A take-charge army virologist tries to stave off global biological meltdown, when a rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire takes hold in a California community. Its mortality rate is 100%. And some say the only way to stop its spread is to firebomb the town and everyone in it.
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Generic, campy, over the top, yet entertaining and tons of fun. This really isn't a good movie but movies about killer viruses always play decently and make us wonder what if. Acting, bad. Narrative, bad. Cinematography, non existent. Yet it somehow comes across not just better than the individual parts, but downright enjoyable. Beats me.
Aside from being a mostly generic disaster movie, this movie has added life for me because of it being brought up a bunch of times in the short-lived Clerks cartoon ("the deadly Motaba virus"). Other than that...meh.
Una buena y efectiva película acerca de un virus mortal de rápida propagación y la carrera contra el tiempo para detenerlo. La película posee, al menos, un par de planos para la posteridad: el plano secuencia que muestra los distintos laboratorios del ejército y la ´´subjetiva```del virus esparciéndose en una sala de cine.