Contagion is a sci-fi drama flick that tackles how people from different walks of life struggled from an airborne native virus. Surprisingly, this movie is a star-studded one; Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Marion Cottilard and Jude Law starred this flick.
Let me tell you this in a straight-forward manner: the movie didn’t impress me at all. Nadah.
As a former Biology student with an extensive background in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, facts presented in the movie, like how the virus behaved and the manner it was assayed (a scientific term of analyzing a specimen) were true, except for the part wherein the Virologist/Immunologist found the vaccine in just a short period of time. It was deliberately cut short due to obvious reasons.
But, Contagion really has a promising plot and style. No sarcasm intended on that statement but because there were so many characters presented in the movie, some of them didn’t have any development at all, most especially to Marion Cotillard’s role. It could have been presented better by putting some events that transpired to each main characters as the movie nears its end.
And oh, the ending was really disappointing. Don’t ask me why. You just have to watch it at your own risk.