The Fly II (1989)

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Chris Walas, the makeup and animatronics director on David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly, takes a stab at directorial duties in this sequel. Before Seth Brundle morphed into scrap metal in the original The Fly, he managed to leave behind the seed of his legacy, and at the start of The Fly 2 his son, Martin (Eric Stoltz), has suffered an accelerated growth, thanks to his fly genes. Although played by Stoltz, Martin is supposed to be only five human years old, and unaware of his imminent transformation into a fly. All his life, Martin has been confined to a laboratory at Bartok Industries, where evil CEO Bartok (Lee Richardson) plans to breed a new race of super flies. Martin spends his days working in the lab experimenting with teleportation. But then Martin meets Beth (Daphne Zuniga), an attractive researcher. Martin is attracted to her, but not only do his hormones kick in, so do his fly genes. Soon, Martin begins to transform into a bug just like his father. Desperate to stop his transformation, he wreaks revenge upon Bartok while trying the find a mate with which to swap his unwanted fly genes before it's too late.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Cast

Andrea Mann
as Cute Girl
Eric Stoltz
as Martin Brundle
Jeff Goldblum
as Seth Brundle, on videotape
Daphne Zuniga
as Beth Logan
John Getz
as Stathis Borans
Harley Cross
as Martin (age 10)
Garwin Sanford
as Observer #2
Duncan Fraser
as Obstetrician
Tom Heaton
as Manager
Gary Chalk
as Scorby
Bill Dow
as Man
Lee Richardson
as Anton Bartok
Frank C. Turner
as Dr. Shepard
Suzanne Ristic
as Guard #1
Ken Camroux
as Linder
Pat Bermel
as Mackenzie
Lorena Gale
as Woman
Andrew Moore
as Hargis
Rob Roy
as Wiley
Bruce Harwood
as Technician
Ann Marie Lee
as Dr. Jainway
David Mylrea
as Flywalker
Matthew Moore
as Martin (age 4)
William Taylor
as Dr. Trimble
Sean O'Byrne
as Perinatologist
Robert Metcalfe
as Observer #1
Allan Lysell
as Guard 'A'
Thomas Heaton
as Manager
Mike Winlaw
as Neonatologist
Danny Virtue
as Guard #2
Andrew Rhodes
as Hargis
Cecilia Warren
as Anchorwoman
Frank Turner
as Dr. Shepard
Danny Virtue
as Guard #2
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Critic Reviews for The Fly II

All Critics (15)

It has some of the most graphic blood effects I've seen, including a head popping like a zit under and elevator and a man whose face is dissolved away in corrosive fly vomit.

Full Review… | October 4, 2005
7M Pictures

What a buzz! lots of fun

November 18, 2003
Moviehole

Worthless sequel to a very good film.

October 15, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The less said about The Fly 2, or Son of Brundlefly, the better.

Full Review… | July 23, 2003
Movie Metropolis

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Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

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February 17, 2006
ColeSmithey.com

Audience Reviews for The Fly II

½

Sequel to David Cronenberg's, The Fly is a misfire due to the fact that it just fails to capture the intensity of the original and strips away the tension that was featured so prominently in the original. The film started off well, but towards the middle, the film started to come apart and you could clearly see why the film was doomed to become an unnecessary sequel. After seeing this, you realize that David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly never needed a second part, but at the same time, it peaked my curiosity to see what sequel to that film would bring. Disappointingly, it just ended being a bad film with awful performances, decent, but ultimately cheap looking gore effect and poor directing. The cast do what they can =with such a poorly constructed script, and most of the cast just end botching their performances. This is a stupid sequel that should never have been made in the first place, and it will surely disappoint fans of the original. This is a film not worth your time and it fails to capture the chaotic horror of the original. The film had potential, and if Cronenberg would have made it, and wrote the script, this film would surely have been much better. However it is just really boring with an underdeveloped storyline and poor direction and lacking performances. The Fly II isn't worth seeing if you've seen Cronenberg's movie, and it should have been much better. Instead the film fails at being interesting for the viewer and it lacks anything truly worthwhile that would normally make it a good movie.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Taking up immediately where Cronenberg's succinct homage to Frankenstein leaves off, sort of a Son of Frankenstein, the child of the monster seeks to break the curse. The cast is sorta up to the challenge but w/o the intelligence and love inherent in the first, w/o a script, and with a less experienced director, well, there isn't much of a chance.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Quite the pleasant surprise for me to discover that 'The Fly II' isn't a disgrace from the rarefied heights of Cronenberg's masterpiece. 'The Fly II' elects a different route with a furiously mean-spirited monster-on-the-loose saga that ramifies from the original while wrenching pathos for the socially maladjusted Martin who casually asks "Do you have organic matter?" to the late-night staff of the scientific facility. In an unexpectedly touching scene, Martin euthanizes a canine that is mangled from the telepod experimentation. Darabont and company inject a lot of wily symbolism with a bug zapper and the flapping sound effects of a helicopter at the opening. When Martin metamorphoses into the fly, it's an insanely fun, grotesque creature-feature with mounds of gelatinous makeup (an acid-dissolving face) and poetic justice for the lead villain. Of course, 'The Fly II' is not the equal of Cronenberg's mesmerizing remake, but it is contagiously enjoyable, heart-breaking and unapologetic in its bloodletting.

Cory Taylor
Cory Taylor

Super Reviewer

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