The Mist

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Bryan James

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The most horroribible I've watched.

For me, the ending was perfect. I think I tossed my DVD into my jungle yard a while ago.

Horror isn't just strange stuff and blood-and-guts and shocking popouts. That stuff is mundane. Tricks are for kids.

Do I usually watch the ending? No.
Do I like knowing said ending exists? Yes.
 
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I liked it :) I normally don't like it when endings are changed in movies and I was fine with the story's up in the air ending but I liked the visual effect of the movie's ending.

The first time I saw Dreamcatcher the movie, I was upset that the ending had been changed (plus other things) but I watched it again recently and liked it... maybe because it has been a long long time since I've read it.
 

blunthead

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What did you think of the different ending of "The Mist" on the movie adaptation?
(I apologize in advance to those members who've already heard me go on about The Mist's ending.) I enjoyed the novella very much, and felt its ending was perfect
leaving the reader with the ominous sense that the world had forever changed, as if a new level of evolution had occurred.
I found the movie's ending unacceptable, partly due to my wishing the filmmakers had found a way to create the same climactic spookiness as the novella, partly due to its unbelievability, and partly due to it's, imho, copping out. Movies are about maintaining the "Suspension of Disbelief" (Suspension of disbelief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
I believe the movie's characters would not have done what they did; that humans don't behave that way, even in such a imaginary scenario. Also, the decision they made they made in a matter of less than a minute. Impossible. And the decision was inconsistent with who we'd come to know of them, so it was discontinuous with what the story had already told us. Finally, the human race prevails against the monsters? Really? I preferred the novella, wherein humans survive (but for how long?), while the monsters apparently take over the world; not the other way around.
 

skimom2

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(I apologize in advance to those members who've already heard me go on about The Mist's ending.) I enjoyed the novella very much, and felt its ending was perfect
leaving the reader with the ominous sense that the world had forever changed, as if a new level of evolution had occurred.
I found the movie's ending unacceptable, partly due to my wishing the filmmakers had found a way to create the same climactic spookiness as the novella, partly due to its unbelievability, and partly due to it's, imho, copping out. Movies are about maintaining the "Suspension of Disbelief" (Suspension of disbelief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
I believe the movie's characters would not have done what they did; that humans don't behave that way, even in such a imaginary scenario. Also, the decision they made they made in a matter of less than a minute. Impossible. And the decision was inconsistent with who we'd come to know of them, so it was discontinuous with what the story had already told us. Finally, the human race prevails against the monsters? Really? I preferred the novella, wherein humans survive (but for how long?), while the monsters apparently take over the world; not the other way around.
:clap:
 

mal

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I watched this with the grandkids a few years ago as they were looking for something scary. For the most part it was kid friendly except for the language. I foreshadowed what they would see at the end so it wouldn't be shocking, but humourous. Once the ending came we all burst into spontaneous laughter that we still reference today. Last year we ended up stuck in a mall parking lot when the car wouldn't start. I told them we could either go back to the mall and call for a boost or I could pull a 'Mist'. They all got it immediately and the laughter took off again. In hindsight I hope I didn't bend those kids too badly...
 

muskrat

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They had me till the ending, which I thought was a cheap, gimmicky device used to give the flick a 'modern', M. Night Sham-a-lot twist--completely unnecessary. First time I watched it (with a couple of my non-literate pals who thought the ending was just the bee's knees), I nearly spit out my beer. Said, "Really, Frank Darabont? You went there?!!"

 

not_nadine

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I re-read this recently. I really enjoyed it again.

Two things stuck out for me.

- The amount of beer drinking going on! David Drayton had 3 beers before noon just cutting up the fallen tree. Neighbor comes over and drinks beers before the trip to the market. After, in the market practically everyone is drinking beers.
If I were in that situation, I would be in both the beer and wino groups. :)

I am thinking it was during SK's own beer drinking days. :distrust:

- Drayton's desire to sleep with this woman in the market. Where did that come from? And why?
 

Blake

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I would be drinking the beers if I was stuck in a supermarket with monsters outside and a psycho woman inside. It's just that Ollie can handle himself. I think it comes from the human condition when in moment of crisis human tend to want to hump each other. It happens in war. It happened in that remake of the movie 'On the Beach'. You know you might die but maybe something can live out of the event.
Carl Jung believed that the 'id' was connected to socio-empathetic reasoning and that a sexual desire will manifest itself in moments of severe anxiety.
 

stacy270

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We just rewatched this last night.I found the ending just as disturbing as I did the first time! I just finished rereading The Mist a few days ago and I kinda think the movie ending actually was a bit more "fitting" than the written ending.( I know I know,such blasphemy:) )