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  • Alien

    23 82.14%
  • Edge of Tomorrow

    10 35.71%
  • Escape From New York

    12 42.86%
  • Mimic

    6 21.43%
  • Minority Report

    15 53.57%
  • Serenity

    7 25.00%
  • Somewhere in Time

    4 14.29%
  • Star Wars Episode VI : Return of the Jedi

    19 67.86%
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    I will have to re-watch it to give a real answer. I just remember loving it, and not being bored for a second. Being conventional doesn't necessarily mean bad, especially not when we're talking about genre movies.

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    Mimic is a great monster film. I love the claustrophobic, otherworldly setting. Seeing characters fighting for their lives and looking up and not just seeing sunlight but people walking around and going about their day and the old, abandoned subways tunnels and stations, it's like a forgotten world out of the past. In my eyes there are only two things a monster movie needs to be successful: an interesting, original monster (which mimic had) and a unique setting, the fact that it was compentently directed by Guillermo Del Toro and competently acted by Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin and the always awesome Charles S. Dutton is just a bonus that takes it from above average to very good.

    The Relic is still my favourite monster movie from the 90's, with mimic at a very close second or third.
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    A good monster movie should also have some surprises. Somewhere. At some point.

    I agree with competently directed. And the performances were adequate. The editing was acceptable. It is a movie and you can watch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    A good monster movie should also have some surprises. Somewhere. At some point.

    I agree with competently directed. And the performances were adequate. The editing was acceptable. It is a movie and you can watch it.
    It's more than can be said of the great majority of our nomimants. Moreover, I remember being really moved by the ending (my being a Catholic might have something to do with this, of course; then, I always love the idea of a groundless hope fulfilled against hope and all reason). I absolutely loved the boy with the shoes, and, come to think of it, quite a lot of moments. For some reason, I took them closer to heart than similar moments in other similar films, and it must say something about the quality of the movie. (well, at least for me)

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    I give you the boy with the shoes. There's some nice character business. Though they didn't so deeply affect me as that.

    However, I don't think the ending was particularly religious. It's expected. For me to be moved by hope against hope, I will read Stephen King.

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    yes, and a number of other authors, as well as a number of other films... they are not in the way of one another

    for the RC part, I referred mainly to that

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    rosary, when she hugs him in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    they are not in the way of one another
    Of course not. I just meant that I know the feeling and I didn't get it. But maybe that's just me.

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