Contagion is a movie about a killer virus that’s spreading rapidly throughout the world. This movie will take you through how a killer virus would most likely spread and how the government would respond. I’m not really sure who the star of this film is but basically it focuses on a lot of people, such as a normal guy (Matt Damon’s character) who’s apparently immune to it, although never explaining why he is immune. There are also a couple of scientists who try to discover a cure, and it also focuses on a conspiracy theorist (Jude Law). I hated his character. But you’re supposed to.
What’s so cool about this movie is the fact that the story is so realistic. The movie doesn’t take place in a couple of days, it takes place over a couple of months, and the disease pops out of nowhere. The whole movie you’re left thinking “Where did this come from?” and then at the very end of the movie they show you. I thought to myself- “That’s terrifyingly simple.” I’m kind of paranoid right now, it is similar with the SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME 123 MOVIES.
. I don’t want people to touch me, hug me or hand me anything. Basically, if there was a killer virus I would probably die. They give you these statistics of how many times we touch our face. I don’t quite remember but I think it’s around 2000 to 3000 times a day, that’s crazy. I’m definitely going to die. But I’m certainly not the only one. You’ll probably die too or at least someone you know. It’s not a very happy film. Oh and there are some huge actors in here who all did a really good job, such as Matt Damon, Marion Contillard, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Laurence Fishburne. And they all bring very believable performances.
Unfortunately one of its strengths is also its weakness. There are a lot of characters to keep track of and it’s really hard to do that in a film like this. Here’s a great example: Marion Cotillard, she’s that crazy woman from Inception. I like her a lot but she’s hardly in the film. I forgot about her whenever she’s offscreen. When there’s too many characters, it’s hard for the audience to care about all of them. Also, the ending is so abrupt, I was like oh I guess things worked out for everyone.
So all in all this was a very good movie. Yes, it has some minor weaknesses, but it’s still worth seeing at least once. You’ll probably see things a bit differently after you watch the movie. If you want to have some fun, invite a germaphobe over to your house to watch the movie. Randomly start sneezing or coughing or if you’re feeling really adventurous, start licking random things in the house. I guarantee they’ll start freaking out or think you’re crazy.