(1986) *** 1/2
Seth Brundle is a socially awkward nerd with an ugly, ugly face but a rippin', smashin' body (played by Jeff Goldblum). One night he hits it off with Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) at a press conference and brings her back to his
Without Brundle's knowledge, Veronica's editor and former lover obtains the story she gathered from Brundle and publishes it, putting more pressure on Brundle from the science community and bringing him more and more into recluse to perfect his Telepods. Veronica convinces him to document videotapes of his progress for scientists and for posterity. His first project has disgusting results: a baboon is turned inside out. However, his next experiment is a success so he decides to place himself in the Telepod, and therein lies all the similarities of the 1958 original. The doctor undergoes a horrifying transformation, attempts to save himself, and comes to terms with the tragedies of science and experimentation.
|I haven't seen an "attack by vomit" sequence until now. It's disgusting, but effective!|
The Fly 2
Seth Brundle's son must use his fly powers to stop corporate evil.
|From left: evil CEO, Martin B, and his love interest.|
Once Martin realizes he is being watched every moment of his life he rebels and runs away, only to return when his body begins a metamorphosis:
|"Could I bother you for a cup of sugar?"|