|Directed by:||David Cronenberg|
|Written by:||Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg|
|Cast:||Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel|
What I love so much about this movie is that it initially introduces us to a fascinating science fiction story about teleportation, and builds a lovely little romance between the brilliant scientist and a desperate journalist. They make a good pair and watching their relationship develop was charming. The chemistry between Goldblum and Davis also makes it all the more joyful to watch.
Everything had me hooked in the first few minutes and I really came to like these characters a lot. I wanted to see Goldblum succeed, I wanted to see him and Gina get together. I was rooting for them all the way. That’s what makes it so sad when the tragedy strikes. And it is the final scene always gets me on the verge of tears to be honest. I’m serious.
And if you’re in the mood to enjoy some amazing practical and reminisce about the good ol’ days of prosthetics and guys in foam monster suits, then you’re in for a hell of a treat. Yes, the effects are quite amazing. The progression of Goldblum’s transformation into the fly creature is wicked, and damn gross.
No there really is some sick shit in this movie. I don’t even want to think about that labor scene again, and wouldn’t recommend any pregnant ladies to watch it. Also, as part of Goldblum’s insectual development, he gains the ability to eat like a fly, in which he barfs this corrosive vomit over his meal. It’s disgusting enough to watch him donuts that way, but it’s even sicker when he uses it as a weapon.
But the final scene is just great. This is when we see the final step into Goldblum’s transformation as he turns into a full fledged six-foot fly monster. Those giant round eyes and that slimy body. Makes me hot just thinking about it. And as I mentioned before, that moment he puts his hairy claw on the shotgun and aims it at his own head, it tugs at the heart. I just felt so sorry for the guy. Like I said, great ending.
BOTTOM LINE: It’s a wonderful piece of sci-fi horror and one of the best remakes there is. Cronenberg once again showcases his masterful technique of developing his characters and wicked special effects. Jeff Goldblum is fantastic, duh. And overall it’s just an awesome movie and I highly recommend it.