Sunday, November 20, 2016

I Am Legend (2007)

The cure for cancer has been found!  Side effects include death, sensitivity to light, and rabid mutant tendencies.  Robert Neville is the sole survivor (or so it seems) in the city that finally went to sleep.  With only a German Shepard to talk to, he spends his days chasing deer and trying to find a cure for the virus that wiped out humanity.  Robert's perseverance pays off when he finally does find the cure, which is brought to a Vermont settlement by some other survivors after his untimely demise.  I Am Legend had some impressive location shooting, shutting down Times Square and turning several streets of Manhattan into a wasteland and, despite some scientific inconsistencies, is an enjoyable post-apocalyptic flick.  

I Am Legend was filmed in New York, NY and Lambertville, NJ

Location: The Deer Chase
Address: starting at W 24th Street & Broadway, New York, NY

The Flatiron Building is on the left...

Robert then chases them through Madison Square Park at Madison Avenue & 23rd Street...

Then he turns north onto Park Avenue from E 27th Street...

The deer head into the tunnel at E 40th Street...

And turn right back around and exit the tunnel...

Robert continues heading north on Park Avenue (which is actually the south lane) toward Grand Central Terminal... 

His chase ends after he turns onto 42nd Street...

Location: Times Square
Address: 7th Avenue & W 44th Street, New York, NY

Location: The Brooklyn Bridge

Location: Robert's Townhouse
Address: 11 Washington Square Park North, New York, NY

Location: Robert's Driving Range
Address: Pier 86  W46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY  USS Intrepid

Location: The Video Store
Address: 20 E 4th Street, New York, NY

Formerly a Tower Records...

Location: Robert Catches a Darkseeker
Address: W 14th Street &10th Avenue, New York, NY

Location: Grand Central Terminal
Address: 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY

Location: The Vermont Settlement
Address: 39 Mt. Airy Village Road, Lambertville, NJ

Locations Visited: August 2016, October 2016, February 2017