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Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston, along with medical journalist Sanjay Gupta, explore the real science of global viruses and what they mean to the human race. The world is preparing for the next biological disaster...but is it too late?
- Contagion: How A Virus Changes The World
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The actors are truly believable, as is the story. It is entirely possible for a virus to spread and to spread with the quickness depicted. My favorite part of the movie is seeing how each of the smallest actions serve as a viral transmission and how unaware people are of the actions they take.
I appreciate the view of the government agencies and how much more difficult it is to deal with situations than any of us could ever know. I also appreciate the view of the media. It is interesting how easily people will believe what they read on a blog or see on TV.
Perhaps the best depiction is that of the population - the people. The reactions of the multitudes is very real and very scary. People fight over food and medications. There is a lack of unity and a general fear for your own safety. I could feel the tenseness as the people waited in line for a food ration. It is madness the ideas of what people, ordinary people, can and most likely will become if this sort of thing ever happens. Truly, I believe that at some point it will. Only time will tell.
1) infectious diseases have the potential to spread quickly throughout the globe in today's modern world, and governments do not have the capacity to deal with a truly virulent and contagious pandemic
2) more than even the direct death and consequences of that death caused by it, a major pandemic could destroy functional society through mass panic
3) in any disaster there are individuals who use the mass panic and desperation of people to their own benefit, causing even more problems. Think MMR vaccine and completely unfounded claims about autism and how politicians take advantage of people's fears for their loved ones to gain support by fearmongering.
If you like steroid muscle men with no shirts, machine guns, blood and gore, zombie tales and other no plot special effects films made for double digit IQ audiences, go look for those; you'll need average or better intelligence to appreciate this film. It also doesn't waste footage on gratuitous nudity and sex; instead sticking to an intense story without getting lost on meaningless individual subplots. Just as "Marooned" was to Apollo 13, it's only a matter of time before this goes from the big screen to CNN!
Not "if," but "when!!!"