A much more realistic (which means: more whiteboards and charts) take than we've previously seen (contrast with: Outbreak from 1995, for instance) on the oft-told tale of the global pandemic, focusing on scientific approach to trying to find a vaccine, while also dealing with the politics, woo, fear, isolation, media, as well as the general bad behaviour of some of our fellow humans.
1. Just like Steven Seagal plummeting from the sky in Executive Decision, seeing Gwyneth Paltrow's skull sawed open and a meaty skin flap dropped down over her dead face made for a highlight.
2. Woo-loonies trying to pedal homeopathic remedies while talking about the pharmaceutical industry being about money are only trying to line their own pockets. If the cure for a virus is a little bit of water or some sugar, then homeopathy will work great. Otherwise it will be perhaps as good as a placebo, and perhaps much worse.
3. Wash your hands you disgusting beast.
4. I can't tell if this film was good, I'm worried this might be one of the first symptoms of some hitherto unknown virus. Do my eyes look bloodshot to you?
5. Don't hang-out with cooks.
6. Matt Damon is a loving father, if he comes at you with a shotgun get the hell away from his daughter.
7. What was going on with that bloody montage in Kowloon?
8. Did they only start adding that snaggle-tooth to Jude Law halfway through the film? I feel like I didn't notice it for a long time, and then suddenly it stole every one of his scenes.