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Summary: David Drayton and his young son Billy are among a large group of terrified townspeople trapped in a local grocery store by a strange, otherworldly mist. David is the first to realize that there are “things” lurking in the mist…deadly, horrifying things…creatures not of this world. Survival depends on everybody in the store pulling together…but is that possible, given human nature? (imdb)
Good... its proably the only Stephen King novel done right on the silver screen, although the novel itself wasn't that great. Its a bleak depressing movie with the guaranteed definitely saddest, darkest ending in the history of film making. It deals with not just the monsters outside hidden in the mist but also superbly brings out the demons in the refugees huddled inside the safe haven. Definitely recommended for owning on DVD.
The first hour isn't easy to sit through. It seems slapped together a bit and there's some holes. The SECOND hour on the other hand is well written, covers how much people fall apart and there's a damned good ending. Should have worked on the start more though
Frank darabont again makes a well made, stylized movie with solid acting. Tho the script gets a bit loopy sometimes, and it takes a bit to start up, but the ending well makes up for it. A great horror/thriller.
As I was watching this, I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be cool if (insert ending here) happened at the end", and then it DID!!! First time that a movie did EXACTLY what I wanted it to! Also, Marcia Gay Harden is slowly becoming one of my favorite actresses, with another solid performance (she was great in Pollock and Mystic River)....but god did I want to stab her in the face!
Disappointing, quite bad cgi with frankly unscary monsters and a really unnecessary bad ending. The religious woman was a bit over the top, in real life I think someone would have smacked her very early on to shut her up!
This really only works if you buy the ending, which I didn't. I doubt if that crazy religious woman would really get a following like she did, but she was a pretty freaky villain. The creatures are kind of cheap-looking but at least there are lots of them. I would have liked to see more of what was happening in the outside world and less of the stupid morons in the grocery store. Did I mention the ending was stupid? It just didn't follow the logic of how these people were behaving before.
I wasnt very impressed, especially the time between 'hm what a queer fog' and 'the end is nigh, we require a human sacrifice' was jarring. The movie redeems itself toward the end, not in the ending itself but in the scenes leading up to it.
Although I thought the monsters were silly, the movie is quite alright. Haven't rooted for a character to be killed off quite a while till Mrs. Carmody came along. The psychological aspects were done well and personally, I loved the not so run of the mill ending.