The Mist – Novemver 21

The Mist - Novemver 21


Send to Facebook | Send To Twitter
  • Leave A Comment

    Please Login to comment
    16 Comment threads
    31 Thread replies
    0 Followers
     
    Most reacted comment
    Hottest comment thread
    21 Comment authors
    HoChunkbravo1romeodieAntagonistaX-119elzarcothepale Recent comment authors
      Subscribe  
    Notify of
    HoChunk
    Member

    Pretty good, right up until one of the worst –and I mean the WORST– pisspoor ending rewrites in page-to-screen adaptation history.

    ogie
    Member

    I liked the ending, could totally see it coming. But how often do you see a ending like that in a hollywood movies? I did not read the source material so i cannot comment that, but not bad IMO.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
    Member

    IIRC, the short story ends with him just driving off into the mist hoping that he reaches Hartford. And something about how “hope” and “Hartford” sound the same, which didn’t make any sense. Maybe if you have some weird New England accent.

    RSIxidor
    Member

    Yeah . . . I liked the movie, and the ending, and the giant fucking elephant-with-tentacle-monster

    Qumefox
    Member

    In other words it had a non-ending. I freaking hate movies like that. Like the new remake of Andromeda strain.

    elzarcothepale
    Member

    both endings were dumb
    King is not very creative when it comes to his structure. Or at the very lease, he is depressingly predictable.
    Retarded kid? super powers every time.

    However, HoChunk, if you make that claim, then you didn’t watch The Dreamcatcher.
    Made for an interesting airplane book, but the film to the ending and did something that, if I ever meet the man responsible for it, I will kill him.

    elzarcothepale
    Member

    *but the film did something to the ending that,*
    my prompt jumped all over. weird.

    suicydking
    Member

    What? King does fantastic endings. Remember sitting through like 600 hours of The Stand, when at the end the HAND OF GOD comes down and sets off a nuke? That took some serious effort, right?

    The only things I like by King are his short stories and Eyes of the Dragon. Everything else is eventually a let down.

    HoChunk
    Member

    I saw Dreamcatcher but didn’t read the book. The film was unintentionally hilarious.

    elzarcothepale
    Member

    yeah, the downs syndrome kid wasn’t an alien. Like, not at all.

    Good endings: Desperation, The Dead Zone, Tommyknockers (kinda), IT was acceptable, but needed one more death, methinks.
    Oh, and Bag Of Bones was a great book. I don’t know if I’ve read a better ghost story.
    As for the Dark Tower, 1-3 were excellent, 4 was a decent western with a bizarre frame story, after that, he started the descent into weaksauce.

    HoChunk
    Member

    Agree with you on Dead Zone (a very underrated flick) and more or less on the Dark Tower books, although I thought 4 was the best of the bunch.

    hufnmouth
    Member

    Dreamcatcher was awsome-ly bad. It made me swear off toilets. Additionally, Dudditz – Donnie Wahlberg – was annoying as hell.

    HoChunk
    Member

    Just to clarify; I didn’t think the ending for The Mist novella was very good, either, and can totally understand why they felt the need to make it less ambiguous for the screen. What I hated was HOW they did it: by pulling some cheap-ass, cliche Hollywood twist out of their bunghole and wrecking the tone, the character development and the continuity all in one shot. Incredible.

    X-119
    Member

    I thought the ending was great! Not to mention pretty brave for a studio film. SK mentioned that he thought the movie ending was better than anything he would have come up with

    HoChunk
    Member

    Sorry, but I wouldn’ trust SK’s opinion on how to end a movie any more than I’d trust his opinion on how to end a multi-volume saga like The Dark Tower.

    Pandora_C
    Member
    Pandora_C

    Bastard! I’d managed to avoid remembering that ending. Kinda appropriate, but bloody annoying after wading though the damn thing.

    wookie_x
    Member

    I liked it. I don’t care what anyone else says.

    Foxy
    Member

    What really pissed me off about the ending of The Mist is that it didn’t make sense for the characters in question. They didn’t wait for ANY length of time after they ran out of gas, or food or whatever. They could have survived for at least a couple days without food/water no problem. Instead, the dude shoots his own kid before their stomachs even start rumbling. What kind of dumbass does that? You’d think it was a last resort kind of thing… As for Dreamcatcher, I agree with elzarcothepale, they butchered the story terribly when they changed the ending… Read more »

    HoChunk
    Member

    Right the fuck on.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    Foxy Instead, the dude shoots his own kid before their stomachs even start rumbling. What kind of dumbass does that? Because maybe this is what the film was actually about? That the real monsters weren’t the ones outside, but the people inside? Seems pretty clear to me. I don’t think many people watched it for seeing the monsters, it’s what was going on inside between the people that was interesting and scary. Because it was very realistic. I suppose you have never been in an extreme situation with a couple of strangers, not many have, but that’s what people tend… Read more »

    HoChunk
    Member

    Here’s a prime example of why the movie’s ending fucked what you’re talking about right in the eye: The mother who, after the mist first arrives, asks for someone to accompany her back to her house up the street, where she had left her children for a quick run to the supermarket. Remember how heartrending & poignant it was when no-one would go with her? When she walked alone into certain death…oh wait, that’s right: It wasn’t that certain. She miraculously survived…and so did her kids!

    Christfuck I damn near puked blood from rage.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    How does the ending ruin anything that happened in the first half? Like, the acting and all that doesn’t become any less good or whatever.

    Maybe she was lucky, maybe those creatures weren’t even close yet? Who cares. Films don’t have to be %100 accurate. It’s nice when they are, but with an effect like the ending had, I think the “error” was worth it.

    HoChunk
    Member

    There’s a difference between “accuracy” and thematic unity. And however a pathetically manipulative ‘ironic’ ending effects you is your business, but if we’re going to fall back to the “whatever, I liked it” defense, then whatever: I thought it was retarded, especially when that they’d go that far to convince you –more through exceptional performances and plot developents than special effects, which alone make the film stand out– that this was really happening; these people were real; this could be you in the supermarket…and then just trash it with a dumbfuck M. Night Shyamalamadingdong smoke & mirror trick in the… Read more »

    HoChunk
    Member

    *developments; cross out “that” after “when”; and affects, not effects.

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    I didn’t say “I like the ending, whatever.” I said that ending was worth the error.

    Also what was “pathetically manipulating” about the ending? That’s kind of offensive. See, even if the ending were some happy hogwash tra la la ending that you would like, I would still approve of the film. The ending didn’t make me like the film more or less, it is what it is. What I was most impressed with is what happened inside, nothing is going to take away from those scenes.

    You’re acting quite childish.

    HoChunk
    Member

    Feel free to explain how “that ending was worth the error” doesn’t imply that you liked it. And I know you can do better than pump out some mealy-mouthed relativistic horseshit like “it is what it is.” But hey, it’s cool. Everything is beautiful in its own way. You gotta do what you gotta do. Normally I don’t bother doing someone else’s thinking for them, but since you need help: it was pathetically manipulative because it fell back on a well-worn horror cliche (pathetic) for no better reasons than to shock us (manipulative) and bring the movie to a close… Read more »

    HoChunk
    Member

    pot instead of kettle…າ_າ

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    HoChunk you 16 year old teenager and your hormones. (That’s honestly how you sound, don’t lynch me) Well let’s see, “that ending was worth the error” is not the same as “I liked the ending, whatever.” Normally I don’t bother doing someone else’s thinking for them Aren’t you the little pretentious and oblivious maggot. I perfectly understood what you meant, see my explanation in my prior reply as to why I disagree. If you’re so easily impressionable – sucks to be you. I’m objective enough to overlook the ending completely. “Happy hogwash”…damn, are all your trolls this transparent? I used… Read more »

    HoChunk
    Member

    Oh no, not the QUOTE CODE…please, stop! You’re making me cry.

    Weak tea, all of it, DieA –seriously. ‘you sound like a teenager’ ‘watch me misinterpret you in order to rile you’…all straight from the playbook. You’re just aping me at this point. When you can bring yourself to hop off my coattails and bring something new to the table, let me know; I’ll get back into it.

    *sigh*

    (I’ll have to try out those html quotes for myself, tho’)

    multi_masked
    Member

    I thought the ending was great. And I certainly would not try and get eaten by a monster from Dimension X.

    NoOneInParticular
    Member

    Perhaps the best change from the Stephen King ending to the movie ending was Needful Things. The movie ending kicked the shit out of King’s ending (which was just retarded).

    Karatesaurus Rex
    Member

    Personally, loved “The Mist” even though for the first 20 minutes of the film my friend and I were howling at the screen to watch out for Zombie Pirates. That was not the traditional hollywood twist ending, the traditional Hwood twist would’ve ended up with Lindsey Lohann or the Olsen Twins saving the day with some touching display of love and caring so Liam Neeson could come and hug them while credits rolled. It’s rare to find a good movie ending nowadays, watch Korean films for good endings, or foreign films in general for good endings (and storylines in general,… Read more »

    dieAntagonista
    Guest

    Word.

    HoChunk
    Member

    Hogwash.

    TheLotusEater725
    Member

    Agreed,and i believe you have the greatest user name on all of the internet.

    HoChunk
    Member

    That much, I agree with.

    Sticky
    Member

    I didn’t think this movie was all that bad. The ending was depressing. Not bad, but depressing, although the religious lady pissed me off, but she was also a vital plot character and is essential to the movie. I think I hate her because her religious fervor is what I’m subjected to living in Kansas every day I turn on the news or read the opinion line in the local paper.

    HoChunk
    Member

    Yeah, she was infuriating. Best acting I’ve seen from Marcia Gay Harden since Pollock.

    elzarcothepale
    Member

    where in Kansas, brother?
    I’m rocking the suburbs of KCK.
    People think pretty fly for a white guy is a funny song, until they’ve lived in Johnson County for a while, then they just get sad when they hear it. . .

    X-119
    Member

    ok I was sure someone would bring it up by now but was I the only one who noticed how fucked up (Vulcan-esk) looking the main girl’s eyebrow is in some scenes?

    bravo1romeo
    Member

    My brother said it reminded him of Half-Life, then several months later I was reading about it and found out that Half-Life was inspired by Stephen Kings ‘The Mist’ and Valve code named it ‘Quiver’ during development, after the military base in ‘The Mist’



    Advertisements Alcohol Animated Images Architecture Art Awesome Things Batman Cars Comic Books Computers Cosplay Cute As Hell Animals Dark Humor Donald Trump Fantasy - Science Fiction Fashion Food Forum Fodder Gaming Humor Interesting LOLcats Military Movie Posters Movies Music Nature NeSFW Politics Religion Sad :( Science! Sexy Space Sports Star Trek Star Wars Technology Television Vertical Wallpaper Wallpaper Weapons Women WTF X-Mas