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  THE BIGGER THEY ARE
Mimic
Guillermo del Toro, 1997
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Do you know what you get when you cross breed termite and mantis DNA? We do - a deadly new species of insect that can mimic its prey. That would be us. Our plan to exterminate the buggers involves separation through identification. Remove as many of the males as you can from the nest, and you'll limit their numbers. The problem is distinguishing one from the other.
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Unless you're a zombie or some carnivorous monstrosity that feeds on Hypothalamus glands. If you know anything about evolutionary biology, you know why Dr. Green's (Penelope Ann Miller) initial idea to kill the creature in The Relic would have worked. Of course, we're assuming you don't.
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The Shape of Water
(1) Because it was used in reference to Strickland (2) The fingers it bit off Strickland's hand. (3) Here Kitty, kitty. (4) The creature's primary and secondary lungs were separated by its thick-jointed cartilage. (5) He was trying to stop the creature from finishing off one of his cats. Too late.
(6) Correct, the only difference being the amphibian man was found in a river, not a lagoon. (7) Doing it twice, he believed, displayed a weakness in one's character. Fist bumps only for that dude. (8) Alabama

(9) They were sharing an intimate moment, but nothing more than touching hands from opposite sides of the creature's tank. (10) He realized how much she needed it and how much he/Giles needed her. She was the only friend he really had. (11) Giles was to arrive at the research facility at precisely 5am in one of the laundry vans during a shift change. The extraction couldn't take any longer than five minutes. (12) That was the name that Giles used on the ID badge he forged. He drove the getaway car, remember? (13) He had trouble unbuckling his seatbelt (14) Crazy in love might be the best term to explain her sudden lack of consideration for others and their personal property; the landlord's theater (and four paying customers) below the apartment. (15) The canal wasn't high enough and wouldn't be until it rained.  

Mimic
The males were lighter in color and they had no wings.
It's coming, kids, if we keep going after them; a million monster march to stop the bashing. If the creature (Doug Jones) that Elisa (Sally Hawkins) fell in love with heard and understood what Giles (Richard Jenkins) said in the film's opening sequence, it wouldn't have been
offended when he mentioned the M-word. Why not?

2. It wasn't love at first sight. Bite maybe, for the creature when it tasted that boiled egg. Our first guess as to what it was about to be fed when Elisa opened her lunch bag was ... Wouldn't that have been sweet!

3. Man (or beast) cannot survive on a diet of boiled eggs alone. Technically they can, but who'd want to? Anyone, we're guessing, who had to choose between that and what the creature ate in Giles' apartment.

4. Back the truck up, boys, we're getting a little ahead of ourselves here. Not much was known about the creature. It couldn't be X-rayed, at least not conclusively, which was why Strickland (Michael Shannon) wanted to dissect it. The primary reason for that being?

5. Dr. Gillman, paging Dr. Gillman. Not only could the creature heal itself, it could also heal others. Giles found that out when the wound on his arm disappeared. What was he trying to do when he sustained that injury?

6. Speaking of gill men, the Creature from the Black Lagoon may have been a close relative of the
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amphibian man. It certainly looked like they came from the same gene pool (no pun intended) and both were found in South America, right or wrong?

7. Anyone who always washed their hands before using a public restroom would also make sure they were clean before leaving one, as well, wouldn't they? Strickland had a habit of washing his before, but never after. What was up with that?

8. Strickland took delight in tormenting the creature with an electric cattle-prod. He, himself, would have been in for quite the shock if the creature's first words to him where, "I'll give you an AAAABLM Howdy-do you sadistic, son of a bitch!" Unscramble the underlined word

9. It's not what you think. Really, it isn't. We were only ... What were Elisa and the creature doing when Dr. Hoffstetler walked in on the pair?

10. You remember what Elisa did when Strickland referred to her and Zelda as the piss cleaners and shit wipers, don't you? It wouldn't have been the first time if Giles used the term, "There's other fish in the sea," when he refused to help her save the creature's life. What changed his
mind?

11. Not nine and one, five and five. Got it? What did those numbers refer to in the plan to free the creature from the lab?

12. If you scroll through the film's closing credits ten times, you still won't find anyone by the name of Michael Parker, yet without that person, the aforementioned plan probably would have failed. Who was that unmasked man and what role did he play in the creature's great escape?

13. When someone points a gun at your head and tells you to step out of a vehicle, you damn well better do it without hesitation unless you have a death wish. Giles shoulda and woulda if he coulda. Why didn't he?

14. Do you know how long it takes to flood an entire bathroom? Days, not hours if the water is coming out of a single faucet. What did it say about Elisa's character when she did that?

15. If you can dream it, the folks at Tanked can build it, but even one the size of a flooded bathroom is no place for an amphibious gill man. October 10th was when it would be returned to sea, if it survived long enough to make it there. Why not sooner?