Movie: I Am Legend (2007)

Richard Matheson's harrowing 1954 novel I Am Legend is one of the best horror fiction novels ever written. So why can't any filmmakers stick to its script and not change the story for the worst? It's been adapted four times now, and, while none of them are awful, each one has its own glaringly poor elements. In the case of Francis Lawrence's 2007 blockbuster, it's the ravenous packs of mutated, virus-infected humans, which are supposed to, you know, seem human, not like Gollum's even uglier, older cousins who are desperately in need of Andy Serkis to breathe life into them with a motion-capture suit.