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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 24 2014
Format: VHS Tape
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.
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I really like the first Mimic movie. When I seen there was a sequel I was interested in seeing where the movie makers would take the story next. Yet, this was pretty ridiculous.
A minor character from the first movie returns as a hip, cool teacher in the Bronx. Her love life sucks and she has more respect and admiration for bugs then she does for men. She also has a tendency to date some really horrible characters. Well she is definitely in for a suprise because her next date is guaranteed to be worse. Apparently, a bug from the Judus experiment is loose in the school where she works and it has taken a liken to the bug lady. It has choosen this lucky girl to be the mother of his larva (or larvae...whatever!) With the help of a cop who is hot on the scent! They attempt to defeat the mimic.
Now seriously....the problem I had with this movie was it didn't explain itself like the first Mimic. In this techno-science age it was plausible (almost) to believe that a mutant bug could be created that would have the ability to mimic human beings, their greatest predator. There was some believablity there, but this movie doesn't even explain why a bug would suddenly decide that a human woman is the perfect host for his children. I was left wondering at the end of the film what was really going on with the bug. Then they took it to the next level at the end and attempted to portray that the bug actually had some kind of affection for the lady in question. It was just too implausible.
Overall...the film was horrible. It doesn't suprise me that the flick went straight to video.
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Five years after the success of original "Mimic," Demention Films brought back again the same bug-monster, but with a different cast. In place of Mira Sorvino, who played the main character of entomologist Susan Tyler, Alix Kromozay re-appears as Remi, who briefly showed up as Susan's assistant. If you remember her role in the original, you have a terrific memory.
The story is basically the same. Remi is now working at a school, teaching kids about the insects she seems to love more than humans, especially annoying guys, who literally keep on bugging poor Remi after her unfortunate dates with them. Thus the sequel streches Remi's character, who actually vanishes in the second half of the original, but showed a glimpse of promising touch of more lively characterization.
But I never dreamed that they stretch the premise that much! Yes, Remi was unlucky in love five years ago, and took a picture of her own face after being treated badly by men. But now it seems she collected many, many relics of her failed dates (see her closet full of photoes), and she is about to experience the most awful date with a bug, a big deadly bug, which apparently has became a stalker like a human.
The sequel would not look ridiculous if you ignore the logic of the monster which literally keeps on bugging the leading lady. There are some creepy moments (like a body dragged virtically upward) but the real surprise is the lead Alix Kromzay. Her acting as Remy shows, despite its silly premises and diaglogue, enough strong power to carry the whole show to the end, with unexpected wry humor and even sexiness.
Though the film displays the good use of lighting and rain, its ending part looks too outrageous -- it is suggested that the bug-monster is trying to adore her and ... make love (no way!
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