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Belief divides them, mystery surrounds them, but fear changes everything.
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.
Hell with this, I'm going to Whole Foods, I don't give a fuck how expensive it is.
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.
“You don't have much faith in humanity, do you?”
Frank Darabont’s third adaptation of a Stephen King novel proves without a doubt that he is the best director at bringing the writer’s words to film. The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile were both fantastic films, although not the typical horror novels you’d expect from King. The Mist however is much closer to the horror genre we’d expect from him, and Darabont manages to successfully adapt his work for the third time. Not that there haven’t been other successful King adaptations from other director’s such as Kubrick’s direction in The Shining, Reiner in Misery and Stand By Me, and De Palma in Carrie, but most of the time the adaptations…
I felt asleep. I was waiting for actions, then, after 45 minutes, i gave up.
Telefilm de las 4pm de un domingo. Una pena que tenga buenas criticas.
HAVENT SEEN THIS MOVIE BUT THE ONE IVE SEEN HAS THE SAME NAME (IN JAPANESE) I PUT THIS ON MY DIARY UNTIL ITS ADDED.
First time I watched this, I was pissed at the ending. But that was also before I started being more of a film conneisur. In my younger years, I wanted all happy endings and solid conclusions. Now that I have a better appreciation that not all endings have to be pleasant, I thought I'd revisit this to see if it fit better. It does not. The ending is still stupid. But the movie as a whole is subpar. Acting/dialogue is found wanting. The CG isn't that great. However, the practical effects weren't too bad and the concept was interesting. I just feel it wasn't very well executed. And I hate that there always has to be a religious nutball that sways the weak minded into joining her cult mentality.
This got great reviews on Letterboxd, Legion was chastised and dubbed "stupid." Similar characters, different town, a tad less sacrilegious. Makes sense...
Both films satisfied my taste for end-of-days madness(.) Legion gets credit for taking less time, having far better antagonists, and even a better CGI cloud in the distance. Yes. The Mist wins the "better ending" battle.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
Solid horror effort that has a very classic horror feel. Plays better in B&W.
Some of the acting is a bit much and the creature CG is god awful but it's not a terrible way to spend a hour and a half.
I am in (the minority i think?) of people who enjoyed the ending. I stick it a extra half star for its bleak and depressing conclusion.
Thomas Jane's acting isn't too good and the special effects could be better. The ending forgives a lot though.
I'm still wrestling with my feelings about this one. A good friend of mine loves Stephen King's novella and convinced me to read it recently; it was indeed a great story. However, the same friend also said he wants to throat punch Frank Darabont over the film's ending, which is a far, far cry from King's original ending. I couldn't fathom what Darabont might have done to get my friend so worked up.
Now I understand.
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