Movie-A-Day #300: Mimic (1997).
New York City’s first underground subway line opened on this day in 1904. Since then it’s gone on to become one of the most extensive and most famous subway systems in the world. It has steadily been expanded and changed over the past century, resulting in its fair share of abandoned tunnels, forgotten ruins and just general creepiness behind the modern, efficient MTA veneer. In Guillermo del Toro’s “Mimic” a colony of genetically modified cockroaches make their home in these abandoned nooks and crannies, taking on human characteristics and terrorizing the world above. And only Mira Sorvino can stop them!