|release date||August 22 1997|
|director||Guillermo del Toro|
|writer||Matthew Robbins, Guillermo del Toro|
|starring||Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin|
|tagline||For Thousands Of Years, Man Has Been Evolution's Greatest Creation... Until Now.|
SynopsisThree years ago entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease, now the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind!
Mimic was filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s Hollywood baptism, his entrance into the complex nature of the industry big leagues. Sure, the Mexican director proved himself an exceptional horror conductor with 1993’s Cronos, but that was hometown kitten play, barely seen by American audiences at the time. 1997’s Mimic was the show, introducing the visionary master of the macabre to his worst nightmare: The Weinstein Brothers. Forget giant cockroaches and Jeremy Northam’s substandard acting, the real fright was found behind the scenes, as Dimension Films attempted to break del Toro’s creative spirit like so many filmmakers before him. They picked on the wrong Mexican. However, Mimic, with its prolonged tedium, came awfully close to tarnishing the creator’s name for good. …Read More