? And that's just where Ethan and Anna are when it is really needed.

Correction: There are shutters all over the house, but the mutants have broken through the one in the kids room. They used the other mutants running through that arch to distract Robert while they broke the shutter down.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Corrected entry: The first time Will Smith puts shutters over all the windows in the house before nightfall, in the morning, he awakes to sunlight beaming into the room.

Correction: He goes to sleep in the bathtub. Obviously he got up (presumably at dawn) and went to bed. He most likely opened the shutters before getting into bed.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: In a scene in Robert Nevell's house he is washing his dog in the bath tub using running tap water. Where is this fresh water coming from over 3 years after the last water treatment facility was abandoned?

Correction: He could have a water purification tank set up somewhere, we never see the source of the water, so we can make that assumption.

pross79

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film in the newscast, sports news is flashing across at the bottom of the screen. One headline reads that the Giants lost for the 2nd time in the season to the Patriots. This is impossible as the teams are in separate conferences and could never play more than once per year.

Correction: It is quite possible the Giants could have played the Patriots in the pre-season or in a non-conference regular season game. In fact, the Patriots and the Giants just faced off in the Superbowl. Unfortunately, I Am Legend did not predict the future, as the Giants beat the Pats to take the NFL Championship. Scores and stats are routinely shortened for the ticker.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

Corrected entry: In a city where millions were trapped, infected and even consumed by zombies, there isn't so much as a pinky toe bone, shredded clothing or any other evidence of inhabitants. There should have been body remnants everywhere.

Correction: The zombies live in what could be called dens, so they would have taken their food into the dens. Also, in most places affected by plagues, people tend to hold up in their homes, or places of worship, they usually do not die on the street. It's also been 3 years with wild animals scavenging the area.

pross79

Corrected entry: To contain the virus in Manhattan they blow up the bridges (and I assume the tunnels too, otherwise that would be a ridiculous oversight and a plot hole in itself). How then did that woman drive from Maryland to Manhattan and then to Vermont? There should have been no roads in or out.

Correction: Cars were readily available on the island. She could have driven from Maryland to the shore, taken a boat to Manhattan, and then hotwired an entirely different car when she got there.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: Will Smith falls asleep in the bathtub with his dog. In the next scene, it's supposed to be the following morning, but he wakes up in his bed.

Correction: When he finally wakes up it is day time. When we see him in the bathtub, we never see him sleep. He might have changed positions as dawn approached because it was safer so he can catch a few hours sleep.

James Storck

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