This old Del Toro was still on my wishlist. It is an alright film. It starts as a pompous Del Toro ‘fantasy’. New York is plagued by an insect-transmitted disease and some young doctor has a cure. After a few years the cure proves to be the bigger problem and the subways of NYC are plagued by a new enemy. A few people get down into the old tunnels to fight this new enemy.
The props, etc. are nice as we are used to from Del Toro. The story is critical towards certain tendencies in our society, which is also an element that we find with Del Toro more often. In total “Mimic” may be a bit too much of an Hollywood thriller, but fortunately it is from a good director.