Sunday, April 8, 2018
This is a shorter version of Mimic by Guillermo Del Toro. This fanedit was first released in 2010. 15 minutes are cut, scenes are heavily reorganized in order to make the movie less scattered. Also, the ending is a little changed. New 2:35:1 aspect ratio, color a bit desaturated. Mimic is an okay movie from a great director. The story suffers from some obvious déja-vu feeling (Jurassic Park, Aliens…) but is descent enough to be entertaining. The directing is nice but the movie is too scattered for my taste. Always switching from scenes to scenes, letting the audience in the middle of plenty of little average cliffhangers. In other words, the movie drags a lot. Add to this a music score that always ends EACH scenes on a high note, in order to create a tension that is just not there and you end with a movie that has all the elements to be great but makes you cringe too many times. I tried to cut and reorganized scenes to make, hopefuly, a better progression of the story. For more details read the "Fanedits" section.