Although this “outbreak” story has been told in different ways many times before, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this. The film is called Contagion, which by definition means “disease transmission by direct or indirect contact.” Here’s the plot: “Following the uncontrollable spread of a lethal airborne virus, the movie revolves around the attempt to slow the pandemic and the increasing panic raging through society.” For me, this is the type of storyline that doesn’t get old, because it could totally happen – and that makes it scary. The same goes for the countless movies about “end of the world” catastrophic events or scary tales of paranormal activity. I’ll always watch them.
If the plot isn’t reason enough to get you to want to watch this, surely the director and the cast might be. This Steven Soderbergh-directed film stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne and many other A-list actors.
The film hits theatres September 9th. I wonder if this trailer will go “viral”? Haha, that was bad. Do your first diagnosis on the film by checking out the trailer below.