It’ll turn your stomach upside down… and inside out!
Taking place shortly after the events of the 1986 The Fly remake, this sequel follows the son of Brundle Fly, the original mutated scientist, who inherits his father’s grey matter and disease. Eric Stoltz is a likable lab geek and prevents the film from getting too dark too soon. He’s confined to a shady, claustrophobic and labyrinthine laboratory whose owners and staff are mostly antagonists.
The Fly 2 doesn't reach all expected standards and doesn't have prestigious actors in its deck, but goes places Part 1 simply couldn't because it needed to be a simple story. Now that we’re familiar with the teleportation and mutation concept, Part 2 pushes fly metamorphosis to new levels. It delivers violent gore but must resort to murder and antagonization to deliver a sensational third act.
It’s not as deep and doesn't convey as wide an emotional spectrum as its predecessor’s. It is more cheesy than dramatic despite a sad story, resulting in a slightly surreal vibe that gets reinforced by a paranoia-inducing industrial and medical environment. Despite minor flaws, The Fly 2’s story complements the original's beautifully. It takes things to the next logical step and does things right.