I’m not a fan of Will Smith, and yeah, it’s partly because of his role as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but mostly because he starred in two cinematic travesties that, inexplicably, have a fan base: I, Robot, and I Am Legend. In both cases, these movies were adaptations of capital L Legendary works of genre fiction and were spectacularly awful in their execution. I was never a huge fan of Asimov’s ponderous prose, but Richard Matheson’s seminal vampire novel remains a great favourite of mine. Fresh Prince and the Zombie Vampires was the worst of the three adaptations – maybe someone will eventually do it right.
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