THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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FLU (2013)


#53 is the Korean pandemic drama Flu (2013). Starts off, despite some awful comedy, pretty decently as an Avian flu mutation makes it into Bundang via a group of illegal immigrants in a large shipping container. When it is opened, all are dead save one. The disease quickly spreads, and these scenes are unnerving and done well. But then the stereotypical politicians are brought in, who only care about being re-elected, the city is quarantined and stuff quickly becomes terribly bad with too much focus on a couple of individuals as opposed to what's going on in the city. The military turns fascist and people get threatened with guns a lot. Flurecovers for an interesting ending where global representatives weigh in on what will happen to the city's residents, who want out and want treatment or else they will head to Seoul and infect that city. Of course, there are antibodies amongst those residents that will cure everyone. Too many words spent here in what is an interesting failure. The ugly middle makesFlu unpleasant and hard to watch for all of the wrong reason.

TLA one-word review: terminal

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