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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.
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.
Frank Darabont is a baaaaaaad man.
One of the harshest endings I've ever seen.
Very interesting premise, with some nice looking creature designs, although the CGI didn't seem to age very well. Has some nice performances, although some are kind of phoned in. Really like the ending.
Rewatched the colour version.
Superb movie. Has a great vibe about it that I cant put into words.
Pēc noskatīšanās palika tāda B klases filmas piegarša. Iespējams, pie tā vainīgs ne īpaši pārliecinošais aktieru tēlojums. Filmas lielākais pluss nenoliedzami scenārija pamatā esošais Stīvena Kinga stāsts. Interesanti psiholoģiskie portreti, īpaši man patika reliģiskā fanātiķe. Beigas mazliet uzspridzina prātu.
Started a bit weird but it got better and better as it went. Great story and ending (even though predictable). Acting's midly bad, it took some realistic feeling away but besides that, awesome!
I've always loved Darabont's treatment of this Stephen King story. I was very impressed by the way it was handled and also the change to the ending causing a wave of devastation and shock to hit me. Each subsequent viewing I've enjoyed but it's been a long time since I have seen this last. I read a review on Letterboxd from someone who had watched the Black and White Directors Cut so I immediately bought the Blu Ray so I could relive this film how Darabont intended. Starting out with a little introduction from the man himself we entered the wonderful B&W world of The Mist.
In the introduction Darabont mentioned the picture houses fear of B&W and how they…
What the fuck
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