Writer: Joel Soisson (Screenplay) Donald A Wollheim (Short Story)
Starring: Alix Koromzay, Bruno Campos, Will Estes, Gaven E Lucas, Edward Albert, Jon Poilto, Jody Wood, Jim O’Heir
Plot: When a cockroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a crossbreed species of insect, the “Judas Breed” and introduced them into the environment, where they were to spread a toxin, lethal to the cockroaches. The plan worked until the bugs evolved to mimic their next prey…..humans! Just when they were all thought to be dead, the giant Judas bugs are back, and this time they’ve mutated to take on human form!
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: DVD Standard Sequel
Story: Mimic 2 starts with a bang when new deadlier creature attacks a man causing an accident. Detective Klaski (Campos) gets filled in on the information at the scene. The man who is on the run is carrying suitcases of dirt. Next we meet elementary school teacher Remi (Koromzay) who is teaching her students about bugs and just so happens to be the assistant to Susan Tyler from the first Mimic film.
We see how Remi is having a terrible time finding love and attracts all the wrong type of guys but has nightmares about a mysterious creature following her. She receives a visit from Detective Klaski who for some reason lurks in the dark before the meeting her as he tries to figure out what happened to the man on the run from the start. Exiting from the meeting the body of one of the recent dates falls literally into the lap of Klaski with the body having the same marks left on the first victim.
The army turn up to investigate interrupting Klaski’s investigation while Remi gets stuck inside the school with student Sal (Lucas) and former student Nicky (Estes). They find themselves trapped but the creature who has boarded up all the entrances. Armed with what they can get their hands on and a camera Remi has to try and make it out of the school with the two boys before the creature finds them.
Mimic 2 really does use the ideas created in the first film well by building upon them to reach the next level. We see how the evolution has continued and by bringing back a supporting character to become the lead we already have a built character knowing what she is dealing with. These ideas help with what is funny enough a more memorable story than the first one, because when anyone asks me about ‘Mimic’ I always think so the scene in the school. The film doesn’t try to be too clever and shows the next step the creatures would be taking to become part of the world. As for sequels it does seem to honour the first one nicely and remain true to the material created. (7/10)
Alix Koromzay: Remi Panos teacher and former member of the CDC who worked on the Judas Breed who has become the latest interest for the creature, she must keep two students safe when the creature targets them inside the school. Alix does a good job stepping up into the lead role because he character feels more everyday. (7/10)
Bruno Campos: Det. Klaski the man investigate a couple of murders that points towards Remi, he has to team up with her to defeat the creature. Bruno does a solid job in the supporting role. (6/10)
Support Cast: Mimic 2 has a supporting cast that doesn’t add too much to the overall storyline we get the two students but most others only turn up in a scene or two.
Director Review: Jean De Segonzac – Jean gives us a solid sequel but never really tests us to the levels the first one did with character development. (5/10)
Horror: Mimic 2 uses the same ideas for horror making us wonder what could be hiding in the shadows. (7/10)
Sci-Fi: Mimic 2 continues to show the effects of trying to play God have had on the world. (7/10)
Thriller: Mimic 2 doesn’t keep you as close to the edge of your seat as the first one does but does keep your attention throughout. (7/10)
Settings: Mimic 2 creates isolation but on the surface when the characters get trapped in the school. (9/10)
Special Effects: Mimic 2 still struggles with the effects as you can see the CGI every single time. (3/10)
Suggestion: Mimic 2 is one to be trying if you enjoyed the first one you should enjoy this but if you didn’t like the first one don’t bother. (Fans of the First Watch)
Best Part: Continuing the idea.
Worst Part: Foreshadowing in Klaski character.
Believability: No (0/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Chances of Sequel: 1 more to go.
Post Credits Scene: No
Oscar Chances: No
Budget: $10 Million
Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
Tagline: Nothing will stop them
Overall: Mimic 2 is a solid follow up to an already good film but it does lose out on story telling because this time we only follow one person.