Any Mimic fans out there?

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  1. Flexo Registered

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    I really enjoyed Guillermo Del Toro’s movie Mimic, yet the DVD is mediocre. So, if you happen to feel the same, help the cause and sign this petition for a special edition DVD.

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/MIMIC/
     
  2. aaron bullet in your face

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    i quite liked the film, ill sign it
     
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    Good man. :up:

    Come on folks, there must be more Del Toro fans out there.
     
  4. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    I love Mimic, it's what Alien Resurrection should have been. But a director's cut would blow the current version away, Mimic was really messed with by the studio.
     
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    The studio did mess the film up.

    You may want to read this, the original draft of Mimic. (Before the studio screwed with it)

    http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/mimic_production.html
     
  6. DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    I love Mimic, but I hate Flexo. If I sign it will seem like I love him. Plus, roach-monster-people burned down my village 25 years ago. :mad:
     
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    Sign it under an alias. That way, it'll seem like Log Dips loves Flexo.

    And Jesus, man. Get over the past. A herd of zombie-shark aliens killed my parents, but you don't see me dressing up like a zombie-shark man, do you? :mad:
     
  8. DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    There was that one halloween. :mad:
     
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    Well, happy halloween! Now sign the petition. :mad:

    If you don't support GdT, you don't support Meg.
     
  10. DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    I signed it. :mad:


    Ha ha.. "Doug Lipsowsky"
     
  11. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Mimic is one of the biggest missed opportunities in Hollywood history. It absolutely was close to being a masterpiece, in the same level as Alien and Aliens. If you read the original script, good grief, it's so dark, so symbollic, so scary.....the finished version is very good, but Del Toro's vision was magnificent, a dark, almost operatic piece of pure horror. It would have been amazing.
     
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    Brilliant words, those of a great speaker. Or not-as-evil Identity Crisis Hitler.
     
  13. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    I felt the same way after reading the script. I can't even enjoy the movie as much now, after learning what could have been.
     
  15. DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    [​IMG]

    Flex, start another petition; "Pretend this never happened!"
     
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    100%

    The ending is just perfect. Comparing the people of the world and their problems to the insignificance of bugs would have made such an astounding way to finish the film.
     
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    Truth be told, I didn't start this petition. The folks at http://www.deltorofilms.com/ did.

    And yes, all Mimic sequels are considered the fevered dreams of madmen.
     
  18. aaron bullet in your face

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    i saw mimics 2, so ****
     
  19. DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    Mimic 2+3 aren't bad movies, they just aren't good movies.
     
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    Oh no, Jean de Segonzac got to Dog Lips! We're doooooooomed.
     
  21. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Exactly! It's a perfect, "Oh *****..." ending, a perfect Twilight Zone/60's sci-fi movie downbeat twist.

    Mimic is beyond a simple monster movie because it genuinely has sinister and disturbing things to say about humanity, science and religion....it's almost The Matrix of horror movies. it's just incredible how good the film could have been. I'm getting excited just thinking about it! Del Toro has said he wants to show the deleted scenes someday, which is a start.

    It's also, obviously, a Frankenstein-like film, but is much more hard hitting in it's message of, "Don't mess with nature," than any Frankenstein. Over time, Mimic has only grown more relevent, with scientists today messing with everything they can get their hands on, altering DNA, changing animals to their whim.

    What is scariest about Mimic is that, when the bugs come for the humans, there is no mercy for humanity. It's a cold universe with no sympathy. The humans mess with powers they do not understand - and surely nature is pandora's box? - and end up creating the race which will destroy them.

    And the original ending really hammered that home. The characters escape from the hell below - but the monsters have taken over above ground. And it's the main character's fault. How dark is that?


    I think Del Toro's message is, no, humanity is not special, you are not placed here and protected by some superior force, and if another lifeform comes along and kills you, tough. That's nature.
     
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    Very well said!

    All of the things you mentioned should be brought to DVD, and if this petition is successful, we'll finally be able to realize them and see a true Guillermo del Toro masterpiece in our own homes.
     
  23. U.S War Machine Hail to the king

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    Thats about the cock roaches that can imitate humans.
     
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    Summary from IMDb.
     
  25. DOG LIPS El Señor Presidente

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    Dammit Flex, just do a Mimic fan-fic and get it over with. We can be two detectives in a crappy part of New York, and we keep finding dead Hypesters. Soon we must do battle with giant killer bug faces.




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    That was my boredom posting, ignore it. :(
     

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