Originally Posted by HP_Lovecraft
I agree that its not like the book. But ever since "Bourne Identity", I try to keep an open mind. That movie really pissed me off. It was nothing like the book. Only vagely using parts of the first chapter. Different themes, etc. But I've later found the movie enjoyable, as long as I consider it unrelated to the books.
Agree with this sentiment. This is exactly the way that I approach most movie adaptations of books. Rarely will you see a screenplay that faithfully recreates a novel, but that doesn't necessarily make for a bad movie.
Unfortunately this looks like it might have been better marketed as a prequel for "I Am Legend" than as WWZ. Come to think of it, I Am Legend is another example of a(n arguably good) movie that is only loosely based on a great book.