From Director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth) MIMIC is a smart, scary well acted horror flick with a clever premise.
Three years before the film (and glimpsed in the opening scenes) NYC was hit with a child killing disease carried by cockroaches. Dr. Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) and her team engineered a new breed of cockroach to breed with the existing infected roaches, carrying an enzyme that killed all the bad bugs.
Unfortunately, three years later, that new breed of bug begins to show some an amazing intelligence and desire to imitate and destroy mankind.
And the new cockroaches have mutated to a size that put the largest NYC sewer rats to shame.
Under the direction of del Toro, what could have been a bad B movie is exciting, suspenseful and pretty damn gross.
It doesn't hurt to have a great cast, including Sorvino, Josh Brolin, F. Murray Abraham and Giancarlo Giannini playing key roles.
"Walking Dead" fans, look for Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) in his first film role as Jeremy.
The next time you're on a NYC subway platform and there's something strange looking about that guy in a trenchcoat....well check this out and see for yourself.
A solid B thriller crawling with talent.