Movie Number- 48
Title- The Fly (1986)
Branden’s Rating- 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- 6 out of 10
Average Rating- 6.5
Netflix Rating- 3 Stars
Comments– Well that was disgusting. The one thing I absolutely love about 80’s sci-fi movies is the excellent special effects work, and The Fly was no different. I thought this was a memorable movie, but had to bump up the score to a “good” because of the special effects. I’v never seen this, or the original Fly movie before, and was not sure what to expect. I would argue that this was really more of a character study than an action movie, which wasn’t at all what I thought it would be. It would have been neat to see it done the other way around, where the movie spent 25 minutes becoming the fly, and the other hour and change being the fly. As it stands, though, it was a very interesting movie, and I thought Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum did a great job. This stands as separate from other 80’s sci-fi horror movies, but that isn’t a bad thing in my book. We’re definitely interested in watching the sequel soon enough. Good-Memorable.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.