Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Scott Z. Burns
Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law
Genres: Drama | Thriller
Excellent direction from Soderbergh, masterful cinematography, and while there are a few logical mis-steps, the writing more than makes up for that by confounding expectations more than once in truly creative and credible ways. This film is essentially about what happens to the world when a virus epidemic breaks out and kills many people worldwide. This story is told from different views of people including a doctor, a journalist, and a man whose wife was one of the very first victims.The actors behaved like they were actually depressed: very little happened. I’m all for non-Hollywood-esque acting; indeed, I was betting on Soderbergh’s helming to be of help, but instead this seems about as failed as “The Island”.Good science, good pace, good performances, and NO schmaltz even though it’s got Matt Damon in it. Actually… little bit of schmaltz but it’s kept mercifully brief and is well plotted.