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    • by Opalina143
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      Stephen King has had many of his novels and short stories adapted into film versions, but perhaps none have been as disturbing and tragic as The Mist.

      In the classic Stephen King novella, first released in the book Skeleton Crew, a town faces terrifying creatures that come out of a cloud of mist. Painter David Drayton (played by Thomas Jane) his wife and young son Billy (Nathan Gamble) live in Maine. On the morning after a terrible storm, they come out of the house to notice that a strange mist has come up from the mountains and is moving across the lake towards them. David and his son drive off to the local supermarket to get


      supplies. While they are there, the mist rolls into town.

      Out of the mist, a man runs screaming, “Something in the mist! It got him!” The terrified people in the store become cut off from the rest of the world by a curtain of mist. Soon it becomes clear that there are dangerous creatures lurking in the mist beyond the store’s glass window and walls. The people panic as nightmare creatures attack and lives are lost. Then one woman, a religious fanatic, begins riling up the crowd, attracting followers who speak of God’s judgment and atoning sacrifices. Soon it becomes impossible to decide which are worse- the monsters outside the store, or the human monsters inside.

      The acting ...


      • in the film was very good. The atmosphere was scary, and all of the actors were convincing. Marcia Gay Harden, who played Mrs. Carmondy, the dangerous religious lunatic, was very threatening and believable. The acting made you feel that you were right there in the shop with these people, terrified, waiting to be devoured by unseen monsters. The movie really kept the suspense ratcheted high. It was a very scary movie.

        The special effects were also very good. The wounds looked gory, the creatures looked terrifying and realistic. The people who created the animation (or animatronics, or puppetry, or a combination of all three) to bring the monsters to life were really talented. The excellent special effects

        enhanced the movie greatly. This is a movie that relies so heavily on special effects that had they not been good, the whole movie would have flopped. But they were very good.

        Many people didn’t like the ending of The Mist. In truth, it was not a classic Hollywood ending. In my opinion, however, that made the movie stronger. The ending was unpredictable, especially since it was different from the way the story was written. The film came across as being very dark, and sad, and disturbing, but in reality, has a good message at the end. It is kind of like a cautionary tale- showing the audience what NOT to do in a crisis. Overall, an excellent movie.




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