Virus

1999

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

8
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 9%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 21%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 23541

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Cast

Jamie Lee Curtis as Kit Foster
Donald Sutherland as Captain Robert Everton
Cliff Curtis as Hiko
William Baldwin as Steve Baker
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731.89 MB
1280*544
English
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23.976 fps
1hr 39 min
P/S 2 / 6
1.51 GB
1920*816
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 39 min
P/S 3 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Thy Davideth 9 / 10

A Certain Acquired Taste

Virus is about a group of people who investagate a ship and find out that a techno-virus has infected $#!+ and starts building mechanical robots and cyborgs for some reason. It is solely the conception is the reason why I gave this movie a high score. I can not believe I missed this one because the scene with all the mechanics and flesh bonding is what I create in my art. So, ho ho, I loved this movie. But yes, if the concept was anything else, I would say "this is a typical survival horror that is uninspiring and unoriginal and, seriously, they need good writers like a mother******. But the pacing and bloody violence was happy fun." But this movie is cyber-punk gold so go plug a hairy butt.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Fine waterlogged sci-fi B-movie

I was pleasantly surprised by this entertaining B-movie which, while hideously clich├ęd, still manages to deliver the goods in terms of suspense. It's a fast-paced action adventure which flies by while you're watching. Okay so the plot is really just a jumble of bits from THE TERMINATOR and ALIENS to STAR TREK and HARDWARE plus more than a nod to last year's DEEP RISING, but it's given a fresh perspective via some expensive-looking sets and a glossy sheen.

I for one always enjoy these "people wandering through dark corridors getting picked off one by one" sorts of films, especially when the monsters are good, and they're very good in this film. Before they really appear the first half builds up some real suspense and atmosphere as Donald Sutherland and his crew discover an abandoned ship, floating in a mist cloud Mary Celeste-style. The producers gathered together a fun bunch of actors and actresses to play the B-movie types who get picked off one by one.

Firstly we have Jamie Lee Curtis as the tough heroine who (surprise, surprise) turns out to be one of the sole survivors - trust me, I'm not ruining anything here. Curtis looks pretty old in this film but turns in an adequate performance. William Baldwin is the hero of the group, always going on ahead and shooting first. He's fine. Donald Sutherland also turns up, surprisingly, and even more surprisingly gives a pretty awful performance. For a start he's supposed to be Irish but he can't do an Irish accent, and also he gives a very hammy performance as the drunk captain. Joanna Pacula also appears and strangely doesn't seem to have aged at all in ten years - she looks as good as she ever did.

I liked the way that the mechanical monsters in this film started off small and gradually grew bigger and bigger. The first time we see them is when they are little insect like robotic things, scuttling about and amassing components to build bigger and better things. After some disturbing scenes in the ship's hold, androids start to appear, the dead flesh having been recycled and used a new - these androids look very good, gory and gruesome and quite frightening too. From then on the giant robots keep getting bigger and bigger until this gigantic machine appears at the end to attack the few survivors. This big beastie is absolutely phenomenal, the CGI animation has never looked better! As well as the above average special effects, we also get some effectively gruesome moments in which killed crew members turn up as automatons. They're pretty sick looking and extremely cool. There is also some brief gore, one poor guy has a hole punched through his body! The requisite number of shells and bombs are also spent during the film's running time - it's obvious where the budget was spent, on visual spectacle, just as I like to see. If you're a fan of waterlogged chillers in the mould of DEEP STAR SIX and LEVIATHAN, then by all means watch this entertaining B-movie - it's a lot better than its reputation would have you imagine.

Reviewed by Rainey Dawn 7 / 10

Crazy Fun Film

OK This might not be the worlds greatest sci-fi horror film but it's crazy fun to watch! It's far-fetched, full of special effects, an interesting enough story and a great cast that takes their characters to the edge -- I found the film quite entertaining! Donald Sutherland plays the crazy Captain Robert Everton. Everton is a captain of boat full of people helping him to bring in something on a barge (they never said what it was) - anyway the boat gets a hole in it during a typhoon, they drive to the eye of the storm for some calm and happen upon a huge Russian ship! The ship seems to be a derelict, they hop aboard and the Captain gets the crazy idea he can haul it in and make money off the ship. Much to surprise to the Captain and his crew there is a Russian scientist on board, Nadia, who shoots at them first but they become allies with her once they realize Nadia is telling the truth - an alien life-form, an intelligent energy of sorts, that is on-board trying to to take literal shape by combining man and machine together to survive. It wants and needs the Captain and his crew to create itself in many forms. What's worse the alien thinks mankind is nothing more than a virus!! Really fun movie - Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin and all the rest of the actors are great in this - the entire cast are the one's that really *made this film* so enjoyable for viewing! 7/10

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