Virus

"Unbearable"

Virus Review


Or, how many cliches can one film incorporate or steal from other movies? Energy from outer space is evil and wants to destroy humanity (hint: WE are the virus). Computer builds half-man/half-machines out of spare parts, a la Star Trek's Borg. Or how stupid can a movie actually be? Witness Donald Sutherland's ridiculous accent. And what is Donnie's job? He's piloting a tugboat which is towing a giant barge across the ocean! If Virus wasn't so ridiculously awful it would be funny. As it is, it's derivative, boring, and stupid -- and it vies for one of the worst films of the year. Need I include the disclaimer, "Based on a comic book..."


Virus

Facts and Figures

Run time: 99 mins

In Theaters: Friday 15th January 1999

Box Office Worldwide: $14M

Budget: $75M

Distributed by: Universal

Production compaines: Universal Pictures, Mutual Film Company, Dark Horse Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft (TMG), UGC PH, BBC Films, Marubeni, Toho-Towa

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 9%
Fresh: 4 Rotten: 43

IMDB: 4.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Kelly Foster, as Steve Baker, as Captain Robert Everton, Joanna Pacuła as Nadia Vinogradiya, as J.W. Woods Jr., as Richie, as Hiko, as Squeaky, Levan Uchaneishvili as Captain Alexi, Yuri Chervotkin as Colonel Kominski, Keith Flippen as Captain Lonya Rostov, Olga Rzhepetskaya-Retchin as Cosmonaut, David Eggby as Norfolk Captain

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