Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time.Written by
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Warner Bros. gained the rights to the novel by Richard Matheson in the 1970s and produced a version of it, called The Omega Man (1971), in 1971. Previous to that, Associated Producers did an adaptation in 1964 called The Last Man on Earth (1964) with Vincent Price, shot in Italy and directed by Italian Ubaldo Ragona and American Sidney Salkow. Although Matheson did not contribute to the screenplay of the 1964 film, which took a critical drubbing, he did contribute to the screenplay for this film. See more »
In the opening scene, Neville's carbine has a sling attached. After the deer he is aiming at gets attacked by the lion, the carbine no longer has a sling. See more »
The world of medicine has seen its share of miracle cures, from the polio vaccine to heart transplants. But all past achievements may pale in comparison to the work of Dr. Alice Krippin. Thank you so much for joining us this morning.
Dr. Alice Krippin:
Not at all.
So, Dr. Krippin, give it to me in a nutshell.
Dr. Alice Krippin:
Well, the premise is quite simple - um, take something designed by nature and reprogram it to make it work for the body rather than against it.
You're talking about a virus?
Dr. Alice Krippin:
Indeed, yes. In this...
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During the opening title sequence, a news report is heard. Then the movie begins with the news reporter. See more »
The ending to the Alternate Theatrical Version varies from the original ending. Instead of blowing himself and the hemocytes up with a grenade, Neville discovers that the hemocytes actually came for the female he captured earlier in the movie. He relieves her of the cure and returns her to the hemocytes. Afterwards, the hemocytes leave and let Neville, Anna, and Ethan be. The three then are seen leaving New York heading to Vermont's safe zone with Anna broadcasting a message telling all other survivors that she is with Neville and is heading to the safe zone. See more »
Omega Man's spectacular remake with top notch performance by Will Smith
In 2o12, New York post-holocaust caused by a virus, Robert Neville(Will Smith) is the sole survivor along with his dog . He's accompanied records his wife(Sally Richardson) and son developed by means of various flashbacks. Neville is immune to the effects of a biologically engineered plague and fights those aren't , an army of blood-suckers victims bent on destroying what's left of the world and constantly harass him. The pale-skinned mutants are led by sneering and creepy leader, they want to eradicate what is left of mankind, but they feel is responsible for the disaster and this, of course, includes Neville. But Neville isn't the sole survivor, early appear a few survivors, a woman(Alice Braga) and his son.
Strong intrigue and suspense with considerable violence based on novel by Richard Matheson , which is also the basis for the film ¨The last Man on Earth¨ directed by Sidney Salkow and starred by Vincent Price . Furthermore, the classic version(1971) with Charlton Heston and directed by Boris Sagal .
This is a blockbuster production manages to convey an eerie atmosphere to dismay. The film packs noisy action, tension, thrills, terror and is quite entertaining. Exceptional performance by Will Smith , usual player of spectacular Sci-fi movies(Men in black, Independence day, I robot). Appears uncredited in special cameo as a Doctor, Emma Thomson. Interesting screenplay by Akiva Goldsman based on script written for ¨Omega man¨. Atmospheric, adequate musical score fitting to action and suspense by James Newton Howard. The motion picture is professionally directed by Francis Lawrence in his second film, but he's usually video-clips director(for Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, among others) and occasionally filmmaker(Constantine). Rating : Above average and well worth watching.
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