Alternate ‘I Am Legend’ Ending Is Far Superior

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 17th, 2012 at 2:38 pm,

alternate i am legend ending Alternate I Am Legend Ending Is Far Superior

This alternate ending to I Am Legend is (IMHO) far superior to the abrupt version in the theatrical release, and fits in better with something that happens in the film about midway through.

At one point in the movie when Will Smith’s character took the lead zombie’s mate away from them, the zombie reacted with extreme rage, indicating that there was some vestige of humanity left in them. But throughout the rest of the movie we never saw any more hint of that, which felt… “unfinished.”

Well this clip addresses that very nicely, plus ( —— SPOILER ALERT —— ) doesn’t have that nihilistic ending with Will Smith dying. I don’t know why they didn’t go with this ending… maybe they thought it was too cliched for Will Smith to survive – but in this case I think it would only have made the film better.


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  1. I’m incredibly late to this game, but WOW, yeah, so much of a better ending this one have made.

    • Not later than me lol. But yeah, much better. Not just bc Will Smith’s character survives, just with the bleakness of the movie, I feel this ending was way more satisfying.

  2. Wow! I am impressed! That indeed seems like an a lot better ending!

  3. They should have pulled the pin on making the movie in the first place.

  4. Love this movie and there is no doubt that this is the correct ending. May the original producers live in eternal shame.

  5. I’m sorry but this ending is silly. C’mon. These diseased creatures all of a sudden sprout emotions after they kill everything around them? Nah, screw that. Even if they did, I’d still blow them all up to alpha bits after extracting that cure. Again, sorry.

    • You do realize this was the original ending of the book? And the whole point the author was trying to make, don’t be blinded by hate and fear. Will Smith’s character had this one track, stubborn mind that “OMG VAMPIRE ZOMBIES ARE BAD!!”.

      The irony is at the end of the novel, he himself had turned into monster against the vampires. All of it could have been avoided if he took the time to understand they did have humanity.

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