It’s the time of year we all dread, flu season and “CONTAGION” brings a thrilling look and is scaring you sicker! “Contagion” stars Matt Damon as Mitch Emhoff who is helping his ill wife when she returns from business in Tokyo with flu-like symptoms. Things become tragic when the virus has devastating results and Mitch is left wondering what caused his spouse’s untimely demise and if he and his children are in danger. Quickly the virus spreads like wild fire and outbreaks are multiplying very quickly. As the Center for Disease Control tries to get a handle on what the virus is and a vaccination against it time is running out and the bodies are mounting up.
Kate Winslet as Dr. Erin Mears takes on the role of helping the sick and trying to contain the virus. Setting up locations for the sick to be contained and pin pointing who the original virus carrier was. Meanwhile Dr. Leonora Orantes (Marion Cotillard) is tracing how the virus spread. Where it originated and how simple contact of a bartender picking up a dirty glass or a friendly handshake spread the viral disease. As both doctors identify how the disease spreads they both focus on a cure to getting it under control.
The streets are dead, everyone is fighting for a way to save themselves and the hospital can’t keep up with the sick. It is an eerie look at what could happen if a worldwide outbreak occurred. “Contagion” is a supreme thriller that will have everyone vying for the flu shot. It was an intriguing view into how hand washing is the best way to protect you from any virus. If you have not been worried about an outbreak or virus before now “Contagion” will have you rethinking your concerns. Offering the best thrills of 2011, “Contagion” will have audience viewers rapidly spreading the word, much like the virus.