Still love this! Fantastic pacing and script. Been a while since I've seen it and recognise so many people who went into other things (the expanse, walking dead, man in high castle, Brooklyn nine). Great cast. Love darabont king collaborations. Powerful ending still! Only downside is effects not aged well, I don't remember them being all that high end but fine for the budget
Possibly the greatest ending of any movie ever; an exceptionally brave choice. This is one of those films that has stuck with me for years and I still think about it on a regular basis. If you're going to watch it make sure you watch the black & white version. It was this version that Frank Darabont wanted to receive a cinematic release but the studio and distributor refused.
Who are the real monsters? - that's the big question. Frank Darabont adapting Stephen King stories never goes wrong. While this isn't a perfect movie I'll rate it 4 stars because it's one my favourite horror movies ever. The B-movie monsters are merely a prop in a greater battle between the more racional group of people and the religion-driven ones lead by Marcia Gay Harden's character. And what a fenomenal ending!
What could be just another weird Stephen King's tale turned out to be an amazing portrayal of the society under massive stress or, as Naomi Klein calls it, under the "shock doctrine". The cast is just amazing, the special effects are so clever and used only to serve the story. Mr. Darabont at the top of his artistry.