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After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.
No one does Stephen King like Frank Darabont. He even included a nice little nod to The Dark Tower in the beginning of the film when you see Thomas Jane's character painting Roland and the Tower in a field of roses. You can tell he's a true fan.
The way he handles the story is excellent. The humans get so crazy and so primitive they make the monsters almost inconsequential. Marcia Gay Harden was just brilliant. I'd take the mist over her any day.
Personally, I loved the way he handled the end. Yes, the story being open-ended is great, but Darabont's take on it was fantastic, brutal. The perfect touch.
And the award for the biggest bitch in cinematic history goes to....
The Mist has great elements of both horror and sci-fi. Definitely one of the best survival films I have seen. The film is full of so much suspense and tension through out.
From the director of The Shawshank Redemption & The Green Mile comes another adaptation of a Stephen King novel, this time exploring the horrors that people are capable of inflicting on others when their primal instincts are driven by the fear of the unknown. Engulfed in a thick layer of mist, what we have here is a monster flick that's thrilling, suspenseful & looming with paranoia and also works as an apt examination of human condition.
The Mist concerns a small town community that gathers at the local supermarket to pick supplies, following a night of violent thunderstorm, but when their entire town is enveloped by an unnatural mist that's apparently hiding otherworldly creatures, they find themselves stuck at the store for…
B&W version on baby Blu.
A classic throwback to a classic era in film. Darabont himself introduces the black and white version as the definitive cut and really emphasizes the heightened reality to the film and how B&W presses even deeper into "unreal"-much more a fantasy fable set in that mythic small town where everybody knows your name. It almost feels like the moments that horrify are the harshness of the real world hammering their way into the falsity of the American mythos that is being played up. He compares the experience similarly to the Night of the Living Dead style of film-making and specifically 60s B-monster movies and f/x films, and I couldn't agree more.
This may be a situation where I just need to ignore the aspects of this that bug (sorry) me - like the bad mid-2000s CGI and the completely wrong, ponderous choral score - in favor of appreciating it for the hard-bitten, Rod Serling-style humanism it laces into its extremely well-constructed tension and scares. And now I will provide a rough transcript of a very funny exchange between my mom and dad during the movie:
DAD: "Why are they just sitting there?"
MOM: "I'd like to think that if you just found your wife up in a giant spiderweb, you'd take a few minutes to sit in the car and cry."
DAD, CONCEDING: "I'd probably slow the car down."
A standard horror film when unknown monsters overtake a small town (classic Stephen King premise!) and trap a group of locals in the store.
Internal wrangling and issues within the disparate groups are the mainstay of this film, but the ending just eclipses everything else that goes beforehand
The Mist takes a simple premise and delivers wholeheartedly, thanks to an intelligent and utilitarian script featuring three-dimensional characters.
Throughout the film, we are reminded that our biggest asset in case of emergency is our ability to stay calm and stick together, even in the face of (in this case, religious) fear mongering.
Patience is key.
The Mist is less plot-driven and more repetitive than similar King adaptations, but Darabont remains one of the finest at adapting such novels with his ability to retain the themes of the source material while effectively translating its suspense and terror onto the screen.
This movie was plain obnoxious. Everyone in it was obnoxious as hell except for Ollie. I wanted to punch everybody in the face-- good guys, bad guys, dumb people, smart people-- punch everyone except for Ollie. Ollie 4 life. Everyone else can get dunked on in the mist for all i care.
God, people except Ollie are annoying.
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So a Fog descends upon a town, and things that are in The Fog can kill people. Where have I seen this before?
Oh yeah, Silent Hill! There's even a tornado siren that precedes the fog. The terror isn't just the creatures outside (though they're pretty freaky too), it's the societal breakdown, compounded by Mrs. Camody and the lack of electricity. Of course, this movie is rather famous for the twist ending that wasn't in the original novella. But wait a second! How did the lady from the beginning survive? Everyone else died in a few minutes or less. I'm still bothered that she left in the first place. I mean,…
This was painful to sit through...almost gave up halfway through. I honestly thought it had a "made for TV movie" quality about it. Didn't care much for the script, most of the acting, the special effects or the ending.
Esp in black n white, watch it in black n white babes.
Fun psychological, fun creatures. MISTerious.
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Even when you know it's coming, that ending still hits hard...
Twentieth film in my Hooptober 3.0 marathon, covering a Stephen King adaptation (1 of 1).
If you do an overlap search on IMDB between this film and The Walking Dead, you get 43 matches for people who worked on both in the cast and crew. Frank Darabont is definitely a director who likes to keep the team together. I watched this film when it originally came out and I never made the connection until this viewing.
I recently read the short story that this film is based on, and it's a surprisingly loyal adaptation. Most of the changes are fairly minor, but there are two big changes that are for the better. Sam Witwer's character is the first - he's…
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