Chris Walas picked up an Oscar for his special effects in David Cronenberg’s The Fly remake, but he had never directed a film in his life and on his first attempt he had to compete against one of the greatest sci-fi directors of all time. After The Fly 2 arrived, Chris Walas directed an episode of Tales from the Crypt which was quite fairly received and then he returned with The Vagrant (1992) which was a complete disaster area and since this time he has not directed anything further; his special effect appearances have also been low key. To be honest, I think the poor reactions to The Fly 2 really knocked the stuffing out of Chris Walas.
Was it really that bad though? With an Oscar to boot from the remake, Walas really had a chance to shine here.
I write my essay to admit, it psychically pains me to view some of the ratings that The Fly 2 has picked up on the big movie sites. I believe that the Rotten Tomatoes rating stands around 27% fresh and on IMDB the general public today rate this film at 4.4/10! I mean come on, it was a fairly decent sequel… what’s the problem? I think I may know the answer to this! Firstly, the critics will always review a sequel in contrast to its predecessor and Chris Walas made the mistake of imitating a great deal of the running themes of the remake. The gore, the romance, the transformation… everything felt copied, without the same passion or raw energy that Cronenberg fused. Many people were angry regarding the mutant dog and the gore was pretty intense when it wanted to be. They needed an actor as refined as Goldblum as well and this just didn’t happen.
Smart blogger, beer lover, https://www.casinoslots.co.nz/ online casino nz lover.