4.3 out of 5 stars 360 ratings. Elsewhere, a little boy—who can be read as having autism—is able to identify every pair of footwear he sees, thanks to all the hours he’s logged alongside his guardian (Giancarlo Giannini), who shines shoes in the subway. He likes to take…. A few cleavage shots. Written by Her investigations into the subway lead her to more than she bargained for.This is an atmospheric thriller from Guillermo del Toro, director of The Devil's Backbone and Cronos. There’s also a certain mid-‘90s X-Files feeling to the scenes where Susan, Peter, and the others who reluctantly end up aiding their quest (including Josh Brolin as Peter’s cocky CDC underling and Charles S. Dutton as an over-it MTA officer) start pulling out flashlights and trying to solve some unnatural mysteries. Bare midriff shots. At the bottom of the ocean, the DeepStar Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers. This story dates back to Mary Shelly and Frankenstein which warned when humanity tries to change nature people would always suffer the consequences. The film is quite short and makes the action come quicker and seem more urgent. It's a truly scary movie, but it makes SENSE and you really care about all the characters. While the original version wasn't terrible, fans almost unanimously agree that the Richard Donner cut is far superior as it doesn't rely on the camp comedy of the original cut. Solid effort here from genre genius Guillermo Del Toro. I never even noticed or gave a thought other than the way the "priest" was pulled through a sewer hole he didn't exactly fit through. Write up synopsis is misleading. And because it’s del Toro pulling the strings, that basic fear becomes monstrous in a way that’s both gorgeous and grotesque. In New York a disease carried by cockroaches threatens to wipe out a whole generation of children. This Italian 3 disc edition contains the theatrical edition on the first Blu-ray, the director's cut on the second Blu-ray and a third DVD disc containing some extras. Through the use of color filters, the picture in the Director's Cut got a really threatening mood, especially in the underground scenes.

Four years after his first feature, Cronos, Guillermo del Toro made his Hollywood debut with Mimic and famously hated the experience.

Though he might have been hamstrung in certain arenas while making the movie, Mimic is still stuffed full of del Toro trademarks—and 23 years later, it’s fascinating to revisit. Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2019. $3.99 — $12.99. The only bright spot is the MTA cop who is excellent, but can't save this floater alone. A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path. A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. But the director is the real star adding some genuine scares and real mood to a film that could have easily been just another creature-feature that goes straight to video and straight to the back of your mind.Overall a superior creature horror film. A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human. Director’s Cut (111 min.) The concept itself is clever, even if the idea of bugs evolving to look very like humans is a little far fetched.

I had to chuckle about the comment of bringing religion into it? Low budget horrors were of high saturation during the 90s, as directors attempt to blend CGI with prosthetics to enhance the quality of their films. The result was "Mimic"; a surprisingly ordinary Sci-Fi thriller that balances between an "Alien" rip-off and a typically 70's creature feature.

In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. As this is an Italian disc, it will start in Italian but there is the standard English soundtrack available. Hellboy Star Says He’d Love To Return For A Third Guillermo Del Toro Movie, ‘The Gentlemen’ TV Series Directed by Guy Ritchie in the Works from Miramax TV, Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth: 10 Most Memorable Quotes, Top 50 Highest-Grossing 1990s Horror Films, At the Movies: Leave It to Beaver/Money Talks/Mimic/Masterminds/Gabbeh. A make out scene. The germaphobes and entomophobes among you may feel repelled to watch this, with Del Toro not shying away from showcasing scenes of squeamish nature throughout the "Frankenstein"-like plot. Jeremy Northam and Charles S. Dutton are good in support and Abraham Murray adds a bit of cameo class (though his role is quite unnecessary). A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who had already invaded the ship. For more, make sure you’re following us on our Instagram @io9dotcom. However, as mentioned before, there are a few interviews in SD on the third DVD. Humans mutate bugs and then the bugs become a threat humanity, Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2020. She doesn't realize the long-term ramifications of her work until it's too late.

The improvement in picture and sound quality is really significant.

He’s one of the only witnesses who can report the creatures when they first attack. Characters go wandering down into sewers or abandoned buildings, giant cockroach creature appears, minimal death sequence, rinse and repeat. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches.

This version is the longer Director's Cut. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind. But most of Mimic is pure del Toro, and not even terribly watered-down at that, despite his displeasure with the production experience.

There's a disease that's carried by cockroaches that's killing the children of Manhattan, so they've created a new breed of insect that secretes a fluid that kills cockroaches. Mimic doesn’t end up digging too deeply into anything beyond “We made it, but oops, now we gotta kill it!”—as much as one’s brain might want to read into the fact that all the kids (and nearly all the characters, period) are male, and the only way to wipe out the Judas breed is to kill the one fertile male that’s enabling all the population growth. But as a creature feature that exists mainly to give all who watch it some serious heebie-jeebies, Mimic still has more style, squirm, and bite than your average B-movie. There are no gleaming cityscapes here; New York has seldom looked so grimy and unglamorous, even in the scenes set above ground. Sign in to see videos available to you.

Alexander Goodwin, Actor: Mimic.

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Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2017. You know him, you love him, but you might not always recognize him, since he’s often hidden under…. It relishes in the roots of its sub-genre, but that entertainment does not hold strong for long. The serviceable acting and mediocre visual effects still makes this lesser horror watchable. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. He is an actor, known for Mimic (1997), Nobody's Fool (1994) and Illuminata (1998). Dank, dark and gloomy, you know it's a Del Toro production when it features characters crawling in sticky residue. Steven Dretzke .

Mimic imitates previous creature features but fails to copy their innovation. Prime Video.