Frank Darabont's third outing with a Stephen King story again proves to be a strong and faithful adaptation. But it comes with a controversial ending which goes a step beyond the story. I believe King was perfectly happy with Darabont doing this: I am also aware that not every reader-then-viewer was. I thought it was OK, I didn't have a problem with it. I'm saying nothing else at this point but, if we're going to discuss it, those who haven't seen the movie need to understand that anything else in this thread may contain spoilers.