brewcrew4you wrote:My only issue was with the intelligence of the KV infected: it was clear that they were at least somewhat sentient - they set a trap and used attack dogs. I wish that they would have explored that aspect a little more.
Dammit! I thought of that this morning, but you beat me to it.Another traditional spoiler alert...
The only thing I can think is that they were going to follow the book and then changed their minds for some reason. I mean, that trap was set for him
. They used his
same, sophisticated fulcrum system. They used a dummy that he
talked to every day. They even had dogs ready to fight off his dog.
And was it just me, or was the creature that stuck its head into the light the same one hunting Neville and leading the attack on him at the end? I got the distinct impression that it was after Neville because he kidnapped its wife. Assuming that's right, that's yet another example of something like the book (Neville becoming their "vampire") but left untouched. The even had him say, "Social deevolution appears complete." Obviously, they were thinking of something about the social aspects of the infected; the most key aspect of the book's plot.
I heard that they reshot the ending. After thinking it over, I believe they reshot more than just the ending. If you follow the movie up until Anna shows up, you're in line with the book. I think they were going to go with a book-style story and changed their mind later at some point, rewriting everything from the pier scene until the ending. That's why some of the stuff doesn't make sense. Anna showing up out of the blue is much more aligned with the book than with the explanations they provided later in the movie.