the wrong pig… the wrong bat… and the lessons of a food handlers card…

Sitting down with a bunch of the guys (and some other guys) i watched Contagion. Now normally I would preface that by saying that I don’t normally watch that kind of movie but, lately, with that Insideous and Paranormal Activity 3, that no longer seems to be the case.

Anyway, Contagion actually isn’t bad. Yes, it is stuffed to the gills with Hollywooders (Matt Damon, G Paltrow, Larry Fishburne, Jude Law (ok, I sort of take that back about Jude Law), and has yet another version of the “watch the plague spread across the world! Will they stop it!?” storyline, I still liked it. It starts off quick, it is a bit dark and graphic for Hollywood and they focus more on accurate desriptions of the technical side of things.

Basically, Matt Damon is the husband of a women who carries back a new virus from a business trip to Hong Kong. The CDC (represented by Fishburne (or Furious Styles as I still think of him)) try to chase down a cure in time.

The first half is pretty good, but the second part bogs down a bit and ends with an anti-climactic ending and an unneeded bit of backstory (at the start ofthe movie, they clearly state “Day 2”.

Also, the soundtracka is pretty lame. But, if you like these kind of Hollywood movies, this is better than most and lacks the ridiculous and irritatating melodrama of, say, Outbreak.


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