Right up front I’ll tell you that I liked this movie. It starts out with a woman who’s getting back from a trip over seas and shows how she gets sick and dies. (That’s not too much of a spoiler.) The CDC attempts to track where it came from and how it got there amid various obstacles.
From an entertainment standpoint the movie is good because it has some good dialog and I found the characters believable. There’s one great quote in there about bloggers not being writers, but grafitti artists or some such that made me laugh out loud. There’s some good star power as well such as Matt Damon, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne and others. Even though I don’t follow the antics of the various actors (or the Kardashians) I did know most of the names of the people appearing in this movie.
From a SHTF view the movie does a good job of showing how there could be a social breakdown when something like this comes along. Stores are emptied out, houses are looted, food distribution is chaotic and not well organized by the people handing it out, quarantines are put in place on major cities, and so forth. I don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it yet, but I think it’s worth seeing.
Disclaimer: It doesn’t take much for a movie to entertain me. I’ve watched movies that critics hated and I thought to myself, “That was an awesome flick!”
Have you seen this movie? What did you think? What other SHTF movies have you enjoyed lately?