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Alternative way in office Halden Graves Copy Protect side mission / Prey (PS4)

After a brief break I decided to play Prey again and came across a glitch that prevented me from completing a side mission. Since I am the type to complete as much as I can this was not an option. In the Copy Protect side mission you are required to get access to the office of Halden Graves who has put a limitation on fabricating neuromods. As you know these are very important and vital in this game so we can't allow this. You need a keycard for this which you are supposed to be able to retrieve from a man on the floor underneath of the office. But for some reason this man wasn't present. I guess I accidentally evaporated his body when using recycler charge on the Telepath. You can see the keycard but you can't pick it up. Fortunately you don't need this keycard in order to open the office.

So the solution underneath is for those few who have encountered the same issue like I have.

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Review Daddy's Home 2 (2017): Little less funny, uneven but ultimately a good Christmas film!

genre: comedy

The original Daddy's Home was far from perfect and perhaps not one of the funniest films ever made but it did have a certain charm and offered more laughs than I expected. But let's be clear it was bad. This sequel is less funnier and a bit uneven but somehow it's a better film than the original. How is this possible you might ask? I will tell you.

It's the setting and the atmosphere. Having all the events play out in Christmas time is a stroke of genius. Every comedic or dramatic bit gets enhanced and impacts you more than it normally would in a conventional film. Another thing this sequel does better is to build up to the big feel good moment at the end. There is a quite a lot of cynicism and negativity throughout this film. Mel Gibson's character for example keeps starting feuds just to prove his point. Of course there is some truth to what he is saying although that doesn't automatically make him right. John Lithgow and Will Ferrell play the ideal father and son who seem to have a very good relationship. It's very endearing and a little disgusting at the same time. I mean adult father and adult son kissing each other on the mouth is perhaps a bit too much. In their case some of it might not be entirely real but it doesn't make their relationship bad.

For a majority of the time the film spends time to the relationships between the parents and their kids where each of them have their own unique perspective on it. This easily could have provided a lot of fireworks and top notch comedy only the film never takes it to the next level. It's like it desperately wants to avoid slapstick, violence and harsh language. And unfortunately that makes most of these situations a little tame. While it didn't bother me I do want to point out that the parents are far too forgiving and lenient with their kids. Even when one is misbehaving they don't correct them. I know it's a film and all but in order to be convincing you at least have to berate kids when they are behaving badly. There is a scene where one of the kids has turned on the thermostat so high that Mel Gibson's character wakes up because of the heat. When they tell the kid that she is not allowed to do this and that she has to be considerate she ignores everyone's warning and no action is taken. I know that she deliberately is defying Mark Wahlberg's character. But what about the other adults? No way I would let that kind of behaviour slide. This issue BTW is solved in a way that was unexpected and funny. But also a very unrealistic one. Still I accepted it because of the good buzz it created.

I am a sucker for feel good films. Especially Christmas ones. And this definitely is a good Christmas film. A very flawed one and it might take you a while to get into it but it will take you to that good place if you allow it. Mark Wahlberg for example plays a more likeable character than he did in the original and John Lithgow and Will Ferrell easily provided the most laughs. Overall decent enough!

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Review The Phantom of the Opera a.k.a. Il fantasma dell'opera (1998): It's nothing like the classic but it's fun as hell!

genre: horror

Dario Argento's take on The Phantom of the Opera certainly will be a required taste. It's vastly different from the original story but in such a way that it does become something you just have to see for yourself. I don't think this was intended as a serious film but if so then I really would like to know how and then we really would have to question the sanity of the people involved. There is no way you could take any of this seriously ever!

On the DVD there is an interview with Julian Sands who plays The Phantom and the way he describes it like the whole project was a serious affair. He talked about the psychology of his character and the love between him and Christine Daaé (Asia Argento). I can't find any clip or interview where he states what he thinks of the film now. I can't imagine that he still would agree on this. If so then I really would like to talk to him about it. Especially after some truly bizarre and perhaps unintentionally comedic scenes he is featured in. One of the scenes involves him and his beloved rats who he sees as his brothers. Why? When The Phantom was abandoned as a baby a pack of rats save him and then apparently raise him. How this was possible is just one of the many mysteries the film presents to you, Another one is that if he was a baby and never came into contact with people how it is possible for him to speak English and especially as articulate as he did? Let's say he picked up a few words here and there when exploring he should have spoken French since this story is situated in Paris after all. But am I to believe that someone who has not been in contact with people and surrounded by rats can speak like he does? You may have guessed it but it's better for your viewing experience not to get worked up about these things too much since it is expected of you to simply accept them. 

One other bizarre element is the fact that The Phantom and Christine have a bond and connection so strong that they can telepathically communicate with each other. It's never explained but it's so ludicrous and funny that I went along with it. Combine that with Asia's bad acting and you have a real winner on your hands. Asia Argento is a mystery too. She can be a very good actress. But in here it does look like she has been given the instruction by her father to go over the top. It's also hilarious to see her produce singing sounds that don't match with her voice at all. She also can't seem to make up her mind about The Phantom although that can be explained due to his love for his brothers (the rats). Some women just are so biased about these cuddly and severely misunderstood creatures. 

From what I have seen it came across like Dario Argento was trying to parody this period of time and specifically the people who lived in this time. None of the people really deserve our sympathy as they all have their own reprehensible and despicable traits. The poor, the rich and everyone in the middle don't come out as well as they could or should. One example of this are these old men who keep giving little girls candy. It is highly implied they are pedofiles and their intentions are quite evil. But their behaviour is accepted since apparently the people have no problems with this practice at all. However through The Phantom some of these people do get what they deserve. In very gory and graphic detail. The Phantom of the Opera doesn't spare you when it comes to blood and violence. Shame then that Argento mocks The Phantom as well. He already changed The Phantom from the original as he is not disfigured physically. A case could be made that he is psychologically. In any case The Phantom is looney tunes and apart from his tendency to kill he probably is the most moral character in the film.

The Phantom of the Opera is bad. But so bad it's good. I am not a big fan of period pieces unless they have real compelling elements to them. And say what you want about this film it's highly fascinating and super enjoyable. Fans of Argento have branded this one as his worst. I don't agree with this assessment at all. That honour goes to Giallo. So do watch this one.

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Review Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS3): Even ghosts can die!

genre: adventure
year release: 2014

Murdered: Soul Suspect has an interesting premise. You play as Ronan who gets murdered by a serial killer whose identity is unknown. Ronan is not completely gone yet and is given a chance to solve his own murder and catch the killer as a ghost. This gives the traditional whodunnit plot a somewhat creative and original spin. Even if The Blackwell games did it first. Could it be that they ripped off the idea from those games? 

It doesn't matter since it won't spoil the fun that much. Provided you are into adventure games. Because first and foremost you are required to be a fan of the genre since otherwise there is not a whole lot else going on. In essence MSS is like an old school point and click adventure game where instead of the mouse you play with a controller. Like in those adventure games you will have to look for clues and items in order to solve puzzles so that you can advance. These puzzles are as basic as you can imagine and only require you to do some pixel hunting. That would have been fine if you had a precise control device like I don't know, a mouse? But with the PS3 controller at times this can prove to be a challenge since you have to move the character in a certain angle towards the object before you get the prompt. I personally am not a fan of pixel hunting especially if it's quite obvious what the solution should be. The game manages to present you these questions to which most of the time you already know the answers to. But I guess they wanted to give you the solution you are actually playing a game instead of watching one. And I am not going to lie I did enjoy these sequences since you do feel like you are a detective solving cases. 

But the developers also decided to add a real gameplay element to give you more of a challenge and in all sincerity it's stupid. As someone who is a big fan of stealth games I simply have big issues with how these stealth sequences are constructed. Especially when the controls aren't precise. You will encounter demons who block your path. And often you are required to deal with them before you can move on. This is recommended since they will remain there even if you have passed the section. Why you would need to return sections you passed? Collectibles. The game is filled with collectibles that supposedly add to the story. Like I said the controls aren't precise and can be very easy to miss the collectibles. Anyway, you have one advantage as you can see through walls and observe the patterns of these demons. To defeat them you have to walk or run up to them from behind and then you get a prompt (direction plus action buttion) which you have to execute swiftly since window of opportunity is very brief. This can become a very frustrating affair if you aren't getting the prompt. If you don't then these demons will detect and haunt you so fiercely that even from long distances they will suck you up and you will die. Apparently even ghosts can die, who knew? Only a brief explanation is given and to be honest it doesn't make a lot of sense since it is clearly added to give you real gameplay. I would have preferred another mechanic or some extra tools to make it more fun. Like being able to distract the demons on my own terms. Now you are given crows on set places. It would have been nice if they had given you the ability to make noise so that these demons could come looking for you and then you deal with them. You know like they do in most good stealth games?

What did I think of the collectibles? Did they really add to the story? Often the items you collect trigger flashbacks and do give you background on Salem and it's history. It does help build some kind of tension although some stories weren't nearly as compelling as they could have been.

Which brings me to the main draw of the game. The story. For the most part it's adequately told as there is a enough suspense and certainly a very good atmosphere that surrounds the mystery. Even the main character has an air of mystery to himself. Only very little is done with it. What's the point of telling us about him being an ex crook who has become a cop and then not do something interesting with it? Perhaps this was meant as a red herring? If so then they failed. Biggest problem tough is the fact that there aren't that many characters who could serve as red herrings and that makes it a bit too easy to predict who the Bell Killer is. Although the developers did come up with something clever to circumvent it. A but convenient and perhaps a cop out but I would never have guessed it. As a veteran giallo / thriller / mystery fan that is saying something. But that doesn't mean I liked the outcome. You see a lot of the impact of this plot element is based on how much you can be bothered to find a special set of collectibles. Since these are optional and easy to miss you probably won't understand the big deal about them. I think they could have fixed this by replacing the side story collectibles with these and make them required. That way all of the items and clues would be relevant.

I had purchased this game for 3 euro's on PSN. Had this not been this cheap I would have felt cheated. I thought it was a decent enough of a game that did suck me in and made me want to finish it. Although a couple of those demon sequences especially the final ones got on my nerve. I think I would have liked this game a whole lot more had the side stories been a little bigger and more compelling. And if the main story had more substance. The killer twist has very little to no impact whatsoever and no matter how clever that is never good. As an idea this game had real potential. But the way it's executed it simply lacked too much. I would definitely check out the sequel to give the developers the chance to improve things. But looks like that is not in the cards

For fans of the adventure genre this will offer a fun enough experience since they will be able to finish it quickly in and around 5 hours or so. Non fans should not bother since it won't offer them anything else. The main draw is the story and everything else is padding to make it seem you are playing a game instead of watching a story. I do suggest to check out The Blackwell games since the first four in the series have a similar premise and are far superior. 

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Review Licence to Kill (1989): This time it's personal!

genre: action, adventure, espionage

Timothy Dalton returns as a darker and more serious Bond who is out for revenge and even a revoked licence can't stop him. So what are my thoughts on Dalton's last adventure?

For me Timothy Dalton was a a very good Bond. He was the first to actually play the character as intended. Apparently people weren't ready for that and he got blamed for that. But it's his performance that makes Licence to Kill so enjoyable on multiple viewings. Like in The Living Daylights he plays a more realistic Bond who can't be bothered to utter funny one liners all the time. However more so than in The Living Daylights he is far more playful and shown as a real human being who gets hurt more than he dishes out pain. Now personally I always had mixed feelings about this since I do love super human Bond who always manages to get out of the most ridiculous situations in even more outrageous ways. And is James Bond even James Bond without the gadgets? 

However I have learned to appreciate Dalton's Bond a whole lot since instead of relying on chance and technical magic tricks he banks on his own strengths and skills. While his Bond is not shy to kill people in cold blood he does resort to non violent strategies and mind games to get the advantage. Villain of the story Franz Sanchez played by Robert Davi cares more about loyalty than money and Bond very successfully exploits this. Granted this might not be that spectacular to watch but it certainly is amusing to see someone's weakness being used against him. And it is especially gratifying when it results in harm to the people who had it coming. 

Licence to Kill also grounds James Bond in the real world where the super villains are replaced by drug lords who earn more money than they know what to do with. At that time this was a real hot topic but the last thing you would expect Bond to get involved in. Compared to previous stories this one felt pretty generic and unimaginative. Although that could have been remedied had they let Dalton embrace the darkness and grittiness even more. Why not let Bond act as vengeance personified a la Charles Bronson with a body count so high that even Craig's Bond would not be able to top. As nuch as I liked Carey Lowell as Pam Bouvier she is nothing but a distraction who could have easily been left out of the film. Lupe Lamora played by Talisa Soto was far more vital and relevant. She could have been one of the many tragic victims murdered by Sanchez which could have served and confirmed Bond's path of righteousness. But I guess that would have infuriated Bond fans even more. In hindsight I think a majority of those Bond fans would agree with me.

In general it comes down to that James Bond is too iconic and big to have him waste time on relative small criminals. If the world is not at stake then you should not even whisper his name. Still that being said Licence to Kill holds up quite nicely and certainly fares a whole lot better than for example Brosnan's outings as Bond. 

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Review Faust: Love of the Damned (2000): The fantastic tale that probably served as inspiration for Spawn (the comic)!

genre: fantasy, horror, comic book adaptation

Faust: Love of the Damned is not a serious tale even if it has some similarities to the tragic tale written by Goethe. But only the bare minimum as this an adaptation of a comic book series about a superhero named Faust (published by Northstar; Rebel Studios; Avatar Press). What does this mean for this film? That you have to brace yourself for a weird and bizarre viewing experience.

And I am not even referring to the craziness displayed on the screen. More that the tone and pacing is all over the place. There are hints of Brian Yuzna's Society and then there are the sequences where Faust / John Jaspers played by Marc Frost saves the day by slashing the bad guys very reminiscent of what Spawn would do if he had Wolverine's claws. The fact that these comics were written long before Spawn it's not that hard to imagine that Todd McFarlane might have been inspired by them. Although it's difficult to find information about this on the internet so let's not go there. However it is a bit odd to see Faust: Love of the Damned that is based on an older comic than Spawn rip off a scene from the film Spawn. There is a cape scene in here that is very similar to what was shown in Spawn. But to be honest while brief looked a whole lot better since it's all practical effects. Yet another case where practical beats CGI.

Anyway the point is that it's not clear what they are aiming for. Were they trying to follow Spawn that is a superhero film with some horror elements? Or were they trying to do a horror with some superhero elements in them? For quite a while it's not even clear who you are supposed to root for.  The character development in this film is quite insane. Almost every character have moments where you either despise them or love them. And yet I was never frustrated or angry about them. The cast did one hell of a job to make it bearable for you. Especially Mònica Van Campen as Claire and Andrew Divoff as M. M stands for Mephistopheles (a demon in German folklore). If I am not mistaken he is a subordinate of Lucifer but there is no mention of him. Divoff is masterfully evil and gives this film the credibility it needs. But if you ask me Mònica was slightly better since she had to sell the campiness and at the same time come across as a serious and sexy femme fatale. In which she succeeded with flying colours. She was far more compelling to me than Isabel Brook as Jade. But to be fair she also showed some range towards the end. Marc Frost was a mixed bag. Sometimes he was terrible and then there were times he was brilliant. Perhaps he too was confused about what the point was of the film. At first it looked like that Jeffrey Combs was going to have a pivotal role but he is more used as someone to connect the main characters. I'd rather would have liked him to play the lead because that guy can play anything. 

In the end it won't matter that much since Faust: Love of the Damned has enough bits to offer you something unique. I only wished the pacing was more balanced. The film lingers too long on the dialogue scenes while it rushes through the far more entertaining and compelling spectacle scenes. But let me tell you these scenes are worth it. The use of special effects here are of the creative and imaginative kind. Nothing short of impressive.

But can I recommend this title? Honestly I don't know. This certainly won't be for everyone. However if you are a fan of Brian Yuzna then it's a no-brainer.

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Review The Lost Boys (1987): A classic through and through!

genre: horror, comedy

The Lost Boys is one of those movies that had quite the impact on me when I watched it. Like most films made in that wonderful decade. It's so tied to the Eighties that it would lose it's charm when set in another time. But apart from that there were a few other factors that made this film a classic.

The actors. Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Jamie Garland, Jason Patrick and many others took the material serious and were essential into making the world they live in believable. In my opinion Jason Patric is underrated since for some reason I always found his character and what he has to go through very compelling. I also liked the dynamics between him and Corey Haim. Especially one very hilarious one. Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander as the Frog Brothers were quite aggressive and unrelenting. Their dislike for the bloodsuckers was huge. While they mean well they sometimes come across as real villainous. Kiefer as David sure did his best to be very mysterious and creepy. And yet he is a very tragic figure as well.   

Yes there is a lot of comedic relief but at the same time the film doesn't spare us the blood and gore. Although it's mostly done in stylish manner so that it's not that shocking or gross. However you do feel the impact of certain events and that is what matters. For first time viewers The Lost Boys might even be a very suspenseful affair since some mystery elements play a vital role in the story. Director Joel Schumacher has put in some real clever misdirections to keep you guessing until the very end. But even on multiple viewings you'll find out that a lot of attention is put on buildup of atmosphere and symbolism. And a big case can be made for gay undertones that you might have missed the first time when watching. For example Sam (Corey Haim) has a poster of Rob Lowe hanging in his room. Something I hadn't really noticed before. But in my latest viewing I did and it made me wonder why a boy would hang up a picture of another young man especially if it's a picture you usually would see teen girls drooling over. Or the less subtle homo eroticism between the lost boys. But that is not uncommon for vampire movies.

For me it was the music that sold me. Some of the songs I could listen to over and over again and never get tired of. One of them is the iconic Cry Little Sister by G Tom Mac. It's hauntingly beautiful in it's original form but also has some dramatic impact in crucial scenes.

And how can you forget Tim Cappello's I Still Believe which is brilliantly parodied on SNL by John Hamm.

Last but not least The Lost Boys is a lot of fun. I must have seen this fifteen times by now and I could pop in the Blu Ray right now and watch it all over again. A classic through and through.

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Review The Commuter (2018): A little boring at first. Then incredibly ridiculous. But ultimately fun!

genre: action, thriller

The Commuter basically is Non-Stop on a train with a little action Taken style and mystery a la Hitchcock. If only director Jaume Collet-Serra knew how to tell a story like this properly.

It starts out pretty decent but then takes quite some time to get to the point. Of course it's admirable for Jaume to set up the premise and the characters. But somehow he failed to do that adequately. Already in the first ten minutes it's obvious how most of the plot will go down and who the surprise villain will be. Granted it's not really the focus but it would have been real nice if the audience would have been tricked with some clever misdirections. There is none of that here. This results in a very slow and quite boring first act and some of the second act. Then suddenly the pace picks up and some nice action scenes are thrown in. Easily the best parts in the film and demonstrates where Jaume's real talent lies. Now a lot of what occurs is completely preposterous, unbelievable and illogical. However I couldn't help but laugh and enjoy these events since they were so outrageous and fun. Especially in the last act you are barely given time to dislike anything. Even the ludicrous ending brought a deep smile to my face. 

Naturally the good cast also helped to sell the craziness. They play out everything very seriously and make you care about them. Incredibly essential because had they not been likeable I don't think I would have been able to stomach events. Although I think it's a bit shameful that Sam Neill is so underused. Actually it's insanely criminal that he wasn't given more to do. I was surprised to see Elizabeth McGovern in this. But more because of the way she looked than how she acted. She looked familiar and obviously has aged somewhat but to look so different. Then I saw her name in the credits and it dawned on me that she must have gotten some real bad plastic surgery. Why is it so hard for people to age normally and not alter their face? Last but not least Liam Neeson. Even when he has played the same type of character many times now he always remains compelling. It's because he gives them enough traits to make them seem more vulnerable and human. And he clearly has fun making these films. I would rather watch him than for example a bored Bruce Willis.

It might take you a while to warm up to The Commuter but when you do you will have a blast. Just keep your expectations low.

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Lovecraftian Horror

A list of Lovecraftian horror titles which I have reviewed or still going to review. So do check in regularly since it will be updated from time to time.

The Haunted Palace (1963)

Dark Intruder (1965) 

Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

Curse of the Crimson Altar (US title: The Crimson Cult) (1968)

The Dunwich Horror (1970)

Island of the Fishmen (L'isola degli uomini pesce) 1979

The House by the Cemetery (1981)

The Thing (1982)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Re-Animator (1985)

From Beyond (1986)

The Curse (1987)

Evil Dead II (1987)

The Unnamable (1988)

Pulse Pounders (1988)

Bride of Re-Animator (1989) 

Dark Heritage (1989)

The Resurrected (1992)

Army of Darkness (1992)

The Unnamable Returns aka Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1993)

Necronomicon (1993)

The Lurking Fear (1994)

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

Witch Hunt (1994)

Castle Freak (1995)

Hemoglobin a.k.a. Bleeders (1997)

Dagon (2001)

Rough Magik (TV Short 2000)

The Shunned House (2003)

Beyond Re-Animator (2003) 

The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

The Dreams in the Witch-House (2005)

The Tomb (2007)

The Mist (2007)

Chill (2007)

The Dunwich Horror (2008)

Beyond the Dunwich Horror (2008)

Colour from the Dark (2008)

The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)

Marianne (2010)

Die Farbe (2010)

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

The Valdemar Legacy (2010)

The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)

Call Girl of Cthulhu (2014)

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Review Shutter (2004): One of the scariest films ever made!

genre: horror, mystery

Shutter might not thread new paths or reinvent the genre. But it absolutely does the things a good horror should do. Shutter tells a good story and doesn't waste time to build up tension and dread. In a way that it actually leads to something substantial.

A very good friend of mine visited me in the weekend and we were in the mood for some horror. Browsing on Netflix we came across Shutter (2008). I was very aware of this remake and was curious but couldn't bring us to actually watch it since I didn't want to ruin and spoil the viewing experience of the far superior original. Is it fair of me to state that it is superior? Absolutely. American remakes of Asian horror films have been an absolute disaster since they drastically change what made those originals good in the first place. And it might have been a long time for me to have actually watched the original I do remember being thoroughly impressed by it. So we decided to watch it and I can tell you it was yet again an absolute joy. More so this time because I got to watch my friend jump up several times. 

Shutter very rarely warns you of what's coming with loud noises or music. When it does indicate something is about to happen it always happens in a way you still get caught off guard. The few jump scares that are in this one are incredibly effective. More so since they are backed up by a constant feeling of dread and unease. You know things aren't quite right but you just don't know what exactly. Our sympathy lies with main character Tun (Ananda Everingham) but gradually events will be revealed to you that puts the character in a different light. The slow reveal is what helps add to the suspense. However I would have liked it had they given more background on him and the dynamics between him and his friends. It's something you are expected to accept but undoubtedly will raise all kinds of questions. Sure I may be nitpicking somewhat here but I do think a little psychology can make the overall experience even more compelling especially on multiple viewings. 

The story surprisingly contains elements that are very touching and endearing. More importantly it's these elements that are at the heart of the terror. That is sheer brilliance of you ask me. Naturally I can't spoil why. Just trust me on that. As far as I am concerned Shutter is a masterpiece. It's one of those that will leave a lasting impression and will emote to you in ways you never could expect. 

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Review Mimic: The Director's Cut (1997): Atmospheric horror done right!

genre: horror, science fiction

After all these years Mimic still holds up pretty nicely. It's not perfect by any means but I was surprised how much I was enjoying since almost every moment was tense and filled with dread.

Before we get into things this won't be a comparison to the original cut. I have seen this in the cinema at the time it was released and now decided to watch the director's cut on Blu Ray. It's been twenty years that I have seen the original and apart from a few elements I didn't remember much. In this case that has been a blessing since I can judge it a little more objectively. 

I am not going to spoil the plot or discuss the characters. The least you know the best the viewing experience will be. Ok. Maybe one character that really got on my nerves. Chuy. Seems to me he is supposed to be autistic and can't help being the way he is and acts. But is he as innocent as the other characters think he is? I am not entirely convinced of that. 

The build up of suspense, tension and dread is superb. A lot of what transpires has a very ominous feel about it since most of the events are very dark and gloomy. The majority of the characters don't concern themselves of what could have been. But it's implied that a certain outbreak could have had epic and apocalyptic proportions. That the solution to this disaster is part of the new wave of dangers and doom occurring in this film is one of those ironic truths you can't escape. Director Guillermo del Toro wants to teach us a lesson or at least warns us of the dangers of certain scientific measures. It's seems to be a recurring theme in Blade II as well. Nature has ways to fight back through evolution. One should very carefully assess and consider what the ramifications and consequences can be if you try to play God. When you ignore these you will find yourself in a world of trouble. Since the outcome is often terrifying.

I think Mimic is more than a monster or creature flick. It's far more clever and intelligent than given credit for. And most of this is due to studio interference. Currently Guillermo del Toro can do no wrong but times were different twenty years ago. Despite you owe it to yourself to watch this director's cut since it is phenomenal.

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