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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.
Creatures/effects are terrific but because of the film's length they lose much of their impact - too much screen time spent on the humans - they should have been eaten quicker (the kid first). Harden's... Read more character has been done before. Ending melodramatic.
Hello, I hung out for this movie thinking Stephen King has put out some great movies and books, I cuddled down on the rainy evening and started to watch this movie well I have never seen so much rubbish... Read more in all my life!
It was not any of the names it came into, neither horror, suspense, supernatural, action none of these at all. Sorry, but do not even think about it.
Not so great movie adaption of the novella. The worst was the soldier with the over plucked eyebrows. Totally detracted from anything else in the scene. Also, half of it made no sense (why did no one... Read more think to ask the soldiers wtf was going on sooner? Where did the neighbour fit into it?) The only good part was the preaching nutcase being shot in the head. The rest was total bad effects and lazy scripting and just another reason why you should read the books and not watch the movies. King is great on paper, but on film his movies tend to be crap. Stick to The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption if you like King on screen. Stupid ending that made no sense either. Ugh.