Fatal Error (1999) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

This wasn't a completely uninteresting show, but it surely was some kind of major rip-off.

A man and a woman, a mini-scientific team working for the United States government, are tracking an explicable phenomenon, the future of the world in their hands, while corrupt legislators, higher government officials, and corporate executives conspire to stop them.



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Sound like an episode of the X-Files? That's exactly what it is, except that they changed the name of the agents. Janine Turner plays a virologist working for the U.S. Army, and Antonio Sabato is an M.D. who is consulting on the project. The project itself involves a computer virus that can actually come out of the computer and affect the human body through the eyes. (Semi-plausibly justified by the dubious parallel that strobe lighting can set off epilepsy.)

Made-for-TV quality, but some thought went into it, and I found it watchable, if uninspired.

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  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.8 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-. Barely watchable. basically an episode of the X-Files with the agents' names changed.

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