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Now that I've got the formula figured out, not much surprises me. Virus is no exception.
Jamie Lee Curtis plays Kelly Foster, a ship navigator who accompanies her wrecked ship's crew and captain onto a deserted Russian ship, which comes complete with satellite dishes and every other high tech gadget that you can imagine. It appears that the ship was receiving a satellite transmission from the MIR space station when an evil, electrical based "life form" - that's an alternative way of saying "space alien"- invaded. After destroying the space station, the life form transmitted itself down to the Russian ship via satellite. (And I thought trash TV was the worst thing satellite could beam down to Earth!)
Although I liked Foster's tough, no-nonsense personality, I didn't care for anything else in this senseless film. Although the acting was fine, the roles didn't offer much room for Oscar winning performances. Unfortunately, most sci-fi thrillers fit the aforementioned plot description, and Virus falls right into that category with a thud. (Which is not to say that ALL sci-fi thrillers end up this way - the Alien movies and Contact are rare exceptions.) Virus is only good for a few shocks, although I saw those coming.