Culture Magazine

The Fly II (1989)

By Newguy

logoDirector: Chris Walas

Writer: Mick Garris, Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, Frank Darabont (Screenplay) George Langelaan (Characters)

Starring: Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson, John Getz, Frank C Turner, Ann Marie Lee, Garry Chalk, Saffron Henderson

 

Plot: The almost human son of “The Fly” searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father’s experiments.

 

Verdict: Practical Effects Gold

 

Story: We follow right from our hero’s birth, as he is kept in the science area for scientific purposes. We see how he ages rapidly, doesn’t sleep and by the time he was 5 he was a fully grown adult. He gets the chance to work on his father’s research and with his added intelligent he tries to solve the problems the transporter machine has. We watch how the people who have kept him have been keeping secrets from our hero. We watch to see how he figures out the broken part, but see what he really wants is to remove the mutant DNA left by his father.

With the original being one of the best special effects films or all time and the story rounded everything off nicely. So how do you get a sequel, well he got is girlfriend pregnant and now the baby is born. This seems like it could work and having the scientist lock him away to experiment on also works. We go through the same slow transformation and like his father he tries to solve the problems in the genetics. Having the lead business man of the lab going against our hero and playing him shows how far people will go for answers. It has some very disturbing scenes with the transportation machine but I looked at the time for the first time almost an hour into it, which is always a good thing for a story telling side of the film. (7/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Eric Stoltz: Martin son of the Seth Brundle, he gets bought up in the scientific lab where he shows amazing intelligence, but never sleeps and grows faster than anyone has seen before. When he discovers a potential cure for his illness the transformation starts to happen, can he figure out the right thing to do before it is too late. Good performance in a role that was always going to be hard to follow. (8/10)

 

Daphne Zuniga: Beth co-worker and love interest for Martin, she helps Martin work on his project but when he changes they go on the run together. Solid performance, ticking all the boxes for the supporting love interest. (6/10)

 

Lee Richardson: Bartok owner of the company who are keeping Martin there, he comes off like a father but he has bigger plans for his prize project. Solid performance in the evil business man role. (6/10)

 

Support Cast: Filled with scientist and security guards that all help the story continue and make for targets when Martin goes through his transformation.

 

Director Review: Chris Walas – From award winning makeup artist in the first Fly, he does a solid job to continue the story and use great effects throughout. (8/10)

 

Horror: Even though it comes off slowly, once the transformation occurs it starts to get filled with special effects kills and a larger body count. (8/10)

Settings: Most of the film is set in the lab facility and it all works for what the characters are trying to achieve. (8/10)
Special Effects
: Brilliant effects with the creature creation and for the kills used throughout. (10/10)

Suggestion: I would say this is one for all the horror fans to enjoy, it has great effects to make plenty of gore soaked kills. (Horror Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: The transformation.

Worst Part: People may find it slow starting.

Kill Of The Film: Stuck under the lift.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $20 Million

Runtime: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

Tagline: A new generation of terror!

 

Overall: Solid Sequel to a Classic

Rating 

79


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
    LIFESTYLE
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener
    GARDENING, HOME

Paperblog Hot Topics