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I don't think I'm alone when I say that I Am Legend was a little bit of a disappointment. Although there were a lot of good things going on (mainly in the performance of Will Smith), it wasn't a great film, and something was missing. Based on Richard Matheson's sci-fi classic, Smith stars as Dr. Robert Neville, a scientist who is immune to a "vampiric plague" that has wiped out humanity. Now an alternate ending to the film has been leaked to the net (thanks to Slash Film for the heads up), which you can check out above, and it gives you the chance to play 'What If?' If you haven't already seen the film, you might want to stop reading now, because I am about to give you one heck of a spoiler.
The theatrical conclusion of the film had Smith sacrificing himself to save two other survivors he has come across. In the new ending, while technically a "happy" one in that our leading man makes it out alive, it is also a little more ambiguous about what they are going to find out there on the road. At the time of production, there was plenty of talk about re-shoots and bad test screenings, and considering how wildly different this ending was to the theatrical cut, it makes you wonder what else got changed along the way.
So, I guess the big question is what do you think of this ending? Would you have preferred it to the original? And more importantly, would it have made Legend a better film?
Update: You can read a description of the alternate ending at The Great Movie Domain