I vaguely remember Mimic (1997) when it came out. I know I saw it, but for the life of me, I couldn’t tell you anything about it. Since it’s a Guillermo del Toro film, I figured I’d give it another watch. Back then, I had no idea who he was, or why he mattered, of course, that’s changed since 1997.
Strangely, I can check out bugs all day long, take photos of them for Facebook and Instagram, and I have no problem. The minute I see them in a movie or read them in a book my skin starts to crawl. Maybe, that’s why I don’t remember the details of this movie; I blocked it out.
I’m impressed with the edge of the seat thrills and suspense Mimic offered throughout the film. There was a moment of boredom for me. The presentation of the mutated insects is remarkable, making this a gross-out creature feature for me. As I watched, I remembered things from the first time I’d seen it, and for some reason had placed the memory under Predator.
The concept disturbs me, and that’s why, in my opinion, it’s a great film. I give Mimic 3.5 out of 5 Stars.