– People are basically good. Decent. My God, David, we’re a civilized society! – Sure, as long as the machines are working and you can dial 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, you scare the shit out of them, no more rules. You'll see how primitive they can get.
A goofy, cheap looking horror with a wildly misjudged attempt at a shocking ending it simply does not earn. Chugs along as an inferior version of 'Tremors', letting us enjoy a cast of sterotypes being picked off by terribly rendered space bugs from a presumably low budget alternate dimension. Somehow convinces itself that two hours of schlock is worthy of an ending of 'The Road'-like gloom and tragedy. Silly.
Another classic. I had forgotten how brutal this film is. The real face of humanity under the cosh of things from another world. Great suspense, fab acting, lovely to see those TWD actors all shiny and new. I would like to think if I was stuck in my local Aldi while the mist came in and it all kicked off that we would all work together, while frequently visiting the booze aisle. But, Steven King knows best. Brutal.
Wow! Didn't expect that at all. Very strong script, very good depiction of religious fanaticism, really devastating ending. Shame for the terrible CGI, it would have looks nicer if they would have actually made those creature like in a Cronenberg's film. Another downside the very uninteresting main character, however Marcia Gay Harden gives a great performance.
Quite an effective horror with enjoyable action sequences and CGI which is still spine-tingling. Slightly marred by some improbable-seeming religious outcomes and some two-dimensional acting. But with an excellent, misty score and drifting camera to match the horror threat.
A intense and thrilling action film which could be overlooked or discarded if you knew it was adapted from Stephen King. What transpires is a well-executed and admirable tale of humanity and pride, ignorance and belief. The cast seem taken right from The Walking Dead universe which isn't too easy to ignore, but the ending is raw and rarely pulled-off so well. Highly recommended.
The Mist is a great genre film (sci-fi/horror/thriller) but a genre film it remains. Conventions are adhered to with a conviction that rejects ironic portrayals often found since the advent of cinematic post-modernism. To each to their own - competent, gripping entertainment? Yes. A cinematic masterpiece? No.
Frank Darabont presents us with yet another adaptation of Stephen King's work (this time it's a novella featured in the "Skeleton Crew" collection) and manages to overcome the odds to make it three for three when it comes to good movies based on the author's writing, no mean feat when considering how many bad movies have been released simply because people could attach King's name to them.
Great characterization makes me interested in the people and if they will end up as survivors or creature food in one of the more effective monster movies. The ending will split it's audience in two but don't tell me it don't have a lasting devastating impact on you.
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
THE MIST in b&w (director's preference) puts drama front-and-center. It has the added benefit of making the CGI monsters look less cheesy. Darabont's writing is rigorous (even bit-part players get their dues); combine that with solid direction. Religious fanaticism debate is simplistic albeit scarily relevant. The "artist" as de-facto savior is low-hanging fruit, but Tom Jane makes it real. And that ending? Cruel.