🎶 The alternate ending to I Am Legend was better than the theatrical one.
📚 The film was an adaptation of a sci-fi horror classic novel by Richard Matheson, which was about the tragedy of surviving an apocalypse and the atrocities a society is willing to commit in the name of myths and legends.
🧑🔬 The film starred Will Smith as Robert Neville, a scientist turned vampire hunter, in a world overrun with vampires or "Darkseekers."
🧟♂️ The CGI depiction of the Darkseekers was a problem, and their portrayal as soulless beasts until the end of the movie was the real sticking point for most people.
💉 Neville discovers a cure for the affliction and gives it to Anna and Ethan, but the Darkseekers find him and swarm his lab.
💥 Neville uses his grenade to destroy himself and all the Darkseekers, saving humanity, but the ending is convoluted.
🦇 Matheson's book's ending dealt with the idea that the vampires Neville hunted were sentient and saw him as a legendary monster.
🔪 Neville realizes the truth and leaves the vampires in peace, recontextualizing the story's whole premise.