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


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.


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.


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. I love comic books. I'm particularly into anything X-Men related and everything Harley Quinn. 2. My celebrity crush is Chris Evans (AKA Captain America). He's even more political than I am and he's not afraid to show it, plus he's really, really hot. 3. I love baseball and more importantly the Boston Red Sox, even though I've never even been to Boston. LOL 4. If I won the lottery tomorrow, after paying off my debts, I'd buy a smallish house somewhere in Southern California. I have got to get out of Texas. 5. My cartoon hero is Tina Belcher. Her and I share a soul. 6. I've been rescuing dogs since I was a teenager and firmly believe that fur babies belong inside and on the furniture. 7. I'm very much addicted to Hallmark Channel. I love their sappy movies, especially the Christmas ones. 8. I have 2 tattoos. An "E" on my ankle for my first lost fur baby. And a ladybug on my wrist named George after George Romero told me he liked it. May he RIP. 9. I'm a bit of a night owl. Not that I go out a lot, it's just that I prefer to be up at night and asleep during the day. I'm a vampire like that. 10. I have an unhealthy relationship with potato chips. My favorite are Herr's Sour Cream & Onion.
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