Got a couple interesting additions!
- Kudos to Matt Damon. It's astounding to think that's the same actor who plays Jason Bourne. In this movie, he plays a character so utterly pathetic and dweeby, I don't think Steve Carrell could have done it better. Fun movie, if somewhat draggy in places, but I guess it's hard to make a really rip-snortin' flick about the agricultural by-products industry.
(2009) - Great, taut, no-nonsense thriller. Kinda reminded me of Drag Me to Hell
(minus the comedy) in the way it focuses on thrills and not gore. Unlike other horror movies, where you despise the dumbass characters and want them dead, the characters in this movie do reasonably intelligent things and are sympathetic enough for you to root for them.
Timothy Olyphant is always great and it's too bad Radha Mitchell's career never really took off into big movie roles. Her IMDB listing is a whole lotta meh, since Pitch Black
. Why can't action movies have intelligent leading ladies? Instead we always get the likes of Megan Fox.
However, I'm a bit confused about the ending:
Did David and Judy spread the disease to Cedar Rapids? If so, doesn't that kinda justify the gubmint massacring the entire town (which I got the impression we were intended to disapprove of)? If the disease was "airborne," then who's to say what the incubation period is? It's likely to be different depending on whether you got the water-borne or airborne version of the virus. Some people might be carriers and never show symptoms. It's a fast-mutating virus and all bets are off. David and Judy were pretty irresponsible not even to think of these things - especially Judy, a doctor
And what was up with all the ominous music in the truck stop when Judy was drinking bottled
water. I thought that implied the disease was never in the swamp, but was deliberately spread by the evil gubmint through bottled water - the plane was a ruse to make it look like an accident - but nothing ever came of that.