Empire - 01/01/2008 3 stars out of 5 -- "[An] agreeably funky refit, which is part post-apocalyptic thriller, part requiem for the '60s."
The last survivor of germ warfare hides from nocturnal mutants in a fortified mansion, gathering supplies by day from a deserted L.A. whose streets are strewn with the post-apocalyptic flotsam of the super-funky '70s. Based on Richard Matheson's novel I AM A LEGEND, made before as THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964) with Vincent Price.
In the aftermath of a bacteriological war, the future of mankind hangs in the balance. Only a chosen few have survived the mutating effects of germ warfare unharmed. A small enclave of healthy, stalwart resistors has formed a camp where, for the moment, they live peacefully. The other human survivors are terribly disfigured mutants who walk the earth at night in search of prey.
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