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The Fly

2 Ratings: 5.0
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David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of the science fiction classic about a scientist who accidentally swaps body parts with a fly is both smart and terrifying: an allegory for the awful processes of slow death and a monster movie with a tragic spin. Jeff … see full wiki

2 reviews about The Fly
review by . February 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     I find it almost funny that David Cronenberg seems to be the only filmmaker out there who can summon apprehension, madness, and brilliance as easily and perfectly as he does. It's almost as if he's the ONLY great mind in Hollywood; the only director who can make a horror/sci-fi movie and make it right. The first film I saw of Cronenberg's was "Videodrome"; and that has become an instant cult favorite for me. And now we have "The Fly"; which is essentially …
review by . April 14, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
A scientist on the verge of a technical breakthrough, is stymied by his failure to understand the body in other than intellectual terms. His affair with the reporter who enters his life to document his discoveries awakens him to the power of the flesh -- but the flesh is nothing if not unpredictable and irrational and a "fly in the ointment" changes the outcome of a pivotal experiment, leading to disastrous concequences. The Fly represents a perfect blend of Cronenberg's b-horror sensibility and …
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