Apr
11
2017

The rather odd and out-of-mental-sync ‘The Mist’ series trailer.

This adaptation of The Mist… does not look very much like Stephen King’s original short story.

I mean, the original story had a mist.  One that was full of dinosaurs by way of HR Giger.  I’m not seeing much in the way of scary wild monsters in this one, sorry.

Moe Lane

PS: Look, I’m not a purist. At least, I try not to be.  But the original story was written to be evocative of the 1950s Creature Feature monster flicks.  Why not, you know, go with that? I’d watch a good Atomic Horror revival movie or twelve.

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5 Comments

  • Spegen says:

    Hated the movie. Was actually angry by the end

    • acat says:

      **HATED** the movie.
      .
      I mean, I get the anti-religious segment, I get the terror, I can *sorta* see the hopelessness. Sorta.
      .
      Thing is … the jerk in the role of protagonist *didn’t have a clear reason* to *be* hopeless.
      .
      Had he fought at Ypres? Was he in Dresden for the firebombing? Nagasaki?
      .
      There was no reason given – in the film – for him to go so hopeless so fast.. and there’s no follow-up in the denouement to explain it.
      .
      Very frustrating film. Zero stars, will not watch again.
      .
      Mew

      • Mad Italian says:

        Strangely the movie’s ending was more bleak than then book’s ending. That’s got to be a first for a King adaptation.

  • bensdad00 says:

    I liked the film. Sure the main character is a Bastard who will burn in hell, but the ending was startlingly different from the book and it didn’t try and explain, rationalize, normalize or apologize; it just ended – a trust in the audience all to rare these days.

    • acat says:

      See .. your “trust in the audience” is my “pissing on the audiences’ leg and claiming it’s raining”.
      .
      If I want “stories that just ended”, I’ll read a damn newspaper.
      .
      Mew

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