The Fly II (1989)

R   |    |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi


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The almost-human son of "Brundlefly" searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father's experiments.


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19 April 2016 | Michael_Elliott
Really Bad Copy of the Original
The Fly II (1989)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Silly and rather stupid sequel has Martin (Eric Stoltz), the son of the original film's fly, growing up in a laboratory where he thinks they are keeping him healthy. He strikes up a relationship with Beth (Daphne Zuniga) and soon they realize that he too is turning into a fly.

THE FLY II was a film that I'm sure the writers hoped would be much more serious but instead of doing anything fresh or original we're left with one of those sequels that simply copied the original film. The film was pretty much bashed to pieces on its original release because it was no ways near the quality of the original but I personally think it's hard for any sequel to live up to the original. With this film you'd hope for at least something entertainment but sadly that doesn't happen.

There are all sorts of problems with this movie but the biggest is the fact that it's really just a copy of the first movie. Heck, even Zuniga looks like the Geena Davis character and the women basically have the same relationship with the man. The problem here is that the "love story" here is just rather lame and this sequel never captures the spirit, the energy or the emotion of the original. Whereas the 1986 film had you care for the characters, that's simply not the case here.

I thought the performances were good for the most part with Stoltz and Zuniga doing a nice job as does Lee Richardson and John Getz. The real star of the picture are the special effects, which the MPAA let get away with quite a bit of gore. The man-to-fly creation was quite good, although I will admit that the actual fly looked too good for its own good. There are some memorable gore sequences towards the end of the film that gives us a bit of energy but it comes way too late.

THE FLY II is a really bad sequel that just doesn't have enough going for it to make it work.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,751,371 12 February 1989

Gross USA:

$20,021,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,903,179

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