Mimic: The Director's Cut
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From acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labrynth, Hellboy) comes "a terrifying film of great elegance" (San Francisco Chronicle). Starring Academy Award© winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite) and screen favorite Charles S. Dutton (A Time to Kill) and Josh Brolin (True Grit) this electrifying thriller brings the epic battle between man and nature to life when a team of scientists discover a glitch in their miracle cure. With the power to mimic and destroy its every predator and the threat of an entire city's destruction, their creation has taken on a horrifying life of its own. With the weight of extinction on their shoulders the team is forced to take matters into their own hands in this stylish hit that delivers heartpounding thrills from beginning to end.
• Audio commentary with director/co-writer Guillermo Del Toro
• “Reclaiming Mimic” featurette
• “A Leap In Evolution – The Creatures of Mimic” featurette
• “Back Into The Tunnels – Shooting Mimic” featurette
• Deleted scenes
• Storyboard animatics
• Gag reel
• Theatrical Trailer
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An old relic of an abandoned church? or where ever the insides lead to.
To me the very high light was of the child with the clicking spoons and his mistaken idea that he had found a friend.
Sorvino was a pretty, conscientious leading lady played as a sympathetic
character that became better as the movie progressed. Why would they used human DNA in the mixed genetics of their bug?
Is there really so many sub-tunnels under New York? that they built over the existing ones. Other than that the mimicing roaches needed to be near a food supply [humans] there were lots of room to hide.
How come they didn't attack that group of weird ones the two boys passed in the tunnels.
Charles S. Dutton is a favorite character to look for and enjoying his performance. Recognized Josh Brolin - too bad his character met his end.
Who, Who played the 6 foot tall roach. Person or artistic work - gruesome blend of parts to make a face.
Old buildings and underground tunnels have always fascinated me - especially how they came to be. Any other spooks around? By the way how does one male get all those females - seems like they would have been protecting him. Loved the way Sorvino psyched it out. Smart cookie.
The way it ended was so very touching and unexpected - have watched it 2 or 3 times already - probably again in another 6 months.
Definitely not for youngsters - but is of great entertainment value.
This is one of those truly outlaw mainstream films; a slick, polished production which deftly avoids formulaic Hollywood conventions. It is the classic Frankenstein scenario, updated to 90's New York with an insectile twist: A well-meaning lady entomologist breeds a super insect as the only means of containing a lethal epidemic carried by the common cockroach. The plan is a success, the plague is vanquished - but a whole new horror is unknowingly unleashed upon humanity, when this lab-bred creation begins to evolve, over the following years, on its own .......
Without giving too much more away, the pace of this dark ride accelerates rapidly, with an offbeat unpredictability that keeps the viewer riveted. The claustrophobic setting of NYC's decaying subway infrastructure is a ruinous manmade environment turned alien, out of control, not our world anymore .... a breeding place for the oversized Mantis-Roaches, who enter and pass through our nighttime urban wastelands, undetected with the help of a cleverly evolved "disguise", to prey upon derelicts or any who would dare violate their territory (an element recalling "Wolfen"). As our ragtag ensemble confronts the big buggy baddies, sympathetic characters (the comic relief, no less) and even kids aren't safe from nasty bits of onscreen massacre, and generous quantities of, um, fluids are spilled on both sides of the food chain in the course of correcting this ecological abomination. Like a small-scale "Starship Troopers" gone underground, lots of ooze and aahhs.
For high energy, bleak, repugnant fun, "Mimic" is one of the better recent popcorn-level diversions, with impressive effects, immaculate sound, and just enough brain candy and class to keep the more jaded creature feature veterans interested. One small word of caution: you will hear noises afterwards that may remind you of that ominous skittering chatter, and a small boy's voice saying, "Funny, funny shoes .... funny, funny shoes ...."
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Picture quality stinks too