I’m back with the reviews! I loved loved loved Contagion. It spoke to me as a science nerd and biology major. And, for that matter, a philosophy lover. I initially wanted to see this film after reading The Plague by Albert Camus, but I found it to be lacking in the whole “life is worth fighting for, even if there is no point” aspect. All in all, Contagion was incredibly interesting and well developed, however, I felt absolutely no love for any of the characters. SPOILER ALERT. Some of them die and I could have cared less. It’s a hard genre to tackle, but out of all the viral outbreak films I have seen (this doesn’t include the zombie flicks) Contagion is definitely the best. It also helps that parts of it take place (but weren’t filmed) in my hometown, Minneapolis. Represent!
A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.
“Now, you can fall for chains of silver. You can fall for chains of gold.
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold.
You promised me everything and then you promised me thick and thin,
and now you just turn away and say …Romeo… I think I used to have a scene with him…”—