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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.
FYI... 3 people in this film are also key actors in The Walking Dead series! (Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Melissa McBride)
Based on Stephen King's Novel! My original experience with this film was a negative one! I didn't care for the religious zealot Mrs. Carmody played by Marcia Gay Harden! My take at the time was it took away from the threat that hid within the mist!
I'm glad I gave this one a second chance! I've come to the conclusion no matter what the threat may be nature, or otherwise mankind has always been the real threat! This film provided both an internal threat and an even more horrific external threat! And the resulting conflicts were frightening on every level!
Some truly horrifying scenes complimented by gratuitous gore and suspense make this an entertaining film worth recommending!
The ending was totally unexpected and left me completely devastated! And that is one of the reasons I love this film!
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.
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.
Frank Darabont is at his very best when he is adapting Stephen King’s noveIs. I had very high expectations going into this and I was not disappointed.
The mist has it all. Normally in a horror flick there would not be much characterization. All the thought and input would have gone into the process of scaring the shit out of people. But that is where The Mist stands out. It has well etched out characters ranging from those to whom I rooted for, liked, disliked and completely loathed with burning passion. And above all this it has the cover of mist which makes the horror all the more effective, startling, unexpected and terrifying.
The performances of the actors were splendid.…
This film pisses me off. It takes one of the best short stories ever written, adapts it to the big screen in a very effective way and then CHANGES THE ENDING!!!!! Why??? The ending was just perfect as it was, but Darabont changed it into the most depressing ending in a movie ever. Made no sense whatsoever!
While the budget appears low and the focus for the majority of the film is of a small scale, this is supremely effective horror storytelling.
The success of The Mist lies in the fact that the horror is not from the monsters outside, but the monsters within. Fear is a powerful force, and causes individuals to group together, creating a shared community. Of course, this shared community can only exist if there are 'others' and 'outsiders' who are persecuted and vilified.
The Mist is the perfect example of the 'rational human being' losing all control.
The acting is great, and while some moments are over the top, for the most part this is a restrained film that develops decent scares and horror. Really big fan of Thomas Jane's performance here and his relationship with his son.
Fantastic all round and a pleasant watch.
La recordaba bastante mejor, la verdad. Creo que es una peli que envejece mal, y que en gran parte la tensión y el misterio está soportado por un grupo de actores no tan bueno... Hasta que la he vuelto a ver no he caído que la mitad del reparto de The Walking Dead, coincidieron en esta cinta.
If there's anything for which The Mist should be commended, it's the consistency of tone that it provides. From the opening scene of Thomas Jane painting during the approach of an ominous lightning storm, to the end credits, the entire film is a slow descent into terror and madness. If you're a fan of H.P. Lovecraft, you will immediately feel at home. The entire script reads like a love letter to Lovecraftian horror and fans of this approach of relentless bleak insanity will soak it up.
On the flipside, there are the moviegoers that probably have no idea what they're getting into. Based on the negative reviews I've seen, the primary complaint is that certain aspects of the film are…
No sé cómo se puede seguir viendo esta peli después de ver lo que sale de la niebla, pero así lo hice.
After a mysterious crash a mysterious storm passes through in which a clan of creatures rise up to take over a small town with only the citizens to protect themselves. The ending to this movie is so shocking and heart breaking that I should have ended better. the visual effect's are okay in some parts but the rest of the effect's in the film are dull to look at and the characters are so unlikable that you wish they will die.
This was recommended to me by a friend and I can't believe I have not heard of this movie.
What I loved about this is the constant mystery of whether the group of people will survive and if the mist will ever subdue. I found myself constantly thinking "what would I do in that situation?" and I loved it when the characters did what I was thinking and it ended up failing (except for the ending).
The ending is what this movie is famous for but I find myself torn about it. First of all I thought it was brilliant, truly unexpected and original but it made me angry because it was, as I mentioned before, not something I would have personally done.
The Mist is definitely something I would recommend purely because of the constant mystery.
Dare you see Saw?
Have you missed The Mist?
Not as great as I remember, the first time around. The film has a lot of substance and a lot to work with, but falls short at times. The CGI tentacles throw me off entirely. I believe the mist would be more powerful if it existed as an individual entity, not accompanied by extraterrestrial-like creatures. I do like the epic ending – the score is memorable. Marcia Gay Harden is fantastic and carries a lot of the film in many (overt and non-overt) ways. Smaller roles are cast quite well, too.
I really loved the ending even if the first two acts are really odd and narrative ly confused
I am a sucker for a bleak ending. This has one.
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