That ending - fair or unfair? Spoiler warning

Discussion in 'The Mist' started by Neil W, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. jt0565

    jt0565 Active Member

    movies dont end unresolved. they also never do the books justice. ever. if you expect either you will be disappointed.
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  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    I hear what you're saying, but I was very satisfied with The Green Mile, Shawshank and Stand By Me.
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  3. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I must agree with you. Those satisfied me as much as the books did. I actually liked the end of The Mist better in the film than the book. Doesn't happen often, but there you are.
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  4. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    The book ending, unresolved as it was, left the reader with a sense of hope. At least that's my opinion. As someone said previously, it also presented an opportunity for a tv series or at least a sequel. I did enjoy the movie right up until that ending. That totally ruined it for me and I haven't watched it again.
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  5. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Exactly. The ending ruined the whole move just because it was awful, but throw into that the fact that I wanted to see the gigantic dinosaur-monster-thing at the end that was as tall as the clouds. Damn it. :mad-new:
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  6. Liselle

    Liselle Well-Known Member

    I was not a fan of the ending in the book, left me thinking 'oh is that it' but the ending in the film - in my opinion - was very good. Life is not always rosy and the raw gutteral emotion displayed gave me chills as he realises what he has done to his son and friends. Some other films would have gone with the tank coming into sight before the any shots were fired and that would have been lame but taking it one stage further was brave especially with the very touchy american audiences (no disrespect intended).
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  7. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Watched this for the first time last night. The ending blew me away. Was watching it with husband and our boy. Husband guessed what was coming, but me and boy were stunned. I thought it was a brilliant ending. Really really enjoyed this film.
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  8. opundo

    opundo Member

    Really, they seemed eager give up too easily.
  9. mayday10

    mayday10 Member

    I thought the ending was too "strong-handed" which overshadows the rest of the movie, which was really great and one of the top few adaptations of SK's work.
  10. Tooly

    Tooly Active Member

    Maybe having one of those giant critters bumping the car as he pulled the trigger, hence missing, might have worked to. But I laughed at the ending. Like, holy crap, really! lol
  11. Nakedgun

    Nakedgun New Member

    I read the story when it first came out, and didn't re-read it before seeing the movie so I was somewhat shocked by the ending of the movie. I thought the movie was very entertaining (to the point that I bought it on dvd), and like the ending; it's horror after all.
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