posted on Feb, 9 2015 @ 06:27 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark
And don't forget The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston. Also based on the Matheson original story.
I kinda look at it like Omega Man was an upgrade then I am Legend a further upgrade for the younger generations.
But what pisses me is when they take a movie with a message, then re-do it years later and leave out the message. Perfect example was Rollerball.
In the original, the political message was clear. Corporations had come to rule the world. The Corporate Wars were over and now they ran the
Rollerball Game as a bread and circuses for the masses. Though the game was devised in such a way as that no player could rise above the game itself
and become a long lasting hero for the masses, over the game itself, Jonathan manages it. The game was designed to quell any hopes or aspirations for
the individual to rise above the grinding nature of life under the corporation. Brutal truth in Sci/fi form.
Jonathan E, emerges as a man, representing all men. He begins to question the life he has, his success, the very nature of the reality he has never
before questioned. A man awakening.
Rollerball 2002. Nothing but flash and action. No message, nothing to think about. No sub-plot, no character development, no nothing. Almost as if
someone were trying to dilute the memory of the original.
The bad remake of "The Last Man on Earth" cannot compare to the remake of Rollerball But then that's just my opinion.