Reaction Paper on The Fly
In my opinion the film was both entertaining and interesting. The story caught my attention because the fact that in the movie they were able to say that in the future there would be teleporting devices which can teleport both living and non living things normally was very surprising. It’s been more than 50 years since the movie came out and we are nowhere near inventing a teleportation device. The story was also very entertaining because it was made funny by the fact that the simplest mistake a scientist would make can cause a huge disaster.
I think the film was trying to say that scientists shouldn't mess with things they don’t know much about yet. Also, the scientists shouldn't test in on themselves when it hasn't been really approved.
I would consider the movie a morality play because if the scientist wasn't so focused on his work and focused more on his family and life outside his lab, he would have thought about his safety first and wouldn't have done it to himself without being so sure.
During the 1950's I think their science and technology was so limited that that’s what they think would happen to the scientist. We don’t know for sure what would really happen but their view on what happened seems like it’s not possible. The other people in the movie didn't even believe teleportation could be real and then in the end it was said to be dangerous. They clearly didn't know what they were doing.