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April 14th, 2005, 06:02 PM
A few months ago I saw a COOL monster movie, mimic. has any of you guys seen it? :cool:
The Great MM
April 14th, 2005, 06:15 PM
1. Wrong section
2. Not a TV movie
3. Very Kick *** Movie
4. Check out "MIMIC 2" and "MIMIC 3".
April 14th, 2005, 07:18 PM
sorry, didnt now :( . which forum should I go to?
On "mimic", It was an interesting and usettling movie. The insects were pretty cool and I love the way they mimic humans.
Watching the woman in the subway alone with an old mad in a cloak only to watch the cloak pull away into wings, and the faceplate retracts into the monstrous insect face....That was priceless.
The anology that the bugs had evolved lungs instead of trachia was alos very believable.
Xept one question, what was that woman doing there in front of that mirror? I didnt get it..
April 15th, 2005, 10:53 PM
Saw it. Loathed it. Utterly despised it.
BS Digital Q
April 15th, 2005, 10:59 PM
Tsk tsk, Cole. Even with its very B-movieish plot and premise, I feel Mimic is one step higher than its bretheran. Its certainly not one of Guillermo del Toro's best (that belongs to Cronos or The Devil's Backbone), but it rises above the other flicks of the genre in many ways. Not to say it doesn't have its share of problems, but its much better than your giving it credit, Cole. But MM and bio lavish too much praise on it, so I'll step outside for now.
The Great MM
April 15th, 2005, 11:07 PM
But MM and bio lavish too much praise on it, so I'll step outside for now.
Huh? I do? Since when?
All I said is I think it was pretty kick ***...not the best bug flick but it ranks high.
April 15th, 2005, 11:13 PM
Well It did have flaws but it was still very interesting.
they finally point out the trachia\size issue by pointing out that the bugs have lungs.
It was also unsettling, What with that the bugs mimic humans without gaining a human role that made them less scary.
Of course the best scene had to be when the woman and the "man in a cloak" were alone in a subway, she walks over to "him" to get his attention only to watch as the faceplate parts into an insect face, and the cloak unfolds into wings, revealing a large insectlike monster, that was priceless.
Watching the man in cloak guise stalk a human made it seem even scarier, almost supernatural.
Id still like to know what that woman was doing in that scene in front of the mirror though..
THE ONE AND ONLY
April 16th, 2005, 12:07 AM
Quote by biomitra:
I'd still like to know what that woman was doing in that scene in front of the mirror though...
Her and her husband had been trying to have thier own kids throughout thier marriage, but had been unsuccessful. In that scene she was basically fantasizing what it would be like to be expecting a child on the way. A little wierd yes, but the maternal instinct has a way of messing with a woman's noggin.
A pretty good creature flick. The creepy thing about it the Judas Breed(the bugs in question) with thier folded up wings ,and faceplates seem to be quite capable of blending in with the crowd unnoticed. Which works in a crowded city like New York where everyone is wrapped up in thier own little sphere of existence, its Judas heaven.:darklord: The film, while it had some pretty gruesome moments, and some rather gruesome locations to boot, was toned down from Del Toro's original screenplay. The little autistic lad who communicated to the Judas Breed in the church, and ended up kidnapped was to meet a more nasty , final fate , than the finished product showed us. The Judas bugs in the church scene thought he(the kid) was actuallt making a mating call :crazy: with those spoons. So they....responded, and impregnated him with a whole mess of larva, and the characters found him later as the new borns started erupting from his body . But Dimension's parent company, Disney:evil: , balked at this , and had Del Toro change this to a bit more of a happy ending. Nontheless its quite good,has some great atmoshere, and if you haven't seen it yet, I'd recommend it. Also, I love the Metro Cop, played by the always wonderful Charles S. Dutton, when he first sees one of the adult Judases for the first time. "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ?" in scared spitless never sounded so genuine.:thumbs:
Also there were two DTV sequels made in the last couple of years. Mimic 2, which dealt with a surviving Judas looking for a mate, and stalking an elementry teacher, was rather bad, and I'd skip that one. But if you find the third film, subtitled Sentinel, it wouldn't hurt to take a look at that one. It deals with a now grown survivor of the cockroach born respitory disease that was killing all the kids in New York, which the Judas Breed was created to stop by elminating the roaches. However, he's left in exceptionally sad shape from the disease, and ends up basically a "bubble boy" cut off from the outside world. But one day at the apartment building next door he starts noticing some wierd goings on at the apartment building next door, which end up turning out that Judas bugs are still around, and not staying down there anymore. Its pretty good despite being filmed on a lower budget than the even the second one.:thumbs:
THE ONE AND ONLY
April 16th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Heres the trailer to Sentinel. http://video.movies.go.com/thrillertheater/mimic/index.html
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