futiledeviiices’s review published on Letterboxd:
I can’t believe Cronenberg made me feel sorry for a mutated insect version of Jeff Goldblum (who is absolutely incredible in this). I can’t imagine anyone else doing this role without looking silly yet he fits the weird and wonderful psychologically eccentric aesthetic of David Cronenberg’s world. It reminded me of The Elephant Man, which I love.
I literally lost count how many times I went > 🤮🥴😧😰😩
The body horror is well..... horrifying and so gross but it’s like a car crash, you just can’t look away from the weirdness and the incredibly impressive special effects and makeup.
Side note but there’s just so much BODIES in this. And not just in a horror sense. He’s just a big fan of bodies.