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Mimic 2 (2001)

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When a cockroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a crossbreed ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean de Segonzac

Writers:

Donald A. Wollheim (short story "Mimic"), Joel Soisson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alix Koromzay ... Remi Panos
Bruno Campos ... Det. Klaski
Will Estes ... Nicky
Gaven E. Lucas Gaven E. Lucas ... Sal Aguirre (as Gaven Eugene Lucas)
Edward Albert ... Darksuit
Jon Polito ... Morrie Deaver
Jody Wood Jody Wood ... Det. Clecknal
Jim O'Heir ... Lou
Brian Leckner ... Jason Mundy
Paul Schulze ... Phillip
Michael Tucci ... Dr. Shapiro
Joseph Hodge Joseph Hodge ... Akkad
Alex Draper ... O'Neal
Dick Stilwell Dick Stilwell ... Sergeant
Michael Garvey Michael Garvey ... Sergeant
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Storyline

When a cockroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a crossbreed species of insect, the "Judas Breed" and introduced them into the environment, where they were to spread a toxin, lethal to the cockroaches. The plan worked until the bugs evolved to mimic their next prey.....humans! Just when they were all thought to be dead, the giant Judas bugs are back, and this time they've mutated to take on human form! Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mimic 2: Hardshell See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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A few seconds into the opening titles a newspaper item is blown into view, written by 'Lauren Feige Staff Writer.' Lauren Feige is listed as assistant to producers for this movie. See more »

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In the opening scene, a (presumed) bug limb slashes through the roof of a taxicab, but when we later see a shot of the crashed cab from above, the roof is intact. See more »


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The Haunt
Written by Arellano, Fernandez, Ogushi and Robinson
Performed by Ceramic Holiday
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Decent sequel.
17 October 2015 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Alix Koromzay, co-star of the first movie, gets boosted to star status here, playing science teacher / insect expert Remi Panos, who must run for her life when another of the deadly Judas Breed from "Mimic" 1 is on the loose. Among those running with her are two of her students, Nicky (Will Estes) and Sal (Gaven E. Lucas), and an NYC detective named Klaski (Bruno Campos). What's more, this particular creepy crawlie seems to have a real sexual interest in Remi.

That's pretty much it for story in this more-of-the-same sequel to Guillermo Del Toros' adaptation of the Donald A. Wollheim short story. It's better to not think about it too much, because one will realize that this "story" isn't realized all that well. For example, the relevance of the movies' initial victim. Some people will be pleased to note that the script contrives a way to get Koromzay out of her clothes. So "Mimic 2" delivers fairly well on a sex and violence quotient. The cinematography is appropriately murky, and a lot of the locations look pretty damn decrepit. There's not really much in the way of gore, but there's a lot of slimy stuff. The visual effects are, overall, reasonably well done.

Koromzay does alright in this leading role, and the supporting cast likewise fares well enough. That includes Edward Albert ("Galaxy of Terror") as an unnamed government operative who naturally wants things run a certain way. However, the movie makes a shameful waste of character actor Jon Polito ("Miller's Crossing", "The Crow") by giving him nothing interesting to do.

Lovers of killer insect cinema may be able to do better than this, but they could conceivably do worse. At least "Mimic 2" has an excellent forward pace and a sufficient amount of action. (Plus, it only runs 82 minutes.)

Five out of 10.


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