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  • TraceCub
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    We saw it yesterday and absolutely loved it. Like others have said, it's very rare to see a film reach out and dare to challenge your thoughts.

    I can't wait to see it with someone who hasn't seen it - I love watching this type of psychological horror a second time through someone else's eyes!

    Spoiler
    The only thing I questioned (but it doesn't make me negate the ending) was the time frame from when the car ran out of gas to making the decision to shoot everyone. I've thought about similar type scenarios before, but I'd like to think I would try and wait out through a day of dehydration and starvation first before making such a decision. But - I've never considered what it would be like to experience 3-4 days of outright, constant terror then run out of gas. Who knows?

    That's the power of the ending - it makes us think.

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  • Inanimate
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    Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    But TGEL, no boobs?
    Well, I guess I am not seeing this one, hehe.

    Just kidding.

    It sounds fabulous, I should go see it. Right?

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  • thejoshualee
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    Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    But TGEL, no boobs?
    Hey, I can see boobs whenever I want. Honestly I can.

    Originally posted by jane2073 View Post
    I have not seen the movie (I did read the full synopsis) but have have seen other King works (plus several other similar movies) and I just have to know: Does the religious person always have to be crazy???!!!
    LOL

    Unless it's Grandma Moses or Callahan....

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  • jane2073
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    I have not seen the movie (I did read the full synopsis) but have have seen other King works (plus several other similar movies) and I just have to know: Does the religious person always have to be crazy???!!!

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  • sir clinksalot
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    But TGEL, no boobs?

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  • SummerInFL
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    I agree about 1408, I thought it was a fabulous film.

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  • thejoshualee
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    It's been a long time since a horror movie really scared me. Which is what it should do I think.
    -I've been grossed out
    -I've been titulated
    -I've seen boobs
    I haven't been scared

    This movie scared me. On every level you can be scared this movie scared me.
    -It "boo" scared me plenty of times
    -It "gross out/painful" scared me more in one or two shots than movies like Saw or Hostel did in their entirety.
    -It "suspense" scared me enough to keep me on the literal edge of my seat.
    -It "disturbed" scared me as I saw human behavior collapse in a way that was way too realistic.
    -It gave a "lingering" scare as the ending haunted me on and on.

    The special effects were hit and miss. some monsters were perfect while others were distractingly bad.

    The characters are what you would find in a King novel. I found each one about like a real person would be. These aren't action heroes, or any kind of heroes really, they are just people.

    More importantly, while the horror genre goes more for the "boob and blood" formula I'm very glad to see a movie whose plain intent is to scare you beyond what is comfortable.

    How scary is comfortable and enlightening anyway?

    I lie. One other movie recently scared me like this one... "1408"

    I give it 4 1/2 stars. I loved it.

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  • Chernabog
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    Jesus. The novella's ending is uplifting in comparison!!!

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  • clara
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    yeah i read it on wiki...awful....not for me.

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  • SusieP.
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    Okay, I'll tell the ending. Read at your own risk!

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    The group of people leave the store (the dad, the son, the young teacher, and an older lady and man) and start driving off into the mist, not knowing what is going on in the outside world, if there is an end to the mist, if they whole world is just messed up and covered with crazy creepy bug creatures, we don't know. They only have the gas that is in the car and a gun. That's it. They drive and drive and see no signs of life, only destruction. Eventually the car starts to sputter and it runs out of gas.

    They have to decide what to do next, and obviously, they know their fate isn't looking too hot at that point. There are 5 in the car. There are 4 bullets in the gun. Then you see the outside of the car and gunfire, bang bang bang bang. And then you see the dad still sitting in the car. He gets out to offer himself to the creatures. He's yelling "come and get me" and all we can hear are the creepy noises that we know mean bad things are coming. So the dad is still outside the car, horribly distraught, and then in the mist behind him (while we are waiting for him to get eaten), a tank rolls up. Then a whole caravan of military vehicles, some escorting other survivors out, including a mom from the beginning of the movie. This poor dad had to make the gut wrenching decision of shooting his own son, only to be rescued 5 minutes later. He then collapses to the ground when he realizes what has happened.


    Phew. Different, no?

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  • sir clinksalot
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    ^ It's not really a novel, but a short story or novella in this case. I'd certainly pick it up. It's very good.

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  • SummerInFL
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    Wow, looks like the reviews are all over the place! I think I'll wait for rental on this one, I thought it looked interesting but I also haven't read the book. I wonder if I should first or just see the movie.

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  • clara
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    Originally posted by Mr. Yeti View Post
    What makes this ending so unusual?

    Can anyone tell me since I probably won't see it anyway?
    I have the same question. I don't do horror films so I will neither see this in theaters or rent it. But everyone is talking about the ending....I have seen the commercials for it...and know now the ending has to do with the boy and THAT in itself...leaves me with dread.

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  • Chernabog
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    I'm gonna be seeing this no matter what.... but I don't know whether to wait for DVD or not. I'm a huge Stephen King fan. The Mist is one of my favorite works of his -- I especially loved the brilliant ending (and Stephen King is NOT known for well-done endings, so it really stands out). I know that the film version is more "resolved" than the novella, but I'm glad that it seems from reading these comments that they don't just flat-out explain where the Mist is from.

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  • Mr. Yeti
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    What makes this ending so unusual?

    Can anyone tell me since I probably won't see it anyway?

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  • sir clinksalot
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    I didn't get a chance to see this yet, and probably won't until it's on DVD.

    I love the original story, but I don't think there was enough material for a full movie. (from reading the reviews it certainly seems that way).

    Why not take multiple stories from Skeleton Crew and make a movie covering 2 or 3 of the short stories? Why try to take 1 and stretch it out to be a movie?

    It worked for the Twilight Zone movie, why not here?

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  • elly
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    i absolutely loved this movie as well, the ending is a tough one to swallow but man does it make you think and cause LOTS of after movie debate and conversation. i'm a firm believer that not every movie needs or has to have happy endings, that's what we have Disney movies for

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  • AE_Fan
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    For me I consider this the best Horror film of the year, I've read the book and I have to say Frank Darabont did a great job overall.

    For the effects it's a 50/50 on them, while some were not fantastic...there were some creatures that stood out really nicely.

    As for the ending, it can make or break it for you. I know about 90% of the mainstream audience won't like it since it's too brutal for them.

    While I did like the books ending, I find the films version is fantastic. I can certainly say most films don't have the guts to put out a ending that sticks with you far after the film is over.

    As for some people saying this is "made-for-TV." due to the special effects and whatnot, watch any made-for-Sci-Fi channel movie and you will be proven wrong on so many levels.

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  • SusieP.
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    I didn't not like it. I'll just go with that.

    It did seem a little like a made for tv movie though, with the fading out at the end of scenes. That bothered me more than the first round of effects.

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  • aimster
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    I remember when I read this story years ago I thought it could make an interesting movie if done right. I'll probably rent it when it comes out on video to satisfy my curiosity.

    I just want to know when they're going to make a movie of Insomnia. That one could have some really awesome special effects if they do it right.

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