The first film was fantastic, i have yet to see part 2 although i look forward to it. But my question is...why must everything become a franchise??? To often sequels end up being thrown together for the purpose of making a quick buck. And history proves that the longer they drag a "franchise" out the poorer the quality of the movies are.
It got "hokey" to me as soon as they introduced the religious theme. A virus made of the "pure evil in man" sounds pretty silly. I enjoy the movies, but it is just another unrealistic man made virus that turns people into raving maniacs movie. In an odd way, it reminds me of "Prince of Darkness". I hope it stays entertaining, even if the premise is, in my opinion, a "hokey" cliche.