Contagion has a powerful start,
establishing the disease and a cast of characters at a very rapid
The tense musical score
helped add on to this frightening
This kind of fear takes on a
feel than the traditional horror film; maybe even more scary.
a human tragedy that delivers a strong punch.
Even though the build up to
terrific, it's the slow aftermath that is disappointing.
be one of the scariest movies of all time -- filled with amazing star
power and directed by a master; but something happens halfway through
when the paranoiac theme disappears and a calm realization takes
Still -- as disaster films
go, this one is the most likely to
The director of the movie Contagion has
clinically staged a frightening, believable film about a new airborne
virus that could become a devastating pandemic unless a life-saving
vaccine can be produced for worldwide distribution.
title has many meanings, referring both to the way the virus spreads,
and the way talk about the virus spreads -- along with a mounting sense
of panic that also gets passed from person to person.
This tale is
for anyone who enjoys an intelligent thriller, and it really validates
a very particular vision of reality.