I’m not much a movie watcher nor am I good writer/reviewer. But since my boyfriend (Luke) asked me to write a review on anything I want. I had no idea what I was going to write about, until I randomly decided to watch Contagion because what else could anyone watch during an actual pandemic.
Now onto the film, for the first in my life I can say I understood some of the medical references, looks like my studying payed of.
I enjoyed how slow it was, the slow pace seemed to bring it to life, making it more relatable. In terms of the characters, as the audience we never get to spend too much time with them, thereby never getting to see any major character development (in my opinion) and that efficiently helps bring the story to life. As that is the way of a pandemic, it all happens too fast to grasp what is happening.
Then comes the most annoying part of the movie, the blogger who basically spreads fake news. Telling people about a cure that doesn’t actually work and going as far as faking having the virus for the views and most importantly to him for the money. To me there is lesson to be learnt from this ALWAYS GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM CREDIBLE SOURCES.
This film also gives an insight into how people lose their shit and panic as we saw with the shortage of toilet paper (seriously people toilet paper?) We as humans really need to get our shit together. It also raises the issue of who gets the vaccine first (this is going to an interesting topic in the coming months or even years). All in all, as humans we are extremely predictable and unfortunately, that is to our detriment.
So, I’m done boring you, I won’t continue writing about the film because I don’t want to give it all away. But y’all should definitely watch it, especially during this strange strange time.
If you managed to read through this review, thank you 😉
Anyway, bye until next time.