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The Fly II
Like Father Like Son
Martin Brundle, born of the human/fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state.
Cry Eric Stoltz! Cry at the deformed teleported dog! We'll be in the corner crying at the fact such a dull, pointless sequel was made to such a seminal, iconic sci-fi horror.
An abject waste of everyone's time, though luckily it doesn't tarnish the original. It's just about as interesting as staring at a dead wasp.
There's a scene where a dude gets his face melted off by mutant fly vomit that exemplifies the most enjoyable elements of cinema.
Storywise this one is a bit, well a lot naff but it's just a big old bundle of fun and I was in practical effects heaven.
The special effects are so good on this but it was the sound effects that had me gagging. TRULY INSPIRED GROSS WORK.
It obviously lacks the depth and craft of the Cronenberg's 1986 film, but if The Fly II is considered merely as a monster movie and nothing more, it may prove to be a rather satisfying watch. With Chris Walas directing, (who provided the Oscar winning SFX of the first film) it is ensured that the vomit-inducing gore is taking centre stage making the film totally repellent for some, and gratifying for others. On another note, the film’s climax displays one of the most grotesque comeuppances in horror cinema and the scenes with the mutated Golden Retriever are truly heart-breaking.
The highly intelligent spawn of scientist Seth Brundle is born to finish his fathers work, but his body that ages in a rapid speed is slowly but surely changing into something horrible... Like father, like son.
The sequel to David Cronenberg's fantastic The Fly is actually not as bad as you might think. It took four writers to write the screenplay (Mick Garris and Frank Darabont is two of them) and it still doesn't break any new ground but it sure is entertaining late eighties horror fun. The Fly II has a good flow, some fine gore and make-up effects and Eric Stoltz and Daphne Zuniga works just fine as the young couple who falls in love with each other.…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It can be argued that all sequels are completely unneccesary. But few sequels feels as pointless or redundant as The Fly II, the sequel to David Cronenberg's terrific 1986 film, The Fly. Not only did the makers of this follow-up not really advance the story in any meaningful way but they just replicated it.
The Fly II opens with a nauseating child birth scene where the Geena Davis character, not played by Geena Davis this time, expells a maggot from her womb. Luckily the doctors decide to cut it open and they find a baby boy inside. Within a span of 5 years, the tot grows into Eric Stoltz, and he spends all of his time in the top secret…
“Hey, Marty? What's the good word, got yourself a girlfriend now?”
“Too bad. Nice ass.”
Yeah, that's how bad the film is.
I can't wait to break up with my future bf so I can tell him "STAY OUTTA MY SECTOR, YOU NO LONGER HAVE CLEARANCE"
While it lacks the heart of the first and is sorely missing the charisma of Jeff Goldblum, this sequel was a pretty solid piece of really disgusting body-shock horror. Really underrated.
There is some truly grotesque and creative gore here. The face melting and elevator deaths? Beautiful. It was fun and fairly compelling, it's just it lacked a really compelling lead or characters I cared about. It was nice to see a face from the first return though.
Kinda wish there was a third film in the Fly franchise. Would be interested to see what more they could do and if they could get back Cronenberg.
A decent monster movie, but not a very good follow up to one of my favorite horror films. The creature looks great, and there is some good gore; but it really just doesn't live up to it's predecessor at all.
Shockingly poor execution on this needless sequel - outside of two phenomenal special effects shots, both involving the evisceration of two dudes' heads.
The editing is some of the worst I've seen recently, with scenes that seem to be missing entire shots and connective tissue.
One of few movies where you are legitimately better off watching the opening and closing 10 or 15 minutes, as the entire middle of the picture is essentially a waste of time.
Forget for a minute that this is the sequel to something as brilliant as Cronenberg's "The Fly". Taken on its own, it's not a half-bad creature feature.
I just cant...
Some truly gross FX work is the highlight of this sequel, we get to see some hideous transformations happening to people and animals - the poor dog! Also one of the villains gets his face melted off and it's glorious.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).