Contagion Contained.

FAIL

The movie Contagion, with its nice ensemble cast and many really good reviews… DON’T BOTHER.  Seriously.  It barely tops reality.  Too realistic on what would happen, certainly not the stuff I recommend seeing in a theatre.  Excellent actors for flat characters…  Not enough intrigue.  IF you go see it:  start coughing like you’re about to die half way through, then quickly leave the theatre.  And don’t come back.  You won’t miss much anyhow.

I get far more infotainment from visiting conspiracy websites.  If you followed the H1N1 hype a couple years ago and wondered then also how a company (Baxter) could patent a vaccine for the particular virus strain broke loose (That rather odd Baxter Vaccine Patent Application US 2009/0060950 A1, filed on AUGUST 28, 2007… Remember that?), and various other stranger-than-fiction twists in the ‘bio-weapens research’ and ‘population control’ conspiracy world, then you will be bored too.  Really bored.  And it really didn’t have to be that way.  FAIL.

The only memorable line was when Elliott Gould’s character, Dr. Sussmann, tells Jude Law’s character, Alan Krumwiede, that “A blog isn’t writing. It’s graffiti with punctuation.”  Obviously Mr. Soderbergh doesn’t think highly of graffiti to have it used in such a pathetic pejorative way, ’cause otherwise that would be a huge compliment.  Graffiti with punctuation.  Cool.  I wish I could blog to that higher artistic tune…

G.r,a;f:fi!t!i ?

Unlike the low-vibe territorial pissings found on city buses, I find real graffiti simply awesome:  http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/14/tribute-to-graffiti-50-beautiful-graffiti-artworks/  No good graffiti in that movie either.  Figures…

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