Okay, so Nick and I saw this movie in the theater. Besides being thoroughly creeped out, we both left the theater loving the movie. So we watched the movie with the alternative ending on DVD. I've let it digest a few days and this is what I think....
Okay, so.... I thought that Will Smith blowing himself to smithereens to save the cure, the woman and the child was a bit Hollywood and of course no one likes to see Will Smith get blown up. I thought it was a bit unnecessary and even told Nick that the movie would have been better if he'd lived. But upon seeing the alternate ending, I'm not so sure. These hemocytes who are infected with this zombie-creating virus are not just slaves to their uncontrollable hunger, but do show signs of being human and can be reasoned with. Will Smith doesn't die, but walks through all of these crazies getting growled and snarled at (as above) which I thought was a little over-the-top also, but hey, it's a Hollywood sci-fi movie, what do you expect?
Both movies end on the note of hope, but I'm still on the fence... I doubt many have seen this movie or better yet, BOTH versions... but any opinions? Here are your options....
A. The theater version was the bomb!
B. The alternate ending clinched it for me.
C. I'm on the fence too!
D. Sorry Emily, too creepy of a movie for me to see!
E. I've only seen the movie version... thanks for spoiling it for me!