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« on: November 18, 2007, 04:24:55 AM »

Anyone seen the trailers for this on TV? It looks like it's going to be pretty good. My mom has read the book, and, in fact, just the other day I actually did go out and pick up a copy of it at the local drugstore. I'm not usually a big fan of Stephen King, but "The Mist" was quite good! I'm eagerly looking forward to the movie.
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 07:15:51 AM »

Man, I know we had a thread about this one lately, but I just cannot find it.  No search-fu this morning.

I love the story, so I'm definitely looking forward to the movie.  My only concern was the CGI in the preview.  It was "OK."  If the rest of the movie is good, the CGI will gloss over.  However, I think I might miss being able to see denizens of a different dimension/world in all their icky glory, had they turned out really cool.  What we've seen so far is only a taste, so maybe the final product will have some better looking critters.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 07:53:30 AM »

I also heard that they messed with the ambiguous ending and gave the story some resolution.  I don't know how that will play out.  I just hope it not along the lines of "The group heads out into the mist and then the Army comes in and saves the day.  The End".

I hope they cleaned up the CGI from the trailers.  It was okay but I've seen better...

I'm going to see this movie in the theater regardless of the reviews (I always try to see King adaptations in the theater...hell, I must be the only person who actually liked Secret Window).
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 10:52:11 AM »

Sorry guys, but I gotta say it:  We had The Fog, now The Mist.  What next, The Drizzle?   TeddyR
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007, 11:05:46 AM »

Sorry guys, but I gotta say it:  We had The Fog, now The Mist.  What next, The Drizzle?   TeddyR

The Relative Humidity

The Dry Heat

The Nor'Easter

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2007, 11:46:58 AM »

Those Nor'Easters can be scary.  I was out playing golf one day, and it was pretty cold to start with, but then this big wind blew in straight from the north.  I picked up my ball and said "Hell with this!".  I mean, it was freakin' cold man!

Well, I don't know if you could quite make a movie out of that, but anyway...   TeddyR
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2007, 11:57:36 AM »

I usually try to not go by the cgi effects seen in commercials, because they almost always look better in the actual feature. I remember being really unhappy with the Hulk footage shown in the commercials, but by the time the movie came out everything was cleaned up. The stuff used for the commercials is mostly unpolished footage that's rushed out so they have something to get people visually interested. Plus, when you're watching any movie on a big-ass screen, the effects always look better than when they're squished onto your TV. I'll see it, but only because I got a free ticket when I bought the Planet Terror DVD at Circuit City.  TongueOut
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2007, 07:36:51 PM »

Sorry guys, but I gotta say it:  We had The Fog, now The Mist.  What next, The Drizzle?   TeddyR

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 01:30:51 AM »

Sorry guys, but I gotta say it:  We had The Fog, now The Mist.  What next, The Drizzle?   TeddyR

The Vapor
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007, 03:01:34 AM »

I just hope it not along the lines of "The group heads out into the mist and then the Army comes in and saves the day.  The End".

Sort of, but not quite. It is a little bit like that, judging by what I've read, but it's still dark, sort of a "help comes too late" kind of thing. I don't wanna reveal too much, though (besides, what I read could always be wrong).

Me, personally, I'm wondering how they'll handle the origin of the mist and the monsters that live in it. The book more or less says it's the result of something called the Arrowhead Project, but whether the scientists were intentionally creating them or it was done accidentally is never said. My own personal theory is, since the mist appears the morning after a violent storm, said storm screwed around with Arrowhead HQ's equipment and caused the accident. We'll just have to wait and see; if the movie even offers a concrete explanation one way or the other.
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007, 01:37:05 PM »

I screened The Mist last night.  It's a good creature-feature, plenty of tense moments (the most frightening involving humans, not creatures), pretty gory, and the ending is different from the short story, but it's certainly no Hollywood Happy Ending.  It's sort of like an amped up and drawn out Twilight Zone story.  As for the CGI worries, some of it does look pretty hokey, but there are other scenes that work really well (there's a particular beast that looks like something out of an H. P. Lovecraft story).  It's certainly got its flaws, but it's mostly well done and I'd recommend seeing it.

Oh yeah, I just read a review of it that mentions the "obligatory sex scene" but he must have seen an early version 'cause there wasn't one.
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2007, 04:26:49 PM »

I've saw the trailer, it was good but the story was predictable, you can know what will happened , well anyways  i'll give it 2 out of 10, poor movie....

Wait, did you see the whole movie or just the trailer?
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2007, 03:56:27 PM »

I just got back from seeing The Mist and I liked it. Darabont plays the story straight up...concentrating more on the characters and less on the gore (not that there isn't any).

The ending is VERY depressing. Thomas Jane isn't going to win an Oscar any time soon but he gives a great performance. There are a lot of familiar actors in the store.

I recommend it but like I said the ending is a big-time downer.
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2007, 04:08:26 PM »

*1/2 out of ****.

The Mist is my favorite thing that Stephen King has ever written. I'm not saying that it's his best, it's not, but it's always been my personal favorite. I have been waiting for years for someone to take a stab at making a kick @ss movie out of it, but unfortunately, this adaptation isn't it.

The acting varies from good to simply bad and overwrought, the effects range from good animatronics to awful CGI and the ending which goes further than the ending of the novella went is simply bad all the way around considering what came before. I don't have a problem with down beat endings, but this one was just simply a bad decision in the screenplay area that should have been avoided. The ending of the novella could have been preserved in terms of the open ended approach  of it while still taking things further that don't bring a sort of morbid finality to things that don't jive with what came before.

Frank Darabount has proving with The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile that he has his pulse on adapting King's non-horror type stories but IMO he really missed the mark with this version of The Mist.

The story is extremely scary but at the showing that I went to everyone was laughing during all of the "scary" scenes that were terrifying in the novella.
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2007, 05:22:44 PM »

I just saw the movie. I did not read the original story so I can't really comment on original story vs. movie. So I will comment on what I thought of the movie. I liked it, I understand why people have their panties in a bunch over Mrs. Carmody and the ending. People, its a movie, lighten up. Personally, I wasn't all that thrilled with the ending, but it is easy to see how the ending works for the film.

Now as for the special effects, I felt that they were executed very well. The cast interacted with them flawlessly and they looked believable. I especially liked the big guy at the end. That thing easily inspired the holy crap we're bleeping effed! Just think seeing Cthulhu and your out of insanity points... game over. That is what happened.

The character development I think was good, but had some issues. I don't know who to blame King or the screenplay adaption. So I will just say that I think that the development of the black lawyer character was wasted. The army guys should have had more of an impact, they were non-existent. Obviously Mrs. Carmody and Ollie we're well played out. If I wrote it, I would have had a different take on things, but who am I to diss King.

And Damn I wish what happened up at the mountain had more development. Yes, its a mystery, but maybe they could have made an end-rider after the credits.

Overall, its a good pop-corn movie. Don't get all huffy about sociological commentary or the religious aspects, just go watch people getting eaten by freaking monsters.

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