I was thinking this was a pretty good story, so when I saw the Heinlein story in the closing credits it was a real aha moment.
Deliberately pulpy, sometimes a bit goofy, but almost never cheesy. It's a fine balance, and one that allows the operatic stuff to work really well. That's really all the shading I need in my Star Wars.
P.S. Dear Mr. Lucas, please remove Hayden Christensen and the Jar-Jars from the end of this movie at your earliest possible convenience. Thanks.
I feel like The Fly has been kind of forgotten, and that is a big mistake. This is top-notch stuff. I only knocked off a half star because Goldblum and Davis just don't have much chemistry before things go sideways. But Cronenberg body horror + Universal sympathetic monster = <kissing fingers emoji>