Saturday, December 09, 2006

"Mimic: Sentinel" review

Mimic: Sentinel (2003)

Directed by J.T. Petty
Writing credits J.T. Petty

Karl Geary .... Marvin
Alexis Dziena .... Rosy
Keith Robinson .... Desmond
Rebecca Mader .... Carmen
Amanda Plummer .... Simone
John Kapelos .... Detective Gary Dumars
Lance Henriksen .... Garbageman

If these mimics get any better with their camouflage, they’re going to have to rename the movie “Clone”. The mimics are back...again. The filmmakers weren't happy with the direction the "Mimic" movies were heading in so they decided to run the franchise into a wall. So there's an environmentally sensitive guy hanging out in his apartment taking pictures. I mean, a lot of pictures. As he looks out his REAR WINDOW, he notices strange Mimic shenanigans below. Why won't anyone believe him?! Could it be because he is one of the most annoying movie characters I've ever laid eyes on? Yes! Mimics do their Mimic thing and Bubble Boy becomes a Mimic voyeur.

The "Mimic: Sentinel" fatality is the lead character. I can't feel sorry for him. I can't feel anything for him. Bubble Boy is the key to this movie's failure. So when the Mimics finally get around to doing something, the camera shifts back on him so we can catch his reaction to the Mimic Street below. All I could think was, Hey stupid! Take a stinking picture instead of standing there like an idiot! Isn't that your hobby? Your life? What the heck good are you? In one scene, he knocks on his mother's door to dish out some coitus interruptus. The poor mom hasn't had sex in forever and her annoying 20-something kid bangs on the door to babble something about Mimics. All of this adds up to the makings of a very unlovable main character. Worthless and whining creep. I was rooting for the Mimics to finish him off.

SCORE: 1.5 out of 4 hungry for bubble boy mimics


Gumby666 said...

Oh, I disagree totally. I've seen this monster "Rear Window" knock-off many times and it never gets old. The movie is actually told through the lead character's camera, watch and see. Alexis is a doll who has gone on to better things, and Hendrickson plays the creep fantastically. The monsters are great, and near everybody dies in a hail of blood. I found it more interesting that the big-name vehicle that was the first movie, and a better quality movie than the second ghod-awful movie in the series. I give it a four out of five.

Dr. Gore ( said...

Bubble Boy is no Jimmy Stewart. And "Mimic: Sentinel" is nowhere near "Rear Window". The lead character sunk this one like a stone. I like Henriksen as well but he had no chance with this whiny brat to contend with.