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Which ending was better?

Original Ending
6 (21.4%)
Alternate Ending
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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2008, 12:37:12 AM »
It's currently #41 on the highest-grossing Hollywood films list.  So regardless of it's sucktitude, the corporates are happy? 
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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2008, 01:00:33 AM »
I think the PG-13 = money thing is more of a superstition than a fact. Otherwise, why do they release EVERY PG-13 (and R-rated) movie as an unrated DVD? Obviously THAT makes a lot of money. That's the only good example I have of the same movie being released with two ratings.

Because people pay for the extras on DVD releases.  It makes them think they're getting something.  You can add the "extras" in as bonus material and not have to worry about the suits giving it a rating.  Unrated doesn't mean anything bad was added. You could add a scene where the character hugs a care bear and says they love Jesus.  It just means a scene in movie was not rated or is different from the rated theatrical release.
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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2008, 06:54:24 AM »
I just realized the same guy who wrote this film wrote I, Robot, the DaVinci Code, and Lost in Space.  Maybe adaptations aren't his thing.

AND he wrote Batman and Robin (And a Beautiful Mind, which didn't suck...WTF?)



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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2008, 09:04:28 AM »
You could add a scene where the character hugs a care bear and says they love Jesus. 

Ew!  THAT should be rated Y for Yuck!  LMFAO
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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2008, 10:37:03 AM »
[It's like the "zombies" in 28 Days Later aren't really zombies, they have the "Rage" virus.

You know that is a meaningful as saying  ham is less filling than turkey, right?

Look, I'm not saying that you can't or shouldn't refer to the creatures in 28 Days Later as zombies, it's certainly the easiest way to refer to them when discussing the film (especially since the movie itself gives them no specific name, they're only referred to as "the infected").  I'm just saying, in a literal sense, a zombie is a re-animated corpse....the 28 Days Later creatures not zombies in the slightest.

Nor are the creatures in I Am Legend.  But at least in this movie, they give them the name Dark Seekers, which is only to say they have been infected with the disease.
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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2008, 10:46:53 AM »
Couldn't you make a case in both movies that the disease killed the host and then reanimated them as something else?  I know we're getting down to semantics here but that's how I took both movies.
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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2008, 11:16:22 AM »
Haitian Zombies are to Romero Zombies
what
Romero Zombies are to 28 Days Later Zombies

What I mean is, none of them have anything to do with each other except vauge themes. The first set is connected by the "reanimated corpse" thing, and the second set is connected by the "mindless hungry legions" thing.


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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2008, 02:05:45 PM »
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zombie

 So really, people who have no human sentience can be considered zombies, and thusly the 'infected' in 28 Days Later were zombies by definition, just not the Romero or voodoo types. The ones in I Am Legend are way harder to define as such. Especially with the alternate ending.


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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2008, 02:46:05 PM »
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zombie

 So really, people who have no human sentience can be considered zombies, and thusly the 'infected' in 28 Days Later were zombies by definition, just not the Romero or voodoo types. The ones in I Am Legend are way harder to define as such. Especially with the alternate ending.
They prefer to be called "differently human".
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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2008, 03:19:02 PM »
Homosapien impaired?


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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2008, 03:27:48 PM »
Here's what they were,

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!!

(c'mon with all the word play, we all knew it was coming)


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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2008, 03:35:01 PM »
Here's what they were,

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!!

(c'mon with all the word play, we all knew it was coming)

   :clap:   Nicely done. Nicely done.  :D


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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2008, 04:57:36 PM »
I suppose it was nicely done. <grumble grumble>
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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2008, 06:30:56 PM »
That was nice, but I still prefer 'zompires'. Its more new-age  ;)


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Re: Original Ending vs Alternate Ending
« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2008, 07:03:07 PM »
It just means a scene in movie was not rated or is different from the rated theatrical release.
You couldn't be wronger! That what it MEANS, but they USE it because it makes people think it's full of hot steamy porn and ultraviolence.

Couldn't you make a case in both movies that the disease killed the host and then reanimated them as something else?
No, because they never showed anybody die in I Am Legend. That was a key part of the book, but they made the distinction that they were vampires. Sam didn't die at any point before turning, she just sort of started become more eviler and darker seekinger.