23 April 2014

The Fly 2 (1989)
105 min.
Directed by Chris Walas.
With Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson, John Getz, Harley Cross, Frank Turner, Ann Marie Lee, Gary Chalk.
Okay sequel has Stoltz as the surviving son to the scientist from the first one.

Realizing he has been brought up under a microscope with sinister intentions, he breaks free and tries to save himself from his father's fate.

There's a fun climax and a game performance from Zuniga, but the film can't disguise the fact that this is missing the charisma of Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.

It's also sorely missing director David Cronenberg.

Although there's a moment between Stoltz and his mutated dog that is extremely touching, this one also lacks the poignancy that made the original so special.

Watchable, but nothing groundbreaking, and nothing that adds to the power of the 1986 remake.

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