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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Bartok and Co assumed that Martinfly would be like his father, who wasn't actually that much of a threat against anything more than a untrained man with a shotgun, and needed the element of surprise, When Martinfly emerges, unlike his father, he is a pure hybrid, rather than a genetic mishmash, Martinfly is a powerful, towering monster, with all of his mental faculties intact, with none of the weaknsses that were present in his father, Bartok orders a capture, and it backfires horribly because Martinfly cannot be stopped.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Bartok and Co assumed that Martinfly would be like his father, who wasn't actually that much of a threat against anything more than a untrained man with a shotgun, and needed the element of surprise, surprise. When Martinfly emerges, unlike his father, he is a pure hybrid, rather than a genetic mishmash, mishmash. Martinfly is a powerful, towering monster, with all of his mental faculties intact, with none of the weaknsses that were present in his father, father. Bartok orders a capture, and it backfires horribly because Martinfly cannot be stopped.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: Bartok and Co assumed that Martinfly would be like his father, who wasn't actually that much of a threat against anything more than a untrained man with a shotgun, and needed the element of surprise, When Martinfly emerges, unlike his father, he is a pure hybrid, rather than a genetic mishmash, Martinfly is a powerful, towering monster, with all of his mental faculties intact, with none of the weaknsses that were present in his father, Bartok orders a capture, and it backfires horribly because Martinfly cannot be stopped.


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Martinfly dragging Bartok to the teleporter pod [[MeaningfulEcho in the same fashion his late father (the original Brundlefly) dragged his mother]], especially when you consider [[PayEvilUntoEvil how much Bartok has it coming]].]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Despite the movie's shortage of such moments, the movie has a handful.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Martinfly dragging Bartok to FridgeBrilliance: Martin's transformation and fly form are much more natural and deadly than his father's. This makes sense considering his father was a genetic mishmash put together by the teleporter pod [[MeaningfulEcho in while Martin is a naturally born hybrid.
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the same fashion his late father (the original Brundlefly) dragged his mother]], especially when you consider [[PayEvilUntoEvil how much ending of ''II''. Okay, [[spoiler: Martin's cured, he and Beth now have the chance to be together, and Bartok has it coming]].[[LaserGuidedKarma got what he deserved]] (or [[AlasPoorVillain not,]] depending on your view). ''But Martin succeeded at making the telepods work'' -- and Bartok Industries still owns them. They can do with them whatever they please. There's really nothing to stop B.I. from using them to "control the form and function of all life on Earth," as Bartok said. Why? Because B.I. is now the most powerful corporation on Earth, or ''one'' of the most powerful, at any rate. However, there's a slim chance that B.I. might soften up a bit now that Bartok is no longer the CEO and somebody more benevolent could take his place. Of course, Martin might have considered that and programmed the system to lock down afterward or wipe the system once again making the telepods useless.]]
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Despite the movie's shortage of such moments, the movie has a handful.



* FridgeBrilliance: Martin's transformation and fly form are much more natural and deadly than his father's. This makes sense considering his father was a genetic mishmash put together by the teleporter while Martin is a naturally born hybrid.
* FridgeHorror: After the ending of ''II''. Okay, [[spoiler: Martin's cured, he and Beth now have the chance to be together, and Bartok [[LaserGuidedKarma got what he deserved]] (or [[AlasPoorVillain not,]] depending on your view). ''But Martin succeeded at making the telepods work'' -- and Bartok Industries still owns them. They can do with them whatever they please. There's really nothing to stop B.I. from using them to "control the form and function of all life on Earth," as Bartok said. Why? Because B.I. is now the most powerful corporation on Earth, or ''one'' of the most powerful, at any rate. However, there's a slim chance that B.I. might soften up a bit now that Bartok is no longer the CEO and somebody more benevolent could take his place. Of course, Martin might have considered that and programmed the system to lock down afterward or wipe the system once again making the telepods useless.]]


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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Martinfly dragging Bartok to the teleporter pod [[MeaningfulEcho in the same fashion his late father (the original Brundlefly) dragged his mother]], especially when you consider [[PayEvilUntoEvil how much Bartok has it coming]].]]


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Director Chris Walas was also the special effects engineer for the Oscar-winning make-up and creature effects in the first film, and it continues here. Said effects are held up by both audience and critics as among the best parts of the film even to the present.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Director Chris Walas was also the special effects engineer for the Oscar-winning make-up and creature effects in the first film, and it continues here. Said effects are held up by both audience and critics as among the best parts of the film even to the present.

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** Potentially justified when considering that 'Brundlefly' was only able to wound Stathis because he took the man by surprise and was actually fairly slow and thin when his mutation finished; the security team probably assumed that 'Martinfly' wouldn't be that much more dangerous, and would therefore be more easily contained than he actually was.


* FridgeHorror: After the ending of ''II''. Okay, [[spoiler: Martin's cured, he and Beth now have the chance to be together, and Bartok [[LaserGuidedKarma got what he deserved]] (or [[AlasPoorVillain not,]] depending on your view). ''But Martin succeeded at making the telepods work'' -- and Bartok Industries still owns them. They can do with them whatever they please. There's really nothing to stop B.I. from using them to "control the form and function of all life on Earth," as Bartok said. Why? Because B.I. is now the most powerful corporation on Earth, or ''one'' of the most powerful, at any rate. However, there's a slim chance that B.I. might soften up a bit now that Bartok is no longer the CEO and somebody more benevolent could take his place.]]

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* FridgeHorror: After the ending of ''II''. Okay, [[spoiler: Martin's cured, he and Beth now have the chance to be together, and Bartok [[LaserGuidedKarma got what he deserved]] (or [[AlasPoorVillain not,]] depending on your view). ''But Martin succeeded at making the telepods work'' -- and Bartok Industries still owns them. They can do with them whatever they please. There's really nothing to stop B.I. from using them to "control the form and function of all life on Earth," as Bartok said. Why? Because B.I. is now the most powerful corporation on Earth, or ''one'' of the most powerful, at any rate. However, there's a slim chance that B.I. might soften up a bit now that Bartok is no longer the CEO and somebody more benevolent could take his place. Of course, Martin might have considered that and programmed the system to lock down afterward or wipe the system once again making the telepods useless.]]

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: Martinfly dragging Bartok to the teleporter pod [[MeaningfulEcho in the same fashion his late father (the original Brundlefly) dragged his mother]], especially when you consider [[PayEvilUntoEvil how much Bartok has it coming]].]]

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*** Later, when he comes across Beth in Bay 17, he doesn't attack her and moves on.

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** What's the "magic word"? [[spoiler: DAD]].

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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Despite the movie's shortage of such moments, the movie has a handful.
** The kitten Martin gives Beth.
** During his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, Martinfly is cornered by a Rottweiler. The Rottweiler whimpers in submission at the frightening monster... and Martinfly literally [[PetTheDog pets the dog]], our first hint he's still human deep down.


* CompleteMonster: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Anton Bartok]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt technology business magnate]] who will do absolutely anything for money and power. Veronica, Seth Brundle's lover from the previous film, has been implanted with Seth's mutated offspring. Bartok lies to her and Stathis about the incredible danger, and she dies during the birth. He keeps the seemingly normal infant, now named Martin, as a test subject until his mutations will reappear. He presents himself as a fatherly figure to Martin while manipulating him for his own ends. He uses a lab dog that Martin grew attached to for the telepod experiments, and when the experiment fails, he keeps the mutated creature alive in agony for years for further study. When Martin grows up at an accelerated rate he gives Martin a private home for himself and allows him to make some human contacts, but installs secret surveillance to continue observing him. He wants to use Martin's unique physiology to control the morpology of all life on Earth and make his company truly hegemonic.

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* CompleteMonster: [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Anton Bartok]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt technology business magnate]] who will do absolutely anything for money and power. When Veronica, Seth Brundle's lover from the previous film, has been implanted impregnated with Seth's mutated offspring. offspring, Bartok lies to her and Stathis about the incredible danger, and she dies during the birth. childbirth. He keeps the seemingly normal infant, now named Martin, as a test subject until his mutations will reappear.manifest. He presents himself as a fatherly figure to Martin while manipulating him for his own ends. He uses a lab dog that Martin grew attached to for the telepod experiments, and experiments and, when the experiment fails, he keeps the mutated creature alive in agony for years for further study. When Martin grows up at an accelerated rate rate, he gives Martin a private home for himself and allows him to make some human contacts, but installs secret surveillance to continue observing him. He wants to use Martin's unique physiology to control the morpology of all life on Earth and make his company truly hegemonic.



* FridgeHorror: After the ending of ''II.'' Okay, [[spoiler: Martin's cured, he and Beth now have the chance to be together, and Bartok [[LaserGuidedKarma got what he deserved]] (or [[AlasPoorVillain not,]] depending on your view). ''But Martin succeeded at making the telepods work'' -- and Bartok Industries still owns them. They can do with them whatever they please. There's really nothing to stop B.I. from using them to "control the form and function of all life on Earth," as Bartok said. Why? Because B.I. is now the most powerful corporation on Earth, or ''one'' of the most powerful, at any rate. However, there's a slim chance that B.I. might soften up a bit now that Bartok is no longer the CEO and somebody more benevolent could take his place.]]

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* FridgeHorror: After the ending of ''II.'' ''II''. Okay, [[spoiler: Martin's cured, he and Beth now have the chance to be together, and Bartok [[LaserGuidedKarma got what he deserved]] (or [[AlasPoorVillain not,]] depending on your view). ''But Martin succeeded at making the telepods work'' -- and Bartok Industries still owns them. They can do with them whatever they please. There's really nothing to stop B.I. from using them to "control the form and function of all life on Earth," as Bartok said. Why? Because B.I. is now the most powerful corporation on Earth, or ''one'' of the most powerful, at any rate. However, there's a slim chance that B.I. might soften up a bit now that Bartok is no longer the CEO and somebody more benevolent could take his place.]]



* TheWoobie: [[TheGrotesque The]] [[BodyHorror Mutant]] [[MadwomanInTheAttic Dog,]] as referred to above in CompleteMonster.

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* TheWoobie: [[TheGrotesque The]] [[BodyHorror Mutant]] [[MadwomanInTheAttic Dog,]] Dog]], as referred to above in CompleteMonster.


* CriticalDissonance: Critics laid into the film for replacing the psychological nature of the remake with more violence and gore, but audiences generally enjoyed the visual effects of the film.



* {{Sequelitis}}: Definitely not considered anywhere near as good as its immediate tragic psychological thriller predecessor, although it is somewhat better regarded than the two sequels to the 1950's original.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Definitely not considered anywhere near as good as its immediate tragic psychological thriller predecessor, although it is somewhat better regarded than the two sequels to the 1950's original.original.
* ToughActToFollow: Any sequel to the 1986 remake had its work cut out for it, given the level of critical and audience praise it obtained.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Director Chris Walas was also the special effects engineer for the Oscar-winning make-up and creature effects in the first film, and it continues here. Said effects are held up by both audience and critics as among the best parts of the film even to the present.


* {{Sequelitis}}: Definitely not considered anywhere near as good as its immediate predecessor, although it is somewhat better regarded than the two sequels to the 1950's original.

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* JerkassWoobie: Stathis Borans, as he becomes an embittered drunk following the loss of Veronica as well as being rendered a cripple due to his hand and foot getting dissolved in the last film. While the sequel does not bring it up, it is also implied Borans lost his job as a science magazine editor when he is forced to receive a disability retirement following the loss of his hand and foot.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Definitely not considered anywhere near as good as its immediate tragic psychological thriller predecessor, although it is somewhat better regarded than the two sequels to the 1950's original.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Martin's transformation and fly form are much more natural and deadly than his father's. This makes sense considering his father was a genetic mishmash put together by the teleporter while Martin is a naturally born hybrid.


'''Instead:''' They place him in a common lab with a single female scientist observing him. Needless to say, he escapes rather easily and returns in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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'''Instead:''' They place him in a common lab with a single female scientist observing him. Needless to say, he escapes rather easily and returns in a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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