Contagion movie review
They say yawning is contagious, and I actually was yawning when my friend sitting next to me, stretched his arms with a mighty yawn after half through watching ‘Contagion’.
After the initial 20 odd minutes I felt like I was watching a documentary on Discovery, where the actors reenact every scene from an event that happened before, punctuated with some somber background narrative.
Soderberg always manages to pull out a casting coup of sorts since his Oscar winning ‘Traffic’ days. He continued the tradition with the Ocean series. Here we have Matt Damon, Jude Law, Lawrence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow plus others in Contagion trying their best to look good from what little screen time they were given without trying hard to out do each other.
Matt Damon was grossly underused as the “super immune” man whose body could beat any “super bug” and Jude Law as a shoddy blogger was the only saving grace of this 1hr 40 mins movie of an overly stretched story from a simple plot point.