Monday, 4 October 2010

The Fly review

The fly 1958- 1986 review
By Aidan Codd.
The fly is based on a man who fuses with a fly. In both films they have two very strong views on what the monster represents in the film, for example in the original fly even though you have this hybrid of half man and half fly you see the machine as the monster and the general use of technology  as the main source of fear. As for the 1986 version it was more of a disease spreading of this condition that’ s turned the scientist  into this fly genetically  and completely this  is more of the fear and not   straight away as in the original where you see the scientist has a head of a fly and left arm. The films aim at a general  obsession of knowledge and power giving the hint of the old saying curiosity killed the cat which in the original film they did literally as he tested on the cat hoping it would  appear  in the second chamber, instead it disappears  and gets classed as dead. So my general view is that mans power of obsession is the main message of both the films and thats the true monster of it all.  This is a couple of reviews cut down from the internet backing up my view on obsession of power,  the first two are about the 1986 version of the fly and the  last one  is about the 1958 original fly.
just  imagine,  a  beautiful  moonlight  night,  and  you roam  all over the city,  unobserved,  eavesdropping on people, jumping across rooftops.  For  a brief  moment  you  are  the  king  of  the  city  roofs,  and  then  the  bitter  reality  strikes  in.  It is one of  the  most  personal  moments  in a  horror  movie,  of  the  protagonist  enjoying  his  new  found  power, before  the  bitter  reality  strikes  in  a rather  gruesome  manner.

Brundle’s  downfall  is  not  just  due  to  the tiny  mistake  he  made,  it  is  in  equal  part to his  blinded  vanity. The refusal  to see  the  truth,  the  path  on  which  he  is  hurtling down.   So  drunk  with  the success  of  his  “experiment”  is  Brundle  that   he  is unaware, that  the  very  “power”  he is  boasting  about  is  going to prove  his  nemesis.  Veronica’s  sensible  advice,  is  contemptuously  brushed  aside  as  mere  jealousy.   On  the  other  side is  Veronica,  initially  an  admirer  of  Seth’s   experiments,  she  becomes  a mute  witness  to  his  horrifying  transformation.

    Well, okay, so maybe it wasn’t quite fully functional. As Helene pointed out to her overexcited husband, the teleportation machine had an uncomfortable habit of reconstituting objects sent through it as mirror images of themselves. This flaw might be acceptable for a machine intended only to transport inanimate objects, but such a quirk obviously wouldn’t do if Andre wished to use it to transport anything living. Over the next few weeks, Andre worked obsessively to correct the flaw in his machine, and ultimately met with total success. (Of course, that was small consolation to his pet cat, Dandolo, which Andre accidentally vaporized in his first attempt to transport a living creature.) After perfecting his machine, Andre invited his brother over to witness his remarkable achievement, as he habitually did when one of his projects came to fruition.

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