Acleacius wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 17:37:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 16:01:Gtk, I didn't realize it was Soderburgh and I'm not a fan of the style either.
jdreyer wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 15:45:It has a couple of moments, but yeah overall it is only "okay".
Acleacius wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 12:09:
I still haven't been able to watch Contagion during this apocalypse, now your scaring me with the Birds!
I watched it a couple of months ago. It was just *okay*. I thought there were a lot of missed opportunities. Also, Soderburgh's disjointed style annoyed me.
Did you guys really hate Ocean's 11 or something?
Let me give a stronger endorsement for Contagion: it is a taut, gripping, exquisitely well made thriller. It was also remarkably prescient in several areas, particularly with respect to misinformation and hucksters hawking miracle drugs *cough*hydroxychloroquine*cough*. I'm also struggling to understand what might be considered disjointed about the film's storytelling; the only thing that comes to mind is the use of several dialogue-less, music-driven montages that quickly cut between multiple scenes/points of view to visually tell the story of the disease's spread. If that's a negative however, I would say that we have VERY different tastes in movies.
Watch the opening couple of minutes of the film
, and in the likely event you're hooked, then give the film a watch: as awful as our reality is at the moment, Covid-19 isn't nearly as horrific as the disease in Contagion.