Movie review--Contagion

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    The last massive epidemic ( of spanish flu ) occured in 1918 ,killing one percent of the world's population.....but nobody talks much about it.....
    Thats because it occurred at a time when the world was already numbed by the first world war , and the media was not in a position to create a sensation like it can today.....

    .....And an epidemic in today's world is what this movie deals with--in an era where news , and rumours can spread like wildfire on the internet , or plain old television....

    But this epidemic , by an hitherto unknown virus , is no rumour--its for real , at least in the movie , and spreading very fast....

    People get severe cough , cold and start dying out very rapidly....

    And there's no cure --but of course.....( who's gonna come to see the movie if there was a cure already :laugh:)

    The onus is on the CDC ( center for disease control ) to research the structure of the new and unknown virus , and invent a vaccine to immunize people against the disease....

    Meanwhile , as the CDC is trying to come up with a vaccine , people from China to Africa to the United States are dying in the millions....

    .....Leading to mass panic as people start to flee endemic areas only to spread the infection elsewhere.....
    Forcing the govt to use law enforcement agencies to stop them from leaving.....

    And a quack is having a field day selling a supposed homeopathic cure for the virus....
    Whose claims lead to long queues of people lining in front of chemist stores....
    .....And when stocks of the supposed ' cure ' are about to run out , people assault the store , each person hoping to get his or her hands on ' nectar of delayed mortality ' ( no , even the quack is not a fool to promise immortality )

    Its mass panic everywhere , as even nurses go on strike , fearing that they might get the infection from patients.....leaving the sick dying.....

    But wait !! The messiah who will save the world is at hand.....
    And who else it is but our very old uncle sam.....

    The lord and lone superpower of the planet , whose self-appointed job it is to give succor to the cosmos....

    For it is at an American laboratory that a vaccine is finally found that will save the world ( where else would it be found ?? --at least in hollywood movies )

    And as the universe begins to return to normal , the flowers begin to bloom again , long suffering girlfriends not allowed to meet boyfriends for fearing spread of the infections are allowed to meet them again.....

    .......Its also time for us to leave the theater.....

    But as we leave , we are left with an uncomforting thought....
    What if this really happens....??.
    Is there any virus in some remote outpost , waiting to mature ,to spread , to strike civilization.....

    And is this nature's way of reducing this planets overloaded population ??

    Think about it.

    But if you cant think , there's no harm in watching this movie to get ideas....and sleepless nights maybe .....no , thats just an exaggeration ( sigh of relief !! ).....we will reserve the sleepless nights for horror movies :heh:

    Verdict--not fantastic , but watchable.....
     
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  3. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Is the movie out yet?
     
  4. Param

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    I have no problem if that comes true and mankind is wiped out.Planet Earth would regain its glory after the end of the human race.
     

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