Contagion: Soderbergh's brisk thriller about a brisk virus

Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, is the story of a fast-moving global virus that brings about the end of the world scenario in under four weeks. Soderbergh's star-studded tale, builds on the modern paranoia of fear and conspiracy, some real and some made-up, and tells a compelling tale. It is the retelling of 'The Andromeda Strain' (a brilliant film) in the modern world of social networks where the real contagion may be beyond the virus itself.

The film wasn't very successful and didn't win critical acclaim I think Contagion is an exciting, super-fast-paced, engaging, brilliantly edited film. There is a conscious attempt to match the film's pace to that of the contagion itself.

Contagion's glitz could be seen as a juxtaposed prequel to McCarthy's overbearingly dim, "The Road", if he (Cormac McCarthy) had cared enough to explain the reason for his dystopian world.