I went to see Contagion last night. Wow. One of the better films I’ve seen in a long time! If you have the chance to see this movie, you should definitely do so. It has a great cast (including Lawrence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, and Marion Cotillard) and follows the different characters lives as they try to cope with a global virus pandemic. Without giving anything away, don’t bother getting attached to your favourite characters. This thing kills quickly.
I was really impressed with the tempo of the movie. It moves quickly, yet doesn’t feel like it’s bouncing all around. I also found it to be quite believable. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to imagine that something like that could happen.
And there was one particular line that made me laugh… when a scientist was telling a blogger that he’s not a real journalist.. and that “blogging is graffiti with punctuation“… I loved that!
Oh and for anyone who watches Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston had a small role as a military general… wow.. talk about transformation! No bald head, and no goatee… I kept thinking “Geeze that voice sounds familiar! Who IS that!?”