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Old January 5 2010, 05:33 AM   #1
Joel_Kirk
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Frank Darabont's The Mist *SPOILERS*

Yes, Stephen King wrote the novella the film was based on, but Frank Darabont wrote and directed the film...

And yes, SPOILERS for those who don't want to be...well, SPOILED, even though the movie came out about 3 years ago...

People still don't know that:

**MAJOR SPOILERS**
Luke is Darth Vader's son....

**END OF MAJOR, MAJOR SPOILERS**


Anywho, I saw this film the other day....along with Birth. Both movies I thought were going to give me something snazzy but the ending of both movies seemed to be 'Ah ha! Made you stay and waste 2 hours!'

With The Mist: You invested so much in these characters, and those who leave at the end...you think a little twist, a little bit of interesting storytelling is going to occur...

...But no...

After all the gore, the preaching, characters who made it through the disasters by being level-headed and strong-willed suddenly give up, and the middle finger is given.

I'm describing the main character portrayed by Thomas Jane, and the few individuals who follow his lead throughout the film.

It's like....

It's like being given a valentine by a television producer; you think something special is going to be done towards the end of a television show with characters you invest in, but all you get is something indescribable...something bad...where the characters are suddenly 'out of character'...and the story changes for the worst.

It's even more of a back-handed slap when I see that it has a 7.4 rating on IMDB....

I would like to get some thoughts on what some of the posters thought of.....The Mist...
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