Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2011
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
0780677331, 9780780677333, Language:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011
Release date: Jan. 24, 2012
Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak
Rating: PG-13; for disturbing content and some language
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
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I thought it was good, and I did enjoy it, but I also thought it could have been better. It's about a virus outbreak that is untreatable, and threatens the whole world's population. I thought it had a kind of 'CSI' vibe to me. I liked the way the story showed what day it was, place, etc, and kind of followed the outbreak across the globe. The acting by Matt Damon and Jude Law was great, but overall it just didn't have enough conflict. I felt like I had seen it before in similar movies, and there was no main protagonist/bad guy to fight against (well, besides the virus itself, of course!) The film made me think about germs, diseases, and government cover ups. Which are all too real even today. I did really like the last scene and how the movie came full circle. Overall though, I felt like it could have gone somewhere, but didn't. But still I enjoyed it and would recommend it, it's just not one of my favorites.
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