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The Mist (2007)

November. 21,2007
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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.


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Best movie ever!


Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.


When a movie has you begging for it to end not even half way through it's pure crap. We've all seen this movie and this characters millions of times, nothing new in it. Don't waste your time.


This story has more twists and turns than a second-rate soap opera.


Those who love creature flicks, this is an absolute must watch. The creatures are grisly and bloodthirsty. The atmosphere is created is gripping and intense. But this is from the director who gave us Shawshank and The Green Mile, which were also Stephen King adaptations. The end, really elevates the movie to another level and sets it apart from other movies of it's genre. It's heartbreaking and dramatic to say the least. Must watch.


NOTE 1: I think people should check this one out. I disliked it but I can see that a lot of people will love it.NOTE 2: Marcia Gay Harden was incredible! Mrs. Carmody was despicable and I hated her so much! The movie is worth watching just for her performance.NOTE 3: The ending was great and devastating (but was ruined a little bit by Thomas Jane's performance)"The Mist" could have been a better/great movie if:1 They hired better actors - throughout the entire film, I felt that no one except Marcia Gay Harden gave their best performance. Everyone else ranges from meh to pretty good.2 The movie was more expensive - the movie's budgeted at $18,000,000 and it shows. The mist itself looked okay and the CGI creatures looked like they're in another scene.3 They made the story slightly better - I never read the book. The movie's story, however, was "okay." I did not care that much for the characters. I did, however, wanted Mrs. Carmody to die and I rejoice that I got what I wanted.


There are a few important warnings I have about this film. It's incredibly violent and at times pretty gross...so exercise caution before watching it. Additionally, the character Mrs. Carmody (Marcia Gay Harden) will likely offend many religious people. The story is set in a New England town. A weird mist descends on the village and a group of people are trapped inside a grocery store. When a teen tries running from the store to get help, he's torn apart by a multi-tentacled monster....but only a few people see this happen. A Some of the rest of them don't believe the story about the tentacle monster in the mist and make a run for it...and disappear. Soon, regardless of whether the rest of them believe or not, they believe SOMETHING god-awful has occurred....and gigantic evil bugs begin attacking. And, it only gets worse...thanks to human nature which takes an awful situation and makes it so much worse....including a weirdo religious nut who VERY quickly (too quickly) develops a cult-like following. What's next? It only gets much worser!I like the angle about human nature tearing the group of people apart...this is the best aspect of the movie in my opinion. However, a few of the characters (particularly the amazingly unsubtle Mrs. Carmody) are ridiculous and over-the-top. Subtle, it sure isn't! Additionally, after a while I simply got tired of seeing the violence and ugliness...especially since it goes on for more than two hours. I must admit, this is NOT the sort of picture I normally watch....and it's very likely others might enjoy (?) the film more than I did. Thoroughly unpleasant, albeit a bit thought-provoking when it comes to folks reactions to the menaces.


Likely the most cliched, badly written, cheesy, and pointless film I've ever watched in my entire life, although I'm sure 80% of that is thanks to the awfulness of Steven King. It's as if a slightly creative but heterosexual, highly American, condescending, and idiotic 9-year-old boy wrote a story in his creative writing class after being given tips by Mrs. Smith on how a story can express 'subtle' meanings. I wanted every single pointless, idiotic, trope-filled character to die. Doi, peepolz resrt 2 prety crazee things in stresful situiatihins! clas conflikt! reigion!1 deniiael!!1 A genuinely horrid film. There aren't many works of 'art' that I would be okay erasing from existence, but like the main character's paintings, this should be burned and forgotten along with every copy of the book.