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RE: The Mist - 16/5/2009 1:46:22 PM   
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I watched it again recently with Darabont's commentary - great stuff. Mrs. Carmody is a MILF.

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RE: The Mist - 24/5/2009 2:47:39 AM   
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Have to say, it was pretty good stuff...

Seemed kinda under-rated or even unheard of to most people I've talked to though - but I thought it was great 'cause of all it's emotion...


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RE: The Mist - 24/5/2009 10:55:40 AM   
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A movie like this makes all those 'gore porn' movies look even naffer than they already are . The Director has a lovely eye for imagary and i do wish he'd make more movies . He was linked with a remake of Forbidden Planet prior to The Mist but its all gone a bit silent .

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RE: The Mist - 24/5/2009 11:16:49 AM   
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One of the last years best movies.

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RE: The Mist - 24/5/2009 3:58:12 PM   
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A superb film (and undoubtedly one of the best kept secrets of 2008) let down by a bloody stupid ending (and i'm not talking about the bleak bit) but the the final shot after it! I'm sorry but that ending felt so tacked on it ruins an otherwise amazing film. That many charging along behind them - they would have heard them coming ffs - and if it supposedly set someone time after the 'bleak event', then there is no sense of time to convey this, plus it pisses all over what has been set up to suggest some kind of apocalpyse, which works brilliantly with what has come before...

Despite my disappintment with the ending, The Mist really does deserve masterpiece status. A definate 5* movie.

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RE: The Mist - 24/5/2009 6:45:31 PM   
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It's been a while since King did an ending like that - Storm of the century maybe? nothing tops carrie though, hits too raw a nerve so I don't watch it

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RE: The Mist - 25/5/2009 9:05:33 PM   
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Only got to see this for the first time yesterday-I actually bought it for 7-and wow! What a great horror movie,echoing back to many 50s films and the Twilight Zone series but with plenty of original and clever touches. There was a lot of dialogue but it didn't matter as the tension was amazing and the acting [to me] really good. The whole sequence near the end where they drive through the mist had an incredible atmosphere to it and that ending-superb!

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RE: The Mist - 5/6/2009 4:38:54 AM   
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Recently purchesed this on Blu and watched it for the first time last night.  My word, what a film!

Some great looking beasties, some not so, although the real monsters were the people inside the supermarket which i think is obvious to everyone.  Very unpredictable i didn't see a thing coming.

And THAT ending.  My girlfriend an i looked at each other in complete shock literally jaws to the floor, i still can't get it out of my head.

Will watch the black & white version very soon as i believe that was Darabont's intended film.

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RE: The Mist - 5/10/2009 10:14:13 PM   
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I'm watching THE MIST again - this film is great, I can't understand why this film didn't get the recognition it deserves.

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RE: The Mist - 6/10/2009 4:13:16 PM   
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An amazing film, to be sure, this is what is severely lacking from most modern day horror films. Intelligence, character, real and raw emotional investment in the story and the narrative being depicted, it's a shame, a damn shame at that, that are not more horror films like this being made today. Eli Roth, James Wan, hang your heads in shame. Frank Darabont, Stephen King, you truly are the King of Kings.

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RE: The Mist - 6/10/2009 6:10:06 PM   
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I also like this film and the ending is good although bleak.

Some thinks the ending didn't need the military coming to the rescue, but I think it's absolutely necessary to remain consistent with what I think is one of the themes of the movie.

Cowardice. Suicide is a cowards decision and it needs to be punished. The soldiers take the easy way out early (also using suicide). Some take the easy answers fleeing into religion or magical explanations. Some concede to authority or the showing of authority. Some remains indecisive allowing the situation to escalate. It's the human condition under pressure. The only one "rewarded" is the woman in the start of the siege running to her children (as I see it we see her in the ending on one of the military trucks with her children). A brave and decisive move although people calls it stupid and reckless preferring the situation they know instead of the unknowable and for the time beeing percieved as being the safest option although as it turns out not to be.

Another theme is the limiting of information. They are isolated and have to base their decisions on very little information also leading to the fateful ending.

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RE: The Mist - 6/10/2009 6:23:16 PM   
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Only got to see this for the first time yesterday-I actually bought it for 7-and wow! What a great horror movie,echoing back to many 50s films and the Twilight Zone series but with plenty of original and clever touches. There was a lot of dialogue but it didn't matter as the tension was amazing and the acting [to me] really good. The whole sequence near the end where they drive through the mist had an incredible atmosphere to it and that ending-superb!

The song "The Host of Seraphim"by Lisa Gerard,who did the soundtracks for a number of movie's,but not The Mist,adds to that ending in a way no other track could of.As a fan of Dead Can Dance(a group Lisa had formed before doing movie soundtracks), Darabont had listen to this track and got permission from Lsia to use it for that superb ending.Still chills me to the bone even after repeated viewing,as the tension mounts from the very start to the unexpected end.


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RE: The Mist - 7/10/2009 10:16:37 AM   
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*Possible Spoilers*

The whole film just felt like a blow by blow downward spiral, and just when you thought it would fall back into the formulaic movie plots that you come to expect from the genre it doesn't and that's what makes it so good. Because unless someone told you the ending you probably didn't see it coming and when it happened you probably laughed at how ridiculous it was but despite how bleak and implausable it is, it's refreshing because it gave you something you weren't expecting, something to actually talk about.

I honestly think the film could have been done perfectly well without ever having to see a single monster. I feel the real horror was the way the people inside adapted and reacted, breaking up into smaller communities and beliefs and manufacturing hysteria. But the ending, without the ending the film would not be nearly as good as it is.

Something about it is like being punched in the guts.

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RE: The Mist - 7/10/2009 7:58:41 PM   
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*Possible Spoilers*

The whole film just felt like a blow by blow downward spiral, and just when you thought it would fall back into the formulaic movie plots that you come to expect from the genre it doesn't and that's what makes it so good. Because unless someone told you the ending you probably didn't see it coming and when it happened you probably laughed at how ridiculous it was but despite how bleak and implausable it is, it's refreshing because it gave you something you weren't expecting, something to actually talk about.

I honestly think the film could have been done perfectly well without ever having to see a single monster. I feel the real horror was the way the people inside adapted and reacted, breaking up into smaller communities and beliefs and manufacturing hysteria. But the ending, without the ending the film would not be nearly as good as it is.

Something about it is like being punched in the guts.


Yeah have to agree it's not the monsters outside that generate the fear and lead to that excellent last ten minuties, but the hysteria causing breakdown,anger and fear between people.So well set up with the Ultra Christian lady out to impose her own will and beliefs on the weak in the group,but only leading to them turning on each other as a struggle for power and survial begin to take over there logical thinking.


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RE: The Mist - 14/3/2010 9:00:02 PM   
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Such an overlooked film. Thomas Jane was perfect in it. Didn't expect much but one of the better films i've seen in last few years.

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RE: The Mist - 15/3/2010 12:14:25 PM   
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Been waiting well over a year to watch this and managed to find it for a fiver the other day.

Watched it last night and loved it. Thought Jane was brilliant, and as someone else said, he really suits King's everyman character.

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Thought the scene in the pharmacy, with the MP, was reminiscent of a certain scene in Aliens.

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RE: The Mist - 15/3/2010 3:30:56 PM   
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The Mist

From Mini-Review thread page.....37

Positives
1. Excellent concept that doesn't get revealed until later in the film.
2. Nice sense of dread and impending doom once the mist arrives.
3. The movie wastes no time in introducing the menacing mist. There is no waiting around for it.
4. Real cool and intriguing creatures are introduced as the movie progresses.
5. Bittersweet ending that was definately unexpected.....
6. Although we've seen dangerous "Fog" movies, the mist still brings with it a sense of doom.
7. Real cool "hatching" scene.
8. I liked how we don't get any information about what is happening outside of the grocery store. We are left in the dark...is the mist occuring worldwide?! or is it just limited to the town?! I like that type of intrigue.


Negatives
1. The dialogue between the town's people seems really forced. Especially during hostile scenes, it just wasn't convincing enough, it really let me down considering it is a Stephen King novel and a Darabont film.
2. Some of the CGI is bad, not 'I AM LEGEND' bad, but close to it.
3. While the creatures towards the end of the movie were super cool and sent my imagination soaring....they should have had more screen time.
4. While we are told of the mists origin, just a little more information for us science geeks would have been really nice.
5. A tighter script could have made the film more suspenseful or maybe perhaps better casting call was needed.
6. Where were the town's law enforcement ?
7. The little boy's lines were too grown up at times, he was almost philosophical at times during what should have been a really frightening time for any kid.


FINAL VERDICT......3/5.........
*Loved the concept of why the mist arrives. Hated the dialogue and the casting, the chemistry was totally off between most of the characters. So add that to a medicore script and the film fell apart in that department for me. Otherwise the movie was interesting and kept me on edge, when the characters weren't fighting with one another that is.
I never read the book, so I dont know how close the film was kept to it, but Im almost sure that the book is probably scarier. I did enjoy the ending though....as uneven as it was. If you liked 30 Days of Night, check this one out, it has kind of the same scenerio....with less gore though.

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UPDATED:
This review was written a long time ago and since then, i have re-watched the film like six times and enjoyed the commentary three times......i found out that the film is supposed to feel like a B-Movie, dialogue included. I didnt know that when i watched it and mini-reviewed it. Watching the commentary really enhanced the film for me and today i would probably give the film 4 our of 5 stars because its so enjoyable once you "get" it.

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RE: The Mist - 15/3/2010 5:50:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wgamador

The Mist

From Mini-Review thread page.....37

Positives
1. Excellent concept that doesn't get revealed until later in the film.
2. Nice sense of dread and impending doom once the mist arrives.
3. The movie wastes no time in introducing the menacing mist. There is no waiting around for it.
4. Real cool and intriguing creatures are introduced as the movie progresses.
5. Bittersweet ending that was definately unexpected.....
6. Although we've seen dangerous "Fog" movies, the mist still brings with it a sense of doom.
7. Real cool "hatching" scene.
8. I liked how we don't get any information about what is happening outside of the grocery store. We are left in the dark...is the mist occuring worldwide?! or is it just limited to the town?! I like that type of intrigue.


Negatives
1. The dialogue between the town's people seems really forced. Especially during hostile scenes, it just wasn't convincing enough, it really let me down considering it is a Stephen King novel and a Darabont film.
2. Some of the CGI is bad, not 'I AM LEGEND' bad, but close to it.
3. While the creatures towards the end of the movie were super cool and sent my imagination soaring....they should have had more screen time.
4. While we are told of the mists origin, just a little more information for us science geeks would have been really nice.
5. A tighter script could have made the film more suspenseful or maybe perhaps better casting call was needed.
6. Where were the town's law enforcement ?
7. The little boy's lines were too grown up at times, he was almost philosophical at times during what should have been a really frightening time for any kid.


FINAL VERDICT......3/5.........
*Loved the concept of why the mist arrives. Hated the dialogue and the casting, the chemistry was totally off between most of the characters. So add that to a medicore script and the film fell apart in that department for me. Otherwise the movie was interesting and kept me on edge, when the characters weren't fighting with one another that is.
I never read the book, so I dont know how close the film was kept to it, but Im almost sure that the book is probably scarier. I did enjoy the ending though....as uneven as it was. If you liked 30 Days of Night, check this one out, it has kind of the same scenerio....with less gore though.

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UPDATED:
This review was written a long time ago and since then, i have re-watched the film like six times and enjoyed the commentary three times......i found out that the film is supposed to feel like a B-Movie, dialogue included. I didnt know that when i watched it and mini-reviewed it. Watching the commentary really enhanced the film for me and today i would probably give the film 4 our of 5 stars because its so enjoyable once you "get" it.


When exactly ?

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RE: The Mist - 15/3/2010 6:31:06 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Beno


quote:

ORIGINAL: wgamador

The Mist

From Mini-Review thread page.....37

Positives
1. Excellent concept that doesn't get revealed until later in the film.
2. Nice sense of dread and impending doom once the mist arrives.
3. The movie wastes no time in introducing the menacing mist. There is no waiting around for it.
4. Real cool and intriguing creatures are introduced as the movie progresses.
5. Bittersweet ending that was definately unexpected.....
6. Although we've seen dangerous "Fog" movies, the mist still brings with it a sense of doom.
7. Real cool "hatching" scene.
8. I liked how we don't get any information about what is happening outside of the grocery store. We are left in the dark...is the mist occuring worldwide?! or is it just limited to the town?! I like that type of intrigue.


Negatives
1. The dialogue between the town's people seems really forced. Especially during hostile scenes, it just wasn't convincing enough, it really let me down considering it is a Stephen King novel and a Darabont film.
2. Some of the CGI is bad, not 'I AM LEGEND' bad, but close to it.
3. While the creatures towards the end of the movie were super cool and sent my imagination soaring....they should have had more screen time.
4. While we are told of the mists origin, just a little more information for us science geeks would have been really nice.
5. A tighter script could have made the film more suspenseful or maybe perhaps better casting call was needed.
6. Where were the town's law enforcement ?
7. The little boy's lines were too grown up at times, he was almost philosophical at times during what should have been a really frightening time for any kid.


FINAL VERDICT......3/5.........
*Loved the concept of why the mist arrives. Hated the dialogue and the casting, the chemistry was totally off between most of the characters. So add that to a medicore script and the film fell apart in that department for me. Otherwise the movie was interesting and kept me on edge, when the characters weren't fighting with one another that is.
I never read the book, so I dont know how close the film was kept to it, but Im almost sure that the book is probably scarier. I did enjoy the ending though....as uneven as it was. If you liked 30 Days of Night, check this one out, it has kind of the same scenerio....with less gore though.

-------------------------

UPDATED:
This review was written a long time ago and since then, i have re-watched the film like six times and enjoyed the commentary three times......i found out that the film is supposed to feel like a B-Movie, dialogue included. I didnt know that when i watched it and mini-reviewed it. Watching the commentary really enhanced the film for me and today i would probably give the film 4 our of 5 stars because its so enjoyable once you "get" it.


When exactly ?



The tentacle scene in the warehouse was probably when it was at its weakest.

But like i said, after re-watching it, I really actually love everything about it. What i thought was a bunch of miscasts turns out to be the strength of the film.


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RE: The Mist - 17/3/2010 11:13:58 AM   
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The mist is very good movie


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RE: The Mist - 8/4/2010 6:46:42 AM   
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Fairly low budget (I Believe 17 Million) ballsy experimental film from Darabont. Got to say this movie has started to grow on me, big time.

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RE: The Mist - 8/4/2010 2:19:40 PM   
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I really enjoyed it, it had great atmosphere with the mist and the hidden creatures inside it, but why does religion have to come into every survival monster movie. The creatures that freaked me out the most were the spiders and flying insects, and the crazy fire and brimstone woman.

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RE: The Mist - 8/4/2010 5:18:49 PM   
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Yet to see the black and white version but i imagine it makes the film even more creepy.

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RE: The Mist - 9/4/2010 4:59:01 AM   
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Yet to see the black and white version but i imagine it makes the film even more creepy.



I didn't know there was a B&W version of the film until reading this thread. Sounds like an interesting test in terms of contrast. I wonder which i'd like more now, espicially how different they'd be in atmosphere and feel.

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RE: The Mist - 9/4/2010 9:30:33 AM   
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Yet to see the black and white version but i imagine it makes the film even more creepy.



I didn't know there was a B&W version of the film until reading this thread. Sounds like an interesting test in terms of contrast. I wonder which i'd like more now, espicially how different they'd be in atmosphere and feel.


Yeah one of the released DVD's has the black and white version so i hear, apparantly Daranbont intended for it to be released this way but i guess the studio didn't like it. I suppose it'd make the huge monsters and bugs amid the mist more creepy and felt more like a 50's horror or something.

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RE: The Mist - 9/4/2010 9:59:49 AM   
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ORIGINAL: TheSpleen

quote:

ORIGINAL: gtm604

quote:

ORIGINAL: TheSpleen

Yet to see the black and white version but i imagine it makes the film even more creepy.



I didn't know there was a B&W version of the film until reading this thread. Sounds like an interesting test in terms of contrast. I wonder which i'd like more now, espicially how different they'd be in atmosphere and feel.


Yeah one of the released DVD's has the black and white version so i hear, apparantly Daranbont intended for it to be released this way but i guess the studio didn't like it. I suppose it'd make the huge monsters and bugs amid the mist more creepy and felt more like a 50's horror or something.



I only watch the movie in B&W now. So much better. And no, it isn't just a matter of turning the colour off of the TV set for anyone wondering. Its a complete remaster of the film. It also blends in the CGI really well. Check it out - it reminds me of 1970s Romero.

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RE: The Mist - 9/4/2010 10:09:12 AM   
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Times like this i wish i wasn't a cheap bastard, i may have to get hold of this version it sounds enticing.

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RE: The Mist - 13/6/2010 5:31:26 PM   
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I don't know much about THE WALKING DEAD comics but if Darabont can pull off the same style he applied to THE MIST, then his upcoming adaptation should be worth waiting for.

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RE: The Mist - 13/6/2010 5:46:55 PM   
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I saw this recently and quite enjoyed it. I liked the look of the film and I drew comparisons to the original Dawn of the Dead (Just all the people together really), Aliens and The Crazies, mainly because the films looked like they could have been made by the same director. I suppose you could also compare it to Cloverfield towards the end of the film too. This version could be a future cult classic in my eyes.

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RE: The Mist - 13/6/2010 8:32:13 PM   
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very good film - with a horrific ending

recently bought the film on Blu-Ray - a great purchase, and excellent PQ

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