Sunday, 30 October 2011
Contagion – Spoiler Alert
A reasonable attempt at a thriller that has a large range of threads and you feel that they are going to draw together in a breathless finale but instead it slowly coughs its way to the end leaving more questions than answers. For instance – what was the punishment for the doctor telling his wife about the contagion, what happens to the village in China, how will Matt Damon cope with his cheating wife’s death, what are the consequences for the girl going out and meeting her boyfriend, will Laurence Fishburne suffer for his decision to give up his antidote and wander the streets when he has no immunity. All in all a bit disjointed and a bit frustrating, a film with promise that does not quite deliver.