Mimic 2 (2001)

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4.5 Overall Score
Story: 5/10
Acting: 4/10
Visuals: 4/10

Advances the story

Bad FX on bugs

 
Movie Info

Movie Name: Mimic 2

Studio: Miramax

Genre(s): Horror/Sci-Fi/B-Movie

Release Date(s): August 22, 2001

MPAA Rating: R

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Hey Mr. Funny Shoes…Welcome to the Sequel!

Remy (Alix Koromzay) is being watched and she doesn’t know it.  The Judas is back and it is continuing to evolve.  Now the people around Remy are dying and Detective Klaski has begun investigating her. Remy is trapped in her school with her students and realizes the school is the nest for the next generation of Judas who are becoming even more human.

Mimic 2 was a direct to DVD sequel to the Guillermo del Toro cult film and was directed by Jean de Segonzac.  The movie continues to be a blend of sci-fi and horror but not as sharp or as big of budget as the original.

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Mira Sorvino…why have you abandoned me?

Alix Koromzay returns as Remy (Mira Sorvino’s friend from the first Mimic) an entomologist turned teacher in a Bronx school.  The movie barely references the first movie or the big explosion that wiped out the Judas species at the conclusion of that film.  Remy didn’t really encounter the Judas much but saw the body of the Judas and since she was such good friends with Mira Sorvino’s character, she would have had all the information on them (odd that she didn’t call her for help when problems start to arise in this movie).

The insects are much more masked in this movie due to a smaller budget and the only things you get a real good look at are the “baby” Judas insects which are horrible (they look like rubber cockroaches).  This hurts a movie that is already struggling to live up to a movie that wasn’t that great to begin with.

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Really? Insect man…Really?

The story is slow and the writer doesn’t seem to know what to do with the characters once they are trapped in the school/nest.  There are about three endings and that causes it to drag on and the movie is only 80 minutes.  That is never a good sign.

Mimic 2 took the slightly above average Mimic and made a slightly below average sequel.  The movie just doesn’t move, it doesn’t at least have the stylish look that the Guillermo gave the original.  Mimic 2 was followed by the sequel Mimic 3:  Sentinel in 2003.

Related Links:

Mimic (1997)

Mimic 3:  Sentinel (2003)

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