Here, at a convention, Seth Brundle (Goldblum) invites Veronica, a reporter (Davis) back to his place in attempt to connect with her by baiting her with the idea that he’s invented something that will change the world forever – and what an invention! A teleportation device! When she sees there’s a big story there, she switches gears where their might have been some romance. Seth, who is both attracted to Veronica and fearful that she might disclose his life’s work to the world prematurely, follows up with her after she doesn’t take no for an answer and brings her story to an editor. Thankfully, the editor, and third part of this movie’s love triangle thinks she’s been conned. Seth strikes up a bargain with Veronica and two become partners in finishing his project when after which she could write a book about his findings. Inject romance into their relationship and this sets the stage for a well balanced sci-fi horror that is truly a must watch. As you can imagine, Seth tests his machines’ teleportation capabilities, moving up the ladder from inanimate object to animal testing and finally to human testing. What could go wrong?
From the grisly discovery of the teleportation device’s effects on a monkey, to the flesh sloughing finally, this movie will have some squirming in their seats. Goldblum adds a intense and varied performance with the progression of his metamorphosis – That alone may be worth the watch. To top it all off the pacing, atmosphere and music are excellent in setting the scene, bringing the viewer to the wildly dark closing.
The fly gets an 8.5/10.