Contagion (♦♦♦♦)

An American woman travels to China. Next thing we know, a virus is spreading at the speed of a touch (to the face, hand to hand), and it kills everyone she has come in contact with in the first four days, except her husband. Within little time, the virus starts mutating and there are no vaccines available anywhere. With uncertainty comes chaos, and desperate Americans turn to crime in search of relief.

I typically don’t watch end-of-the-world kind of movies, but I liked the trailer so I took the plunge. Oh boy! This movie seriously gave me the creeps! A star-studded cast is the highlight of the film and I must say each one of the actors is very well utilized. The movie is acted to perfection and the acoustic beats of the score contribute to the fast pace of the plot. In a world as small as today’s, it is only a matter of time until something so sinister happens, which is why the film has contemporary resonance.

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