What I don't understand is why an accomplished actress like
Mira Sorvino would waste her time littering the screen with
a script like this. I mean, she won an Academy Award! You'd
think she could find a better role!
Sorvino portrays Dr. Susan Tyler, an entomologist, or a bug
specialist. In order to halt a deadly childhood disease, she
crossbreeds two bugs to create a predator for the cockroach,
which is now carrying the deadly disease. This eradicates the
disease, but it leaves behind a new developing species crawling
around, mutating, and enlarging in New York's "below-the-subway"
subway system. Three years later, the bug has mutated and is
now emulating humans - its predator. Yeah, right.
What it lacks in plot, it certainly doesn't make up for in special
effects! All I saw was one bucket of slime after another. The
bugs looked fake and plastic-like. With the computer-imaging
technology available today, you'd think they could do better!
My rating : 2 stars
Rating : R