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RE: The Mist - 14/6/2010 1:43:39 AM   
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This film,even for movie buffs/fans seems to be overlooked.
I seen this when it was out and was blown away.It has so many levels-the B movie approach,the religion sub-text and THAT ending.
It is simply a quality 5 star movie.
It's so good,even though i bought it,i watch it when it's on Sky Movies!
There's just quality that goes beyond any genre label.
And we always seem to leave it out of our top tens!

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The Mist - 16/6/2010 9:49:34 AM   
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It is one of my amazing movie which I had ever seen and surely it is been a more interesting when to watch on a big screen.I liked the heart throbbing music

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RE: The Mist - 16/6/2010 12:47:53 PM   
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quote:

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This film,even for movie buffs/fans seems to be overlooked.
I seen this when it was out and was blown away.It has so many levels-the B movie approach,the religion sub-text and THAT ending.
It is simply a quality 5 star movie.
It's so good,even though i bought it,i watch it when it's on Sky Movies!
There's just quality that goes beyond any genre label.
And we always seem to leave it out of our top tens!


Yeah, this is a really great film, missed it at the cinema; wrote it off as one of them crappy low budget cgi-ridden horrors. Watched it on DVD and I'm saying to myself; "Huh, this is actually quite good...". And it just kept on getting better and better. And then of course came that ending, and I swear, after I saw it, my jaw dropped and remaind stuck that way for like an hour! I remember at some point, finally turning to my girlfriend and asking; "Did they really just do that?". And she was, like; "Yup, they really did!" and I was, like; "No WAY!" and she's all like; "Way!".

Okay, so maybe it didn't play out like that, but I'm just trying to illustrate how blown away I was. I'm kind of a bitch when it comes to making my own mind up about movies - not all the time - but sometimes, and sometimes I like to read about what other people have said about them first and then simply make the decision to either agree or dissagree. But with 'The Mist', the second the credits rolled, my mind was already made up - it was AWESOME! ...And still is.

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RE: The Mist - 25/6/2010 11:57:28 AM   
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Got to say, love this film. Read the book years ago and thought like I normally do "that'll make a great film". Imagine my delight when it finally got made. Just gripping in every way from the monsters on the outside to the terrifying events inside especially Mrs Carmody although I always imagined her as much older. Funnily enough, Olly (Toby Jones) was exactly as I imagined he'd look and what a gut-wrenching ending, (spoiler alert!) much bleaker than the book which kind of leaves things open.

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RE: The Mist - 25/6/2010 12:03:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BOHEMIANBOB

This film,even for movie buffs/fans seems to be overlooked.
I seen this when it was out and was blown away.It has so many levels-the B movie approach,the religion sub-text and THAT ending.
It is simply a quality 5 star movie.
It's so good,even though i bought it,i watch it when it's on Sky Movies!
There's just quality that goes beyond any genre label.
And we always seem to leave it out of our top tens!


If you check over on the weird and Strange thread, you will see all our regulars put this in our Top 10 greatest horrors of the noughties......



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RE: The Mist - 25/6/2010 6:36:47 PM   
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There's enough of that on the main forums!!
Seriously though,will be interesting to see where it ranks when Empire does another of those special editions of film rankings.
Would it make the top 10 of a mainstream chart?

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RE: The Mist - 27/8/2010 9:13:51 PM   
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Creature designs by KNB Group are fantastic.



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RE: The Mist - 27/8/2010 9:42:54 PM   
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This for me, suffered from all the hype. I found it ok, but it started to lose me towards the end. The end was wonderfully bleak though.

I'll give it a re watch at some point, but I was let down.

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RE: The Mist - 27/8/2010 10:45:04 PM   
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This for me, suffered from all the hype. I found it ok, but it started to lose me towards the end. The end was wonderfully bleak though.

I'll give it a re watch at some point, but I was let down.


I haven't read the book but apparently the ending is different to that of the film; King himself has said he prefers the ending that Darabont presented in the film. I remember I was shocked when I first saw it at the cinema. Powerful stuff.

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RE: The Mist - 28/8/2010 5:42:00 PM   
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Whilst I wouldn't say its a favourite, its a bloody good film and I don't think I've ever been on the edge of my seat as much as when I watched it. Loved the ending and I've never wanted anyone to die (in a film!) as much as the religous zealot lady, for the record - I would have killed her way before they did!

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RE: The Mist - 28/8/2010 8:50:28 PM   
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Seriously though folks,how frickin great is this film-i cannot praise it enough

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RE: The Mist - 31/8/2010 2:57:56 PM   
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Seriously though folks,how frickin great is this film-i cannot praise it enough


It's one of the best horrors I've seen in recent years for sure.

Darabontís black and white version of the film is wonderful. Chanced this on Blu Ray as I heard great things and wanted to see it in his preferred version. Have never watched the theatrical cut but I love the black and white version. Hard hitting ending for sure. Uncompromising!

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RE: The Mist - 31/8/2010 3:01:17 PM   
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Creature designs by KNB Group are fantastic.




This guy is utterly amazing! My jaw dropped when they were looking up at this:



Pure HP Lovecraft inspired nightmare. Fantastic design!

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RE: The Mist - 1/9/2010 12:05:08 AM   
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It's the strength of this film,although it isn't an effects-driven film,that the effects,when they do appear,are absolutely quality!It is one of those rare films where the previously unseen monsters live up to the images you had in your own head beforehand.
A classic.

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RE: The Mist - 1/9/2010 9:54:41 AM   
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Watched the directors cut again last night. It really is a different league to most other horror films released these days. Itís interesting listening to Darabontís introduction to the black and white version. He says that a studioís worst nightmare is to have a horror film on their hands that will actually horrify people. There really arenít that many that truly have a lasting unsettling effect on the viewer today. The Mist is certainly one that does! And it has nothing to do with the creatures outside.

Love that nod to The Dark Tower at the start too!

The film is just brilliant!

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RE: The Mist - 1/9/2010 10:16:24 AM   
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This movie is on the level of stuff like The Thing. It is that good.

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THE MIST - 10/12/2010 10:33:33 AM   
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This movie is on the level of stuff like The Thing. It is that good.


Quite right Rgirv - it needs to be 're-discovered' as it were, it really was overlooked upon it's initial release which is a damn shame as it is an 'intelligent' horror film with fantastic FX and believable performances. Infinitely superior to those lame-ass SAW sequels.

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RE: THE MIST - 10/12/2010 10:34:17 PM   
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I thoroughly enjoyed this film. The cast were on top form, the monsters were good and the tension was unnervingly eery.
I was with the characters every step of the way and I'm so pleased it ended how it did - against the norm.

I've not read the story by Stephen King, but going from a few of his novella-to-screen works, the film's endings are usually 10x better than his story endings. I tend to feel King struggles with endings. He's fab at beginning and middle bits of novellas.


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RE: THE MIST - 10/12/2010 11:38:14 PM   
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i'm so glad many others out there like this movie too. The ending really had an impact as I'd read the novella and wasn't expecting it. Is it the most horrible ending of the two though? Killed your son for no reason as the army save the day? Or hopelessly driving forward into a dangerous and uncertain world?

I watched this in black and white immediately after watching it in colour and loved it. The lack of colour even made the pisspoor CG tentacle that grabbed Norm in the backroom look far more realistic!

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RE: THE MIST - 19/12/2010 11:47:52 AM   
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I "re-discovered" this last night after finding the DVD in a box of films that I thought I'd given away.

FUCKING. AWESOME. I actually almost forgot how brilliant this film really is.

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RE: THE MIST - 19/12/2010 1:17:26 PM   
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Totally forgot there was a black & white version of this, will have to check that out some time.

Great film.

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THE MIST - 19/12/2010 2:10:41 PM   
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As always, Mr. Darabont's commentary is insightful and entertaining - the man is a true master.

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RE: THE MIST - 19/12/2010 8:48:32 PM   
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Loved the novella, loved the film...right up until that awful ending. I know people say it's what makes the film but I hate it. It's nasty and just feels tacked on to shock and unsettle.

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RE: The Mist - 22/12/2010 9:39:48 AM   
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Tell me short summary of this movie. 

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RE: The Mist - 22/12/2010 9:49:52 AM   
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Tell me short summary of this movie. 


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RE: The Mist - 22/12/2010 9:50:13 AM   
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RE: The Mist - 22/12/2010 5:31:25 PM   
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Tell me short summary of this movie.†


You forgot to say "please"...

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RE: THE MIST - 23/1/2011 1:01:32 AM   
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Totally forgot there was a black & white version of this, will have to check that out some time.

Great film.


The black and white was Darabont's intended version.  The studio, however wouldn't allow it to be screened in that way. 

I prefer the colour version though.


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THE MIST - 23/1/2011 12:20:33 PM   
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The black and white was Darabont's intended version.† The studio, however wouldn't allow it to be screened in that way.†




One of the wee advantages that us film fans have - we can enjoy alternate versions on dvd/blu-ray; even black n' white.

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RE: THE MIST - 24/1/2011 12:34:00 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Snake-Eyes


quote:

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The black and white was Darabont's intended version.† The studio, however wouldn't allow it to be screened in that way.†




One of the wee advantages that us film fans have - we can enjoy alternate versions on dvd/blu-ray; even black n' white.


Have had the BD for ages but have never watched the colour version. It just feels so right in black and white!

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