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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.
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!
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.
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!
Filme me causou um certo desconforto e confusão ao fim, sendo assim foi relevante. Gostei, mas não gostei.
Great performances from great character actors, and where Frank Darabont probably learned how to keep tension and interest in a low budget (leading the way to his involvement on The Waking Dead). It was like watching a classic Twilight Zone episode or reading a Lovecraft novel. The CG is a little dated, but it's done appropriately enough to be effective.
The alternate universe A-list version of The Mist might star Josh Brolin in the Thomas Jane role, Forest Whitaker as Andre Braugher, John C. Reilly as Toby Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow as Blonde Lady, Helen Mirren as Old Woman and Billy Zane as Sacrificial Soldier. But The Mist is in the tradition of classic era B movies and the B level cast, which is entirely made up of character actors, rides that line of heightened stakes of hoke all the way to the finish line. One of the best throwbacks of the 21rst century.
Probably one of the most shocking endings of all times.
Holy shit. Great thriller, and I love the sci-fi/fantasy elements.
That said, that was a depressing as hell ending.
Not a film about scary monsters, a film about scary people.
I think this has one of the best endings to a movie ever. Seriously. All I hear is about how much people hate the ending. Yeah, its depressing, but that's life! Stephen King's short story left much to be desired, but the movie hits the nail on the head. Could you imagine if something like this ever happened? God, that would be terrifying.
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