#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Soon after her return from a business trip to Hong Kong, Beth Emhoff dies from what is a flu or some other type of infection. Her young son dies later the same day. Her husband Mitch however seems immune. Thus begins the spread of a deadly infection. For doctors and administrators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, several days pass before anyone realizes the extent or gravity of this new infection. They must first identify the type of virus in question and then find a means of combating it, a process that will likely take several months. As the contagion spreads to millions of people worldwide, societal order begins to break down as people panic.
Plot: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus – that kills within days – rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
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Even if Contagion has a decent star line up for a disease epidemic movie such as Matt Damon, Jude Law and Laurence Fishburne but the film itself actually felt really flat and I thought it was very disappointing to be honest. I was actually expecting a lot more from this but instead the story just wasn’t very thrilling and exciting and most of the main characters were completely meaningless and uninteresting.
Matt Damon plays one of the better main characters who is trying to keep his daughter safe from the infection but I think this subplot was very underdeveloped and they could have expanded on this more to give it more of a thrilling story to really show the world going to Hell. I mean the film itself is ok but it’s a very flawed and I was actually expecting a more bleak ending.
Since watching this movie I think I feel differently when people around me start sneezing.
Effective, thought provoking, and mis-marketed.
Not much to say that hasn’t been already the critics are right, it is an effective slick movie that may be a bit slight as far as character development but doesn’t suffer too badly for it. This is a movie far more about ideas than people and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
Excellent direction from Soderbergh, masterful cinematography, and while there are a few logical mis-steps, the writing more than makes up for that by confounding expectations more than once in truly creative and credible ways.
Unfortunately trailers have many seeking an action thrill-ride, when what it delivers for the most part is a slow boiling suspenseful drama. When will Hollywood learn that setting expectations that don’t match the product may sell a few extra tickets in the beginning, but hurts word of mouth and user reviews which are needed for the success of a film beyond the opening weekend.
A great procedural thriller on a global scale
Sometimes I think people just simply watch movies wrong. Looking through some of the negative reviews of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion was one of those moments. It’s a procedural movie that is meant to capture the wide-ranging reality of a massive disease outbreak in the modern era, not a three act drama with character arcs. It’s simply a different type of movie than a lot of people are used to, so they don’t know how to process it. Anyway…
One of the many things I love about this film is that it starts with Day 2, not Day 1. We don’t see the actual origin of the outbreak until the very end of the film when it jumps back in time, so we spend the majority of the film trying to navigate the confusion that is the outbreak. We want to know the source, but we know as little as the WHO and CDC officials trying to track it. Alongside that tracking, though, is the human cost of the disease.
That’s mostly handled through Matt Damon’s character who watches his wife and stepson die as some of the very first victims of the disease, though he seems to be immune. I expected the film to follow a convention that Damon would be the key to the cure, but it simply never brings up the idea and he’s just left to tend to his daughter as they navigate the breakdown of law and order.
The disease spreads quickly, though, and no one in the disease prevention industry can get a grasp on it. They first have trouble limiting it, all efforts of which prove to be futile. Then they have trouble replicating it in a lab setting, which only gets fixed with a non-government doctor ignores orders to destroy his samples and continues his work. They then have trouble figuring out how to actually attack it, until one of the chief scientists circumvents procedure and injects herself with the most promising vaccine they’ve developed up to that point. Then, the story’s still not over, because while they do have the vaccine, they also have millions and millions of people who need it, and they can only make so much at a time, so a lottery gets developed to distribute it out by birthdate.
Another way the movie captures the messy reality of this situation is how it uses its characters in the press. There are two, a journalist for a San Francisco paper and a blogger. The journalist is completely uninterested in the first steps of the disease as they unfold because it’s just not corroborated or big enough. The blogger, though, is an anti-vaccine advocate and jumps on the story to feed his own biases. The journalist is too slow, and the blogger ends up using his position as a perceived prophet to profit off of the hysteria by pushing a bunk cure.
The use of major movie stars in seemingly small roles is a very smart decision as well. One of its biggest stars, Gwyneth Paltrow, dies in the first twenty minutes. Another of the major stars dies within an hour. The movie uses star power intelligently, telling the audience that this disease can take out anyone. It increases the tension by helping to cloud the resolution.
It’s a movie about this ever changing process to get an unseen threat that’s debilitating the world order under control. It’s not about characters going through big emotional changes with catharsis for them at the end of the film. It’s a thriller on a global scale. What it sets out to do, it does extremely well. I think it’s one of the most effective thrillers in decades.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Steven Soderbergh
Writer Scott Z. Burns
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Tien You Chui, Josie Ho, Daria Strokous
Country United Arab Emirates, USA, Hong Kong
Awards 2 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Double Feature Films, Gregory Jacobs
Sound Mix SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Red One MX, Zeiss Super Speed Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Digital Film Services, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,906 m (Portugal)
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (4.5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), 70 mm (horizontal) (IMAX DMR blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema