Outbreak  Thriller Another movie perfect for Sunday viewing, but I hope that you have eaten before the flick because it`s about a disease. What a cast, not to name names, you can see them below, but Outbreak really gathered a great group of committed and convincing actors that made it that much better. Loosely based on Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, The Hot Zone, it taps into our deepest fears. Granted, there’s been a lot of talk about deadly diseases breaking out in Africa and a lot of them were insulting on many levels. If we let go of the whole racial aspect we are left with sort of man versus nature thing going on, but what gets most people is the utter lack of control. In today’s societies, especially American, where powers that be are forcing this “we got this” ideology without much humility before the nature, a scenario where one monkey can bring down an entire civilization is deeply unnerving. A strange disease breaks out in Africa and it threatens the rest of the world, it is up to the military scientist to try and contain it, while locating the original patient. Movie is really suspenseful, although a bit predictable it still delivers enough action and thrill to be entertaining and involving. Great production values in combination with good script and awesome cast produced a thriller that is definitely worth watching, so get the movie and be prepared to find out will Dustin Hoffman save the world from another disease. Of course, if you are interested in some more outbreak movies check out: Contagion, Carriers, The Crazies, Dreamcatcher… Director: Wolfgang Petersen Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Patrick Dempsey Fun Facts: Dustin Hoffman’s role of Sam Daniels was originally intended for Harrison Ford. Coincidentally, Harrison Ford’s character in Blade Runner (1982) was written with Dustin Hoffman in mind. Rating: IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114069/ Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.