The Fly Reviews
Cgi? who needs it?? I think this is one film that proves you don't need computers to make a film look very realistic and vile in an affective way, I just wish film makers would pay more attention to this.
Its a little tacky now in places but it still shocks and its just so much fun, the arm wrestle scene still makes me wince every time hehe. This is Cronenberg's best I reckon, the atmosphere is thick and the tension as 'Brundle' transforms is delicious, turning a very average old B-movie into a sci-fi gore fest of epic proportions. The story really makes you feel for Brundle as well, the end is quite sad as you feel for the man/creature in its last moments.
And dude, check the makeup. Fucking unbelievable. No CGI could ever hope to mimic that.
It is strange that I'm disliking a lot of Cronenberg's earlier work. I guess we expect artists to get better with time, but it seems that there is a dramatic change in theme from Scanners and The Fly to Existenz and Crash.
Overall, this film is gross and doesn't offer much to the critical viewer.