Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Contagion (2011)

Director:Steven Soderberg
Cast:Matt Damon,Kate WInslet,Jude Law

"Contagion" begins with a harrowing cough heard over a black screen,the first shot of the film is of Gwyneth Paltrow's character Beth Emhoff, looking somewhat under the weather with red subtitles at the bottom of the screen that read "Day 2" there are numerous things that could go through a viewers mind when seeing this like have we missed something so shortly into the film,the answer is no as Contagion weaves several interacting plotlines and everything is resolved throughout the film, 10 minutes later Paltrow's character is dead which in my opinion is one of the best descions Contagion makes and instantly makes us feel how dangerous this virus is. The film feature's a brilliant all star cast including Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard,Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Kate Winslet,Bryan Cranston and is Directed By Steven Soderberg. The film follows the progress of lethal indirect contact transmission virus that kills within days As the fast-moving pandemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. As the virus spreads around the world, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Contagion depicts the fear of society so well and is such an effective film,One of the only problems i had with Contagion was the way in which some characters were underused such as Winslet and the brilliant Jude Law but that is something to be expected with a cast as big and as good as this,And apart from Damon and Fishburne none of the others really get a pay-off.Overall i really liked Contagion it will probably go down as one of my favorites of 2011,If you not intrested in a story about a mass plague wiping out humanity you should still see this just for the cast alone.

Tom: 3.5/4

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