Just before calling the hiatus, I had Carter Bennett of Film_Junkie_Reviews join me on the Cinematic Doctrine podcast for a fun discussion of the popular Will Smith film, I Am Legend! Rather than have everyone, including Carter, wait a few weeks before the release of this episode, I figured I’d dredge up what energy I had during this quarantine to produce this last episode to its completion. Back-pain be darned to heck and back, I will get this episode out!
So here it is in all its glory, and it sure was a fun one! From the get-go, Carter and I talk about what it was like to return to I Am Legend after spending so many years apart from it, the cultural impact it had upon its release, whether or not we’re even Will Smith fans to begin with, and how I Am Legend paints an interesting picture of community – or the lack thereof it – despite stripping away so much of what seems apparent in the legacy of Richard Matheson’s classic novel.
And just a reminder, this will be the last episode of Cinematic Doctrine for quite some time. Patron Supporters will not be charged for the month of May. However, we are working behind the scenes to bring you new episodes after the hiatus.
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I Am Legend is Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
It features Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Willow Smith.
Directed by Francis Lawrence.
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Carter Bennett is a ravenous cinephile and the creator of Film_Junkie_Reviews, the popular movie review Instagram you can follow for reviews of recent, classic, and favorite films all from a Christian worldview! Saved by grace, Carter’s ready to tackle the themes and messages no matter what the film!