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Deberg_1990
03-05-2008, 09:02 PM
Not sure why they changed it? This seems better..

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KcMizzou
03-05-2008, 09:08 PM
We must frequent the same sites. I liked this ending better too.

Dicky McElephant
03-05-2008, 09:11 PM
Much better ending......

This one makes more sense than the one they used.

Wa-Z
03-05-2008, 09:12 PM
It'd be kinda cliche? All of a sudden you have 3 dimensional monsters?

Buck
03-05-2008, 09:13 PM
I guess they wanted some kind of closure.

Rausch
03-05-2008, 09:13 PM
link?

Whatever the vid requires I don't have...

KcMizzou
03-05-2008, 09:16 PM
link?

Whatever the vid requires I don't have...Alcohol tolerance?

LMAO :)

Sorry.

MIAdragon
03-05-2008, 09:17 PM
much better.

Deberg_1990
03-05-2008, 09:17 PM
link?

Whatever the vid requires I don't have...


http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/184699.html

melbar
03-05-2008, 09:18 PM
This ending makes more sense. Way better.

VonneMarie
03-05-2008, 09:19 PM
Lame. The other ending was way better.

KcMizzou
03-05-2008, 09:22 PM
I think what disappointed me most was that he was made out in the trailers to be the LAST man on earth. Then he meets up with the girl and the kid, and I'm thinking ok... well maybe they'll pull an Adam and Eve kinda thing on some island or something. Then... well... then you know what happened.

Braincase
03-05-2008, 09:24 PM
Somebody was pissed off about the box office receipts and decided to do a great big, "I TOLD YOU THE OTHER ENDING WAS BETTER, DUMBASS!".

VonneMarie
03-05-2008, 09:26 PM
I think what disappointed me most was that he was made out in the trailers to be the LAST man on earth. Then he meets up with the girl and the kid, and I'm thinking ok... well maybe they'll pull an Adam and Eve kinda thing on some island or something. Then... well... then you know what happened.

What I didn't get is how they both didn't screw each others brains out. C'mon last man, last women kinda thing...

Dunit35
03-05-2008, 09:28 PM
I think I liked the other ending better.

Could someone explain this ending to me?

KcMizzou
03-05-2008, 09:29 PM
What I didn't get is how they both didn't screw each others brains out. C'mon last man, last women kinda thing...That happens on the island, in my ending. :)

VonneMarie
03-05-2008, 09:30 PM
That happens on the island, in my ending. :)

Niiiice.

Rausch
03-05-2008, 09:31 PM
Alcohol tolerance?

LMAO :)

Sorry.

Sober and hating it tonight...:#

Thig Lyfe
03-05-2008, 09:40 PM
I think I like this one better. It leaves the possibility of a survivor colony existing in the air.

Valiant
03-05-2008, 10:17 PM
I like original ending(one in theatres better).. Of course I loved the Mist ending also..

irishjayhawk
03-05-2008, 10:21 PM
Still doesn't go by the book, but it's one hell of a better ending than the one they had.

Still, I'd like to see them stay true. The book's ending is what made the book.

irishjayhawk
03-05-2008, 10:22 PM
I think I like this one better. It leaves the possibility of a survivor colony existing in the air.

Yeah, no The Villiage shots in it. My only grip is that they leave the city. They mixed the endings it seems. He dies in one but lives on through the cure. He lives on in this one but no mention of the cure, really. I don't see why they can't have both: He dies and there's no cure.

VonneMarie
03-05-2008, 10:24 PM
I like original ending(one in theatres better).. Of course I loved the Mist ending also..
The Mist ending was a tad disturbing. I don't see how a father can fight so hard to protect his son through ll of that mayhem only to give up so easily and off his son. Sickening.

raybec 4
03-05-2008, 10:25 PM
Still doesn't go by the book, but it's one hell of a better ending than the one they had.

Still, I'd like to see them stay true. The book's ending is what made the book.

The book was awesome, I have a hard time watching movies where I loved the book. Too critical I guess.

irishjayhawk
03-05-2008, 10:26 PM
The Mist ending was a tad disturbing. I don't see how a father can fight so hard to protect his son through ll of that mayhem only to give up so easily and off his son. Sickening.

They drove and drove and it never ended. Why let your son live on in an uninhabitable place? 3 bullets, you should live on in the Mist. But the ending showed that he made the wrong decision. The point is can he live with it?

irishjayhawk
03-05-2008, 10:27 PM
The book was awesome, I have a hard time watching movies where I loved the book. Too critical I guess.

See I don't have that problem all the time. There are some books I'd rather see in film form. Lord of the Rings comes to mind.

But this book thrived on the ending and this film ruined the ending twice; once just a tad less ruined than the other.

LiL stumppy
03-05-2008, 10:31 PM
What was the actual ending to the book. I don't really understand what happened in this ending.

raybec 4
03-05-2008, 10:33 PM
See I don't have that problem all the time. There are some books I'd rather see in film form. Lord of the Rings comes to mind.

But this book thrived on the ending and this film ruined the ending twice; once just a tad less ruined than the other.

Lord of the Rings is an exception, I just can't think of many others. There are some good ones out there though.

irishjayhawk
03-05-2008, 10:35 PM
What was the actual ending to the book. I don't really understand what happened in this ending.

In the book, the woman didn't have a kid. Instead, she turned out to be one of them. They evolved to be able to come out in the sun and operate like humans. (In fact, in the book, the entire time they are able to speak English.) So, she left after a period of time and he was broken into by the creatures because she told them how. He was captured and taken to their HQ. There he was imprisoned because he had attacked them when they came for him. They weren't going to hurt him. She gives him a cyanide tablet and tells him its for the best. He takes it and looks out the window. He sees them erecting their new society and realizes that he's the last of his kind. The virus hasn't taken people's humanity, it's evolved humanity and he's left behind. A relic. A legend. He concludes as he dies that "I Am Legend"

ThaVirus
03-05-2008, 11:23 PM
I liked this ending much better than the theatrical release. Probably because I loved Neville's character and, although it was heroic, hated to see him die in the original...Man, Will was great in this movie...

KcMizzou
03-05-2008, 11:26 PM
I liked this ending much better than the theatrical release. Probably because I loved Neville's character and, although it was heroic, hated to see him die in the original...Man, Will was great in this movie...I thought he did a very good job in a mediocre movie.

Hell of an actor, though. Better than most people give him credit for.

ThaVirus
03-05-2008, 11:33 PM
I thought he did a very good job in a mediocre movie.

Hell of an actor, though. Better than most people give him credit for.

I agree. After I Am Legend and Pursuit of Happyness, I don't see how anyone can say he's not a great actor. He's come a long way since The Fresh Prince...

mcan
03-06-2008, 12:17 AM
I could care less if he lives or dies. I just want the movie to be consistant. There is dialogue in the movie about how "brain dead" the creatures are. Then, the movie contradicts itself by having them set traps, own pets, mourn the loss of a lover... With the original ending, the good doctor doesn't ever realize that they are intelligent, so the story has no point.

Valiant
03-06-2008, 12:21 AM
The Mist ending was a tad disturbing. I don't see how a father can fight so hard to protect his son through ll of that mayhem only to give up so easily and off his son. Sickening.

It was more that he did not want his son and the others to be eaten by the creatures in the mist.. He thought at that time it was more honorable to do it that way then let the creatures have them.. The only one to deal with the monsters would have been him.. In the end he seen that it was the wrong decision and all four lives were lost in the end.. Cause I know I would want to kill myself after that..

Valiant
03-06-2008, 12:22 AM
See I don't have that problem all the time. There are some books I'd rather see in film form. Lord of the Rings comes to mind.

But this book thrived on the ending and this film ruined the ending twice; once just a tad less ruined than the other.

How did the book end..

Valiant
03-06-2008, 12:24 AM
In the book, the woman didn't have a kid. Instead, she turned out to be one of them. They evolved to be able to come out in the sun and operate like humans. (In fact, in the book, the entire time they are able to speak English.) So, she left after a period of time and he was broken into by the creatures because she told them how. He was captured and taken to their HQ. There he was imprisoned because he had attacked them when they came for him. They weren't going to hurt him. She gives him a cyanide tablet and tells him its for the best. He takes it and looks out the window. He sees them erecting their new society and realizes that he's the last of his kind. The virus hasn't taken people's humanity, it's evolved humanity and he's left behind. A relic. A legend. He concludes as he dies that "I Am Legend"

wow much better ending then either of those.. I can see why some did not like the endings..

ChiefsFanatic
03-06-2008, 12:38 AM
It'd be kinda cliche? All of a sudden you have 3 dimensional monsters?

They were smart enough to set a trap, so they are capable of rational thought. It is not that much of a stretch to think that they also may still have some humanity.

I wish they could actually make a movie that was true to the book.

SBK
03-06-2008, 01:35 AM
In the book, the woman didn't have a kid. Instead, she turned out to be one of them. They evolved to be able to come out in the sun and operate like humans. (In fact, in the book, the entire time they are able to speak English.) So, she left after a period of time and he was broken into by the creatures because she told them how. He was captured and taken to their HQ. There he was imprisoned because he had attacked them when they came for him. They weren't going to hurt him. She gives him a cyanide tablet and tells him its for the best. He takes it and looks out the window. He sees them erecting their new society and realizes that he's the last of his kind. The virus hasn't taken people's humanity, it's evolved humanity and he's left behind. A relic. A legend. He concludes as he dies that "I Am Legend"

Wonder why they didn't stay closer to the book, that would make a killer ending....

As for the video, I like the original better. My thought at the time was that he was the legend that saved mankind.

elvomito
03-17-2008, 01:01 AM
Wonder why they didn't stay closer to the book, that would make a killer ending....
its really very sad that they did that. they left a main character completely out. left a lot of the story out... the dog is not a large part of the book. the girl warned neville in a note that the others were coming for him. neville was a drunk and also wanted some pu$$y bad etc etc. such a waste