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on 7 November 2015
A decent attempt for a sequel for a low budget straight to DVD movie with a few creepy scenes, it even has it's own surprises, but it's not as solid as Del Toro's original classic which still gives me chills when I watch it. Mimic 2 made me cringe once or twice, but I won't be in a hurry to watch it again.
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on 29 May 2016
Swift delivery in good condition. No where near as good as the original but not a bad effort. You miss the involvement of the brilliant Del' Toro though as his fingerprints are clearly not all over this one!
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Even the awesomeness that is Guillermo del Toro cannot resist the most powerful force in Hollywood: the need to make awful sequels.

And so we got a del Toro-less sequel to "Mimic," a movie that was already a Frankenstein's monster of studio interference. It's basically a scaled-down, grimier version of the original movie, but with the added bonus of an annoying teenager AND a soldier bug who is determined to breed... with a human. Yes, it's THAT kind of horror movie.

Dead men are being found with their faces removed, strung up on wires. The only thing that connects these deaths is that they all went on dates with Remy (Alix Koromzay), who has somehow gone from a quirky entomologist to a quirky inner-city schoolteacher who is obsessed with bugs. Detective Klaski (Bruno Campos) doesn't think she did it, though.

Then Klaski and Remy find out that it was actually a mutated Judas Bug that takes on the appearance of its victims. Its goal: to mate with Remy. Hence why he's been murdering any men who show interest in her, and why he traps her (plus Klaski and a couple students) in a deserted high school. At the same time, a secret government agency arrives, planning to kill everything inside the building.

Like most sequels, "Mimic 2" is pretty much a copy of the original -- big spooky human-shaped bug stalks the heroes, who are trying to find a way to kill it -- but with a visibly smaller budget, no name stars and less gore. And of course, it is directed by Jean de Segonzac (who has mostly worked on "Law and Order") as the director.

It also adds an uncomfortably misogynistic undercurrent, since the ONLY female character is ONLY in the movie because of her babymaking potential. She also gets "raped" by an insectile stinger. Ergh.

But while it doesn't measure up to the original "Mimic," "Mimic 2" is a fairly decent horror movie. It works in a claustrophobic, grimy atmosphere into the dark corridors and steam-filled basements. The Big Spooky Twist is telegraphed ahead of time (come on, who didn't guess that?), but it does mix in a grand finale that really is pants-soilingly creepy.

Koromzay and Campos give pretty decent performances here, as does Gaven E. Lucas as a young boy who looks up to Remy as a mother substitute. But Will Estes is painfully annoying as a crabby old person's idea of what a teenager is like, and Edward Albert is not nearly as sinister as "Darksuit" is apparently supposed to be.

It hasn't got the oomph of the original movie, but "Mimic 2" is an okay sequel with some nicely creepy moments. If only the teenager and the misogynistic undercurrent weren't there.
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I enjoyed the first film and enjoyed this one too. Although it was a direct to video sequel (and the budget is obviously less) it still manages to give you a similar experience. If you didn't enjoy that then don't bother. It is more of the same, really, with just less elaborate sets (it mainly happens in dark alleys, the protagonists--another attractive "bug woman"--apartment and a school. That aside, it is surprisingly almost as good. Very similar in pacing, plot and with similar characters (though with a story that is different enough for this to be a refreshing experience--if you've seen the first a few times). Well worth watching, if you fancy some more creepy cockroach action in the same vein.
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on 13 August 2010
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VINE VOICEon 1 March 2013
What an insult to the original. I was really looking forward to this film after enjoying the 1st one. Big clue is that there does not seem to be any original cast members. Most of the action takes place in a building where a monster type thing is immitating anything it comes in contact with including humans. There is not really much tension as the heros run about the building flashing their flash guns at the monster and trying to kill the thing without disturbing its nest. Has a very week ending probably because they want to make even more money on the third outing.

Please dont bother with this I only paid about £6 and it was £12 too much.
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on 13 July 2015
This sequel to Mimic is actually prett god for a direct to Video / DVD.
The budget is obviously much lower , but that doesnt stop this from being any less thilling or entertaining.
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on 13 January 2014
a great follow on to the original and great to watch,buy it and see,well packaged.well worth it,watch and see it
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on 29 July 2015
Has a big scratch that makes it freeze after 20 minutes
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on 5 May 2015
Not as bad as I thought.....but just okay.
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