This past weekend I went to see the movie “Contagion” in theaters. If you aren’t sure what movie I am talking about then visit this link to watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sYSyuuLk5g.
The movie is basically about a modern-day deadly disease that is transmitted by touch and contact with other people. The disease spreads throughout various cities and ends up killing thousands to millions of people. In the movie there were people acting as PR professionals for World Wide Health Organizations, speaking on behalf of the diseases issues to the public.
My point is not to talk about the movie, but to point out the fact that during the entire movie I was critiquing the PR person, and thinking of how I would handle the situation if I worked for the health companies. I know, nerd. I cannot even watch a movie anymore without thinking like a big kid, but I suppose that is a good thing. I feel like being a senior in college now, and it the PR program, that my mind has been meshed to really think out of the norm. I do not feel like this is a bad thing, but I just find it funny that I cannot go to a movie without critiquing the PR actors/actresses.
There were a few points in the movie where I would agree with what the health PR person was suggesting, and a few times where I thought to myself “why would they ever say that to the public? He is clearly lying”, but it is just a movie so I didn’t get to caught up in that whole aspect. I feel like this is the same when I watch the news (which, I have got a lot better about). I always think of what I would do if I was in that certain situation. I guess my education here is definitely paying off! 🙂