I have a truly appalling memory and the majority of books and film I read/see are swiftly forgotten (unless they have a profound effect on me). Someone will say to me "Have you seen/read X?" and I'll reply "Yeah, I have" and then Mr Someone will proceed to talk about how a certain scene/character in the film/book was funny/moving/terrifying etc and I'll have no idea what they're on about because I can't remember.
Because of my terrible memory I've decided to record all the films I see and books I read in 2008 in this blog so I can refer back to it if necessary. This will probably be very boring for blog readers but, hey-ho, just skip past my book/film entries if you like! Oh, and stop reading if you see the title, want to see the film/read the book and don't want to find out what happens as I'm going to include spoilers.
So, first film of 2008:
I Am Legend
Starring: Will Smith, a dog, a woman (actress unknown) , her daughter (unknown) and lots and lots and lots of crappy zombies
About: A man who survives a virus that wipes out everyone in New York (turning everyone not immune to it into a zombie).
What happens: Will Smith wanders around A LOT, talks to his dog A BIT and generally does not very much for 99% of the film until a) the zombies fight back b) his dog is bitten by a zombie dog (and Will Smith has to strangle it) c) a woman and her daughter turn up and offer to take him to safety. Action sequences spoiled by flashbacks to when Will Smith's wife and children leave NYC and their helicopter is hit by another helicopter. Will Smith dies at the end of the film (hooray).
Verdict: Absolute pile of rubbish. Really, really boring. Wish Will Smith had died halfway through the movie instead of the dog (would rather have watched a dog run around NYC instead of Will Smith). Also the CGI Zombies are awful. I felt like I was watching a video game.
Score: 1/10 (the dog was quite cute)