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.
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.
Guillermo del Toro
A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. 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 mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.Written by
Steven Dretzke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Due to the heavy-handed post-production influence of Harvey Weinstein, this film appears on a 2017 list in The Telegraph entitled "Harvey Scissorhands: 6 films ruined by Harvey Weinstein." See more »
When Susan goes into the abandoned subway office looking for Manny, she calls out "Chuy?" and not "Manny?" Chuy is hiding in the office, but at that point in the film she doesn't know it yet; she has no reason to expect to encounter Chuy and no reason to call his name. In fact, as far as we know, she shouldn't even know his name. See more »
Leonard, have you ever seen anything like this before?
Why you asking me if I've seen some shit like this before? Do I look like I've seen some shit like this before? Hell, no I a'int never seen no shit like this before. Who the fuck would wanna climb up one of these walls and hang one of these? Musta been a big elephant-ass motherfucker.
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Guillermo del Toro released a director's cut in 2011. It runs for 112 minutes. See more »
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By Robert Ellen
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Mimic imitates previous creature features but fails to copy their innovation.
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. From 'Tremors' to 'Alien: Resurrection', the combination of sci-fi and horror was particularly popular during this decade. So much so, that Del Toro's first foray into American cinema was exactly that with Mimic. An entomologist releases a species of insects to cull cockroaches that are carrying a disease, however years later these creatures have drastically evolved and are now killing humans. Dank, dark and gloomy, you know it's a Del Toro production when it features characters crawling in sticky residue. 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. Rubbing insect blood into skin, faces slowly being bitten off and plenty of legs crawling through abandoned subway stations. It relishes in the roots of its sub-genre, but that entertainment does not hold strong for long. The first act starts strong, with concise scientific exploration into the world of insects, featuring a glorious ant colony in the largest glass container I've seen. The narrative plants seeds, inevitably growing into a promising gruesome horror. That promise is shattered once the second act arrives as the pace stagnates almost entirely. Characters go wandering down into sewers or abandoned buildings, giant cockroach creature appears, minimal death sequence, rinse and repeat. The third act slowly picks up but rapidly wastes supporting characters as they are forgotten about or killed off, leaving the uninteresting characters alive. The environment never felt substantial or varying enough, as if the entire film was just a blur of dampness. It lacked memorability and frankly became sluggish. The empty scientific reasoning only adds to the stupid premise, but you roll with it. The serviceable acting and mediocre visual effects still makes this lesser horror watchable.
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