I really wanted to like Contagion. A movie about a worldwide pandemic must be good, right? Apparently not. Somehow they took a great subject with decent actors and made a terribly boring movie. The characters lack depth. Even Kate Winslet is mundane in this movie. Contagion was like reading about the Spanish Flu of 1918 in a microbiology textbook. It merely presents information. The plot twists, if you could call them that, were lame. Since I have only watched this movie once, I might have missed something that made it more entertaining. If that is the case, I sincerely apologize.
I agree. I saw it one time, which was once too many. I had hoped it would be more of a thriller, but it just wasn’t there. There were probably some decent lessons to learn from it, but it was too dull to bother.
I always thought the classic book for disease disasters was the Andromeda Strain by Crichton back in the ’60s. I think they made it into a movie as well – but I don’t recall the movie being particularly good.
t did have some things I really liked – it didn’t show instant collapse or zombies was a great scene where the female CDC person was explaining to someone