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5.0 out of 5 stars Mimics are..., June 15, 2014
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What I like about the book over the movie is it took the time to tell the reader what Mimics are..

On a planet far, far away, a race of highly advance and intelligent beings on an over populated planet sent out nanobots to terraform a distant planet they felt could sustain their life. That planet being Earth.

Upon arriving Earth the ship broke into eight parts while the mothership remained in orbit. 4 parts fell into the sea, the rest on land. All communications from Earth were ignored. After the world's nations finished auguring among themselves it was decided that they blasted the mothership to space bits with missiles. Meanwhile In the depths of the oceans, the machines chanced upon echinoderms—starfish

The nanobots penetrated the rigid endoskeletons of the starfish and began to multiply in symbiosis with their hosts.

The resulting creatures fed on soil. They ate the world and spat out poison. Toxic to earth life but suitable to the beings that sent them. When the machines arrived on land, they concluded that in order to fulfill their objective of xenoforming the planet, they would have to remove the obstacles standing in their way.

That's where the movie starts.
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Initial post: Jul 1, 2014 3:55:34 AM PDT
Snake Pisken says:
Thanks for not giving anything away , but least know somewhat the invaders are . I haven't seen any reviews on this movie till now , may see it at my $6.50 3-D second chance theater

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2014 10:03:38 AM PDT
I loved the movie. Also considering going back again and catching the 3D version.

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 3:00:16 PM PDT
Actually, the Mimics of the movie are significantly different from the Mimics of the novel, but i would say are no less terrifying on many levels. Their movement, their look, and even their sound, is frightening on every level.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 3:44:55 PM PDT
Willie says:
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Posted on Jul 16, 2014 8:30:15 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2014 10:30:38 PM PDT
I have already preorder my blu-ray. I can't wait either.

I agree with your comment 100%. I was just so curious I went out and got the book. They did however address the question in the movie when they were at the pub in London and the old guys were discussing why they were here. That's when Cage said that it doesn't matter. "They are here and they are going to get what they want".

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 11:48:05 AM PDT
M. Pena says:
I like Cage's remark while he's in the pub and the patrons are debating what the aliens want.... "It doesn't matter". In all alien invasion movies the reason why they're here might be an interesting piece of backstory but really has no bearing on how the rest of the story plays out. I think the writers of EoT recognized that.

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 3:41:00 PM PDT
Steve says:
Thank you very much for putting this info on here. I loved the movie and will undoubtedly watch it many more times so it's cool you took the time to share this.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2014 5:37:01 PM PDT
Katie Hickox says:
Actually the line is," What difference does it make?" I remember that line because it was the same line Hillary Clinton used when questioned about what happened in Benghazi. Not to mention, I actually saw this AMAZING movie three times, and I am really looking forward to having a copy of it. :)

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 4:24:31 PM PDT
Bryan Wood says:
Thanks. I actually read the book before I saw the movie. I didn't even know there was a book until I saw it on sale. I'm such a bad person. D:

This cleared up some things that I had either not picked up because my brain hadn't fully gotten into the book to pay attention to details yet (Yeah I think that is what my problem is) or I had just plain forgot (another problem I have :P ). Either way, thanks for the reminder :D Great movie though a good bit different from the source material.
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