April 16, 2007

Brief Impressions: Virus (Fukasaku, 1980)

Collapses under its own ambition. Sparsely populated by interesting scenes and ideas, but they are undermined by some horribly melodramatic acting and a script that descends into caricature too many times. I get the feeling that Fukasaku's intentions for the film were far darker. The film has a fatalistic undercurrent that makes it more compelling than most big budget disaster films. Full review here.

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