The Fly would probably be one of those movies which you won’t forget. Not because of it’s effects and the quality of the production, since it was made during the 1950’s, but because of the plot of the story. It showed the life of a scientist and how dedicated they are to research and finding new discoveries. The main character of the story, Andre, was so devoted to his new found technology that he not only spent most of his time in his lab, but defied the laws of nature as well.
He was so keen in perfecting the teleportation device that he built that he even sacrificed life itself just so he could reach his goal. He first tried to experiment with their cat but it failed and Andre didn’t know where the cat wandered off to since it didn’t reappear. Another scene showed that Andre was able to fix his miscalculations and was able to teleport a guinea pig.
Andre’s wife made him promise not to experiment on animals anymore since it was taboo to experiment with life itself, and they see it as a dangerous thing to mess with. Andre fulfilled his promise to to experiment on animals anymore, though his wife didn’t specify not to experiment completely on living beings itself, since Andre tried to teleport himself. Unfortunately, Andre’s experiment failed when a fly was inside the machine when he tried to teleport himself, hence mixing their atoms/molecules and switching heads with the fly.
This movie goes to show just how scary science can really be when dealing with phenomena which can be too much for a person to handle. The movie also showed just how science and technology can affect society, or people in general, whether it may be for the better or for the worse. It can ruin a man’s life when he strives to reach his goal just to be successful in new discoveries where no one else has, and that he will not stop at any point just to prove his discovery.