Guillermo del Toro: No, they are not nice! When one of my areas of geekdom is biology, marine biology. I tried to make the Kaiju somewhat plausible. When we developed Mimic, all of the elements of the creature were run by the Department of Entomology in Los Angeles, and they all checked out. I feel pretty okay with my bullshitting of biology here. Two great things happened after Mimic. First, there was a species of insect named after the movie. Stephen Jay Gould also used to use Mimic as a bonus question! I feel pretty confident geeking out in biology.