For me, I liked them both just about equally, but in very different genres in my mind...
I loved Infected for the "Oh my God, put down the Scissors" sci-fi/horror genre it represented.
I loved Contagious for the "Now, unless you're going to give me a body cavity search for the frag grenade I carry up my poop-chute, you're gonna have to take my word for it that I'm disarmed. So are we gonna do this or are you just gonna sit there wankin' your crank?" sci-fi thriller/buddy cop type genre it fell into in my mind.
For me, life never falls into the same "genre"... sometimes its a love story, sometimes it is a tragedy, a documentary, etc., etc., etc. Hell, sometimes it's even a porno... especially when heavily influenced by copious amounts of beer. But I digress and reminisce.
Because of this (and my love for most genres of literature) I was able to smoothly transition from the horror of Infected to the thriller of Contagious with ease... and an equal appreciation of both stories on their own.
However, if one were to expect only one genre or a continuation of the horror genre (or not particulary like the thriller/buddy cop type story), I can see how the personal opinion could run to thinking that Contagious was "terrible."
I may not agree with it... but that is MY personal bias. For Bloodlust, his biases (not in a bad way) led him to feel otherwise. And what is great is that all of us are perfectly correct in our personal spheres... and possibly way off base when measured against each other's opinions.
That's what makes these threads so great... seeing the various opinions, thoughts, and even crazy outbursts... and still come out on the other side with more insight into our own thoughts and others.
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