The Fly

The Fly ★★★★★

The most incredible thing about the The Fly is that it's a monster movie but one in which we follow the monsters warped path from average human to disgusting creature.

The movie is a slow burner in the best sense of the word. Seth Brundle's transformation isn't overnight, the audience watches as each scene his health deteriorates further. Late in the movie he has become so grotesque the audience wants to look away but David Cronenberg keeps the audience entranced.

Jeff Goldblum is excellent as Seth Brundle, he's a flawed scientist that refuses to give up on his project. That is his downfall. Masterfully shot and with such a limited budget the fact it still looks excellent is an achievement. A twisted parable on the dangers of science and humanity's constant need to push boundaries.

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