Virus (1999)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB

USA, 1999.  Mutual Film Company, Universal Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, UGC PH, British Broadcasting Corporation, Marubeni, Toho-Towa.  Story by , Screenplay by Chuck Pfarrer, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Cheesy Alien ripoff that stars Jamie Lee Curtis (a worthy substitute for  if the film was better) leading a crew of salvage sailors who board a Russian ship that mysteriously goes dead in the middle of the ocean. What they don’t know is that an alien force has infected the ship’s computers and electronics and is making the keyboards and monitors come alive. Even fans of bad science-fiction action films will find this a dull retread of already dying cliches. Also starring and , the film is the directorial debut of visual effects supervisor John Bruno (who won an Academy Award for The Abyss).

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