A jungle tribe attacks a compound of some sort with their bows and arrows, and machine guns and rifles. For almost ten minutes we get to see half naked tribesmen and army men shooting at each other. A sole surviving tribesman gives a photographer a warning about the shadow people from the sky. He and his journalist pal go investigate. They get attacked by tribesmen and the journalist (Gabrielle Anwar) is fatally wounded but is saved by bees like Selina Kyle in Batman Returns.
David Naughton plays the doctor that takes care of her, and he kisses her on the lips while she is in a comatose state. Is he a rapist? Maybe. Rutger Hauer is a psychotic army dude who has released bees that are armed with a fast-killing virus. Noughton goes investigating what happened to Gabrielle, so I guess he might not be a rapist. Yada yada, the bees get released on an airplane that has both Naughton and Gabrielle’s soon-to-be ex-husband (Craig Sheffer).
The action switches between the airplane set where everyone is getting sick and the forest where the journalist is trying to find an antidote to the virus, or something. It’s like Outbreak meets Turbulence but made-for-TV and nobody really wants to be there. It’s fine. A cheap thriller with good actors and a stupid plot that is never boring.