Hopefully I didn't miss another already existing thread, but I got no hits at all on the title in this section of the forum...
I just watched this, and I have to say that this is a truly profound movie. I'm not sure I've ever used that word to describe a movie before, though maybe some might have deserved it. But this one deserves it.
It's a story that's been done before, and done well, of an epidemic sweeping the world with extreme consequences and how civilization copes or fails to. I watched Contagion a while back, and was blown away by it. It's a powerful piece of work. If Contagion is the left brain version of that story, then this movie is the right brain version perhaps. Whereas Contagion was quite technical (for a movie) and well based in scientific fact, this movie is almost the fable version. I don't know if the writer intended it to be allegorical, but it could well be.
I don't want to give too much away, since I think it would diminish the impact for those who haven't seen it, but I highly recommend it. Maybe I'm the last person to see it, and just no one has bothered to comment, but if you haven't seen it, do so, when you are in the mood for something emotionally impactful. It delivers quite a punch. It has an incredible atmosphere, a sort of floating spirituality that permeates the whole thing, despite the fact that some of it is very dark and frightening for anyone with imagination. And because of the way the disease affects people, there's a powerful sense of pathos to seeing them try to cope.
You know what it reminds me of, in terms of mood, is von Trier's Melancholia. It's not quite as abstract as that, but it has a similar feeling to me, and it also deals with a global disaster in the same sort of way, at the human level.
There are some other, less lofty, reasons some people who are fans of Eva Green might want to see it, but I feel kind of dirty even mentioning it after such an experience.