8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Excellent movie, realistic above all,
This review is from: Contagion - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy) [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
This movie is not intended for those seeking the typical commercial weekend entertainment. Instead, it is quite realistic and all of those movie stars acting without make up just contribute to its realism (actually some of them I did not recognize at first, save for their voices). Despite its realism, this is not a documentary (at some point it is close but not as boring) but neither your typical science fiction flick (not much extrapolation from actual science).
As a reference, the closest film to Contagion is Outbreak [Blu-ray], but without the unnecessary drama or silly mistakes just to add more thrill, and no magical vaccine is brewed is less than 24 hours. The entire movie faithfully follows a very plausible scenario, a "what if" world in which we were to face a new virus pandemic, closely resembling the recent scares with avian and swine flu, but more deadly than the Spaniard flu pandemic of 1918.