As Contagion exemplifies, the standard stages of grief are slightly different when it comes to lethal pandemics. Sure, there are some of the basic aspects: denial, anger, excessive blogging… but you can expect Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming all-too-realistic outbreak movie to deliver some pretty extreme reactions to a pretty extreme circumstance.
The film opens September 9—but don’t go in without a vaccination! Build up your immunity, and get your safe dose of Contagion here. And then jump into the fire.
We start off, of course, with Matt Damon—people like him are often unaccustomed to tragedy, so he finds it incredibly hard to grasp that his wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) isn’t taking the whole virus outbreak thing very well.