An Italian mayor pointed turned to Will Smith’s I Am Legend to scold quarantine breakers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus has prompted governments on all levels across the globe the impose varying levels of restrictions on group gatherings, with countries in Europe such as Italy imposing lockdowns that require citizens to remain indoors unless urgent matters necessitate venturing outside. Unfortunately, some people in Italy are not following these quarantine rules and Mayors from multiple cities have recorded messages urging them to take the situation seriously.
Now, a video compilation of the message includes a mayor who recalls having to inform a quarantine breaker that he is not Will Smith’s character:
“I saw a fellow citizen amiably jog up and down the street accompanied by a dog that was visibly worn out. I stopped and told him, look this isn’t a movie. You are not Will Smith in I Am Legend. Go home.”
For those who may not be aware, I Am Legend stars Will Smith as virologist named Lt. Col. Robert Neville, who inadvertently unleashes a virus that kills 90% of the world’s population and turns 9.8% into vampiric creatures. Three years after the outbreak Will Smith’s Robert Neville seems to be the last man on Earth and spends his day wandering an abandoned Manhattan in between trying to develop a vaccine.
You can watch the video in the post below.
"I stopped him and said, 'Look, this isn't a movie. You are not Will Smith in I Am Legend. Go home."
This is the updated compilation of Italian Mayors losing it at people violating #Covid19 quarantine. Yes, subtitles are accurate. pic.twitter.com/60V4Csuonb
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Here is the official synopsis for Will Smith’s I Am Legend:
Somehow immune to an unstoppable, incurable virus, military virologist Robert Neville (Smith) is now the last human survivor in New York City and maybe the world. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague lurk in the shadows… watching Neville’s every move… waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind’s last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find an antidote using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered… and quickly running out of time.
Directed by Francis Lawrence from a script written by Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman, I Am Legend stars Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, and Dash Mihok.
I Am Legend is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.