Mimic (1997)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro.  Written by Guillermo and Matthew Robbins, based on a short story of the same name by Donald A. Wollheim.  Starring Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Norman Reedus, Charles S. Dutton and F. Murray Abraham.

Plot: said simply, cockroaches begin to take over New York

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Said not-so-simply, the cockroaches in New York begin to spread a plague that threatens the city.  So, evolutionary biologist, Susan (Sorvino) develops a “Judas” bug that will feed on the diseased cockroaches and save the city.  3 years later though, instead of dying out and saving the city, the Judas roach has grown large (almost 6 feet) and is now able to mimic the appearance of other creatures, including humans.

It’s a halfway decent bug movie.  It has it’s good points and it’s bad.  Del Toro did some scientific research, because, according to my brother, the science of it all ain’t half bad.  The movie could have been shorter though.  But I suppose length comes with Del Toro’s work.

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The movie was chock full of people to root for.  The black guy was a little to much of a caricature, but still likable.  The bugs themselves had a good motive – survival.  The movie followed rules, had amazing effects and Freddy Claws.  If you’re wanting to watch a movie about giant roaches, this is the one we recommend.

Our score: 53.

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About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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