definitely not as good as the first remake. it’s directed by the guy who did the creature design in the 86 version so i guess he earned the right to direct the sequel. production values are low and most of the end is just a chase from one place to the next with eric stoltz (the fly) getting worse and worse. there’s plenty of carnage, but it’s not as effective as it is under cronenberg. these definitely were an influence on the recent sci-fi/horror film “splice.” this one shows eric stoltz growing up in a lab enviroment at an accelerated rate and then he lashes out as his mutations get out of control. same deal as splice.
probably should watch the original again since it’s been many years since i last saw it.