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The Definition of an Action-Packed Thrill Ride...
on April 5, 2013
After failing a mission to protect a copy of the smallpox virus, Jon Man is left with two weeks to live. Through his mother, Jon finds out of his long lost brother, Yeung, and sets out to find him- only to discover his brother is a career criminal. Eventually, Jon is pulled back into a fight to save his brother and niece, and a fight against biological terrorists. The Viral Factor is the definition of an action-packed thrill ride.
The story is very thrilling from beginning to end, and even emotional at times. Its intense close-quarter-combat, suspenseful foot pursuits, edge-of-your-seat car chases, and explosive shootouts are all spectacular and consistent; it rarely takes a breather throughout its 2 hour runtime. The film also uses a distant sibling relationship to create an emotional experience, most notable during its finale. Speaking of the ending, it was a great bittersweet ending. Occasionally, the film did suffer from poor storytelling; it introduces many characters and locations rapidly, especially during the beginning, and it jumps from location to location too often to keep track. I was able to grasp the concept and the story, though. The acting was great- Andy On stood out as a despicable villain. The music was great, although it occasionally felt out of place. Also, for those wondering, the film uses many languages, although I felt the bulk of it was in English.
Overall, The Viral Factor will not disappoint blockbuster action fans. As of 3/23/13, this film is available on Netflix Streaming, a purchase is recommended for action fans, a rental otherwise.
The Viral Factor has strong violence and blood.