Monday, October 31, 2011

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: Contagion


"Contagion" is an intense thriller that lives up to the pedigree of its cast and director. The plot unfolds at a riveting pace that really keeps you glued to the screen. The real possibility of a similar disaster makes this into quite an unsettling film. The virus is as frightening as any monster from a horror movie. It’s really scary to see how quickly a deadly virus can spread. I recently watched Spike Lee’s “When The Levees Broke” and the pandemonium is reminiscent of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that was captured in that documentary. I like how the film shows the sometimes inefficient nature of bureaucracy that forces our trusted officials to be slow to act during an impending crisis. This film is highly recommended, but if you are already a germophobe, you might want to stay away!

3 comments:

  1. Contagion becomes a battle between what it is and what it could have been. It satisfies just enough to warrant its existence while frustrating one with its potential. Nice review Squasher.

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  2. The first sentence sums things up rather perfectly.

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  3. Thanks for the comments guys.

    @dtmmr - I was pretty satisfied with what it was. I think Soderbergh just wanted to make a good, smart thriller, so didn't want to "over-reach".

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