I have never seen the original movie, â€œMimicâ€, that this edit is based on. I was only vaguely aware of the movie â€“ one of those I had heard wasnâ€™t great, so I never got around to watching it.
As far as the actual movie, itâ€™s a so-so movie. Watching this edit reminded me why I never wanted to see it (not because of the FE but because of the source material â€“ i.e. the original version). The story is okay, the acting is average and the plot sort of lumbers on in mediocrity. I agree with blueyoda, the movie definitely has an â€œAlienâ€ and â€œThem!â€ feel to it.
As far as the edit, I was very impressed. No where in the FE could I detect any hard cuts or audio edits. For the most part, the edit flowed well. I never felt like I had missed something (because a part of a scene had been edited out). All the scenes (since TMBTM reordered the entire movie) were flawlessly joined. It seemed to me as though I was watching a straight-from-the-store movie.
The video quality is fine and looked great on my 55â€³ LED TV.
The audio is great and no where in the edit did the dialogue and effects levels become noticeably uneven (unlike many an FE I have watched lately).
I rated this FE as â€œ9 starsâ€ not because of the actual movie, but for the editing. Another great effort from TMBTM.