over 3 years
The fact that the bugs could "mimic" humans was surprisingly unimportant to the story
over 4 years
You can see how Del Toro got screwed out of making an interesting film...
over 6 years
I got so much hate from my friends for suggesting this film... I can't blame them though.
Mimic is an American science fiction horror film, with elements of a slasher film, released in 1997. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the script was inspired by a short story of the same name by Donald A. Wollheim. Mimic, whose U.S. theatrical gross was $25 million, was followed by two direct-to-video sequels: Mimic 2 (2001) and Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003).
Although del Toro was unhappy with the film as released, it includes several examples of his most characteristic hallmarks. "I have a sort of a fetish for insects, clockwork, monsters, dark places, and unborn things," said del Toro, and this is evident in Mimic, where at times all are combined in long, brooding shots of dark, cluttered, muddy chaotic spaces. According to Alfonso Cuarón, del Toro's friend and colleague, "with Guillermo the shots are almost mathematical — everything is planned.”
In Manhattan, cockroaches are spreading a deadly disease that is claiming hundreds of the city's children. Entomologist Susan Tyler (Mira...