I know the "28" movies aren't technically zombies, but I like to group them into the genre. I was just watching 28 Weeks Later and there was a situation that really made me think. Right at the beginning, the main character, Don, and his wife and other companions are shown surviving in a boarded up house when suddenly they are attacked and the infected break in. The scene that I'm wondering about is the scene in the bedroom when his wife is on one side trying to save a child and Don is on the other side (presumably in a bathroom because there is a door) and suddenly an infected comes in. It first goes after Don, but he closes the door quickly and it then goes after his wife and the kid. Don then runs out to escape, even though there was time to save his wife and the kid.
My question for all of you is: Was Don wrong or right to do that? The movie seems to make him look like a coward for not fighting to save his wife, but neither of them were armed so his fight would most likely end up in the death of him, his wife, and the child. Also, had he been able to kill the one infected and save his wife from that ONE, it would likely have caused them to miss the escape boat and they would have all died anyway. I do think it's a little bit cowardly the way he just fed his own wife to them, but it was human instinct to be scared and self preserve. What are you thoughts on this?