I'm a sucker for films set after an apocalypse so I thought a list might be useful. It is by…
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.
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!
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!
Probably my favorite creature flick since the cinematic greats of the 50s and 60s. There is some kind of magic that happens when Frank Darabont handles material by Stephen King (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and this film is no different, however it is a different sort of King adaptation. It is an actual horror film for once and, yet, Darabont still kills it.
A group of townspeople are trapped in a grocery store as a strange mist envelops it. People are attacked, swept away and killed when they go into the mist. As things take a turn for the worse outside the store, human nature takes its course inside the store leaving a small remnant of people trapped…
Marcia Gay Harden was just so damn annoying. I just wanted to punch her face in. What a terrefic bitch of a character she was. The ending was also a bitch. Just to depressing. But despite those two bitches, I enjoyed it.
Black and white version. Can't imagine it in color, although the little snap-zooms keep it from feeling like it truly *belongs* to the mid 60s era Darabont evokes in his Blu-Ray intro. Impressively grim for a big release, would love to be privy to the discussions that led it to being released at Thanksgiving. ("Hey, it's a movie about family!") Would have benefited with another couple years of development of CGI, but still some awesomely impressive atmosphere and tension with only a few idiot character moments to detract from the tightening screws. Loved the lack of reliance on music. MVP: Toby Jones, who I hadn't known who was in this and gets to do what every viewer is dying to do to a certain character by the time it happens.
Recuerdo que en el momento del estreno critique el desarrollo de algunos personajes y en buena medida lo sigo haciendo, pero es sorprendente el manejo que da Darabont al suspenso y al horror. La película lleva casi una hora y uno se siente tenso cuando lo único visto es niebla y unos tentáculos.
En esta nueva visionada, el filme me parece pura tensión, puro nervio desarrollado a través del sentimiento primigenio del miedo y la forma en que al incrustarse en las personas, la estupidez y la irracionalidad se desata.
Amén de uno de los finales más ojetes que conozco.
Fuck that's depressing.
Such a cynical movie, I love it.
Cool movie. Fucked up ending.
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