Del Toro's Directors Cut of MimicGoon
Guillermo del Toro is absolutely my favorite modern day director, hands down. After Pans Labyrinth and then Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The man is a genius. He creates the most fantastical creatures and the most beautiful eye candy you could ever want and his stories are equally interesting and thought provoking.
His only real misstep was Mimic. Today Rotten Tomatoes spoke with the man and del Toro revealed that he is trying to go back and make a directors cut, "It's worth going back [to Mimic] for me, and I'm trying to do it. It'll not make a massive difference, but I think tonally it will. I would retrieve those fake scares, I would put back some of the other content, and I would hope it makes a different. But who knows?"
It's not going to be the Director's Cut to end all Director's Cuts, it's just going to make a minute difference to a movie that is not a lost classic by any stretch of the imagination but I do believe the screenplay is really good and I urge people to read it on the net."
So the film may not become any better but I will tell you one thing, if Guillermo del Toro would feel better about a different cut of that film.. I would buy it. He admits that there is not much he could do with it but I think if he had shot the kind of movie he wanted to shoot in the first place it would have been much better. Little did Miramax know how talented that little Mexican man is.