When reading the original reviews in the film magazines I was given the impression that this was not a great movie on which to put my money on as the CGI was dissapointing.
So much so that this rendered the film "NOT VERY GOOD!".
Thankfully they were wrong and what you have here is a very moving film in parts played with full gusto by a very impressive Will Smith.
The way that he shows us through the camera how 3 years of isolation, 3 years of hiding and hunting and 3 years of trying to find the ever illusive cure for mankind's desease ... is as realistic as you could expect it to be if you were ever thrown into the same circumstances.
The crushing isolation is all the more apparant when you realise that it was he that set up the mannaquins in the shops to make it feel that there was still some remenance of life.
The CGI of the vampirish city folk is not the best but is far FAR from being the worst either. You soon forget about the short comings and really get into the characters (or should that be character & dog?) .
Impressive, is the New York landscape.
Grass growing up through the roads, cars rusted where they stopped.
Shops stacked with never again to move items and four legged CGI wildlife roaming where once people trod.
The city scenes are breathtaking so much so that you can sense the isolaton.
Well worth the price and definately worth watching twice .. just incase you were wrong the first time!.