The Fly

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Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission … More >>

The Fly

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  1. I am serious when I say this is the worst movie I have ever seen in my whole life. This is the most disgusting movie ever made. How can people give it 5 stars? This movie is bloody and gory. It’s disgusting. I didn’t even watch the whole movie all the way through. I had to fast forward a ton of times when it got too gross. I will never watch this movie again in my life. YUCK!!!!!! I hate this stupid movie. In the movie he does disgusting things like pulling off his fingernails. Yes! He pulls off his finger nails in the movie. Then he purposely cuts his finger and yellow blood comes out. Then he arm wrestles another guy and he pulls his hand off and it is very bloody and gory. It’s so disgusting. YUCK!!!!!! And he looks so disgusting when he’s turning into a fly. This is nothing like the original story. In this movie he slowly turns into a man sized fly. He looks so disgusting. At the end of the movie his girlfriend shoots him and again it’s very bloody and gory. He also throws up in this movie and it’s very disgusting. Do not see this movie. This movie is rated R for Sex, Nudity, Language, Violence, and it’s very scary and gory. So do not see this movie.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I am serious when I say this is the worst movie I have ever seen in my whole life. This is the most disgusting movie ever made. How can people give it 5 stars? This movie is bloody and gory. It’s disgusting. I didn’t even watch the whole movie all the way through. I had to fast forward a ton of times when it got too gross. I will never watch this movie again in my life. YUCK!!!!!! I hate this stupid movie. In the movie he does disgusting things like pulling off his fingernails. Yes! He pulls off his finger nails in the movie. Then he purposely cuts his finger and yellow blood comes out. Then he arm wrestles another guy and he pulls his hand off and it is very bloody and gory. It’s so disgusting. YUCK!!!!!! And he looks so disgusting when he’s turning into a fly. This is nothing like the original story. In this movie he slowly turns into a man sized fly. He looks so disgusting. At the end of the movie his girlfriend shoots him and again it’s very bloody and gory. He also throws up in this movie and it’s very disgusting. Do not see this movie. This movie is rated R for Sex, Nudity, Language, Violence, and it’s very scary and gory. So do not see this movie.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. What we have here, is a failure to horrify. I watched the classic original on tv when I was a mere tadpole, and for the next ten years my brother could have me in tears with the mere words “Heeeeeeelp meeeeeee!” Sure, it was a bit corny in the special effects, but it had real horror, real relationships, real reactions. This remake, on the other hand, goes all out in the gross department, mostly centered around the Fly’s regurgitating on various proteins so he can then consume them and various bits of his body dropping off at inopportune moments. They aren’t so much horrifying as they are nauseating, but that’s not the real failure here. The real failure is in the lack of any sincerity in the relationships that are portrayed in the film.

    For some odd reason, they tried to make this a love story. Well, they failed there as well, because there are no real reactions here. The scene that best sums up the improbability factor is one in which Davis’s character gets her first real look at the transitionary monster Goldblum’s character has turned into. Upon tenderly reaching up to cradle his face in her hand, she winds up with his ear in her palm. With lukewarm reaction to this rather shocking event, she then goes on to press her cheek to the space where the ear had been. Now I know what it is to love someone, and if my husband’s ear popped off in my hand, I would likely not go screaming into the street, but you can bet I’d drop that sucker and perform the dance of “ew ew ew” to the other side of the room, and I certainly wouldn’t go nuzzling the spot where it had been two minutes later. My suspension of disbelief only goes so far. I really cannot buy the relationship I’m handed without seeing this woman popping two handfuls of valium before she heads in to check on her boyfriend. Everyone here seems to have such subdued reactions that drugs are the only plausible explanation.

    This film falls far short of a true horror story, and even farther short of a love story. Give it a miss and watch the original instead. The corniness of a bygone era is much more acceptible and less likely to leave you whimpering “Heeeeeelp meeeee!”
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Alright, it’s about time I got around to writing another review that everyone is gonna hate, and where I don’t actually say anything. Good times.

    ‘The Fly’ is probably the best known Cronenberg film, but I sure as hell don’t think it’s the best. (In fact, I think it’s the weakest I’ve seen from him apart from maybe ‘Shivers’, and that’s got its incredibly low budget and Cronenberg’s relative lack of experience to excuse many of its problems. And thinking about it a bit more, I think I probably actually do like ‘Shivers’ slightly more.) Basically, it’s a character study with dull characters, a monster movie where the monster doesn’t do much of anything. Admittedly, I’m biased as I didn’t get around to really watching this film until after Jeff Goldblum had grown unbearable due to his playing the same damn role a couple of time in various summer blockbuster times, but he’s still pretty damn annoying no matter how you look at it. And that’s just one of the concerns, though probably the biggest. It’s like this: His transformation into a fly isn’t really all that interesting in and of itself, having no real rhyme or reason and neither he nor the Geena Davis character are particularly likable. So basically, in this movie there’s stuff happening up on the screen, but I don’t care about it. (And, seriously, there really isn’t all that much going on on the screen, at least not ’til the very end.) And frankly, the fx just isn’t very cool. The problem is conceptual rather than in the execution, meaning that the fx is actually well done, but the designs are stupid enough that it doesn’t much matter. So basically, the monster is kind of lame, and the random gross out moments didn’t impress me all that much, for the most part.

    Anyway, the film never quite gets boring, but I sat there pretty much the whole time waiting for it to really get good, and it never happened. It has got it’s moments, however. When the Goldblum character first really starts to transform is pretty amusing, particularly when he goes out to the bar and breaks the dudes arm and steals his woman, as flies are wont to do. Also, the part where Geena Davis dreams she gives birth to a big maggot is pretty awesome. But other than that it’s just kinda vaguely interesting. I get the feeling you’re supposed to feel sad at the end, but I didn’t much care. Again, I just didn’t find Goldblum or Davis to be terribly sympathetic, so who cares what happens to them.

    Still worth a rental, I suppose, but my standards are low. Still, you’d be better off going with ‘Videodrome’ or ‘A History of Violence’ or ‘Scanners’ or ‘The Dead Zone’ etc.

    Grade: C

    P.S. David Cronenberg has directed a film named ‘The Fly’, and a film named ‘Spider’. Ha! That one’s also a bit overrated too, I think, by those who have actually seen it i.e. no one.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. This movie is a remake of the 1950’s classic in which a scientist accidentally combines himself with a fly, creating a hybrid organism. While the science is more believable in this version the original is a better movie. Jeff Goldblum is a marginal actor at best and does little to hold your interest. As uninteresting as he is however, this is probably his best role. He actually evokes a sense of pity for the nerdy physicist.
    One of the factors of this movie that is most controversial is the graphic representation of his transformation (as well as other choice scenes). The effects are expertly done, and look very realistic. The problem is that there is simply too much of it. A little bit if fine to establish the mood, or set the image, but when you saturate the film with it loses its effect. Either it becomes tedious, or overly disgusting. The only people who enjoy it are those who derive a primitive pleasure from graphic violence and images.
    The sad part was that this could have been a good movie without the ‘gross out’ factor. The disgusting effects weren’t really necessary. The writer, producer, and director should have spent some time watching Hitchcock movies. There is an art in leaving some of the more climactic scenes to the viewer’s imaginations. Their own minds can supply far more horrifying images than you can produce on film.
    I’ve seen this movie, and don’t really care if I ever see it again. I will stick with the original
    Rating: 3 / 5

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