Friday, 22 October 2010

The fly 1958 (review)

The Fly (1958)

My first thoughts before watching this film were that it was going to be a typical film from the 1958 being black and white, long winded and interest free. These thoughts were verified after watching 20 minutes of the film. After accepting the film was dated in all aspects, my view began to change.

This Is very creative showing the kind of flaws that a human mind would not think of considering teleportation. The very idea of teleportation is an intriguing concept and I for one would never have thought that it could actually lead to mutation. The acting in the film for its time is impressive and Vincent price playing role of the uncle is the cherry on top.

I also liked the role of the wife as she is the one taking up most of the screen time. Her role is incredibly important to understand the sheer gravity of what se has had to and how the film could end with in the worst case scenario. Although this films special effects may be dated it still impresses me on how they efforts have made things look the way one would imagine.

My favourite scene had to be when he is actually found on the web about to get consumed by what we would think a harmless spider.

In my own opinion he could have been saved but in the end in the it makes me laugh how everything worked okay for the uncle. The thing I disliked in the film was also the thing I liked the most and that is the way they try to censor the film into having a happy ending when it is not at all a happy ending. In the end I have to say I enjoyed The fly (1958).  

The Fly (1986) review

The Fly (1986)

After watching the 1958 original of the film The fly I had strong expectations for the remake. This film exceeded all of them. The director David Cronenberg really did capture the horror of the concept perfectly. I can honestly say that special effects surprised and impressed me. I was not expecting the film to be so graphic but I does make sense considering the essence of the film.

The transformation from actor Jeff Goldblum to monstrous crime against nature the fly was portrayed well, showing the transition through physical and mental side effects. The animalistic characteristics slowly consuming the our main character very suggestive in consideration to the deep desires of human beings, making one wonder how different we are to animals. The professor gaining the power to what he likes because of the fly’s attributes shows he is not completely distraught with his transformation. The most convincing aspect is that he never once tried to reverse the procedure or look for a “cure”. But who would want a cure for heighted strength agility and performance in bed.

One good thing they have done with film is to not complicate it by giving the outcome of the experiment two halves being the professor with fly’s head and the fly with the professor’s head. This doesn’t make the film sidetrack with the searching for the professor. Also keeping one leading role. The female in this also showed the gravity this horrid transformation by running into the arms of one she originally disliked.

I liked this film it really showed the detail in anatomy and a creative outcome for this Professor and fly splice. Im also happy to know that teleportation will be disastrous with a fly on our shoulder.