Running Time: 1 Hour 48 Minutes
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne
“An action-thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak” (Warner Bros. Pictures).
Verdict: A patient and thorough, protagonist-less star-studded film about the chain effects of a virus spreading from zero. It’s psychologically engaging and it leaves viewers with some things to think about after watching. The only problem with it is that it has no rewatch value.
Favourite scene: Day 1 – the irony and humour of a deadly coincidence.
Favourite quote: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) “Blogging is not writing. It’s just graffiti with punctuation.” (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
If you’ve seen the movie, do you still dare to simply touch something or anyone and not wash up after? Do you still dare drink from someone else’s glass?
The conversation about Barry Marshall: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) The basic message is that many people sacrificed themselves to save others but didn’t receive no medals or appreciation from public. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
Kate Winslet: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Rose survived from Titanic to die from a disease BA-HA-HA-HA. Sorry. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)
Rating: 4 / 5
Second opinion: “Liked it. At least it made me think” (Iris Loong).