As cases of the coronavirus continue to spread, you may be thinking to yourself, “Hmm, maybe now is a great time to watch the 2011 medical thriller Contagion.”
Here’s another thought: Do not watch the movie.
Over the past few months, many people have turned to Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion to prepare themselves for the coronavirus.
Though Contagion is nine years old, the film is currently eighth on the U.S. iTunes chart for all movie genres, and third on the chart for most popular thrillers. The Verge also reports that Contagion is a Top 10 iTunes movie in Australia, and that torrent downloads of the film have significantly spiked since January. Read more…