When you like your viruses with a touch of class.
Tressa L. Breen | Gardner, MA USA | 01/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ex-military, black belt professional bodyguard/soldier of fortune Ken Conway (Matt McColm) is recruited by his ex-fiancée Marisa (Annabel Schofield), who left him at the altar, to find her missing coworker. The search leads him to world renowned virologist Dr. Ramsey Krago (Ron Perlman), who is secretly creating deadly viruses, releasing them, then "developing" an antidote (which he had created in tandem with the virus) and selling it to the highest paying pharmaceutical company. The Doctor infects Conway, via poison ring, with his latest invention, leaving him forty eight hours to get the antidote or die.
Not a bad movie, but not great. The opening music is incredibly tacky. Not the most brilliant dialogue. The lead (McColm) has a tendency to go over the top cocky. Still, worth a watch, in part because of Ron Perlman's performance. He's the epitome of class and style as the suave, debonair and totally villainous Doctor. An enjoyable performance as he is so damn smooth and so damn ruthless; a silken snake."
MATT'S THE MAN
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 10/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Matt McColm is a former stuntman who has done a few films including this above-average low budget thriller. McColm plays a bodyguard for hire, aided by his nerdish accountant, the ever ubiquitous Clint Howard. Along the way he encounters his lovely ex-girlfriend played by Annabell Schofield, and the spider lady Morgan Brittany, who plays the evil assistant to the even more evil Ron Perlman. Perlman plays the villain with a casual offhandedness that would later aid him greatly in the campy HELLBOY.
In this film, McColm must stop Perlman from his devious plot: he manufactures a nasty virus, and then to make money, he makes the antedote. Cool way to make millions, huh? Things go pretty bad when McColm foolishly shakes Perlman's hand and gets the virus and has only 48 hours to stop Perlman.
Cheesy in some ways, but McColm has a strong, slightly sardonic delivery and the action scenes are pretty effective.
Not bad for a cheepo."
Better than I thought!
Michael Butts | 03/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really thought that this movie would be a total waste of time but surprise! It turned out to be quite entertaining. Hey, it cost less that $1 mil to make so what do you expect? The performances were good and the action sequences were really good for a low budget feature. Jack Gill did a lot with what he had to work with, imagine if he had $10 mil to work with! You should see it, just to check it out!"