In his review of the movie Contagion, Drew Trotter elaborates on a troubling aspect of contemporary storytelling: Repeatedly, we're told or shown that only way to solve the problems we encounter is through science. Further, the church, if it is portrayed at all, is ineffectual.
The reality of life is quite different.
Take, for example, what happened following the 9-11 terrorist attack. Many people actively sought solace through praying or going to church. As their terror or sorrow diminished, many of them stopped seeking God.
However, if something catastrophic happens again, people will once again gather together seeking God.
Because our we've been created to yearn for our heavenly Father, to glorify Him, and know Him. We've been created for peace and well-being.
The church will continue to be a place for people to go when times are troubled -- regardless of this movie or that. However, it would be nice if our storytellers would reflect reality.