Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Fly
Director: David Cronenberg
Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson

An eccentric scientist has invented teleportation between two pods. When he is finally ready to teleport himself, he is unaware that there is a fly inside the pod. This remake of the 1958 film tells a classic cautionary tale of how science should not mess with nature. However, David Cronenberg's smart, brilliant, and surprisingly funny horror film always feels sympathy for the monster. Jeff Goldblum gives a wonderfully wacky performance, Geena Davis is less convincing. The Academy Award winning makeup effects by Chris Walas and Stephan Dupuis have stood the test of time. Followed by Fly 2 with a different cast and crew.