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The Fly 2 (1989) - Chris Walas

The Fly has always been an intriguing story to me. My personal favorite, along with many others, is David Cronenberg's adaptation. The story combined with Cronenberg's body horror style makes for one hell of a flick. Very solid horror picture and very charming. However, this sequel has no charm. It lacks that flair that it's predecessor had.
Eric Stoltz stars as the son of Seth Brundle. A mutant genius with an accelerated growth that is manipulated by an evil corporation to continue his fathers work. Just as the first movie, Brundle and the other scientists working on the teleportation run into some problems. This makes for some really interesting use of effects. The gore does not disappoint. Also just like the first movie Martin Brundle is slowly turning into a giant fly. 
This movie really tries to deliver but falls just short of making it. I have no beef with Eric Stoltz's performance in this movie. He did the best with what he had. I see what the director was going f…