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What started off as a passable adaptation of one of my favourite Stephen King stories was tipped over into full-blown horror by the bleak, gut-wrenching ending (which has been changed substantially from the book). Recommended.
Starts out with real interest, then sort of dissolves into a bland social study with very stereotyped characters playing out against one another. The ending tries to be different yet somehow seems very... Read more forced. The creatures have no discerning form, and there is a most annoying plot drop vehicle in the form of an armed forces guy in the supermarket. Illustrates the difficulties of transforming a short story or novella to screen, it feels like it needed to be much shorter than it was.
Very good in parts and very typically Stephen King. The religious elements were well executed and the leads were likeable. The ending blew my mind completely.
I'm not a Stephen King fan but really enjoyed this movie, especially the way cliques formed under pressure and the unusual ending. Tension is built from the interactions between the characters rather... Read more than super-overdone effects, which I appreciated.
Not one of the best adaptations of a King story. It really wasn't all that scary and sometimes the characters were just frustrating in their stupidity. A must see if you are King fan but otherwise nothing special.
I loved it! The ending wasn't your typical ending where everyone gets out alive, it was awesome! Worth 5 stars in my book. I am a fan of Stephen King and have been for years!
Bad. Cruddy special effects detracted from the horror of the monsters when out of the mist. Far too much time was wasted on a 2-bit lunatic preacher subplot. The characters in the movie lack common... Read more sense (they don't run out of a strange building when they know something's in it), the story is daft (there was three soldiers who knew something about the mist stuck in the shop with the hero but nobody thinks to talk to them about it until the third frickin' DAY! Nor do the soldiers do much else besides blubber and moan). Then there's the ending. After a pointless musical interlude covering up for the story's narrative flaws, the hero does something drastic which is totally out of character for him and immediately regrets it. Supposedly this was intended to be profound but I found it to be little more than a contrived twist which failed utterly in its desperate attempt to add impact to a cinematic trainwreck.
This was an interesting movie with not the usual ending which was interesting.
re connected with stephen kings obsession with the supernatural & spiders. Ending was unexpected and sad. very well done.
I've seen pretty much of all the films that are based on Stephen Kings books, and the vast majority of them just fell short of hitting the mark, they always seemed to come off as B Grade and just like... Read more a made for tv movie that you watch when there is nothing else to watch.
But, The Mist is in a whole different ballpark ... this movie was really really good .. I was so surprised, in a pleasant way of course ... The scary creatures in the mist, are still a little made for tv'ish, so they do not really provide the chills, they aren't meant to ... the chills come when you watch over 2 hours as mankind finds itself lower down on the food chain, and peoples true natures come out to play .. you'll keep glued to the screen, and enjoy every minute of it. Of course a really good movie has to have a little something at the end, to make it great, and you'll never see this one coming ... if your a horror blood n guts fan, forget it, there is a little of that, but its just not that kind of horror, and frankly mankind turning on each other in desperation and fear, beats someone axing some blonde cheerleaders head off any day.