Post-apocalyptic sci-fi always intrigues me, with the classic A Canticle for Leibowitz, Steven King’s The Stand, and S. M. Stirling’s still-in-progress Dies the Fire series ranking among my favorite books, and Twelve Monkeys in film. So I was curious to see I Am Legend, and even more because of its New York City setting.

The movie did not disappoint. It was scary, thought-provoking, scary, action-packed, scary, disturbing, scary, occasionally humorous, and—did I mention scary? I dunno—perhaps it was just my mood last night, but I was so not wanting to see poor Will Smith and his dog get jumped on by bald, emaciated, albino zombies. Which, of course, is exactly what happened. Several times.

The movie is clean (yea!!!) and very exciting. If you’re inclined to be jumpy, just go in forewarned that, yes, this movie will make you jump… J But it’s still worth seeing.