Bill Paxton, who played Brock, appeared to share the sentiments surrounding the back-up ending in a 2017 interview, saying it just did not work for the film.
Speaking to Yahoo, he added: “I would have shot heroin to make the scene work better.”
He explained the story had wrapped up by the time it came back around to the present-day, and so there was no love lost with the alternative ending.
Paxton said: “Our job was done by then. So it became very evident in the cutting. If you’re smart and you take the ego and the narcissism out of it, you’ll listen to the film. The film will tell you what it needs and what it does not need. And the baby needs tough love.”