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Its generic and boring.
3 to 3 and a half, probably more like 3 and a half. I actually like The Fly 2 better then the one with Goldblum as leader in ways. The ending doesn't end too quick, there's more to the ending. There is just more in this. It's still in some ways a good bad movie but worth the watch. Some of the deaths are great too.
no where near as bad as people are saying, twists and a great plot with a really good ending, one of the better sequels to a film, very well done
Didn't find it as bad as people made it out to be. Definitely not as mind-blowing and stomach turning as the original, but it does a surprisingly good job on following it up, keeping in mind the aspects that made the first one such a memorable film in the horror genre. And If you're on fence, atleast watch it for the brilliant final 30 minutes.
"The Fly 2" is an unnecessary sequel with more monster violence and gory special effects than the first, as we watch Brundlefly's son grow up and wreak havoc on a corrupt corporation. The plot is forced, and the acting is mediocre, but the use of practical special effects and scenes of laughably absurd violence provide at least some entertainment.
I remember watching this on VHS when it first came out and not being all that impressed. However, if you look at the writing credits, there are some pretty solid writers, Mick Garris (creator of "Master of Horror" , Jim & Ken Wheat (co-writers of "Pitch Black" [though I think director/co-writer David Twohy gets most of the credit on that one]), and Frank Darabont (writer/director of "The Shawshank Redemption" and creator of "The Walking Dead"), so I went into this re-watching film with some new hope. The film starts out well with the offspring of Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis from the first film being raised by a research facility. The child grows at an accelerated rate and in five years grows into Eric Stoltz, who is a genius and is the only one who seems to understand his father's teleportation research and is continuing his research for the company who is holding him. The film starts out well, with Stoltz thinking the research facility is treating him as a scientist, but he slowly realized he's really just a highly intelligent lab rat. The film sadly then goes down the road of standard horror film gore and body counts when (SPOILER ALERT!) a mutated Stoltz begins to exact his revenge upon his captors. Generally speaking, this film is disappointing in that it's nowhere as intelligent as the David Cronenberg original (well, his remake of the 1958 film). But in this film's favor, Stoltz is quite good in the lead, as is Daphne Zuniga, who are both better of actors than you usually get in most horror films. Also, the gory special effects are well done, which is a good thing if you enjoy that sort of thing, which I do. That was enough to make this sequel watchable, but it's nowhere as intelligent or as compelling as the Cronenberg original.
I actually watched this before I watched the previous film which the only guess that I have, is so I can get a glimpse of what's it like so that whenever The Fly is free to watch only, I'll definitely give it a shot. After watching The Fly however, it really made this a very underwhelming sequel. Seeing as this wasn't directed and co-written by David Cronenberg and instead is by the make-up artist form the first film was not a good sign at all, but it does give into some new ideas that were perhaps restrained by David Cronenberg. When it goes through the first few minutes that the main girl from the first film goes into labor and finally got the baby out that's half fly and half human, it's a great idea to start with and you can do a lot of things with a character that's half fly/human. The thing is with it is that the filmmakers didn't do a lot with that and just have the character some generic powers. The characters are sticklike and aren't nearly as memorable as the characters in the first one. The villain is your average one that is nothing new. The dog scene was a bit unbearable to watch and consider that the director wanted this so that the viewers can feel sorry for the test subject, makes it even worse as they could've just put a human in, and it would have the same feeling as the dog, but more bearable to watch. The plot is mediocre which the director should've focused on, but it was more focused on the make-up and gore effects, and that was the problem here. The bigger problem however, was that the effects either look cartoony, rushed, or just really bad. The only good parts of the film, are the decent actingC and the cameo scene which is the most interesting and enjoyable part. The Fly 2 is a pointless sequel that could've worked given the ideas that they put in this, but were executed poorly.
At the end of The Fly, the girl is pregnant with Jeff Goldblum's son. He is born in The Fly II, and like his father, he transforms into a fly-like creature. He then seeks out revenge on the scientists who were studying him since birth. Overall it's good but it's not better than the first movie. If you like the first part, you have to at least watch it for continuation purposes. 3/5 OR 6/10
The Fly 2 takes awhile to get going as it continues to the story set up by the vastly superior first film. The story is all about buildup. The opening gets you hooked with plenty of nasty and then proceeds to tell the story. You might find yourself falling asleep with this setup but stick with it cause the payoff is a grossout fest full of action, goo, and vomitous fun.
It's too bad the film takes so long to get to the payoff and could have used a little more excitement along the way but gorehounds should still enjoy this fun sequel all the same.
An uninspired but very decent sequel to Cronenberg's classic, this follow up concerns Seth Brundle's rapidly growing son who is being raised and studied in a government facility with literally the worst fucking security ever, and played by "nearly Marty McFly" Eric Stoltz. The first two thirds are a bit of a drag, aside from the incredibly upsetting mutated dog, but then the final half hour or so of the film is an explosion of nastiness. There is a truly mean spirited feel to the movies graphic gore, especially the dudes face being melted off, vicious bastard Frank (The Mist, The Green Mile) Darabont's fingerprints are all over it. So it dose spend much of it's time as a dull retread of sorts but onece it gets going it's a disgusting, violent treat for gore hounds and horror fans, with great creature effects to boot. Well worth checking out.