A film needs to be more than pretty... something needs to happen. The most exciting thing in this snorer is how close the motorbikes zip past pedestrians. There's a plot, sort of, which is never resolved. The characters are uniformly so bland that I just couldn't care about any of them. I can't imagine remembering anything about this film a month from now.
I'm amazed that this film got such a low audience score... so much of it is so well done, particularly the first half hour or so, which has such a sense of mystery and such spectacular special effects. Ray's two kids are admittedly annoying, but their flaws do make sense, as does their growing respect for their father. I watch this film again periodically and find more and more to be impressed by.
Meh... I won't give any spoilers, but it ended predictably. Throughout, the film was a lot of characters being snitty toward each other, and although I waited for some pay-off after putting up with the snittiness, nothing much happened.
Ignore any critics who say, "This film echoes talking points of the fossil fuel industry" as if the filmmaker supports fossil fuels. Nothing could be further from the truth! This extraordinary documentary exposes the motives of far too many proponents of the "environmental movement": namely, profit-making. Also ignore critics who find the film dull... it is transfixing from the first minute right through the end credits. This film needs to be widely shared!
Like many, I watched this because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is amazed at the similarity of what happened in this film and what's happening currently. Aside from its timeliness, "Contagion" is superbly told and well-acted.