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I am Legend; more than just a movie?

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posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:26 AM
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Hello folks, a couple days ago I saw the trailer for the new Will Smith movie; I am Legend. I have to say it freaked me out.
It shows an Avian flu outbreak in New York, people are put in concentration camps, everybody (but Will) dies and it's the year 2012.

Two years ago, this wouldn't have meant anything to me, but after the reports of secret FEMA camps, Avian flu and microchips(in the vaccin), and off course the whole 2012 thing, it sounds fishy to me.

Two years ago I started to find out all the stuff that's going on behind the scenes in the world(NWO, Illuminati, Bilderberg etc). Since then, I started to look differently at some movies I always liked, I sometimes feel that there's more truth to some of them, than you think. E.g. The Matrix, or even Star Wars( deathstar/moon, anyone?).

If there really is a relation between some movies and secret conspiracies, what would be the reasoning behind it? Are those movie-makers trying to disclose information and make people think, in a way they can get away with it, or, and this seems more likely to me, are they trying to make the things that are really going on, look ridiculous, by making a movie about it?

For instance, when someone's got proof of the FEMA-camps being built, people will laugh and say:"You've been watching to many movies, I saw that one with Will Smith! You're crazy!"

Maybe they are also trying to prepare people for, and scare them into cooperating with the gov., as soon as they release a virus and martial law upon the population.

What do you guys think about this?




posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:35 AM
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I wouldn't look too deeply into a hidden message in that film, it's just a remake of The Omega Man which was made about 30 years ago, just yet another person making money from an already good film that doesn't need a remake!!

I do like apocalyptic films though, the whole 'last man on earth' scenario really does make you think!



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:44 AM
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Your information about the movie in incorrect. The population is infected with a mutated virus from a cancer vaccine that turns into rabies. There were no concentration camps either, just check points to scan people for infection. Please watch the movie before inciting fear. This movie is for entertainment only, nothing real or even close to it



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:47 AM
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Agreed...we didnt all die out when Charlton Heston did the original 30+ years ago.



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:49 AM
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It is just a movie and ot even a god one at that.
The CGI is all fake looking and the nding sucked.



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:51 AM
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Originally posted by punto
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Agreed...we didnt all die out when Charlton Heston did the original 30+ years ago.



Yeah, apparently if you're the last man on earth just go shopping and you'll find more of the human race left disguising themselves as mannequins


If you've not seen the Omega Man that'll make no sense what so ever!!



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:58 AM
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Well, excuse me, like I said, I only saw the trailer(I don't live in America, it's not out yet here). I'm not inciting fear, I just wrote down my thoughts and asked you guys' opinion about it.
I had this running through my mind right now, if I waited to see the movie, I'd have to wait 6 months or so.
So, I'm sorry this post has wrong information, still, my feeling that some movies have a secret behind them, still stands.

edit for spelling.

[edit on 19-12-2007 by enigmania]



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:03 AM
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Good post Enigma

I think the movies as with all media have an entertainment value to them - However - I know that all media is controlled by a few - Either to make money or to develop an acceptance in society.

To inform I hear you say !!! Depends on your point of view - To manipulate more like !!!

Right now I think it is only the internet where we can gain any real value and make our own interpretations, without prejudice


I'm getting slightly off track here - With regards to your post, regarless of the minor errors, I agree. Maybe the movie was made for entertainment value and to generate money but we are getting to a time where all people are becoming more and more aware of how we are being manipulated and all media reverberations need to be analysed with a different mindset from now on.

But that is only my opinion !!

Peace



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:05 AM
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Will smith is a pompous, egotistical and ridiculous. if there is a last man on earth it wont be Smith, more like a homeless guy who has been living on the streets for 10+ years.


Not too interested in this movie.



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:13 AM
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Thanks Pyridion, you know what I meant. My point wasn't "I am Legend" per se, my point, or question, is:"Are we being conditioned by movies to cooperate with the program"?

When you see the people and money and power behind the movie-industry, you would have to say yes.



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by Jimbowsk
it's just a remake of The Omega Man which was made about 30 years ago

Which was based on the original book I Am Legend written by Richard Matheson in 1954. Another movie was made in '64 starring Vincent Price "The Last Man on Earth". So this is the 3rd attempt at getting it right

Can't wait, should be a hootenanny!



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:19 AM
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I understand what you are getting at Enigmania,I thought the same thing while watching The Manchurian Candidate.I know the story is fiction,but the whole "mind experiments" thing makes me wonder what is possible.



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:20 AM
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I Hear Tom cruise and Will Smith are getting together to make a movie. Maybe they should make a movie where they box fight Aliens.



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:33 AM
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This thread isn't to talk movies /actors and what movies they might be considering... we have BTS / Movies for that.

Please continue the discussion of the possible conspiracy pertaining to I Am Legend.

Thanks,



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 02:52 PM
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I wish they would have elaborated more on how the infected people were still able to set traps (for will smith) so they didn't lack all human function.

And was the woman at the end was she the partner of the dude that ate the nade?



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 06:41 PM
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I'm sorry but this theory of most films or television being a manipulative source is completely false my friend. I myself being a huge film buff and working to become a filmmaker myself can tell you that the guys behind our films today are not faceless zombies being manipulated by the goverment.

Film is art, I consider it the highest art form. Just look at works from my favorite filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Films like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, The Age of Innocence, or Gangs of New Work. And many more (I love all his films to death). These films are important. Probably the most important is Taxi Driver. It makes a huge statement about our society.

Or my second favorite filmmaker P.T Anderson. Films like Boogie Nights (More entertaining but a great character study), Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, and the upcoming (Can't wait!) There Will Be Blood. Regardless of their subject matter (Boogie Nights is about the porn industry in the 70s) these films are art.

Films that I'd consider the purest art form for filmmaking are films like Apocalypse Now or 2001 A Space Odyssey.

Also you have to factor in foreign cinema which holds many masterpiece's in it's right.

Yes there are brainless entertainment films like Transformers or I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. It's sad most of our society prefers this but, there are films out there that are on their own. Not apart of entertainment fluff.

The most recent one (and my #2 favorite film of all time) Children of Men. I highly recomend EVERYONE on this site to see the film if they have not already.

Other recents include Zodiac, American Gangster, No Country For Old Men, and the upcoming There Will Be Blood.

Television has a lot more to wade through but even it has it's high points. Check out the show The Wire if you want to see just how good television can be. The Wire is an achievement in television entertainment that will be studied in the decades to come.

So please don't make the mistake of writing off all forms of media as manipulative or mindless. The film and television business isn't a facelss culutre. There are some brilliant guys out there waiting to tell a story that everyone should hear.

Oh and OP, I like that you pointed out Star Wars. Examine all the films (1-6) a little closer and you'll see that the NWO theory and these films have little differences.

It's hard to spot in Ep. I but it becomes evident in Ep. II and in Ep. III it's full blown, the relations to the NWO theory are endless.

Ok, rant done.



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:06 PM
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It's rather seriously funny how movies such as legend come so close to the truth as it is not known yet but speculated. Than later as the years go by, the connections become clear as if the movie producer had some inside information. But than producers have writers mingling fact with fiction and we know fiction has a habit of becoming fact as time goes by.

My son is vacationing in florida on coca beach. He said he and the wife went to see I am legend and it was great. He also said seeing it on a jumbo screen 30 feet tall and at least 100 feet wide helped with the shock and awe when the sound system thundered through the scenes. I look forward to seeing it myself; on the small screen.



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by Rhain
Your information about the movie in incorrect. The population is infected with a mutated virus from a cancer vaccine that turns into rabies. There were no concentration camps either, just check points to scan people for infection. Please watch the movie before inciting fear. This movie is for entertainment only, nothing real or even close to it


I don't know..

I think its true the government is injecting us all with life saving vaccines that will turn everyone into albino none responsive rabid infected monsters that can only scream to communicate, eat other humans, live in the dark and are burned by sun rays. Oh, not to mention the super human strength .. like the ability to throw your body through bullet proof glass.



I would definently say WATCH THE MOVIE before EVER trying to say 1. What it is about 2. That it could be real.

Could ANY virus devastate civilization? Yeah, not wipe out 99% but a significant portion no doubt.

Would there be camps?

I hope so..

Quarenteens? (sp .. spell checker only comes up with "stepmother" .. I have no idea..)

I hope so...

I honestly don't see why people are surprised by any of that??



[edit on 12/19/2007 by Rockpuck]



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 07:54 PM
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Well my friend if you think I Am Legend comes close, just look at the Star Wars films. Like I pointed out, they pretty much equal the NWO theory. VERY few difference between Star Wars and NWO.



posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 08:03 PM
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I agree, I think these guys are looking too much into this film.

Take a film like 28 Days Later or the more recent 28 Weeks Late.

28 Weeks Later is more relavent to alot of the things disscussed here.

Basically, the infected die of starvation after a long while of the original epidemic. The U.S military go in to Britan and begin a massive clean up operation on the city of London. They refurbish a good portion of the city and begin a search and rescue operation. They slowly bring in survivors of the epidemic to restore the population and people to Britan and surrounding areas in Europe. In the film supposedly half the population of Europe has been infected.

Well there are still some dangerous areas but for the most part it's pretty clean. The survivors they bring into the city are contained in this centralized city. Military presence is very strong but for the most part, it's a lax city.

Well two kids decide to go see whats out there and discover their mother hiding in their house which is on the outskirts. Turns out the virus has taken a turn. There can now be carriers. They are not infected but, can carry the virus. Well they bring this lady in unknown to this. Her husband comes to visit, they kiss, bada bing bada boom you have a new infected.

Epidemic spreads through the whole city. The military personal hop on the rooftops and in helicopters. The head of command issues a wipe out operation. Kill every infected and human, doesn't matter, just wipe EVERYONE out. They start snipeing people left and right. Then they call in the jets for a massive airstrike but by this time, the epidemic has sweept the country again. Control is lost.

Now I don't know exactly why I just typed up that whole summary but, I feel it belongs in this topic. Ultimately the film is just there for entertainment (The first one had a statement and was really great). The military involvement is quite interesting to think about but ultimately not very logical since thye make some VERY stupid descisions that no sane person would make in real life.

But yeah, I Am Legend isn't THAT much of a "truther", just some entertainment. Though it comes close. It's really no different from the 05 War of the Worlds or 04 Dawn of the Dead.



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