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I just want to know who thought this was a good idea? And how come nobody that's seen it seems to realize that they just saw a 2 hour long advertisement for vaccinations?

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But it was a good movie....and likely how things would work if the situation came about. winky.gif
 

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I just want to know who thought this was a good idea? And how come nobody that's seen it seems to realize that they just saw a 2 hour long advertisement for vaccinations?



 

post #3 of 15

I haven't seen it, but now I'm curious....we'll be watching it tonight ;)

post #4 of 15
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But it was a good movie

Yeah, no.

 

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and likely how things would work if the situation came about.

 

 

Including the 'alternative' medicine bad-guy out to make millions off the fake-homeopathic remedy, eh?

 

I found it so funny that review after review had things like 'there's no cohesiveness' or 'no solid story line'. It's like they couldn't quite put their finger on what was wrong with it. It doesn't even seem to occur to anyone that they just watched a blockbuster infomercial.

 

Anyways. I don't vax, but that wasn't really what annoyed me. I'm not big on movies like 'Zombieland' either. Especially if they're not up front about what they're doing.

 

JMO.

post #5 of 15

I could never bring myself to pay for tickets to see that movie.  I could tell from the previews alone what the message being conveyed to the public was going to be and I see that message enough when I walk into a grocery store and see the millions of signs that say "Flu Shots Here." I really don't need to waste money on a movie that hypes it up even more and tries to scare everyone in the theater into getting their vaccines. I hope it bombs big time at the box office.

post #6 of 15

I'm a non-vaxer.

I kinda' liked the movie...but I like movies about viruses/disease/end of society as we know it. I thought the mentions of the overreaction of  H1N1 was interesting, as well as the mention that the vax to cure the disease the movie was about would likley also cause infection in some(though they didn't show this happen to anyone). I liked the alternative medicine guy and to both me and DH it didn't make sense when he was suddenly faking having had the illness. I thought the whole idea of who gets vaccinated first to be really interesting and showing the corruption of big pharma/ govts.

I don't expect Hollywood to make a movie about vaccinations that I'll agree with so, for me, it was just a fun night at the movies. Most folks aren't going to go away from this thinking 'see!!!! vaccinations work!!!'...if someone were to think that I imagine they thought that before hand.

post #7 of 15

orngtongue.gif  I want to see it but I chuckled all the way through "I am Legend" ( with Will Smith) where the anti cancer vaccine mutated turned the population into zombies.

post #8 of 15
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Including the 'alternative' medicine bad-guy out to make millions off the fake-homeopathic remedy, eh?


 

They had to throw in a disturbing fake tooth, too, just to give the full effect, I guess.  (OMG that was scary!)  I saw it yesterday with my mom and I felt like she was sitting there thinking her usual thoughts, that I'm some loon who believes everything I read on the internetz and that vaccines are the savior of the world. 

post #9 of 15
I'm going to see it this weekend. I love the whole "end of the world" genre.

As far as the vax/no vax messages.. I'll have to let you know once I've seen it.
post #10 of 15
Just saw the movie. The origin was quite believable and the spread of infection was quite believable. The naturopath was portrayed a greedy crackpot who urged folks to spend their money on a herb tincture rather than isolate themselves or wait for a cure. The vaccine was not the savior.. rather it was produced only after millions of deaths and months have gone by. Yes, it was a morbid and creepy movie. Could it happen? I think so.
post #11 of 15

I haven't seen the movie and probably won't, but it is interesting that the movie release coincides with the new flu vaccine, no?

post #12 of 15

Yep my husband did unfortuantely we are two opposites!!!! We really should not have went and seen this together. ):  I really took it about the homeopathic guy trying to help all those that wouldn't listen but my husband just laughed and said SEE!! urrrgg should have stayed home.

post #13 of 15

I am anti-vaccine for my family and really enjoyed the movie! But I like all those virus/end of the world movies. "Wash your hands" is what I got out of it, especially after it was mentioned that the average person touches their face thousands a time a day! I think it's 3-5 times every waking minute!

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But I like all those virus/end of the world movies.

See, me too. That's why I went. I even left everyone at home so I could just enjoy the movie myself. I think that's what really p'd me off about it. I was thinking it was a real movie. It's weird to me that no one is seeing what I'm seeing. It's like the movie was written backwards. Instead of someone thinking 'I have a story to tell', someone said 'let's make a movie to scare everyone into vaccinating'. 

 

I think I'm coming across like a loony here. It sounds like I'm ranting about the pro-vax storyline. But that really isn't what bothered me (I am anti-vax, obviously). And of course, I feel let down by the majority of movies that come out lately, which is why I never really go any more. This one was just different. I walked out feeling used and dirty. And not because I touched my face 300-500 times during the movie :P 

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It sounds like I'm ranting about the pro-vax storyline. But that really isn't what bothered me (I am anti-vax, obviously). And of course, I feel let down by the majority of movies that come out lately, which is why I never really go any more. This one was just different. I walked out feeling used and dirty. And not because I touched my face 300-500 times during the movie :P 

I didn't think the film was pro-vax. A lot of folks died before the vax got made. In no way was big pharma the savior. In fact, the only thing the vax did do was allow the survivors to get on with some semblance of a normal life.

Big plagues have happened. They just haven't happened in our living memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu
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