I Am Legend
The Movies Tag

The Movies Tag Q36 + Q37: Most overrated actress + Best tear-jerker?

QUESTION: Most overrated actress?
ANSWER: No-one at all

As you may be able to tell, I have ummed and ahhed over this question for a few weeks now. I have finally come to a conclusion. There are no overrated actresses. There. That’s my answer.

Moving on…

QUESTION: Best tear-jerker?
ANSWER: I Am Legend

Man that trailer’s good.

I guess you might not really call I Am Legend a tear-jerker, because it’s not a film that makes you cry all the way through. However, I have chosen it as my best tear-jerker because it features the scene that made me cry like I have never cried to any other scene in any other film. Ever.

SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT. Just warning you.

Let me bring you up to speed: The main character of I Am Legend is played by Will Smith. His character’s name is Robert. Robert has a dog named Sam. They are seemingly the last human and dog on Earth, and they have a very strong relationship. Earth is infested with human-esk, zombie-like creatures that will of course infect you with their disease if they manage to cut you. 

The scene I mentioned briefly before is the scene in which Robert realises Sam has been infected by these creatures, and is becoming like them. Rabid, violent, vicious, dangerous… He loves her more than anything. He knows she loves him, but she is showing much more anger. And much more teeth. If Robert dies, the human race will die too. He knows what he has to do, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

There is a struggle, but Robert wins… You see the life drain from Sam’s body, her eyes. You feel the pain of Robert letting his best and only friend go.

It’s one of the most destroying things I’ve ever had to watch. I cried with my entire body. I physically felt it everywhere, as if it was happening to me right there. I have teary eyes and a lump in my throat recalling it now.

So, it might not be classed as your typical tear-jerker, but watching just that scene alone, I cried the tears of ten-thousand tear-jerkers.

My apologies that it has been a while since the last Movies Tag question. Hopefully now that we are over the hurdle that was question 36, they will go back to your normal once-weekly schedule! So check back next week for the next question: Remake you wish had never been made?