The Fly is another movie that David Cronenberg played "director-for-hire". Unlike most hired guns he had some input in the final product. The movie updates the 1950's classic giving it an 80's feel and utilizing some of the most vile effects to date. The Fly remake is more of a product of it's time than a true remake. Only a few of the elements from the original film can be found in this one. Cronenberg also takes advantage of the high-tech gore effects and a "liberal" R-rating in this film.
Jeff Goldblum stars as the scientist Seth Brundle (this is the buff Goldblum, he doesn't look too much like the walking stick that he was during the late 70's). He invents a device that can transport matter from one place to another. Geena Davis (looking good) co-stars as Seth's love interest. Whilst the transporter can be a miracle of science, it has some negative effects on genetic tissue. Can the two lovers make it through this picture? One has to find out for themselves.
Cronenebreg reinvents the original film with some creepy results. This depressing film is a must for Cronenberg fans and horror film buffs. The effects are a sight to behold and the direction and acting are on par. I saw this movie when I was in Junior High School and it blew my mind. I have to recommend this movie.