Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Syriana, Ocean’s 11, Michael Clayton) is slowly becoming one of my favorite movie directors. The Oscar people need to just give him the damn baldheaded man right now. He knocks this flick out of the park. Alot of my friends say oh here we go again with the latest version of “Outbreak” another virus end of the world movie. I say get you ass in the theater tonight. The all-star Oscar cast is “amazing” with Laurence Fishburne in his best role possibly in his career, as a Centers for Disease Control official dealing with an Outbreak of a deadly plague sweeping the world.
This film follows the virus from the end to the beginning. Jude Law plays an excellent anti-government conspiracy theorist blogger who becomes what he hates. Personally I think a plague will wipe out humanity one day so maybe that’s why I’m feeling this flick so much, but Soderberg does a great job at dealing with the science of a contagion and not losing an audience with all of the scientific talk.
If you enjoy an intelligent thriller with more than car chases and explosions this one is for you!