Diseases are sooooooooo cool.The premise of this movie is: A cute adorable, harmless little monkey unleases a lethal disease onto American soil when he comes from Africa.
But the real star is the disease. Cause it's gross. Anything that like, kills a lot of people, travles airborne, kills fast and does it by something gross like liquifying their innards makes for a PERFECT movie subject in my book.
However, when you have the cast of: Dustin Hofman, Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo, Cuba Gooding Jr., cool other people, and a monkey with a disease steals the show, there's gotta be something gone wrong.
I think it's that they tried to do too much. If they stripped it of any romantic tension, and made it more strictly a disaster drama, given more for the actors to work with, I think it could have been spectacular. And given the monkey a starring role. Of course.Because everybody loves monkeys. 3 sporks