Monday, October 3, 2011


Best way I can think to describe this movie? If Outbreak and Traffic got it on and had a baby. In my case, that is a compliment on both counts. You get to see a wide variety of characters and locations as they are affected by an outbreak. You get the family closest to the virus (Matt Damon / Gwen Paltrow). We have the CDC and WHO working to figure it out (Winslet / Fishburne / Cotillard). And you get the crazy blogger (this is the two thousand teens, Jude Law).

It is very good at being scary and realistic. That is also its downfall. People just die, as to be expected. But its so cold and procedural, you're not sure if you care. Also, with so many characters, you tend to focus on some more than others (Marion Cotillard is gone for the whole middle section of the film).

At the end, you do have a fun little bit, that I won't spoil, about how this whole virus got started. Good movie for what it is.

Did you enjoy it?
I did.

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you buy it?

Would you rent it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?
No likely.


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