I Am Legend
First of all, weirdly, the book is really good. The vampires talk – they’re quite verbose, actually (if this isn’t true, you can blame Ashley, because she told me all of this). Second of all they are are terrified. The “I am Legend” title has to do with the fact that the Will Smith character is a legend, known for killing all the vampires.
Right. The vampires are not intended to scare him. They’re scared of him. And there was a point when the moviemakers remembered that vague overarching premise of the book, perhaps because it was the entire point of the book. Accordingly, they made an ending where Will Smith realizes that the vampires are just friendly people who want to rescue a vampire Will Smith was holding hostage. Here:
Viewers hated this ending, perhaps because as one youtube commenter claimed “zombie like creatures having feelings and being loving is fucking cheesy and would have ruined the movie, along with some happy ending bullshit.”
Fucking books with their fucking meanings, man.