The Fly

The Fly ★★★★

Film #45 of JC13's I Do Believe I Just Shit Myself September/October Horror Marathon

Ronnie: "I am finally onto something that's big. Huge."

Stathis Borans: "What? His cock?"

The Fly tells the classic story of a science experiment gone wrong. Though this formula is often used in film, The Fly doesn't feel like the same generic story as other films like this. It is wonderfully directed by David Cronenberg, the cinematography is very good, and it is nicely paced throughout. The makeup and practical effects are amazing and still look fantastic after nearly 30 years.

Coming to the performances we have Geena Davis and John Getz who are both great. It is Jeff Goldblum as the lead character who steals the show though. He perfectly captures the awkward, reclusive nature of his character and also seems like the type of person who would be a genius scientist. His performance was very impressive.

The Fly is brilliant in its portrayal of the events that take place. It shows that not every thing goes according to plan and that even the tiniest of problems (literally) can mess things up badly. The Fly is just a damn good film around. The final act was especially fantastic if you ask me. Highly recommended to all who haven't seen it. 8/10

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