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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.I hear what you're saying, but I was very satisfied with The Green Mile, Shawshank and Stand By Me.
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.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.
Really, they seemed eager give up too easily.I'm with the above two, and those who liked the book ending, not the movie one. I know Steve says he likes the movie ending fine, but I have two problems with it...the first being that I felt the books ending was perfect for what the story was really saying to me, which is the idea of the horror of which mankind, in our greed and lack of recognition of certain boundaries, is capable. The movie ending didn't task advantage of this horror, but made man the victor after all, as in virtually all of the 50s fear-of-nukes scifi thrillers.To me the book suggests the possibility that mankind screwed up and ushered in a subsequent evolutionary change, resulting in mankind losing dominion over the Earth; imho, a brilliant horror concept.
The second problem I have with the ending is the failure of the suspension of disbelief for me when after they stop the SUV within a relatively short period of time they decide to commit murder and suicide. I don't believe any group of people, especially who've fought so hard to save their lives, would simply give up. They would at least argue about it, probably wait for a very long period of time after driving hopelessly 'til they ran out of gas. Or one of them would take the risk of trying to find shelter for the sake of the others.
I don't have the DVD. Would you mind telling me what the alternate ending was? Also, does the DVD contain the black & white version of the film and if so, did you enjoy it?you do realize that the actual movie had 2 endings, the movie version and an alternate one for the dvd/bluray version. both of them are pretty SK-Like.