Mu husband and I watched this movie, during a time when my daughter was very ill for several days. We happened upon it by chance as we were exhausted and need to stay up while she was resting.
Luckily we didn’t freak out about anything, but watching the trail back to the original source sure did make us think twice about what we do to keep from spreading illness. I, too, thought the death tool was a little exaggerated. However, I did not think that Matt Damon’s response to protecting his daughter (even from her bf) was far stretched. We would do anything to protect our kids and it seemed he played it well with just enough force and forethought to protect them.
Great review & had to share!
3 out of 5 stars
I’ve actually seen better pandemic disaster movies, but I can’t recall the name(s) of them off the top of my head. I agree with most critics that the science and especially the government bureaucracy and corruption depicted in Contagion reflected reality (or predicable reality).
I found fault with the sporadic evidence of the aftermath and consequences shown. For example, we are shown empty sports clubs and malls, grocery stores being looted, trash left to pile up on the streets, nurses striking, police and fire departments woefully undermanned, yet the electricity, water and cell phones continue uninterrupted at the home of our ‘every man’ who is immune to the virus, but lost both his wife (the originating case) and his step son. As far as I can tell, he never leaves the house, except to scrounge for food for himself and his remaining teenage…
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