Review: ‘The Fly’ (1986) (Or…How To Do A Remake!)



“It’s cleaner on the inside”

Welcome to Blog Post 300! It’s taken me a while to get this far (I should be on Post 500 by now, but I am rather lazy!), but as I’m here, I’d like to talk about one of my favourites films of all time…David Cronenberg’s ‘The Fly.’ It’s his magnum opus, his greatest box office hit, and one of the great sci-fi horror romances of all time! It features an incredible performance by Jeff Goldblum, a riveting soundtrack by Howard Shore, and some of the most grotesque scenes in cinema history. Not only that, but ‘The Fly’ is the epitome of a remake done right. It expands and evolves on the original in ways that modern remakes could learn more than a few things from…Plus, it’s 30 years old this year! Continue reading