I AM LEGEND Full of Great Themes
I’m not a movie critic and won’t pretend to be one, but I am a fan of a good story. I know this blog is about books and writing but at it’s very base, writing is telling a good story. Last night my wife and I saw I AM LEGEND. I had read some reviews here before seeing it and was interested to come to my own conclusions. Being a writer I’m always looking for themes in stories and this one is ripe with theme.
I won’t tell you about the story, you can see the movie, read the book (which I hear is great and will be getting a copy), or just read reviews you find online, but what I will tell you is that there are so many Christian themes running through this movie one might think the book was written for a Christian audience.
Some of them include:
The degeneration of man’s souls as a result of sin. And how, because of this degeneration, he loves the darkness more than Light. And how salvation from the degeneration and the resulting regeneration and healing can only come through the blood and one man’s ultimate sacrifice. There are references to God’s sovereignty and the one character who is obviously a Christian is not portrayed as some wide-eyed, loud-mouthed, wacko (finally!) but a level-headed female who winds up being right in the end.
Anyway, for a good, entertaining movie (scary, yes, and very suspenseful, but little to no profanity and no promiscuity) with some good themes, I recommend this one highly.